So just a quick update as to where I'm up to with the latest ShadowPlay, I'm sure regular readers will be aware that it's been over a year since the last issue - a fact I find painful but also realistic. The problem with having a day job in which you both expend a load of energy and also, y'know, give a toss (previously unheard of for me) is that it really does test the energy levels.
Anyway, excuses over, its shaping up to be a really good issue under the particularly vague and… Continue
Added by Alex Lawson on January 17, 2010 at 2:19pm —
After brainstorming and comming up with a list of names for my zine, I still didn't have one that I really liked. I decided to just start cutting letters out. I've got this stack of typerwriter key letters that I got a couple of years ago from one of the craft stores here in town.
They were ten cents a peice so I bought the whole stack.
Anyway, I'm cutting out letters while these different words are going through my head and it hit me, foggy docks, but since I really love these… Continue
Added by Whitering on January 17, 2010 at 8:08am —
The second issue of ALPOLG
has been done for a while, but took quite a while to print. Now it's finally off the printer. Message me or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you're interested to get it. I've also set aside a few copies for tades.
WHAT IS ALPOLG?
It's a perzine that has some poetry, apology letters from 2 contributors (Chantel G and Seth Feralin--thank you!), some illustrations, etc. But mostly it has a bunch of letters I've written for… Continue
Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on January 16, 2010 at 6:30pm —
From Black Godfathers to BLACULA to the Black GESTAPO, 70's "BLAXPLOITATION" films are a real gem of American grindhouse cinema Tonight me and my faithful simian companion take a look at this amazing subgenre, 9PM Eastern right here:
Or watch it LIVE on…
Added by Nick Cato on January 16, 2010 at 10:12am —
It's 8:38 a.m. I've been wandering around on this site. First day here. Into the world of learning I go, hi ho, hi ho, cookies and milk or maybe something else to chew on while I'm reading and thinking and thinking somemore.
I've been doing art for a long, long time now and writing for a long, long time and I've heard about zines for a few years and have tried to grab hold of what zines really are and so I'm here to learn and make my own. But I need a name that says it all, speaks to the… Continue
Added by Whitering on January 16, 2010 at 8:10am —
This issue took me a little longer than normal to complete....it is much thicker than my previous zines (eight 8.5 x11" pages folded in half) and also more personal. In this particular zine I open with talking about the domestic violence relationship I was in and how it has changed my life...a subject that was somewhat difficult for me to write on, but one that I knew I had to do in order to move forward with my life. This issue is also filled with random short stories and poetry… Continue
Added by riotgrrrlaz on January 15, 2010 at 8:00pm —
The Poopsheet Foundation
is very interested in buying your unwanted mini-comics, fanzines, etc.
WE PAY CASH for
• mini-comics of all sorts, particularly collections or large lots
• fanzines of all sorts (especially comics fanzines but we're open to other types)
• convention programs (especially pre-1990 but others are considered)
• APAs (comics, science fiction, horror, etc.)
Added by Rick Bradford on January 15, 2010 at 3:46pm —
The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:
During the early '80's this was the first university level course on comedy writing! Name the University and the course.
Note the final exam was a performance before an audience!
Humor Writing at the Ohio University. The course was created by Professor Mel Helitzer.
I had no correct answers. Seems y'all missed the punch line on this one.
Added by Tom Hendricks on January 14, 2010 at 8:48pm —
i finally finished the third issue of my perzine after being in the making off and on for the past 1.5 years.
it's 44 pages filled with music stuff, art, moving downtown, going to the beach, art school crap, accidental babies, photos, secret messages to people/things, etc... the covers in color, the inside pages are black+white.
if you wanna trade, i'm for it. zines, letters, mix cds, stamps, stickers, artwork, fake flowers, handmade jewelry, whatever! (amanda q, 615 first… Continue
Added by amandaaaa on January 14, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Added by M Thunder on January 13, 2010 at 9:00am —
Please don't judge me! haha. I never really considered myself sheltered. I always thought I was street smart UNTIL I moved to a foreign country wwith family but not with my parents.
