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 —
Project Censored has an annual report where they tell of those main news stories that did not get the coverage they deserved. Here is this year's list.
(editor of the 17 year old zine Musea)
Added by Tom Hendricks on January 6, 2010 at 10:24am —
: collaborative groups like THE BOOK ROOM, JAZZ CAKES and introducing Ffotogallery’s FORUM artist group
: self publishing from ELEANOR JANE, HENRY IRELAND, HAZARD PRESS, DOUBLEPLUSGOOD BOOKS and KATHRIN OLLROGE
: publications such as HOTSHOE, BLOWN, IMPULSIVE RANDOM PLATFORM and RUBRIC
: and many more ‘zines, cakes and arty ephemera available from BAF regular… Continue
Added by Ffotogallery@TurnerHouse on January 6, 2010 at 9:00am —
staple it together and call it bad weather
a compilation of zine works by me! includes the best of flying w/ broken wings
#1-#4, and various one-shots and unpublished pages from over the years. 184 content-heavy pages, half-size.
$10 us cash, us stamps, or paypal to email@example.com. sorry, no trades. this one's way too big and expensive to print and mail.
Added by ashlee swanson on January 5, 2010 at 11:30am —
The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:
There is one Mother Goose rhyme that is written in Limerick form. Name it!
Hickory Dickory Dock. It's in the aabba limerick form
I had no eligible winners. Hickory Dickory NOT!
Now on to a new Q.:
Win a copy of
my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! - (first anti-band CD) or
my NEWER cd CALLED… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on January 5, 2010 at 10:17am —
I can tell that somewhere deep inside me I've already begun "Good Night, Cephalopod." I've already got the text and have been kind of stuck on the drawings--and distracted by life. But I'm getting that drawing feeling. This will be my second zine done entirely in colored pencil.
Added by Monstress Zine on January 3, 2010 at 11:56pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Here are the latest items available through the Poopsheet Shop
, 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.…
Added by Rick Bradford on January 2, 2010 at 1:21pm —
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 —
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 —
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.
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 —
Added by Hannah Neurotica on December 28, 2009 at 12:25pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —