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September 2009 Blog Posts (64)

after a bike ride home from the print shop...

i have in my sweaty hands the latest issue of Sprak! (issue #5) full of b-grade fun, rock n roll exploitation flicks, ozploitation, zombies, nuns in their undies, werewolves and tomata du plenty on the cover! what more could you want? coupla bux or stamps or trade or whatever...



and then there's Amphetamine Wolverine Blues #0 - a cut'n'paste assortment of goodies including hobbies for young and old, 30s and 40s ads and a solution to vietnam from a radio geek! (his solution -… Continue

Added by kami on September 30, 2009 at 12:20am — No Comments

Call for Submissions!

Hey everyone,



I'm going to be putting together a zine in the next few months about the affects of sexism on men. My idea of feminism revolves around duality and equality and you can't fix one side without looking at the other, and I feel this is something that is very poorly represented in the feminist community, and outside it. There is as strong an influence on men to dress/act/think a certain way as much as there is on women and people seem to forget this and blame the men… Continue

Added by Adrian Fynch on September 29, 2009 at 2:37pm — 5 Comments

It's been quite a while...

Hey! So I still have some issue #1s left. Issue #2 was finished in late June and I have been pushing that one since then. I'm mega stoked on it because it's longer, has more reviews and interviews, etc...but I also got to do something I've always wanted to do and create a compilation CD. It was fun talking to different bands and record labels and getting their written consent to use music and stuff. I haven't sold that many yet, as I am trying to think of new and innovative/creative ways to get… Continue

Added by Squid Pro Quo on September 29, 2009 at 5:07am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 9/28/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



The poet wrote:

"I shot an arrow into the air

It fell to earth, I knew not where:"

Did he ever find that arrow? Where was it?



IS

Yes, "Long, long afterward, in an oak /

I found the arrow, still unbroke;"

The quote is from Longfellow's "The Arrow and the Song".



I had a possible winner - but his e-mail address is not

working. IF you were the one with the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 28, 2009 at 10:26am — No Comments

I'm Not Like Other Girls

I'm looking for submissions for a one-off zine called I'm Not Like Other Girls.



What I want women and girls to do is to complete the sentence,

"I'm not like other girls because..."



I will make a zine of the responses.



The sentence will appear randomly placed, with all credits at the end, so your sentence and your credit aren't linked. This may help you to be more open, and the zine will flow much better too.



They may be categorised by theme, but… Continue

Added by incurable hippie on September 25, 2009 at 9:08am — No Comments

amphetamine wolverine blues

ok, the computer broke down a little while back and bored i made an old fashioned cut'n'paste zine using ads from the 40s, old 78s and a great column about how to finish the vietnam war by using consumerism! its only a few pages and its going to the printshop monday so if anyone wants a copy, drop me a line - i'm happy to trade for zines, boxing stamps, elvis sightings, whatever... but no rhyming poetry!!! ok, even i have limits.



oh yeah, Sprak! #5 will be going to the printers too… Continue

Added by kami on September 25, 2009 at 3:16am — No Comments

Weekly Comics Trade

I recently started a weekly comics trade with my friend Matthew. He decided he wanted to learn how to draw and I decided that I need to draw more and want to learn how to make better comics. So we came up with the weekly trade! It's been a lot of fun and has really motivated me to draw a lot, something I really only did in the few months leading up to a new issue of my zine. Plus, having a collection of my friends… Continue

Added by ramsey everydaypants on September 24, 2009 at 4:15pm — 2 Comments

Zinery

Quite a fun zine day. Change the World in 7 days, and 50:50 #2 went to the copy shop, along with the Art of Procrastination and 50:50 #1 which are being reprinted! This makes me ridiculously happy, although only 40 were printed in the first place. I never ever imagined that 40 different people might want to read them. (I know, in the big scheme of things, 40 is really really small, but this is all new to me!).



I wanted to pick them up tomorrow, but I use the Uni copy shop, and forgot… Continue

Added by incurable hippie on September 24, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Pikaland Interview!

hello,

i was just interviewed at Pikaland.com, a very cute blog about artists and illustrators. i talk about zines and art. check it out!

Added by Aijung Kim on September 24, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Shoots and Vines Underground Updates

www.shootsandvines.ning.com



Just wanted everyone to know the site is up and running. It is for print mags and zines only. Membership and all blogs must be pre-approved. In your blog, you can post calls for submissions and new releases.



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Here you will find updates on print zines, calls for submissions, new releases, local S&V events, and a forum to discuss the work you read and art you view in my print zines, zine technique, small press concerns, and a… Continue

Added by crystal folz on September 24, 2009 at 7:43am — No Comments

ZINECORE RADIO #17: STEPHEN DUNCOMBE & RACHEL HAYWIRE! HEAR IT NOW!





