Okay so I noticed that the university bookstore was having a bargain sale, and me, being the ever impulsive buyer have decided to wander around... it was lucky though that even though this means im a few bucks poorer, I found something that's actually quite interesting, the book: Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers by the Guerilla Girls, which is quite an old book but nevertheless interesting. I've only browsed through the pages, but will probably post a review as soon as I finish going through… Continue
Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on July 1, 2009 at 2:15pm —
I wrote another review last week for the Big Issue (a British newspaper sold by homeless vendors, with them keeping 80p of the £1.50 cover price).
It was for a live High Definition broadcast at our local cinema of a National Theatre production of 'Phedre', starring Helen Mirren (who played the Queen) and some dood out of that 'Mamma Mia!' movie:
I'm getting paid again for this, which helps a lot in these times of… Continue
Added by rogerSIMIAN on July 1, 2009 at 11:28am —
Fellow zinester Iris J. Arnesen, editor of "The Opera Glass" has just announced the release of a new major work on Puccini's operas titled "The Romantic World of Puccini: A New Critical Appraisal of the Operas" ($45 from publisher McFarland & Company).
It's always a treat for me, when zinesters I know and trade with, get published. Iris's book is now available for pre order at Amazon Books and I'm sure it'll be widely available soon.
You can see the… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on July 1, 2009 at 10:15am —
Wow, can't believe it's been 2 years already! And what a fantastic, amazing, incrediable 2 years it's been! I never dreamt when I opened marching stars with about 12 zines it would grow into what it has today. The last year has been difficult at university, but I was determined to prove everyone who said "all distros close when the owner goes to university" wrong!
Thank you SO… Continue
Added by lizzy / marching stars distro on June 30, 2009 at 6:18pm —
I've just been experimenting with the online ebook publishing tool myebook and have uploaded an episode of Ex: Astris
, called Homecoming
: a 10-page strip which first appeared in the British comic in Bulletproof Comics #2
. Click on the image on the right to view the comic… Continue
Added by John Freeman on June 30, 2009 at 3:01pm —
Here's a review of my zine Candy Box that Madrea Marie is going to include in her zine:
Chantels friend from the UK sent her a box full of UK candies. Chantel then decides to document her candy eating adventure. She rates each kind of candy and describes its taste, texture, and appearance. A nice added touch is the candy wrappers throughout the pages. It is a very cute little zine, and made me want to eat some chocolate!
Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 30, 2009 at 8:27am —
The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:
Matisse and Picasso were both rivals and great friends. They were also arguably the best artists of the century. Each influenced the other more than the other would admit. Let's go back in time. Picasso just unveiled his new picture, the groundbreaking masterpiece that would change the world of art forever, "Les Demoiselles, d'Avignon". What was Matisse's reaction when he first saw the… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on June 29, 2009 at 10:51am —
Here are some zine reviews I plan to have in my next zine. I may still edit them or change them around a bit, and I still have more zines to review, so let me know what you think of these so far! Need more, less? do they make you want to order the zines, yes or no or what?
Fed Up Mag #11/Free
Another Fed up, whiny zine from the angry Irishman. Alan always says he is fed up, but he keeps on complaining.… Continue
Added by Madrea Marie on June 29, 2009 at 6:11am —
I need to visit home.
I have to see my friends.
I NEED to be with my family.
Yeah, i know, those are three lines I never really thought I'd have to admit to. But alas, I do. And zines and crafts just might help me make it happen. How? Well from this day til before Christmas (my target date), I'll save every single cent I make from my zines/writings/poetry/crafts/photography for the plane ticket. So I'll have to apologize to everyone if my prices cannot be SUPER low as I… Continue
Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on June 28, 2009 at 8:00pm —
July is International Zine Month
To celebrate, free with any order from Click Clack Distro
will be the Entry Point compliation zine. This zine was put together in order to recognize how zinesters got involved in zines. Seventeen zinesters from around the world participated in this project, read their stories!…
Added by NicoleIntrovert on June 28, 2009 at 4:07pm —
It's been forever since I made a zine, let a lone an art zine. Today I'm going to brain storm on possible ideas for an art zine and hopefully I'll start on the project tonight.
