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July 2011 Blog Posts (57)

Evil Flower #5: A 35 Hour Zine

Evil Flower #5 was originally supposed to be a 24 hour zine but after a medication fiasco the goal was extended to 36 hours.

I wrote the content on a typewriter in the basement of the library and made the layout on the floor in the living room.

24 pages 1/4 size. Contains several…


Added by Becky the Evil Flower on July 31, 2011 at 7:32pm — 1 Comment

new ZW address

Effective immediately, send all mail for Zine World (or my zines Worry Stone and Butterfly Zine) to:

PO Box 3556
Portland OR 97208

Added by Jerianne on July 30, 2011 at 10:23pm — 1 Comment

The Lost Tapes: Sparrow

The LOST TAPES series. (Music from the 80's and 90's re-found.)
SPARROW - celebrating the little things in nature.
Here's a short original keyboard piece.
The band is me on Cat Keys (my synthesizer)
Tom Hendricks 
for ALL the LOST TAPES go to musea.us or to my blog…

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 30, 2011 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Lonely in Chicago.

It seems strange that in a city of this you can feel pangs of loneliness. I'm waiting for those moments of being in the right place at the right time, having adventures and taking chances. Last week a friend and I were walking aimlessly in my neighborhood and came across a small group of people playing bags on the street. They shared their beer, whiskey, and conversation. It was wonderful. Moments like that are beautiful, but few and far between.


I'd love to meet up with some…


Added by Nichole on July 28, 2011 at 8:03pm — 3 Comments

24 Hour Zine: Amina - a zine about a girl

The making of Amina, a zine about a girl.

AMINA is written and drawn – traced, mostly – on the 27th of July (and glued, cut and stapled well into the night of the 28th), while listening to a playlist consisting of Atmosphere, Sage Francis and The Hold Steady.



Added by Dennis Gaens on July 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Musea E-mail Club #531 Border's is Closing

Borders is Closing
Borders, the bookstore chain, is closing. There is one store left in Dallas. Last Christmas I was given a gift card.  Better use it. 
So I go today, Friday, and the place is packed. Everything there is 10-40% off.  I usually don't much like new bookstores or new books, I'm so used to used books that I prefer them, broken in and read. But surely I can find something here.
I work through the crowd and begin to look. There are rows of…

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 27, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

Returning to Zines

I haven't been here in a long time! Not since I first made Evil Flower #4. I think today I will scour We Make Zines, see what I have missed all this time.


A few months ago, at the end of my senior year I made a "zine" as an independent project. Every day for a month instead of going to class I went to the library and worked on this piece of crap that was about stage crew at my high school. It looked like a zine, it read like a zine, but it was nothing like making Evil Flower.…


Added by Becky the Evil Flower on July 27, 2011 at 8:42am — 7 Comments

Call for submissions: psychOUT

Hi all. Consider submitting to psychOUT: a blog for all people to share their stories on their experiences with mental health. Submissions will be put into a printed zine once enough material is collected.

We'd also really appreciate it if people could spread the word. Happy submitting :)




Added by tilwearefree on July 26, 2011 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

Musea art contest for the week - test your art smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
The saying, "Less is more" came from what poem?
IS: Robert Browning's poems 'Andrea del Sarto': "Well, less is more, Lucrezia: I am judged./ There burns a truer light of God in them,..."
We may have had a winner - winner pending. Otherwise less was LESS!
I don’t dumb down, so please wise up!
Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band…

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 26, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments

Zine for Berlin

Two weeks ago, the Dutch indie-rapper Macronizm asked me to join him for a show in Berlin. I translated some of my poems and made a mini-zine out of one of them. I had short of two days to complete it. 

The zine contains the poem 'Die Kolchose'. I made 100 minizines, all numbered and stamped and packed in a neat little envelope, which I left at all kinds of places in Berlin.…


Added by Dennis Gaens on July 26, 2011 at 3:19am — No Comments

Poems written in late July 2011

Poems written in late July,  2011 
[poem notes in brackets like this]
1 [two poems on the Moon - see my Moon collection of poems!]
Hello Moon!
I know you answer back
but the language that you use
I have yet to grasp.
The Moon is high
and its rays form a path.
Is everyone ready?
Climb up! Climb up!
3.  [ At a certain point even introspection…

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 24, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

How Your Brain is Different than a Conservative's

A recent study proves that liberals/progressives have more gray matter in a part of the brain related to understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section linked to fear. Scientists have now shown that progressives and conservative brains are actually built differently. Liberals/progressives have more gray matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the…


Added by Show Me the MONEY! on July 23, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments

On Issues 7 & 8




















Issue 7 of The Boot is officially out, coming up to a 36 page final (less than I thought), and has a psychadelic, Ginsberg feel to it, though it does…


Added by Kevin Ulrich on July 23, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Pieces #6: on commuting is available!

This zine took a long while to make. The writing was slow, the editing was slow, I moved house, then the cutting and pasting and scanning and printing, all of it was slower than I would have liked. But as they say, good things come to those who wait, right?


Pieces #6 is an 86-page, 1/4 size…


Added by Nichole on July 22, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

zines & art for sale!!!!



Added by jolie nunez-noggle on July 22, 2011 at 4:51pm — No Comments


Hurrah!  After avoiding this site for a year or more due to difficulties in editing my page, I have finally realised all I needed to do was use a different browser (Internet Explorer rather than Opera, if that helps anyone else).  I have deleted old photos & added some more current pics, but will be adding more info shortly, now that I can!  I have more zines available than you will see in the photos - please check out my blogs for further details:



Added by TangleCrafts on July 22, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Not Afraid of Ruins #3

is finally done. Go go gadget sense of achievement.


It's mostly about my adventures in Europe: squats, anarchist social centres, vegan eats, Jewish history, castles, books, bunnies, anxiety disorder etc. I'll put the pdf online when I have time but if you want a hard copy get in touch. I heart swaps.

Added by Nausea Nissenbaum on July 21, 2011 at 5:01pm — 2 Comments

All I Want is Everything #2

Check it out – a new issue of All I Want is Everything, finished just in time for the end of International Zine Month!

This half-size zine, subtitled “Travels With Myself and Another,” is a collection of personal essays written over a six-month period of my life when I traveled all around the…


Added by Caitlin on July 21, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments


A great love… Continue

Added by Mike O'Hare on July 20, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Writer can use our help

Do you want new American writing in the Kerouac tradition which depicts and is part of carny-Barnum-ballyhoo Americana?
At my personal blog-- which I've been intending to shut down but never get around to-- 
--I've been covering the tough circumstances of…

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 19, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments

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