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December 2008 Blog Posts (38)

Reviews of Functionally Ill #1, #2, #3

I wrote these three reviews for GoodReads.

#1 Subtitled "adventures with mental health", this first issue is specifically about "becoming bipolar."

In her introduction, Laura-Marie writes, "I'm writing this zine so others can know what it feels like to be me. Also, it...more Subtitled "adventures with mental health", this first issue is specifically about "becoming bipolar."

In her introduction, Laura-Marie writes, "I'm writing this zine so others can know what… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on December 31, 2008 at 12:26pm — No Comments

reviews of Morganmuffel #16 and #17

These are the reviews of Morganmuffel #16 and #17 that I wrote for my GoodReads page. #17 actually just came out, so you can get a copy from Isy. She's on We Make Zines, so look her up.

#16 Morgenmuffel RULES!

Isy tells the stories of her life through super cool, super cute comics. She goes to protests, cooks a lot of food, and drinks a lot of beer. This particular issues includes lists of hated things compiled by a variety of people.

#17 I so appreciate Isy's… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on December 31, 2008 at 11:48am — No Comments

Zine Reviews

I am going to start posting zine reviews that I've written for the Feminist Review Blog (http://feministreview.blogspot.com/) and Zine World and GoodReads
(http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/142816). Once I post everything that I've already written, I will try to write new ones. These won't all be up-to-the- minute zine reviews, but maybe they will be of interest to someone.

Added by Amazing Sunflower on December 31, 2008 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

Review of 3 by robnoxious

This review was first published in Zine World #26 and later on the Feminist Review Blog (http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2008/11/3.html).

3 is the fourth book published by robnoxious, a collection of creative non-fiction including pain and happiness, laughter, friendship and isolation, travel, cats and dogs, drinking, and even more than all that.

It’s difficult to accurately describe what this book is about. It’s the stories that make up one guy’s life. It’s about… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on December 31, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments


Am looking to publish an anthology about odd and humorous work stories.

Added by Den on December 29, 2008 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Working on a new zine

i started working on a new zine today. This one is about my experiences as a queer woman, especially my experiences as a bisexual queer women who is in a long distance relationship with a man, causing a lot of people to perceive me as straight. I am probably going to a queer conference in Chicago in May and thought it would be fun to have a zine to give to people, kind of as a calling card.

It will be available for trade and purchase when it's done. I'll post here when it's ready,… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on December 28, 2008 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

hello, december.

lately life has been more about organizing the studio (again. it's a mess. not just any mess. it's epic.). beyond that, i've been tossing around a few new zine ideas in my head--all inclusive sorts of things that are like perzine meets tutorial meets art zine meets poetical meander. honestly, keeping up with a bunch of different zine topics is just too much darn work right now. i will, of course, continue to keep Fat Girl (my body posi zine)… Continue

Added by nicci mechler on December 24, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a very merry christmas and enjoy the season wherever you are!

Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on December 24, 2008 at 1:40am — 1 Comment

motor city kitty #12

i just finished a new issue of my zine, "motor city kitty" tonight! i know that seems really close to the release of #11, but that one was half-done in july, the second half in october and i just now printed it. though i finished #12 tonight, it probably won't get printed until mid-january due to my current financial status (unless i figure out the copy trick on campus!)

those participating in the mini zine folks swap will receive the first copies, as i made it for the swap. and… Continue

Added by Bri Zine on December 23, 2008 at 7:42am — 1 Comment

Comics by Kids

Hi. I just wanted to let everyone know that I just started a new network for kids that make comics. It is for anyone who is under 18 and makes (or wants to make their own comics). I'm in 7th grade and I've been publishing for a year and a half. You can join Comics by Kids at http://comicsbykids.ning.com/

Friend me at myspace at myspace.com/bandjpublishing

Hope to see you there.


Added by Jessica Weiss on December 21, 2008 at 1:34am — 1 Comment


Wanna get some sweet additions to your comix collection? Look no further, true believers!...

Added by Dexter Cockburn on December 20, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

its been so long

it took me about a month after completing motor city kitty #11 to finally go make copies of it. things have just been so busy. i don't know why i get so ambitious about zines when i know i'm not always gonna have the time to devote to them (probably because zines are true love.)

i know i owe some people trades, or zines for subscribers. here's the list of people i know i owe zines to. if you're not on it but believe you should be, let me know. sometimes i lose track of envelopes and… Continue

Added by Bri Zine on December 20, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments


Just completed my first zine 'transmission'. It doesn't really have a theme as the zine in itself is an experiment. I threw in some of my collage and a cartoon in between a poem and a story.

Christmas actually encouraged me to complete it. My friend has no idea what zines are. I tried to explain and directed her to this site, but I think she needs to see an actual zine. So I went in search of some in Hamilton.

Only found one about sexual abuse and violent relationships, Hamilton… Continue

Added by manda on December 20, 2008 at 3:03pm — No Comments

my hero


Added by mujinga on December 17, 2008 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Review for Book Art

From an Etsy buyer:

by Crowbelle

Interesting work. I lean towards the second issue: I like the smaller

size and the greater contrast of dark and light in the pictures - I think the greater contrast allows the viewer/reader more access to the book.

Lets see, one of my favorite

pictures is in the first book - the one where you wrote: When dealing with nature....

very strong image. I like Zines that have strength of vision - ones that reach

some truth… Continue

Added by Emma Stronach on December 16, 2008 at 5:14pm — No Comments

recent releases

Incidental Afterthought's 8th issue shall be released on Christmas eve. This year will also witness Eargasm's maiden issue. For other info regarding Filipino fanzines, you might want to check out Filipino Zinergy. Happy holidays!

Added by Filipino Zinergy on December 16, 2008 at 6:51am — No Comments

girl photographer three

Girl Photographer 3 Finished at last!

girl photographer three.

quarter sized.

64 full colour glossy pages (this one is a monster!) about running away on a whim, taking control, feeling happysad, modifying a holga to take 35mm film and being haunted by the perfect image.

two pages of welsh content.

£4.50 via paypal

£5.00 internationally

or available at my…


Added by photogirl on December 15, 2008 at 2:25pm — 6 Comments

Download Candy or Medicine Volume One Free!

Candy or Medicine Volume One is no longer in print and rather than reprint it, I've decided to offer it online as a free download.

Click here to download

Candy or Medicine began as a place where Josh Blair published some random

comics of his, but since this first issue it has evolved into so much more. Instead of

reprinting this issue, Josh has decided to… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on December 15, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

FreezerBurn Eleven out soon!

For those who are familiar (and the myriad of those who are not), the eleventh issue of the art-damaged midwestern 'zine FreezerBurn shall be out before X-Mas.

Forget blogging.

Forget websites.

Forget online networking.

This issue shall not appear in any form in the HTML-realm; the only way to experience its caustic xeroxed strangeness is to contact its creator firectly.

///Mister Ben.

Added by Mister Ben on December 14, 2008 at 2:03am — No Comments

Black Light Diner Distro IS OPEN

Well, it's been open for awhile now, but this is the first I've talked of it other than on my own LJ and We Make Zines. Black Light Diner is a distro specializing in (though not limited to) comics zines, minicomics, and other forms of sequential art zine-type publications. Some things in stock right now:

Art School Chronicles #1: This 24-hour comics zine documents Jessica’s first year as a graduate printmaking… Continue

Added by Erica S. on December 13, 2008 at 11:03pm — 2 Comments

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