I think issue #7 of RatBrat did its job...I'm officially in love with zines again.
Issue #6 was published in January or February after a year of being out of touch with the zine community--no trades, no distroing, no writing, no collate/fold/staple. Between that and issue #7, my love for zines and my connection to all you wonderful zinesters has been rekindled.
It felt soooo good this morning to go to the post office at 8 AM and mail out 5 or 6 zine trades. I have to mail… Continue
Added by Mab on April 28, 2009 at 8:21pm —
I'm pretty ashamed of my lack of writing for the past months. Not so much that I haven't been writing, but everything is just listed out "what i did today" "to do" "This pissed me off...blah blah blah." Trivial stuff. Journal things. One sentence proclamations.
Anyway, a few nights ago I got on the computer and typed out a good concrete nine/ten paragraphs of abstract writing. I finished reading "Please Don't Kill the Freshmen" by Zoe Troppe for the second time. I'm always amazed by… Continue
Added by Natalie Stat on April 28, 2009 at 7:12pm —
REASSESS YOUR WEAPONS
To buy in the UK, see the paypal button at: http://www.myspace.com/colouringoutsidethelines (£2 postage paid)
For international buyers, please see: http://www.cotl.etsy.com
If you're in Leeds, I'm gonna be like a bag lady over the coming month, with stashes of zines on my person, so do grab one from me (£1.50 each)
They'll soon be availabe from the following UK distros too:
Richochet! Ricochet!, Dear Soeurs, Marching Stars,… Continue
Added by Colouring Outside The Lines on April 28, 2009 at 4:49pm —
just wanted to make an update here to let folks know that my last zine is available at:
learning to leave a paper trail
click clack distro
sweet candy distro
so if you are interested in BUYING a copy, you should do it at one of those wonderful distros!
Added by c. on April 28, 2009 at 10:13am —
The media watchdog, FAIR.org (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) has the perfect sum up of my media concerns. It encapsulates everything I've been trying to say in a couple of paragraphs. I wanted to reprint it for you and I encourage you to check out their site for more. The media isn't tough on itself, but fair is tough on the media.
From FAIR website (fair.org)
"Independent, aggressive and critical media are essential to an informed democracy. But… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on April 28, 2009 at 9:53am —
It is finished. I spent the entire weekend putting it together. Damn I feel like I accomplished something for a change. I'm already starting another issue... the writing part anyway. And I'm working on an 8 page mini that will be nothing but doodling. I may send it along with other stuff as an extra.
Added by TheUnrememberedOne/MorbidiaDrekk on April 28, 2009 at 9:32am —
On April 25 my daughters and I attended Kids’ Comic Con 2009
at Bronx Community College. We were invited by Mike Weiss, whose daughter Jessica is co-producer of PB&J Comics and a fixture at East Coast zine fests.
This was a really interesting event. For one thing, I haunt some key NYC comic stores regularly, and never heard a thing about this (it was the third annual con). I’m not sure how it was built, but the turnout… Continue
Added by redguard on April 28, 2009 at 5:30am —
On Friday, April 24, I received a letter of rejection from the Texas Department of "Corrections" for Absent Cause
#2. Copies of the zine had been requested by four prisoners on death row in Huntsville.
The reason given is "Publication contains sexually explicit images" on pages 45 and 49. These are the painting "Tofu's Kiss" by Toni Lynn Crane and the photograph "It's What's Inside" by Heidi Calvert, featuring model Sash Suicide. Both are provocative explorations of women's… Continue
Added by redguard on April 28, 2009 at 5:24am —
I love starting things. I am a chronic beginner. Mostly this is restricted to my reading materials - I'd say at least 50% of the books on my shelf are half finished, or just started, or even almost entirely read but for some reason discarded a few chapters from the end. Zines are pretty great because the time it takes to read them is usually shorter than the time it takes for me to get sick of reading them or become interested in something else. It's a symptom of my generation: me and all the… Continue
Added by Bastian Fox Phelan on April 28, 2009 at 2:48am —
The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:
This is a question that will give portrait artists or those that know anatomy a 'leg up'. Everyone knows how to draw the outline of an ear. But it's harder to draw the little 'Y" shaped cartilage within the outer ear. What's the name of this "Y" shaped cartilage?
The anti helix - the helix is the ridge that surrounds the ear.
We had no correct answers
It seems all of you were… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on April 27, 2009 at 10:55am —
I have sort of fallen slack on my zine duties because I am now a program director full time at the Zootown Arts Community Center in Missula MT. http://www.zootownarts.com. I think by late summer I will be much more in the swing of zines again, but right now just spending a ton of time on fundraising and administrative things, plus teaching my class. Its great! But I don't check this place often , and I don't want to lose touch with this community. You are all more than… Continue
Added by Slumgullion! on April 27, 2009 at 9:13am —
Tabling information is now up on our site!
Visit this page to propose a workshop or event!
Added by Alycia on April 26, 2009 at 8:22pm —
Will include interviews with Julianna Luecking, Caroline Pratt of Pink Parakeet and Rachel at Cherryade Records :)
Still taking submissions if you're quick (need to get to print very very soon!)
Loz x x
Added by RAISE YOUR HAND.RAISE YOUR VOICE on April 26, 2009 at 5:14pm —
Sites in progress. Looking for more submissions. Check out the site. tell me what you think.
Submit some writing.
Added by Grady McShane on April 25, 2009 at 4:57pm —
love letters to monsters #2 is finished!
just in time for spring! this is the description i wrote up for my zine distro
the newest issue of my personal zine is a clear descendant of my former zine "a renegade's handbook to love & sabotage" (five issues were published beteen 2000 & 2002). the zine is comprised of ten pieces ranging from three to seven pages each, pretty heavy on the text, but… Continue
Added by ciaraxyerra on April 25, 2009 at 10:15am —
Added by Art Bureau on April 25, 2009 at 7:41am —
Check out my profile to watch videos from the Portraiture reading!
And keep an eye on my journal
for upcoming news on the Portraiture tour!
Added by Carissa Halston on April 25, 2009 at 6:40am —
Hey gang, I just did a mailing of my zines out to other horror magazines: Rue Morgue and Shallow Graves and the likes. If any of you have any suggestions for other horror mags you like that I may not know of, please chime in!
My other online stuff can be found at www.portlandhalloweenbazaar.com as well as www.myspace.com/spectaculadracula (I'm the Rose City Rudo in the top fiends).
Thanks again for you r time and your love of horror, zines and horror zines!
Added by Jack Maraglia on April 24, 2009 at 2:22pm —
I'm down to the final copies of my one-shot "The First Twelve Chapters and Seven Verses of Genesis in Alphabetical Order" (which is, seriously, exactly what it says it is... it starts "A a a A a a..."...)
and of issue 4 of Attack!!!!, subtitled The Anniversary of Whatever.
Bidding starts at a penny plus postage, will ship worldwide.
The auction is now open. Have a look… Continue
Added by Wes White on April 24, 2009 at 3:30am —
If anyone would like to make a group for sharing student work or ideas, let's make it happen!
Added by Nicole J. Georges on April 23, 2009 at 10:08pm —