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What Folks Are Saying About Mistaken for Straight

I've been getting positive feedback about Mistaken for Straight. It's really gratifying when people say nice things about my writing and zines.



This is what my friend Dixie (an awesome cool poet, witch, teacher, mentor, and all around rad woman) wrote to me in an email:



I really like your new 'zine. I think it is one of your very strongest and best thus far. I was impressed by your courage and by the amount of objectivity you displayed in describing your… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 23, 2009 at 8:37am — 3 Comments

New Shoes

The little girl had just been given a new pair of shoes. Her last pair she had outgrown with holes in the toes. Left alone with her new possession, she had to figure out how to get the plastic string connecting them OFF.

She searched around for something sharp, but those kind of things were kept well out of reach from the children. Unsupervised, she ran around the living quarters, looking for something, finally spotting it on a nearby end table. A shiny red lighter beside a pack of… Continue

Added by Madrea Marie on June 22, 2009 at 2:18pm — 2 Comments

New issue of Mentally Ill zine





Mentally Ill zine #2



More comix about my struggles with depression, PTSD, abuse, marriage and fatherhood, recovery and struggling to reclaim a sense of self. It’s cartoony but not light hearted. There is lots of potentially triggering stuff here. Consider yourself warned.



12 pp, half-size, black & white

Available for $1 plus shipping from… Continue

Added by redguard on June 22, 2009 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Test your art smarts for this week's quiz

(Read directions to play)



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

our last contest question of:



Who invented the first sound recording devise, and what was recorded? Clue it wasn't Edison like we thought.



IS

Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville invented the phonautograph. And on April 9, 1860 he recorded someone singing "Au Clair de la Lune". You can hear it… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 22, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

PLEASE HELP. DO YOU KNOW THIS PERSON? COULD THIS BE YOU?

Height: No limit.

Build: Anything resembling human.

Age: Between 18 to 100+.

Gender: Who cares?

Race: As long as it’s human.

Endearing features: Preferably retaining at least two of the five senses (any two will do).



This person has no axe to grind, no agenda to impose, no goods to sell and no attitude to vent on others. There is time on this person’s hands and a willingness to help and serve our fellow man; therefore it will be a labour of… Continue

Added by Mike O'Hare on June 22, 2009 at 9:22am — No Comments

Sweet Candy Radio #4

Host: Sage Adderley ~ Guest: Samantha Castillo (What's Her Deal? Zine & Foolish Heartbeat Zine)



Welcome to episode #4 of Sweet Candy Radio. Sage and Samantha proudly share their fangirl moments. Listen in while we giggle about possible fangirl craziness, Samantha's thoughts on pop culture, as well as her current favorite stuff. We swoon over The Office, Sonic Youth, and others! There is also talk about the importance of communication in the zine community, body piercings and… Continue

Added by Sage on June 20, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Long Live the Typewriter!

Last weekend I was at the local office supply store, picking up a new laser printer, when I noticed they still sell typewriters. Granted, they are nothing like the old machines I'm familiar with, but I hadn't actually seen one in years. One thing that caught my attention was what someone had typed on a display model: "Typewriters are not obsolete, they are still useful". Though that person may never know, I decided then and there to find a typewriter and pound out a zine the old fashioned… Continue

Added by W. Alan Fare on June 20, 2009 at 3:04pm — 3 Comments

A review of "Carrots and Condoms" by Dan Murphy

Here's a short, sweet review of the first two issues of my zine by Dan Murphy, who writes The Juniper, posted on his blog The Juniper Bends As If It Were Listening.



"Coco Negro from Sacramento, CA makes an awesome zine called Carrots & Condoms. It's a very well-written zine with some great illustrations accompanying the writing. She has two issues out. The first issue deals with the dichotomy of life in the city versus life in… Continue

Added by Coco Negro on June 19, 2009 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Review of Brainscan #23

(This review originally appeared on the Feminist Review blog http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2009/06/brainscan-23.html)



This second printing of Brainscan #23 was released in September 2008, but don’t worry about it being outdated. While the events in this zine happened between 1995 and 2003, none of Alex Wrekk’s narratives has an expiration date.







Wrekk’s travel-themed vignettes are entertaining stories, told the way a friend would talk about the wild… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 19, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

until i breathe life again

aka Help me feel I'm not alone





This is not exactly a social change thing (yet), but somethign that I use as a self theraeutic thing of sorts. I decided to post it here because I feel that more like minded people will understand it better...



So I was thingking, why do I write? How did it start?

