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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 —
I've said plenty over the years. It's time to hear from you.
By doing nothing you, reader, support the status quo. You encourage the bad radio and the generic rock on it, you encourage more formula TV and sequel films, you block any change in theater, dance, or the visual arts, you prevent fair reviews for all artists, and keep at bay just about any thing progressive in the arts. You support the worst of corporate art and oppose the best of the independent artists in every kind of… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on January 10, 2010 at 8:42pm —
– a yankee newsprint old school zine in a new world that had a great word up with Mike Doskocil about Drunks With Guns, has heaps of reviews for bands I’ll probably never hear cos I’m flat broke but has plenty of spirit, guts and leaves black ink on yr fingers. What more could you need in this new world of blogs and glossy personal zines and shite. I got mine from Big Star here in Adelaide which surprised the fuck out of me but then the world is getting’ smaller.… Continue
Added by kami on January 10, 2010 at 7:37pm —
This project has been created as a means of promoting domestic violence/abuse awareness. The project also hopes to inspire people to tell their struggles regarding domestic violence and/or abuse and hopefully aid in the healing process.
Whether one is a victim of domestic violence or abuse, an abuser who has inflicted pain and violence on others, or some other person whose life has been affected by the act of domestic violence or abuse...the abuse could even have been… Continue
Added by riotgrrrlaz on January 10, 2010 at 5:13pm —
Hello hello! I am currently working on a zine: Saling-pusa and aside from being a perzine, it focuses mostly on self-discovery and self-definition. And for this first issue, i am looking for articles/pieces that talks about how you just knew you're gay. It can be as obvious as starting to be attracted to someone of the same sex or something like playing house with another girl, being forced to play the guy role and realizing you liked it... it can be anything really. i just really want to… Continue
Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on January 10, 2010 at 5:12pm —
When I was 10 to 15 years old, I published a mimeographed family paper, sending out 100 copies. I wonder who still uses the mimeograph? I still have the machine and some of the supplies.
Added by Jim Olsen on January 10, 2010 at 2:33pm —
I just added some great new zines to the catalog! Come check 'em out.
Adventures in Menstruating #4
Adventures in Menstruating #5
Sassyfrass Circus #4
Little Acorns #3
Telegram Ma'am #18/Your Pretty Face is Going Straight to Hell #9
Telegram Ma'am #19
Culture Slut #18
Culture Slut #19
Culture Slut #20
Coming soon: Sub Rosa #4 and #5,… Continue
Added by Erin H on January 9, 2010 at 4:29pm —
In an attempt to be more active in the whole zine scene/ culture, I decided to do random trades with ANYONE.
If you're interested, email me at email@example.com :) MOst if not all the zines I'll receive from these trades will be made examples and may even be featured in future PLunge fundraising events--figured that since most of us are tight on postage dollars, if I'm going to ass (or even beg) people to send zines our way, it's only decent to send something back . :)
Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on January 9, 2010 at 3:38pm —
Here at QZAP 2010 is off to a roaring start. We've now got 300 zines, flyers, and odd ephemera online in the Archive! If this is your first time here or you're a regular reader, please take some time to browse and find something new-to-you to read.
There are the classics like J.Ds, Anonymous Boy, I ♥ Amy Carter, and Susan Mini Mag. There are more recent zines like the 2008 RMO Tour zine from our friends in the Rude Mechanical Orchestra,… Continue
Added by QZAP on January 9, 2010 at 12:10pm —
So, I've been off for work for the past few days, and have kinda re-immersed myself in zine culture, reading zines and comics, listening to zine podcasts, finishing a long overdue issue of my own and compiling stuff for a best of. I went through a box and found some ooooold ass stickers from back in the day and stuck 'em to my laptop. I made a list of people I'd like to swap with and started writing letters and mailing zines.
Then on the 4th day of non-stop zine-o-rama, I remembered… Continue
Added by Sarah Arr! on January 8, 2010 at 5:06pm —
War with the Cartoon Characters
We as a people had had enough!
"Let's try as a jury and also a judge
all the cartoon 2D bunch;
rope them and their shenanigans,"
shouted the crowd, every one.
"Time to be serious when things are dark,
time to go to work and pull a plow,
time to clean up after those who draw."
The characters in concert said, "Phooey to that!"
and sent raspberries to all in earshot
and drew up multiple musical… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on January 7, 2010 at 9:18pm —
paper trail distro is open again now that the holidays are over, but the break i took made me realize that the distro isn't where i want to put my energy anymore. i knew when i started out seven years ago that the distro had an expiration date--i couldn't keep running it forever. & i think the time has come to shut it down. it's been a while since i really enjoyed the process of running a zine distro, even though i had many good years of reading great zines, meeting interesting people,… Continue
Added by ciaraxyerra on January 7, 2010 at 5:26pm —
I found this at
I think zines as art is a great thing.
Call for Zines for Exhibit at A.D.
By astrogirlon January 5, 2010 We at Anno Domini are resurrecting our ART of ZINES exhibition (a former annual event) and we are still in need of great zines. We believe zines are one of the last frontiers for… Continue
Added by Bethany on January 6, 2010 at 8:50pm —