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"Junk Drawer" Zines in Artist Made Books Exhibit

Three zines from my "Junk Drawer" series will be part of an exhibition of artist made books at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. There will be 13 other artists and writers featured, and from what I've seen, most seem to be pretty accomplished. And then there's me, with little photocopied, stapled zines. Nothing fancy, but somehow they're in an art exhibit. Well, I'm just glad that zines are being recognized along with other "art books," as they call them.

The show takes place… Continue

Added by Eric Bartholomew on January 3, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

writing

i'm busy working on cocoa/puss issue #4. maybe busy isn't the right word because i love my zine and it isn't exactly "work" to put it out. it's actually the highlight of my crazy fucked up life. i love the responses and the copying and the glue everywhere. i love stickers on enevelopes and trades and all of it. i'm just in the brainstorming phase right now. trying not to force the writing out. read a little bukowski and he said something about if you have to sit and force the words out,you… Continue

Added by CocoaPuss Zine on January 3, 2010 at 9:16am — 2 Comments

Scatter Gram No. 5

I braved the arctic wind to make copies of Scatter Gram 5 today! They're all ready to go. I'm so happy I've been able to keep this zine going and put it out on a regular basis. I'll probably just do one more issue after this, though, because it's all about being in library school and I'm set to graduate in June.

Added by andreajean on January 2, 2010 at 2:24pm — No Comments

New in the Poopsheet Shop: several comics by Jon Chad and an anthology from Latvia

Here are the latest items available through the Poopsheet Shop:



š! #5 international comics anthology

š! #5, international comics anthology from Latvia with work by 18 artists from 10 countries. Handsome perfectbound publication with most work in color, all text in English.…



Bobo Backslack by Jon Chad Shortstack card game by Jon Chad

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Added by Rick Bradford on January 2, 2010 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Loose Confederation Musea E-mail Club #497

LOOSE CONFEDERATION of ADVOCATES



There is a growing LOOSE CONFEDERATION of people in the art and media revolution. There are many artists, advocates, and advocacy groups, that cover the problems of a specific type of art. And some, like myself see the problem as endemic of all arts and media.



Some of these leaders know of the other leaders, some of us have even worked with each other to bring about changes. But whether by ourselves, or within our specific interests, or as… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 1, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments

Candy or Medicine Volume Eight Out Now

Sending out the decade in style, Candy or Medicine Volume Eight continues to captivate with 16 pages of all new artwork including “Wandering Through the Terrain” by Pat Aulisio, some office life slice-of-life by Jessica Seck Marquis, “Epicurus on God” by Cliff Lipp, another tale of love gone awry by Kevin Richardson, an obtuse toon by Mister Ben, more of the wokka wokka humor you’ve come to love from Ray N. and Josh Blair, a back page pin-up from mini-comic veteran Brad W. Foster plus a cover… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on December 31, 2009 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest Last of the Year

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

our last contest question of:



This film remake of Shakespeare's The Tempest, has Ariel played

by a ROBOT! Name it.



IS

Forbidden Planet with Robby the Robot, from 1956! Note the great music!

When I was a kid I had a robot. Wind it up and it said:

"I'm Robby the Robot, Mechanical man, guide me and stir me, wherever you can!"



Winner is pending!

The rest of you need to "Oil up on your… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 30, 2009 at 11:03am — No Comments

be my fan <3

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hannah-Neurotica/236252297355?ref=mf


because why the fuck not, ya know?

add and leave a comment <3

Added by Hannah Neurotica on December 28, 2009 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas...LAIR style!

The 87th episode of my "Living Zine," LAIR OF THE YAK, is having its annual Christmas Show tonight # 9PM Eastern---check it out on blogstar.com OR right below!

Added by Nick Cato on December 26, 2009 at 5:56pm — No Comments

UTNE READER praises Baltimore's "thriving independent literary scene"

Utne Reader profiles Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore!, and Mobtown's literary scene in general, in its January/February 2010 issue.



Baltimore's "thriving independent literary scene should serve as an inspiration to anyone, in any city, who feels the… Continue

Added by Eight-Stone Press on December 22, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Hits Just Keep Coming (Musea E-mail Club #496)

Dear Reader,



Christmas week and time to celebrate. Here are the latest additions to the world's first all world music list, the BIG LIST - The net is the world's jukebox and here is the first best list of those songs and videos (most new some new to most of us). I guarantee that all of these are great music and great fun. Listees and Listeners both - help me help promote all these fine talents. It's not a CD its a new paradigm in music! Pass the word - or the notes! MS = MySpace, YT… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 22, 2009 at 10:47am — No Comments

Durable Goods Issues 1-11

Here are a listing of the writers that appear in Durable Goods Issues One-Nine.



Issue One



Doug Draime

Michael J. Solender

Aleathia Drehmer



Issue Two



Pris Campbell

David E. Oprava

Beto Palaio

Aleathia Drehmer



Issue Three "The Ladies Issue"



Nadine Sellers

Kristin Fouquet

Cheryl Townsend

Aleathia Drehmer



Issue Four



F.D. Marcel

Jason… Continue

Added by Aleathia Drehmer on December 21, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A Piece of Wistful Poetry

Blessed be the Sunlight
Oh, here it comes again
Slicing through the rain and clouds
And upon my windowframe.

It may oh maybe
Not so beautiful
Californians cannot see
But a ray of sunshine is a ray of hope
Appreciated eventually.

Added by Nick Kessler on December 21, 2009 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Zinester Quiz for Art Smarts (12.21.09)

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

our last contest question of:



The actor in the space opera began saying his part:

"Engines on! Countdown begins! 10,9,8,... LINE!"



But seriously though, what FILM invented the countdown?



IS

Countdown was first used by the 1929 German science fiction movie "Die Frau im Mond" by Fritz Lang to increase the drama of the launch sequence of the story's lunar rocket, says wikipedia.



I had no… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 21, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

black light diner distro update, december 2009

Hello everyone! Just a little update about the new zines available at Black Light Diner Distro!







HELLO ALABAMA: A ONE-SHOT DISASTER (Tuscaloosa, AL)



Courtney's (Muse) anti-love letter to Alabama was written after she packed up and moved from North Carolina to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to attend library science school. The move came with an unexpected downside in the racist and conservative attitudes… Continue

Added by Erica S. on December 20, 2009 at 6:47pm — No Comments

2010 Wall Calendar.









Everybody loves to know what day it is.



This is the etsy listing http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37116274



I you are interested and don't want to use etsy you can send me $4 well concealed cash to:



ladypajama

po box 9354

missoula, mt 59807



*please include an extra dollar if you are from outside of the… Continue

Added by ladypajama on December 20, 2009 at 11:17am — No Comments

Dungeons & Dragons Continues

So far I have an interview, tons of products for possible review, an Opinon Editorial piece that will be reprinted in the zine (I plan on sending it to Adbusters and Renaissance in the meantime), another op-ed that is still in outline form, and A LOT OF GAMING EXPERIENCE with this new group I've been playing with in Portland. I also plan on putting a short (if comical) Tunnels & Trolls solo adventure at the end. Keeping my fingers crossed that this will work out.

--Nick

Added by Nick Kessler on December 18, 2009 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Two Last Minute Gifts

Reader,

Here are two small gifts for you. The first is the new issue of Musea,

the second is the Musea Reading Fund, half off of any classic anything!



The new issue of Musea, "Chess Sets" is now up on the Musea website

at musea.us. For Christmas each year, I've tried to write a short story

that fits the season. This year it's the story of Barty, who as a child

loved to draw. The story starts out:



Once while 8 year old Barty was working on a drawing… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 18, 2009 at 9:47am — No Comments

It's Christmas-time in the city...

This is a holiday ornament I received as a gift via the P.O. Box this morning. Comprised of red and green beads. A silver and red pipe cleaner. Wire. And a .32 shell casing.



The envelope bore neither note nor return address. Moreover, it was marked "Hand Cancel! Fragile", so there wasn't even a postmark. But perhaps the most frustrating (yet tantalizing) part in figuring out who sent it was narrowing the perhaps too-extensive list of… Continue

Added by Eight-Stone Press on December 17, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SMILE, HON, YOU'RE IN BALTIMORE! seeking stories/artwork/photography for upcoming sex issue

BALTIMORE - Literary zine Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! is accepting submissions of sex-related stories, essays, poetry, photography and other artwork for a forthcoming special issue through Tuesday,… Continue

Added by Eight-Stone Press on December 17, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

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