I remember a little conversation I had with my mom when I was younger. I think I was in gradeschool or early HS. Around the time where you just suddenly feel like you're… Continue

Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on June 19, 2009 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Estrones 1

Well, the first issue of Estrones is done. I have a neat pile of 50 copies, all with individual covers: no two alike! Now that it's done, I can see problems. Such as, the lack of a proper way to end it. It just, well, ends. Note to self: write a proper last page, don't just leave it like that. And *facepalm* I managed to have two pages printed the wrong way around. It's a list of 48 things about me (as i am 48), but something went a bit backwards between putting it all together on word.… Continue

Added by Eunice on June 18, 2009 at 5:16pm — 3 Comments

My first bit of writing in a mainstream mag

I've just had a live review published in a mainstream publication. A friend contacted me on tuesday. She used to write for our zine, Sun Zoom Spark, and it turns out she's now the deputy editor of the Scottish edition of The Big Issue (the weekly magazine sold by homeless vendors - they get 80p out of the £1.50 cost per issue). She wondered if I'd review the Franz Ferdinand / RoAR (Rock Against Racism)… Continue

Added by rogerSIMIAN on June 18, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

Life Without PayPal

My PayPal account was closed a few weeks ago, and I am still adjusting to life without it. It’s funny how little time it takes for such a service to be taken for granted and then one day, it’s gone.



Now I’m back to the good old days, accepting only cash or trades for my zines. Remember well-concealed cash? Once PayPal came along, all those cute little envelopes with stickers and colourful ink, bundled up $1 U.S. bills and Canadian $2 coins taped to a piece of paper or thin cardboard… Continue

Added by Maranda Elizabeth on June 16, 2009 at 6:00pm — 10 Comments

Bear Pussy helps me understand myself

When I started Bear Pussy I had no idea what it was going to be about. As a matter of fact, I put it off for a very long time because I felt I would have nothing intresting to say. Zines are a reflection of the creater. Since I have Borderline Personality Disorder, it was very hard for me to figure out what I should put in here, since I don't have a sense of who I am. Suprisingly the zine has helped me have a better understanding of myself and what bothers me. It has a piece on the frustration… Continue

Added by Ashley Galindo on June 16, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Test your Art Smarts with this week's contest

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

our last contest question of:



To boost ratings and keep from closing, this 1835 American Newspaper started a series of article about creatures on the moon. The first told of an astronomer looking through the world's newest and biggest telescope. (Later they wrote that the telescope was 200 feet across and weighed 14,826 pounds). He saw rivers and a tropical jungle. The initial article left the reader there. Then followups filled in the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 16, 2009 at 11:10am — No Comments

Apartment 307 mini-comic out now. Only $3 shipped.

Josh Blair, Pete Borrebach and Noah Van Sciver all live in apartment 307. Not in the same apartment, mind you. Not in the same city, the same state or even the same region of the country. Yet they all, nevertheless, live in apartment 307. These are their stories.



Featuring three semi-autobiographical tales by underground comix sensation Noah Van Sciver (MOME, The Comics Journal, Mineshaft), Josh… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on June 16, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

Eight-Stone Press Publishes SMILE, HON No. 11

BALTIMORE – Get hot and bothered this summer with Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! No. 11, the latest installment in the award-winning series published by Eight-Stone Press.



In this issue, SIOBHÁN FITZPATRICK plants petunias in Pigtown; LISA SINGER’s anger management reserves the right to refuse service; SOMMER MARSDEN leads the way into temptation; CARYN COYLE turns heads; and PIPPY ROCKWELL considers the… Continue

Added by Eight-Stone Press on June 16, 2009 at 9:01am — No Comments

Issue 10 out now!

Faces - Issue 10 of The Great Unwashed is out now!

We've lost our access to free colour copying so it's now back to black and white for us :(
But we've jazzed it up with colourful paper and even more colourful articles! And pictures! And all the usual awesome stuff like Coaster Art.

So if we've enticed you, then give us a shout for a copy!

Added by The Great Unwashed on June 16, 2009 at 5:58am — No Comments

CALL FOR ZINE SUBMISSIONS to tour Eastern Canada!

Hi everyone!



Our friend Ryan at Methinks Presents, which runs the gallery Project 165 in Kensington Market, has organized a traveling art show that will tour between Toronto and Halifax in August. The show has a zine component, and Ryan is looking for zines to be included in the tour!



If you have multiple copies of a zine you would like to see distributed across Eastern Canada, please get in touch with us or with Ryan. Our email address is… Continue

Added by The Toronto Zine Library on June 15, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Hi Guys

Brand new here! My wife and I just made a book called Magical tales of Enchanted Mysteriousness - Vol. One. The website is www.magicaltalesthebook.com - Check it out! Look forward to exploring this site. Take care!

Added by Daria and Patrick J. McQuade on June 15, 2009 at 5:55pm — No Comments

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