So ayways, I've been here for a bit over 2 years now, but I've only been downtown TWICE on my own. The first one was when I decided to impulsively buy a skateboard (that I never learned to use!). And the second one was just a few minutes ago, today.
So I walked from the university and decided… Continue
Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on January 12, 2010 at 11:33pm —
As we've mentioned in numerous other locations, we're going to take a bunch of stuff up to the Newtown Markets (aka diy markets, outside The Hub). So, Sydneysiders, come and check out some zines! Unless it rains, of course. zines and wet weather don't mix. So, that's:
Take Care Distro's first stall!
Saturday 16th Jan 2010
diy markets, Newtown, Sydney
Added by Take Care Zine Distro on January 12, 2010 at 10:54pm —
You may have heard that Tim and I were opening a zine distro. It's open! There are nearly 80 items in our mailorder catalogue, which you can see at takecarezines.org
We are going to be at the diy markets outside The Hub in Newtown this Saturday, the 16th of January, with a suitcase full of zines. So if you live in Sydney come and check it out and save yourself some postage.
Added by Emma D on January 12, 2010 at 10:30pm —
I just finished an issue. And I have some spare copies of #8.
#8 is about friendship and trying to maintain hostile feelings about other women while still being a strong feminist. Queer rage, daddy issues, lesbian desire, and the untimely death of a friend.
#9 is about drug use, falling in love, accepting that I'll never have a relationship with my dad, gender, friendship/family.
Anyone wanna trade? mine for yours? Or two for two?
Added by Sarah Arr! on January 12, 2010 at 10:29pm —
Hello, my name is Jason T. Miles and I am a cartoonist.
I am writing to you today to make sure you are aware of my exciting new endeavor:
My goal for Profanity Hill is to provide both a portrait and marketplace of Seattle's zine community.
It is also my hope for Profanity Hill to be a gateway for interested people living outside the Seattle area.
Growing up in… Continue
Added by Jason T. Miles on January 12, 2010 at 7:13pm —
alright, now that the holidays are over, i can finally get back to mailing out some trades and orders. here's my current list of people i owe zines to. please let me know if you're not on the list but i owe you something.
-star blanket river child of halifax (trade)
-sari m. of lancaster, PA (trade for hoax/you've got a friend in penn.)
-corby p. of honolulu, HI (trade for so nails)
-steve l. of new basford (trade for rum-muffel)
-jane b. of… Continue
Added by Bri Zine on January 12, 2010 at 2:30am —
2) Still looking to trade zines for descriptions! I send you 3/4 zines for free and you send descriptions of them in return. Email me if you're interested: email@example.com
Added by lizzy / marching stars distro on January 11, 2010 at 1:53pm —
Hello friends, and welcome to a new year. Hopefully everyone has decompressed from the stress of the holidays and you all have yr resolutions made and whatnot. I've moved into a new space, which is really small compared to my last, so I started the year off by getting rid of a bunch of stuff, which felt really good. I also got a bunch of new stuff for the distro, which felt equally good (honestly, i'd rather have stacks of records and zines than bags of yarn i haven't used in years). Anyway,… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on January 11, 2010 at 10:00am —
I tend to be very...uhm... sentimental? Well, I find it really difficult to let go of things even if i dont particularly need or want them anymore. So in the process of letting my stuff go, and to make it easier for me (knowing someone else will use/see/get them... give me your address and I'll send you something... from old clippings, to illustrations i find interesting, anatomy and biology books, nursing handbooks, old collages, craft supplies, studs and spikes, etc.
just comment… Continue
Added by Denise on January 11, 2010 at 7:30am —
Today I put up my new zine review blog, Too Many Cookies
. A funny name, one would say, and it is, because as I was trying to think of a name, I was simultaneously thinking about how I had just eaten way
too many blueberry brown sugar cookies in the previous five minutes. This happens a lot.
After telling Amber
I wanted to do zine reviews, she said,… Continue
Added by chantal on January 10, 2010 at 9:00pm —