Also, I have completed dinosaur vs. robot #6. Sadly, it is going to be the last issue of my comic journal series. In its place, I have been working on a comic series called Devil Bids Us Skoal
. Perhaps in the future I'll do a… Continue
Added by Ainsley on June 28, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Hi All, I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi to all members. Thanks for the great resource.
I produce a zine called Sybil's Garage. It's primarily filled with modern speculative fiction, poetry, and artwork from the early 20th century. I started it in Hoboken, New Jersey, but have moved to Greenpoint last year (hence the G train symbology in the current issue). Here's a picture of the latest cover:
You can check out… Continue
Added by Matthew Kressel on June 28, 2009 at 8:02am —
Functionally ill #5 is out! It's about being rediagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, applying for Medi-Cal, dealing with bureaucracy, what my anxiety feels like, and losing services. There's a lot packed into this small issue. So get in touch if you're interested in trading!
Added by lauramarie on June 27, 2009 at 6:10pm —
Hope all is as well as can be. Mishap #27 will be the book issue wherein various people offer up their favorite titles and also tell us about those books that changed their outlook or lives in some way. It isn't too late to get in, if'n you want.
I'll have them ready for the Portland Zine Symposium the end of July but probably not before.
Added by Ryan Mishap on June 27, 2009 at 5:57pm —
now that i'm slowly figuring out this whole world of technology thing that seems to be going on these days I have most of my zines on pdf. hurrah. so if you or your zine library/distro want a copy of Pathologize This!: A Mental Health Zine (edition 1 or 2), Reproduce Freely: A Reproductive Autonomy Zine, or Out of Order: Queer and Trans Youth Resistance just let me know your e-mail address and I'll send you the pdf. then you just print it out and fold and you have a beautiful… Continue
Added by sarah tea-rex on June 27, 2009 at 3:30pm —
I just finished doing layout for Adult Themes,
and I am super excited about the cover!
I am also excited about my writing in the zine, although by the time it was all done, I really needed synonyms for moan, clit, cunt, cock, and rub. I am in awe of sex writers who can come up with unique descriptions for sexual body parts and actions. I ended up resorting to using "prick" and "dick", two words I'm not all that fond of.
In any case, the zine is all laid out. Within… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 27, 2009 at 9:30am —
Added by matt w on June 27, 2009 at 7:28am —
Use Your Words (Press) is a new art collective here in Olympia that we have the pleasure of being a part of and helping start in the last month or so. We are real excited because this Sunday is our first event! If you are in/near/around/passing through the Olympia area, you should come! It goes something like this:
: Alexis Wolf (reading from her new issue of… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on June 26, 2009 at 7:54pm —
I'm trying to race ahead with Crone
as my husband wants to get it printed next week. Monday and tuesday are his last days at HSBC and his last chance to print it. The situation with photocopyng at the Home Office is up in the air. He reckons it'll be fine; I'd rather not risk it for a while because, ya know, the Home Office
. But I did go to a photocopiers in Machynllyth. I didn't really get the full details: there was a police officer in there, interviewing the shop owner about… Continue
Added by Eunice on June 26, 2009 at 11:30am —
Hello zine world, how are all of you today?
Im feelin upbeat as I've finally done a little bit of updating to my webshite....anddd ive created an all new blog! I was running out of places to put my thoughts - diaries and zines are not enough, and im fed up of writing the odd one or two on myspace and losing them forever. Check em out, its what would be in my perzine if i had one. So yeah, you can access my blogs and other bits of writing via my website www.kiraswales.co.uk
Added by Kira Swales on June 26, 2009 at 8:49am —