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Per Things You Say Distro's Facebook:
"Things You Say will be closed for some time. The post office where I ship from was flooded out and damaged. My whole town is either under water or in a blackout. I have no power or Internet so I can't shut down the website. Please post this where you can (zine websites/message boards) for me? I just don't want people ordering when I can't fulfill their orders. Thanks!"
Added by NicoleIntrovert on October 30, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments
I am a fifty-eight year old lady. I am a mother of five and I have eight grandchildren. Through my lifetime I have tried my hand at book publishing and screenplay writing, but I find myself enjoying my new hobby now that the kids are grown of making videos to show work that I have done and extend my obsession with photography in video form.
I first started with a youtube channel under Dorisanne13. On top of doing short commercial videos about my screenplays I have…
The last issue of REAL MADNESS COMIC'S is almost done,and I just wanted to thank everybody that helped out.It's the 5th issue,and it's really boss,with alot of great stories-mostly,I'd like to thank Tim Goodyear,Tim Root,Dylan Williams,The Bad Apple,Floating World Comic's,Jason T. Miles,Reading Frenzy,Rhonda,Jim,Sean,The I.R.A.,De Paul Treatment Facility,The Clean Street Program,Dawn of the Dead,Barfwater Zine,Maximum Rock and Roll,Janelle Blarg,Skinhead Steve,Tim Yohannan,Henry Rollins,Iggy…Continue
Added by bobby madness on October 29, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Dated. But awesome. Prop 8 video. FCKH8.
Added by Robin Yourgrave on October 26, 2012 at 4:31pm — No Comments
My War with NPR
I have complained before about NPR censoring most every post I was making on their website. Well seems it was a problem that was not limited to me, but pretty widespread.
NPR has gotten the message and changed it’s entire process of accepting comments. Now Disqus, ” a global comment system that improves discussion on websites and connects conversations across the web” has taken over. They, unlike NPR have yet to censor any comment I’ve made. For example today I…Continue
Nick Offerman on how to grow a better mustache.
I've had a few inquiries about guest posting on my blog. Here's how ya do it!
Added by Robin Yourgrave on October 23, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Publication of a coloring book, the first zine by "le malin" press (a small, diy structure aimed at publishing artists' zines). 16 pages, B&W, xeroxed copies on 160 gr. 14 paper. 4 euros + shipping. The drawings are totally original. Made by me, Alain Marciano. You can check some of the drawings on "le malin".
My objective is to publish the…Continue
Added by Alain Marciano on October 23, 2012 at 4:36am — No Comments
Paul Adair is a local expert on all things connected to film. I asked him about my theater and he told me that, When The Inwood, opened, it was owned by Interstate, a partner of Paramount. So I did a net search and made a blog post on some background to the Inwood. That post is at:
You'll get three things, a short short history of the Inwood,…Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on October 22, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments
Hey, just wanted to let everyone know that even though I quit making new issues of Shotgun Seamstress, I revamped my old blog. It still contains my old Maximum RockNRoll columns, but I've also begun adding new content. Follow it! Shotgun Seamstress at Blogger! My most recent post is about the book Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes from the DC Punk Underground…Continue
Added by Shotgun Seamstress on October 22, 2012 at 8:16am — No Comments
Poems written in October 2012
Comments welcome. Sort of a theme in these 3.
[poem notes in brackets like this]
1. (Based on a Nick Virgilio Haiku)
Late in the evening
the church is empty
except for a firefly
a little night light.
"How heavy my wings are
when they're weighed down with tears!"
said the Angel,
by the sea.
3. (for my Blue Mountain Collection of Poems)
X: I want to go
Added by Tom Hendricks on October 21, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments
The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
October ends up at Halloween. So let's go there. Pretend I am in a bookstore and there on a bust of Pallas, is not one but many copies of the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. Looks like I've got a big group of Ravens. So what is the term that is used for a group of Ravens. Here are 2 clues - a group of rhinos is called a crash, and a group of ferrets is called a business.
A group of ravens is called an UNKINDNESS…
Added by Tom Hendricks on October 19, 2012 at 8:20pm — No Comments
The second and last (at least for a while, whilst we work on a bigger one-off project) issue of Vacant Minds. Like the last issue it’s an anything and everything zine.
It’s free - if you want a copy just message us or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if anyone wants to trade?
Added by Novadon Moon on October 19, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
So as I continue to write and re-write my comic script for Pimpkillah Volume 2, I need to keep my creativity sharp and fresh by starting a new project! I'm also ADHD and need to have a million things to work on in order to be satiated. I have a bout a 101 ideas for mini comics and would love to collaborate with someone in the Los Angeles area. I would write the story and I need an awesome artist with his or her own style.
I've really been trying to create an event for artists…Continue
See this blog link for news about the Zine Hall of Fame started by Musea, in 1996
Here's an excerpt from the post
Zines were exploding in the early nineties. Desk top publishing and copy stores allowed anyone to make and publish their writings on anything. Zinesters popped out of every city and began to share their…Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on October 19, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments
I recently received and read Pimpkillah: The Protector (An Introduction to Pimpkillah) , a zine/story written by Sarah Bitely and illustrated by Christina Mirani. This story is about (and narrated by) lead character Sloane Stone who helps and protects people at an AIDS clinic and in the surrounding lands of Africa.
And then I re-read it. And then I re-read it again.
Added by Z.F. Thrimej on October 18, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
OBSOLETE! Magazine is seeking high quality writing and artwork for the upcoming issue. The theme of OBSOLETE #7 is SciFi/DIY, and will explore the interconnection between science fiction and the rise of DIY culture.
Short fiction, essays, poetry, illustrations, comics and photography will all be considered.…