I won't lie, I'm still buzzing from the single launch. Months of sincere effort has now produced something to be proud of. Although, when I say "effort", I mean I just rocked up when I was supposed to when I was supposed to. DJ NU put in the real hard yards, and I'm so grateful to have been a part of it.… Continue
Added by sandy on January 31, 2010 at 6:00am —
This op-ed may find a way to a zine and/or newspaper (as you can tell by reading it, it's sort of written in layman's terms compared to how D&D fans might describe the situation) but until then, you can read it here:
IS DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS DYING?
By Nick Kessler
When most people hear the term “Dungeons and Dragons,” they immediately picture something to do with either computers or the internet, or if they’re really intellectual, a card or board game. However, Dungeons… Continue
Added by Nick Kessler on January 30, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Yoko Ono has spent the last 28 days in a residential treatment program for substance abuse. To occupy her time, Yoko has written, produced and performed a play about her spiritual malady. This comic is the definitive record of Yoko's spiritual awakening.
Written and drawn by Jason T. Miles (Thick Mutt
, Kramers Ergot
More information at the… Continue
Added by Rick Bradford on January 30, 2010 at 1:43pm —
Hah. Spot the Ning noob. Only just found this entire section for blog posts. Woopsie.
Spose I should write a little bit in here. Been working on mélange #2. Almost 2/3 of the way through - hoping to have it finished in the next couple of months. Yeah, I know that's slack, but I like to take my time with zine projects - put some thought into them. Don't know if that comes across, particularly when the iterations of editing result in something minimal. But I suppose art is like a… Continue
Added by sandy on January 29, 2010 at 8:07pm —
Yes, that is correct. The Silk City Series
is now a book, being published by Knickerbocker Circus Publishing, a small press out of Astoria, NY.
It's a collection of stories about the everyday lives of working-class people in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. The book has already garnered praise from publications such as Maximum Rock n Roll Magazine, who said "...the presentation is very beautiful and put together with an eye for the antique, forgotten, miserable and… Continue
Added by Eric Nelson on January 29, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Notes from a Hospital Bed in France
by Lisa B. Falour
By 1975, when I was a first-year art student (majoring in graphic design & illustration) at Kent State University in Ohio, U.S.A., I already had eclectic tastes with regard to art, music and literature. I was restless and very unsure of myself, but of one thing I was certain: there weren´t any magazines around to really interest and engage me. Lonely, nerdy, odd, and fond of correspondence, I became a “mail artist”… Continue
Added by Kris M. on January 29, 2010 at 1:34am —
This effects all zinesters too.
Rocco Landesman, the Chairman of the NEA, National Endowments for the arts, was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show 1/25/10. The guest host was Susan Page. I emailed a comment, Page read it, and Landesman answered it. Here's the exchange
Susan Page: Here is a question you may like less well. It's from Tom... It's an email from Tom Hendricks who identifies himself as the editor of the web magazine Musea and he says,
"The NEA should get… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on January 28, 2010 at 8:41pm —
Hey zine kids! I am excited to announce that my blog is up and running! I’ve been working on it for about a month now, and I feel I’m ready to go public with it. I’m not sure how it will develop over time, but so far I have really enjoyed creating and writing it. Check it out and let me know what you think! Thanks so much. http://michelleaiello.wordpress.com/
Added by Michelle - Indigo zine on January 28, 2010 at 4:39pm —
This zine is going to be a compiation of people's dreams. I have about 10 right now from different people, but it would be amazing if i could get any submissions from any of the great people on wemakezines
Added by Ashley Galindo on January 27, 2010 at 2:33pm —
The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:
This giant hit song was the first real smash to use the pitch correction software. Name it. Good Luck!
Cher's 1998 mega hit "Believe". It sold over 10 million, hit number one on the charts and made her the oldest female artist at 52 to reach #1.
She didn't need the pitch correction or auto tune, but when the bonehead record execs wanted her to dump the cool effect, she refused. Sadly… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on January 26, 2010 at 11:27am —
Put a new post on Adventures In Living
! The posts are listed under the Rants and Notes section.
