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September 2008 Blog Posts (49)

When all else goes shitty.....

..because you just took the biggest, stickiest dump ever and your out of toilette paper! What are you to do when even your shower is spouting out freezing cold water so you can't even wash your ass out? Guess you'll have to just run to the store w/ your asscheeks squishing together! Ewe! Or you can just use one of your handy ButtRagMags! That's right-we have ButtRagMag #4 available now and it can be used to wipe your stinky ass! It does include 4 soft… Continue

Added by Jme Hash on September 12, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Small Press Rocks!

How do I love zines? Let me count the ways.

I love the way you come from people who are earnest and sincere in their interests, hobbies, rants and raves. I love the way you speak to me with a voice untainted by large corporations and media outlets. I love the way you sniggle into my heart, limping in on a postage stamp that costs more and more until you fear you cannot eek out another. (It only makes you more precious.)

I love the way you tell me what you think, what you… Continue

Added by Avocadess on September 12, 2008 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Candy or Medicine Volume Four Out Now. Only $1.

Sixteen pages featuring a six-page comic by Kevin Richardson, a delve into the mind of Molly Mullen, a two-pager by Ray Negron and Josh Blair, a photo comic by Abby Mullen, "Ailments of the Future" by Olivia Arrow and another "Evil Ed and Nasty Ted" strip by Russ Walton. Cover by Simon "mylaststar" Corry, it can be yours for the low low price of $1 in person or $1.50 shipped in the U.S. (trades are also welcome).

Visit… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on September 12, 2008 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

.: Dave Oram .: Venice is Sinking

Q&A by Tina Long {printed in Art Bureau 9}

Editor's Note: Dave’s interview was conducted in the spring of 2005 for a wonderful little zine called Cough, maintained by Tina Long out of Half Moon Bay, CA. The interview was reprinted in Art Bureau #9 with several pages of his artwork.


Where are you from?

I grew up…


Added by Art Bureau on September 11, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Thanks for creating this!

Hi, all. I'm Kelsey, and I live in Olympia. I've made a few zines in my life, and made even more artists' books. Mostly, though, I'm just a big fan of zines and a zine librarian. I created a zine collection for my library (Olympia Timberland Library) this year. We have over 200 zines in the collection so far, and it's growing slowly as time goes on. Anyhow, just wanted to introduce myself and thank Krissy for putting this forum together. I'll be looking to buy new zines for the library in our… Continue

Added by Kelsey Smith on September 11, 2008 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

New space for Zines in Melbourne

I've just opened a small gallery in Melbourne. It's an object gallery with a focus on books arts- zines included. I'd love to sell zines for people through my shop so if anyone has anything they would like to sell on consignment- from one-offs to multiples (i'll take up to 10). Please contact me- have a look at handheldgallery.blogspot.com for more details.

Added by Megan Herring on September 10, 2008 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

.: Miami Art Lab .: Lowbrow Luxury

by ERIK LOPEZ {printed in Art Bureau 9}

Editor's Note: Erik Lopez has become a maverick in the Miami art scene. His formal education brought him to College of Wooster in Ohio, where he specialized in photography and drawing.

As a teaching assistant, he taught drawing and art history classes at The College of Wooster during his undergraduate studies. He was given the distinctive honor of a Copeland Fund Grant, which he used to document…


Added by Art Bureau on September 10, 2008 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Call For Submissions - QZAP:meta

Call for submissions:


The Queer Zine Archive Project is seeking submission for QZAP:Meta, a zine about queer zines. We are seeking articles and artwork depicting and discussing specifically queer zines.

Articles should be between 500-1000 words. They can be on any of the following themes:

Queer zines and community

Collecting queer zines

Queer zine history

Your relation to queer zines

Why you put out your zine

The… Continue

Added by Milo on September 10, 2008 at 11:37am — No Comments



Added by k-leigh-m on September 9, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

.: A\V Space

by MIKE TWOHIG {printed in Art Bureau 8}

A\V began as the "All-Purpose Room," an exhibition and performance space founded by musicians Heather Gardner, Lynn Hileman and Kevin McFarland, and visual artist Jack Zazlo. The original space opened its doors on May 23, 2003 with a mission to present the best innovative art and music in Rochester, New York. Now known as A\V, the space continues to host a wide…


Added by Art Bureau on September 9, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

.: About the Bureau

ART BUREAU (.org) is an online art gallery and publishing house for artists. We provide the opportunity for artists to display their artwork on the Web and to see their creations in print. This is done by creating online portfolio pages and publishing art zines and screen-prints.

