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September 2010 Blog Posts (68)

Creative Control Exhibit - 9/24

On Friday, September 24th the book exhibition Creative Control opens at Baltimore's historic Mt. Vernon. Produced in conjunction with the 15th Annual Baltimore Book Festival, the show features the work of over 100 independent art book and culture zine makers from around the globe (including yours truly). Creative Control is curated by Jim Lucio, Visual Arts…

Added by Paco on September 20, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Asexual Feminism Issue #2

So my first big zine was Asexual Feminism Issue #1, which contained personal essays written by feminists who identify as asexual (asexual = one who does not experience sexual attraction, by the way), on the topic of how asexuality and feminism are related or intersect in their lives...

The next issue should be coming out around December and I'm taking submissions from anyone (in or outside of the US, which is where I reside) who identifies as a feminist and is: asexual,…

Added by Mage on September 19, 2010 at 10:18pm — No Comments

First photobooths are coming.

I'd like to thanks all the old and new friends who are sending me their photobooth for my new edition of "Photobooth Hall of Fame". You all will receive your copy of the photobooth booklet containing all the portraits.


Added by Zellaby on September 19, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

FALL SALE at Syndicate Product Zine Shop!

Added by Aj Michel on September 18, 2010 at 11:44am — No Comments

Old Zine, New Review

Kung Fu Grip! #3: When I first saw this zine (maybe in 2006) I got so excited, because it sure looked like it was cool: a confluence of pop culture obsessions like toys, kung fu and exploitation movies, graffiti and so on. Whatever that first issue was, #3 is absolutely all of… Continue

Added by Paco on September 18, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

'The Music One' zine

I have just released my first zine - a collaboration with twenty up-and-coming illustrators called 'The Music One'.

A little more info;

'The concept of this zine is simple - take a handful of music-obsessed

illustrators and designers and ask them to do a portrait of their

favourite musician or band. Then get each contributor to write a few

words about their favourite record by their chosen muse.

This was something of a dream project for me to… Continue

Added by Mat Pringle on September 17, 2010 at 2:36am — 2 Comments

Free zines with all orders over $10!

Things You Say zine distro

Every zine order over $10 gets a free zine! Orders over $25 receive two free zines, and orders over $40 receive three free zines. Please visit the site for full details.

Also, we have an awesome interview with our zine author of the month, Ciara Xyerra. It's right on the main page - check it out!…

Added by Erin H on September 16, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Poems Written the Week before my Birthday

Recent Poems, and sayings

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 15, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

Twenty-Four Zine #3

I just finished #3 in my mini-twenty-four-hour-zine series. I love this little series because it takes only a short time to finish a whole zine. I also love the challenge of drawing in small scale and trying to convey a message.

The zine's theme is Problems and Solutions. It is all about the problems we have as artists that keep us from moving forward in our dreams and goals. The specific problems in this zine are one's that I am…


Added by Silvia Chenault on September 14, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Richmond Zine Fest - Free Table

Hey Folks -

If you are unable to attend the Richmond Zine Fest but have items you would like for us to put out on our free table please start mailing them in so they get here before the fest!

We like to put out free zines, flyers, stickers, etc.

Richmond Zine Fest

PO Box 35501

Richmond, VA 23235


Added by NicoleIntrovert on September 14, 2010 at 7:29am — 3 Comments

WMZ weekly art quiz - test your art smarts - from Musea Zine

Before we begin, many readers have not gotten the quizzes lately. I am trying to fix it.…


Added by Tom Hendricks on September 13, 2010 at 9:28am — No Comments

The Tao of Inspiration

Most of us know the oft' quoted proverb that says: when the student is ready the teacher will appear. This week, Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing (by way of author Wolfe Lowenthal) became one of my teachers.

I had actually purchased
Lowenthal's There Are No Secrets about two…

Added by Paco on September 12, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

PHOTOBOOTH HALL OF FAME - Installation and mail-art experiment


Nell’ambito della manifestazione “Un’estate fa” http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151135184907449&ref=ts nel pomeriggio del prossimo 2 ottobre, l’artista pordenonese Zellaby, armato di macchina fotografica e stampante, realizzerà un’installazione espressa: un collage di grande formato composto dai ritratti, stile fototessera, di coloro che vorranno partecipare…


Added by Zellaby on September 12, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

External Blog Link

http://www.ashcan.com.au for the latest Ashcan news.

Added by Ashcan on September 11, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Medium Rare Reviews

I don't write many reviews, not that I have anything against 'em. Maybe I don't write many because there are tons of people online and off who specialize in providing really thoughtful reviews, and I would rather just leave it up to them. Nevertheless, I do want to post a few reviews of some zines and some mini-comics that I've read recently and enjoyed.

First up is Kaiju Big Battel's…

Added by Paco on September 11, 2010 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Who else loves mail?

I am new to zines. Which means that up until a few months ago, I had no use for the US Mail system. After all, as a teenager I don't get bills, newsletters or any of the things my parents get. Once in a blue moon the library sent me a postcard reminding me about overdue fines that I was scared to pay for. But that was it.

But now? Mail is my favorite thing. I love getting home and finding a stack of envelopes with "Inertia" written across them. Mail brings magical things. Zines,… Continue

Added by Becky the Evil Flower on September 9, 2010 at 10:51am — 5 Comments

Any Film Students Out There? This May Be Your Script!



The Joey Torrey Story

My name is Joey Torrey, former pugilist and enforcer. I am in need of representation to tell this remarkable story. I've been requesting to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation delving into Operation Matchbook, a federally funded government investigation focused on organized crime and fixing prizefights. This covert operation ran from the gold shores of Costa Rica's…


Added by James N. Dawson on September 9, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments


Theme: "Fruits of our own fantasy – that’s what we can love truly and worship..."

This is a mail-art project devoted to 200 year anniversary of Russian poet of the 19th century Michael Lermontov. The image of Demon is one of the most important in Lermonov`s art. His Demon is an angel banished from the sky but not accepted by the earth. Obsessed, impassioned, rejected by…

Added by Skygrand on September 9, 2010 at 1:18am — No Comments

Basements and Living Rooms: A Zine about House Shows and DIY Music *EXTENDED DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1ST*

Go to house shows? Play house shows? Host house shows? Participate in the DIY music scene?

Submit to Basements and Living Rooms: Stories of House Shows and DIY Music!

Share your stories and experiences with DIY music! This zine will focus on

house shows but isn't necessarily exclusive to houses. I'm looking for

writings, photos, artwork and whatever else you can think of about going

to house shows, playing house shows, hosting house shows, playing… Continue

Added by Shannon on September 7, 2010 at 8:44pm — No Comments

my overview of SF Zine Fest 2010

I woke up excited! We drove to the Oakland BART station and parked. We

took BART to Embarcadero and then got on MUNI metro, N line, to Golden

Gate Park. First we ate Indian food for lunch. (I'd called my friend J

to invite her, but she was already having lunch with different


Then we headed to the zine fest! I was excited knowing that eventually we would run into Jen and MC of ButterSword fame. We entered the Fair… Continue

Added by lauramarie on September 7, 2010 at 10:38am — No Comments

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