November's threefold ceremonies of death have declared our ritual goodbyes to summer. Winter is arriving and soon it will be time to celebrate it. Town is getting busier at night - and bloody scary. Each small local gig feels snug and warm, a cave of drink and music in which, in little clusters of friendly strangers, we can shut out the cold black sky. Some of us will play guitar and share some songs. Others will drink, in honour of king winter.
Hey folks, I’m looking for submissions for a zine called “Femme à barbe,” it’s mostly about women-identified folks with facial hair. Submissions from folks of all genders are totally welcome, and submissions about hair in general (not just facial) is also cool. I am especially looking for writings on personal experiences and comics. You can e-mail submissions to jenna.brager [at] gmail [dot] com preferably, and please put “submission femme a barbe” in the subject line. If you have any questions… Continue
Thanks to everyone who contributed to my zine documentary so far! The responses have been fabulous, and I can't wait to put together the first issue to send out to everyone. Here's the deal. I have some funding to put a zine together about why zines are important to folks, about our creative process making them, and the connections we make through making and sharing them. My plan is to do a series of issues over the next year and once I have a good number of issues, to bind them somehow as a… Continue
"In search of… Luke Sinclair" from "Going Postal!" #2
I always see advertisements for zine distros in review zines, but I´ve never contacted any of them to see if they would be interested in carrying one of my zines. I prefer to know my readers one-on-one. That is, if somebody sees a review of my little publication they have to grab a pen & a sheet of paper, then sit down & write to me personally. I like that. I´m not all that interested in putting massive quantities… Continue
Added by Kris M. on November 8, 2009 at 5:21am —
The new issue of Rebel Grrl Zine is finally available - all 64 pages of it! It's A5 size (half size??) and due to having just paid for printing, I can't afford to trade this one, so it's only available to buy from rebelgrrlzine.co.uk
It's radical and rebellious and raar. Get your copy now!…
Deep within the heart of Florida there is a dead town deemed unfit for the enlightened. smack dab in the bermuda triangle of southern cities lays Oakland, the unfortunate place I am from. The youth walk around like zombies, their ears dripping with brain matter because there is no substance to hold their brain cells together. We need your help in rectifying this dire situation. I want to distribute your zines, zines from everywhere in hopes of reviving our lost youth. We have a… Continue
I'm working on the first issue of my first zine and I only have a few contributions so far. If you'd like to contribute something (it's a themed zine, and this issue is all about sex), please contact me ASAP. I'm looking for absolutely anything related to the subject of sex. Send me your articles, essays, drawings, photos, comics, prose, poetry, autobiographies, interviews, thoughts or whatever you can find lying on your bedroom floor. For this issue, I'm looking for absolutely anything…Continue
Added by Larongitis on November 4, 2009 at 5:21pm —
I don't know if anyone out there is as into Harry Potter as I am, but I was wondering if anyone would be interested in helping me with a Harry Potter compilation fanzine, or reading one, for that matter? Let me know about your thoughts and ideas~
I'll be working on a documentary about zines during the RVA Zine Fest, which I help organize. I'll have a table downstairs Friday and Saturday, so come see me. The first incarnation of this documentary will be a zine itself, so I'll have fun zine-making stuff at my table for you to play with. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!
Added by liz! on November 3, 2009 at 2:25pm —
ive been putting off sending zines/trades out or i've said 'yeah, i'll trade" but I haven't actually accounted all the copies of my zines and i know i have a whole list of people that i need to send mail to.. so thus, in december, let's say december 20 - 22nd, I'm going to be photocopying my zines, buying stamps and sending out packages. Currently, these are the people i owe zines/mail to:
CD RELEASE PARTY ONLINE for "5-TH" , the 5-th CD from Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar on the 5-th of November from 7 - 9 PM CST (Dallas, Texas, USA time) at
Because its worldwide, there will be a WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE for anyone in the world, to ask Tom Hendricks (alias Hunkasaurus) anything about post-bands music, or any aspect of the art and media revolution (except for you media that… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on October 30, 2009 at 10:32am —
It's okay to draw stuff like I do but I'm learning to compose a line of action. I picked up this book on Manga, Manga Drawing Kit. Thumbnails, panels in action. The book recommends sketching the particulars then turning the sequence of events into a panel. Exciting. It's a lot more than just drawing something which is all I ever had done. So, I'll get back to the blog once I develop something smooth to copy. My progress has been really slowy evolving. But, that's okay.
Making the story zine was lovely. 8 people took part.
The ugliest breakfast in the world was made on my campstove. Phipps was looking after a friend's dog, which did a poo.
And inspired by some trashy hire-books from the Grainger Market we produced some rather racy page-long works.
Here's excerpts (we mostly chose to be 'anon' so I'll just number them).
See if you can work out which room each takes place in. The title of the zine… Continue