REALLY awesome guests!

www.blogtalkradio.com/thezineshow



REALLY… Continue

Added by Hannah Neurotica on September 23, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

ZINECORE RADIO #17: STEPHEN DUNCOMBE & RACHEL HAYWIRE! Tomorrow @8pm EST!

Tomorrow @8pm EST: Check out episode #17 of ZINECORE RADIO w/ Rachel Haywire & Stephen Duncombe. Rachel of Experiment Haywire is a writer, artist, musician, and all around fascinating force of creativity. Stephen wrote THE definitive academic book on zines called Notes From The Underground! I'm very excited, as you should be. Tune in tomorrow @8pm! www.blogtalkradio.com/thezineshow

Added by Hannah Neurotica on September 22, 2009 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Other Places You Can Find My Zines

Since losing my PayPal account, my zines have become a little less accessible to some folks. At this time I can only accept trades and well-concealed cash. I wanted to provide a link to distros that carry my zines, or that will soon be carrying my zines. A few of these distros also have zines that are no longer available directly from me. Special thanks to the fine friends who keep my zines in stock and get them out to those who wanna read them!



My Etsy Shop -… Continue

Added by Maranda Elizabeth on September 22, 2009 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

Musea E-mail Club #485 Scorecard for Control of Art and Media

The scorecard for control of the arts and media is:

CORPORATIONS everything,

INDIES, less than ever.

Let's go category by category and see who controls it - Corporate art or Indy art.



Media - Corporate Art. Corporate owns the bulk of tv, and radio. They have way too much influence on the FCC, and NPR, with revenue sharing won't give a tough review. Indies can't get coverage or reviews; and have little coverage on any tv or radio. Indies can rarely even get a radio… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 22, 2009 at 9:45am — No Comments

Post Philly Zine Fest Shout Outs!!!

hey everyone i met! it was great meeting you too...a lot of people seemed to want to take my year old zine, and of course i still have plenty now to FINALLY get the copies i promised to the contributors who really helped MAKE the zine what it is!



i will be furiously writing up the zine projects that ive had sitting in my head for up to TWO YEARS NOW...cause Richmond Zine Fest is coming!~! and of course i havent booked a bus or a couch yet but dammit imma be there!!!



if you… Continue

Added by raequel aka systris on September 22, 2009 at 9:04am — 6 Comments

New Comics! And Zines!

Hey y'all, sometimes I'm so bad at self promotion that I forget to tell people that I have new stuff! So here's the latest:



NOBODY USES AN UMBRELLA IN PORTLAND: Yet another installment in my series of journal-comix, this one documents my life in the Winter of 2009. Work stuff, travelling (Cali! Canada!) and even a bit o' romance. It's $2 POST-PAID.



CYCLE TOURING PRIMER: This is a guide for those who are curious about, or are intending to do a self-supported bicycle tour.… Continue

Added by Shawn Granton on September 21, 2009 at 10:21pm — No Comments

IF I OWE YOU ZINES PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!

my life has reached a state of chaos from constant moving around and corresponding disorganization, and i know that i have some trades that never got fulfilled floating around. i'm so sorry for the unreliability, i normally make it a point to respond to all trades - a recent discussion thread reminded me of how terribly i have ignored this - soooooooo...let me know. i'll get it out to ya asap.

Added by Coco Negro on September 21, 2009 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

zinecore radio#16: KATHLEEN HANNA, Johanna FATEMAN, JENNA Freedman! NOW NOW NOW HEAR IT! SPREAD IT! xo

KATHLEEN HANNA, JOHANNA FATEMAN, JENNA FREEDMAN



listen now! Now! NOW!



behind the cut:











you can also download as mp3 @ www.blogtalkradio.com/thezineshow… Continue

Added by Hannah Neurotica on September 21, 2009 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Weekly Quiz for Art Smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



Where are thousands and thousands of statues buried?



IS

Xian China. Near the mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. Farmers

were drilling a well and they discovered an underground, terracotta army of full sized: soldiers, weapons, horses, carriages - the works.

About 8,000 statues total in 3 main pits.



We may have one winner here - status pending. For the rest of you

your… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 21, 2009 at 10:01am — No Comments

no more "On Writing"

I just looked through this mini-zine again, and I decided it is so flawed and disappointing that I won't trade it the way it is.



I might probably work on it to get it better, but the way it is I am not sending it out.



Probably it is not possible to improve it; I can't put in words what writing means to me or how it makes me feel, but then again: What kind of writer am I, not finding the right words to describe something?



This one really made me think and still… Continue

Added by Melas on September 20, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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