THE ZINE: as a supplement to the Art Bureau online art gallery, we publish books and… Continue

Added by Art Bureau on September 8, 2008 at 3:26pm — No Comments

rilly, rilly cool ...

There's a lot more to We Make Zines than I realized. This is a pretty cool site.

Added by Sarah Arr! on September 7, 2008 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Submit something for Absent Cause #2

I'm thinking about duality as a theme -- things like doppelgangers, mirrors, shadows, doubles, vampires casting no reflection, twins, split or multiple personalities, bipolarism, bisexuality, gender swapping and gender play, immigrants living in a foreign culture without losing their identities, interracial identity, etc. But don't feel bound by this if you want to contribute ... there are no hard and fast rules.

I'm proud to announce some early contributors to the second issue. AC… Continue

Added by redguard on September 7, 2008 at 8:41am — 2 Comments


I describe my regular zine as "a light-hearted food/perzine," but for a while know I have been thinking about writing a regular, straight-up perzine for a while now, but I'm just not sure how I feel about it. I've written lots of little stories and vingettes, and I think they're pretty interesting, but I can't seem to decide whether or not I want to publish them. I've been reading alot of perzines lately really enjoying them but I'm not sure if writing a perzine is really ME. I guess I can… Continue

Added by Sabrina on September 6, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Zine Submissions Wanted!

Click Clack Distro is taking zines for stock consideration!

Please send zines to:

Click Clack Distro

c/o Nicole

PO Box 35501

Richmond, VA 23235


Click Clack is mainly looking for perzines, political zines, zines on alternative/mental health, DIY, How-To, etc. Fiction, poetry, & comics will be considered but will be scrutinized a bit more closely. Anything that is hateful including racist,… Continue

Added by NicoleIntrovert on September 6, 2008 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Zine sale in my Etsy Shop!

Hi! I'm having a free shipping special in my [My Etsy Shop](http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=44802)

I'm getting ready to do a big shop overhaul in the near future, with new zines and more crafts and other fun stuff! In preparation of this I am trying to sell all the items I have left!

I am offering FREE SHIPPING to ANYWHERE with all of my zines! Now is the perfect time to stock up! This will be the last time my zines Four Horsemen, Four Horsemen 2, and Dimanche 3 will… Continue

Added by Sabrina on September 6, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

My zine is Mentally Ill! No, really...

That's the title anyway: Sometimes Things Get Confusing When You're Mentally Ill.

It's a brief comix history of my struggles with depression, PTSD, abuse, marriage and fatherhood, recovery and struggling to reclaim a sense of self. It's cartoony but not light hearted. There is lots of potentially triggering stuff here. Consider yourself warned.

It's yours for a buck, a couple of stamps or a trade. If you would like a copy, you can order it from my etsy store or… Continue

Added by redguard on September 4, 2008 at 8:44pm — No Comments

For those interested in buying or trading for zines, here's some descriptions of my current zines

For those considering purchasing zines, but want to know more about the content (the brief description under the pictures on the pictures page doesn't say too much) here ya go!! If you didn't know, you can see the covers of the zines on the JETHRØBÖT PRESS pics page!

BANZAI Issue 1: Interviews with SPAZZ, BIS and JIM MAHFOOD, also has a BANZAI ROBOT WARS COMIC in it, some reviews, rants by Jethro 22 pages CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

BANZAI issue 2: Interviews with LIFES… Continue

Added by Jethrobot Press on September 4, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments


Okay, I will be taking preorders for the first issue of Darling Disasters! Each copy will be $1. Unfortunately, right now I do not have a PayPal account as I had to close the one I had down because of moving and that bank not being available here and not having a bank account to link it to just yet.


It's 20 pages, b&w, quarter-sized. Darling Disasters is a per-zine/lit-zine. This issue is basically the "pilot" issue. It's the very first one and it kind of… Continue

Added by Becca Darling on September 4, 2008 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone! I'm Karen. I just turned 30 and I live in St Paul, Minnesota.

I listed all my old zines on my new page, but the one I probably re-printed the most in recent years was A Tenderness So Painful I Thought my Heart Would Burst. Life has changed a whole dang lot since I wrote that a in 2005 so it's not in print any more. My husband and I now have a 6 month old baby boy and I'm really curious about how my life as a "zinester" will evolve now that I have a child and am… Continue

Added by Karen O E on September 3, 2008 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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