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October 2009 Blog Posts (57)

Musea Art Contest 10/20/09 Zinesters -test your art smarts

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

our last contest question of:

Speaking of paintings. This famous gunfighter of the old west

was shot and killed while straightening a picture on the wall.

Name him.


Jesse James.

"After my father (Jesse James) put the revolvers upon the bed he

noticed that a picture on the wall was hanging awry. He placed a chair beneath the picture and stood upon it to straighten it and then he started to brush the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 20, 2009 at 10:08am — No Comments

Loop Distro Going out of Business!

Big Sale! Get ahold of me, and buy some stuff! It'll be gone soon! I've had a ton of fun running a distro, but I'm ready to shift gears.

go to www.loopdistro.com and see what we got! Email your list, and i'll let you know what's in stock, and what the total price would be. good deals! other distros and libraries, get in touch! i'll hook ya up!


Added by Billy Da Bunny on October 20, 2009 at 7:22am — No Comments

Dear Person Banging at me,

Does me using my typewriter really bother you that much? Come and talk to me about it. I'll give you a zine.

Sarala, #201

Added by Adrian Fynch on October 20, 2009 at 12:48am — No Comments

Two New Zines


Two new zines available: 50:50 Zine #2 - 50 ways to be happy, 50 ways to be sad. Single double-sided A4 sheet.

Change the World in 7 Days - 16 page A6 zine, with a 'change the world' task for every day of the week.

These two new ones, and three older ones can all be bought from…


Added by incurable hippie on October 19, 2009 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Subliminal White Trash THE E-ZINE

hey all.......Canzine coming up on November 1st at the Gladstone Hotel in Parkdale, Toronto. Best festival of the independent arts in Canada. Let me know if any of you folks on here are attending. I'm putting out my latest zine at the show and advertising my website. Check it out!


my e-mail is kevincpearce@yahoo.com
feedback appreciated
cheers, Kevin

Added by Kevin C. Pearce on October 18, 2009 at 10:28pm — No Comments

I need an editor

If anyone would like to help edit my article about attending zine fests, please let me know. I just need a couple of folks to email it to so post your email or PM me your email address.


Added by NicoleIntrovert on October 18, 2009 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

black light diner distro update, october 2009

Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I posted about the new zines and comics available at Black Light Diner Distro, and there are a ton of them!

BOOTY #19 (Amherst, MA)

Covering the time period between September 2003 and March 2005, this issue of Anne's personal comic book includes work stories, an encounter with an animate snowman, a last-minute, surprisingly cheap vacation to Iceland (!), and a very… Continue

Added by Erica S. on October 18, 2009 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Hop A Plane (to yet another Tegan and Sara show)

Hop A Plane (to yet another Tegan and Sara show)

1/2 sized, 40 pages, £1.

I love Tegan and Sara. I took a year off between school and university. Between August ‘07 - September ‘08 I saw Tegan and Sara play 27.5 times in 8/11 countries (depending on how you count).

I kept a diary for 22 of those shows.

This is the padded out version of that diary, complete with lovely pictures and other random things I… Continue

Added by lizzy / marching stars distro on October 17, 2009 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment


Bubblegum Slut's 35th issue is out now, so get over to the PayPal storefront (www.myspace.com/bubblegumslutzine - under 'about me') and get ordering your copies, or get in touch to trade! If you missed last week's blog, here's a quick reminder of what you'll find on the 88 pages crammed into this issue;



The 69 Eyes

The Electric Boys


Ricky Warwick


Added by Alison B on October 17, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments


30 mini zine zine pack

30 mini zine zine pack
this grab bag contains 30 mini zines from many different people ranging from the years 1996- present! a wide variety of zines: personal, music, poetry & more!



Added by jolie nunez-noggle on October 16, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

TO THE PRINTERS! colour cover!, cd insert wit litescribe! buttons!

colour cover!, cd insert wit litescribe! buttons! Continue

Added by lora northway on October 16, 2009 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Thing about making a "personal zine"...

...It's been a long time. I've recently learned how to silkscreen, so I'm going to do the covers myself. Maybe I'll make 50 of them and kind of approach it differently than with Lickety Split (no judgment there- that magic deserves to be spread around!).

What I mean is, I'm rethinking my relationship to the format. I think I will:

- Not plan the zine

- Produce all the content myself

- Use screenprinting and photocopy printing methods

- Maybe try to get them in out… Continue

Added by Amber on October 16, 2009 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Story Zine Making this weekend in Newcastle-upon-Tyne - all welcome!

Dear all,

One of the many low-key creative things that happen at the Star & Shadow cinema is taking place on Saturday, from 10.30am onwards for 2 hours or so. If you are free, please come and join in - all are welcome, it's free and there's no need to be an expert!

At 10.30 we will share a wee breakfast & coffee in the office (bring anything you want!), flick through some trashy paperbacks - a western, a crime thriller, a mills'n'boon lovestory etc.. - and decide… Continue

Added by Michael Duckett on October 15, 2009 at 10:35am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #488 How much News in that newspaper

Dear Reader,

I've always wanted to take our Dallas daily and see how much of it is hard news. Thankfully someone else has done it for me. Clay Shirky reports on his findings for his hometown paper. Then UTNE does the same experiment. They include photos of the results. Check them out and let me know what you think.

Clay Shirky


Utne - with… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 14, 2009 at 9:10am — No Comments


Seeking submissions for first quarterly edition of H.O.P.E. Looking for poetry, short fiction, original artwork, cartoons, and more for new Zine on mental illness. Submissions taken on rolling basis. Artists don't need to have a diagnosed mental illness to submit, just an interest in mental wellness. Will take anonymous submissions and/or pen names.

Added by Erin L George on October 13, 2009 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Introducing: HOPE!

Welcome to H.O.P.E. (Healing through Our Personal Expressions)! I decided to begin this zine in order to offer consumers a place to express themselves. It is said that healing often comes from self expression, no matter what the form. In some case, people feel better after journaling their thoughts and experiences. For others, writing a poem or painting are ways to help on the path to recovery. "It is a well known fact that writing has a positive effect on an individuals sense of well being,"… Continue

Added by Erin L George on October 13, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments


Added by AvantAfro on October 13, 2009 at 3:52am — 1 Comment

Musea Art Contest 10/12/09

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

our last contest question of:

What is not a pipe? Clue - there is only one correct answer.


The surrealist masterpiece painting by Rene Magritte with the English translated title that " This Is not a pipe". The painting shows a

painting of a pipe with the words 'ceci n'est pas une pipe" under it.

The idea being it is a picture of a pipe not a real pipe. A koan

of sorts!

I had no winner. I am… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 12, 2009 at 10:57am — No Comments

New Zine - June Graveyard

“June Graveyard” is my new zine – it’s a story about going to Yorkshire and climbing a steep hill with my mother, in order to find Sylvia Plath’s grave.
It’s 28 pages long and has a gocco printed cover – no two snails are alike.
Contact me if you're interested in reading it. . .

Added by Vanessa Berry on October 11, 2009 at 2:17am — 4 Comments

is this thing on?

Recently-ish finished my first-in-a-long-time perzine mélange. Can't really count my little room as a recent perzine, as it took a year to complete, and it's more of an artpiece.

Lorem ipsum dolor, trying out this blog system. Ain't bad so far.

Added by sandy on October 9, 2009 at 11:26pm — No Comments

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