Added by Ro- The Apocalypse Girl on January 25, 2010 at 6:30pm —
It's fun in the sun with this issue's "Island Adventure" by Sam Gaskin (Pizza Wizard
). Inspired by children's manga about a clam and an alligator.
More info and sample pages at the Poopsheet… Continue
Added by Rick Bradford on January 25, 2010 at 3:31pm —
I'm looking for submissions for a new compilation zine called Three Degrees: A Zine about Autism
. I'm looking to compile essays, poems, photographs, and art about your personal experiences with or perspectives on autism. The name of the zine is derived from the theory that everyone knows a person with autism by... you guessed it... three degrees. I chose this title to reflect that autism can affect pretty much everyone.
I want to include submissions from a wide variety of… Continue
Added by Megan Allore on January 23, 2010 at 12:03pm —
Since first entering into the world of zines, just a little while ago, every time I come here I end up reading. I read forum threads, follow links and read more and that stirs thoughts, lots and lots of thoughts. It's kind of like being a tourist in a city you've decited to visit and then just end up staying because the city is just so completely absorbing.
Tonight was no different. I was going through the different thread discussions and came across the one about old and new zine… Continue
Added by Whitering on January 22, 2010 at 6:31pm —
I'm working on my second zine. I came up with a name for the issue, peculiar landscape and was initally going to do an exploration on altered views, but the more I think about it the more I'm thinking that what the zines I create should be about is art. It's the one thing that I understand in my bones.
I do alot of writing, but it's mostly observations that have nothing to do with what any one else says or thinks, or political views although I have been known to be extreemly vocal as to… Continue
Added by Whitering on January 21, 2010 at 7:35pm —
Photo of zines and letter I will be returning removed at Zac's request.
Thought I'd do this publicly so I don't get accused of being unreasonable/mean/evil/whatever.
I will be returning some of Zac's zines that I received for distro stock with the following note:
It is with regret that I am unable to stock your zines and have to return them to you. Since receiving them for stock it came to my attention that some of your comments on a blog post on WMZ go… Continue
Added by lizzy / marching stars distro on January 21, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Truth be told, I am still unceratin if this is something that I want to venture into. But I have given it a lot of thought, and hey, everything worthwhile can and WILL more than likely be challenging, right?
But in an attempt to see how it goes and how prepared I am for it, I'll be starting building a catalogue. So send your zines in! If it comes to worst and the Distro doesn't open (sooner than I hope), I'll still be writing reviews of your zines in my… Continue
Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on January 21, 2010 at 12:00pm —
So I'm off and running on zine number 2. This one is under the phaugey dox heading, but is called pecuiar landscape. I decited I wanted to do something that would mess with the idea of normal and perseption of what normal life looks and feels like.
So it's going to take a bit to finish.
My hope is that by the time it's done some of the other problems I've been looking at will be fixed.
New copier. printer, better camera, fixed car. Ok so the car might not be fixed by then but who… Continue
Added by Whitering on January 21, 2010 at 9:51am —
SPIEL: This is Adam's first zine in something like 4 or 5 years! and it's awesome! Basically, each page is a document from Adam's workbook of... "word art?" What should we call this type of thing...? How's about we call it amazing! because I'm blown away by what Adam's pulled off. Basically, each page is a gag cartoon with out the drawing... but somehow it's still drawing... Basically, the shape of Adam's humor and insight both inform and are informed by the content of their language...… Continue
Added by Jason T. Miles on January 21, 2010 at 3:27am —
Join us for the next issue of NuTHOuSE
, "your place for humor therapy." Treatment 96 features a salute to dumb blonde jokes, plus the mad ravings of Jim Sullivan, James Valvis, Don Weinstock, Larry Granger, Kate Duvall and Al Rubeck. $1.50 for a sample issue; $5 or $10 for a prescription. Floridians, add 6 percent sales tax. Checks should be payable to Twin Rivers Press, PO Box 119, Ellenton FL 34222. Or go to our Web clinic to order online, read guidelines and excerpts, enjoy videos and… Continue
Added by D. White on January 20, 2010 at 6:22pm —