I've always wanted to take our Dallas daily and see how much of it is hard news. Thankfully someone else has done it for me. Clay Shirky reports on his findings for his hometown paper. Then UTNE does the same experiment. They include photos of the results. Check them out and let me know what you think.
Seeking submissions for first quarterly edition of H.O.P.E. Looking for poetry, short fiction, original artwork, cartoons, and more for new Zine on mental illness. Submissions taken on rolling basis. Artists don't need to have a diagnosed mental illness to submit, just an interest in mental wellness. Will take anonymous submissions and/or pen names.
Added by Erin L George on October 13, 2009 at 11:22pm —
Welcome to H.O.P.E. (Healing through Our Personal Expressions)! I decided to begin this zine in order to offer consumers a place to express themselves. It is said that healing often comes from self expression, no matter what the form. In some case, people feel better after journaling their thoughts and experiences. For others, writing a poem or painting are ways to help on the path to recovery. "It is a well known fact that writing has a positive effect on an individuals sense of well being,"… Continue
Added by Erin L George on October 13, 2009 at 10:30pm —
The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:
What is not a pipe? Clue - there is only one correct answer.
The surrealist masterpiece painting by Rene Magritte with the English translated title that " This Is not a pipe". The painting shows a
painting of a pipe with the words 'ceci n'est pas une pipe" under it.
The idea being it is a picture of a pipe not a real pipe. A koan
“June Graveyard” is my new zine – it’s a story about going to Yorkshire and climbing a steep hill with my mother, in order to find Sylvia Plath’s grave.
It’s 28 pages long and has a gocco printed cover – no two snails are alike.
Contact me if you're interested in reading it. . .
Finally found a cheap photocopier! So now I just need to do the finishing touches for Pillow Talk and find a good picture for the front cover and I can finally print some copies and send them to you all! Continue
Added by Laura on October 9, 2009 at 5:11pm —
October is SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Awareness Month. As you may or may not know, I have a newphew who passed away at 4 months old from SIDS in the summer of 2007. My zine Introvert #6 is about my experiences with that trying time in my family's life.
So after a couple of months since moving house and becoming somewhat disconnected from the outside world, I have the internet back in my life, and I can get back to being my normal ball of chaotic creative energy!
Lots has happened in the last month or so;
Exploding the Myth #2 is all printed and trading is good :) It's a special, one-off, full colour issue. I got some of them printed for free but I'm running out FAST and can't afford to print anymore, so grab em while you can!… Continue
Added by Kira Swales on October 7, 2009 at 2:11pm —
Announcing the outbreak of RIGOR MORTIS #2 from its Baltimore-based containment facilities. Horror fans are advised to recognize and beware of the symptoms associated with the zine’s sophomore issue, including, but not limited to:
- Dread Sockett aims for the heart of Klaus Kinski’s Nosferatu;
- Colin Cthulhu rises from the grave in defense of the “ZomCom”;
- DeadVida survives a night in Colorado’s… Continue
Scenario: I've got a copy of the 'Secret Garden' that I loved reading as a child. IF I give this copy to a child now in 2009 .... I've broken the law and can face a $100,000 fine or time in jail. And sadly I am not kidding.
No, 2009 is not 1984, but it seems close. This is so outrageous that I wonder how it got past America? But it did. And it's the law.
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), is a law passed by congress in August 2008 in response… Continue
THE MEADOW by Mike O'Hare and Elfreda Pretorius. Available at most of the usual book outlets, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Chapters etc. There is a whole new world created when the marketing machine gets into gear. Here's where it's important to get the right image and interest going with the intention of creating a sound or an image that will stick. Of course, once the book has been read, everything changes course and a more subtler approach is… Continue
Added by Mike O'Hare on October 6, 2009 at 5:30am —
NEW MUSEA. The new issue of Musea #171 for Oct/Nov is now out.(Now celebrating 17 years). It will be available free at the usual Dallas locations by the end of today, Friday, and (thanks to Webmaster, Matthew) it is now posted on musea.us. for everyone with access to read. Also on the website is a new photo on the splash page. Welcome each and everyone to come see it.
The Musea issue is all about BIOLOGY - with an emphasis on looking at life as a split between… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on October 2, 2009 at 10:20am —
Starting over! Reset button! Big changes, and not sure what they are just yet... Going out of business sale? Or maybe just shutting down for re-tooling.... Not sure yet.
All zines from Loop Distro are $1.00 until further notice. Yes. Just ONE DOLLAR EACH. If you buy a bunch of zines that were already a dollar, then i'll give you extras or free shipping or something. Books are half-price. Stock up! Get some of the good stuff! If you want to browse in real life, many will be on display… Continue
The Approaching Apocalypse Distro is an independent zine distributor working out Richmond, Virginia. We publish and distribute DIY zines and other products (patches, buttons, etc.) that inspire and inform. The purpose of this project is to help disseminate ‘propaganda’, connect people around the world, and make the zine community more accessible to people everywhere. Information, art, music, ideas and stories were meant to be shared and the Approaching… Continue
Added by Mo Karnage on October 1, 2009 at 1:02pm —