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paper trail distro news april 2009





learning to leave a paper trail zine distro



paper trail distro carries personal/political zines on topics like reproductive health, mental health, parenting, illness, death, bicycles, traveling, d.i.y. skillsharing, cultural inquiry, queer & trans issues, sex work, anti-racism, feminist issues, &...you get the gist. feel free to send… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on April 8, 2009 at 10:37am — No Comments

Help!

Hello friends,

We’re hoping you might be able to help. To keep the online store open, it costs us far more than the small amounts we get from selling zines. We want to keep growing the zine distro and expanding the possbilities for the zinemakers we stock. To do this, we currently rely on people ordering things online, at zine fairs, and also the money we get from sales of Susy Pow’s zines - Tea & Biscuits, Don’t Panic, Everything Was Beautiful & Nothing Hurt, Comparisons Between… Continue

Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on April 8, 2009 at 6:33am — No Comments

Neverending Creation Project

If you’ve been toiling around my traps recently you may have been cajoled and accosted by me to do whatever-the-fuck-you-want to one page in a little zine-like scrapbook I’ve been creating and letting you create. The first book is nearly full. It’s full of things by (off the top of my head):



Simon Unwin (of the band, Intentions)

Jodie Brabin (of the Dep’t of Ageing)

Catman (of the zine, Krumpets, and the music Catman)

Dan Bolton (of that old band Faux Hawks)

Maddy… Continue

Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on April 8, 2009 at 6:32am — 3 Comments

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Added by Sabrina on April 7, 2009 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Random Camel Housing Co-op- Seeking New Members

We seek two new members to join the current four living in a housing co-operative on the cusp of

buying it's first property. We are vegan, anarchist, feminist permaculturists, in punk and samba bands, members of Ipswich's Food Co-op and Transition group and Radical Routes, who enjoy baking, cooking,

printing, recycling materials and growing food on our allotment. We provide affordable (below LHA) rented accommodation; private bedrooms with shared facilities, so if you're seeking… Continue

Added by Katie D on April 7, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

BETRAYED! #19

New BETRAYED blog post is out.



I'm on my ownsome this time - camerads will be back next week. Planning for Balmer DIY Fest, exciting. I think I did a good job holding up the fort on my own. Swinging next week back to horrifying, this week's a little more lighthearted, because I'm coming out of grief. A friend of mine died. Got to write funny stuff to make myself feel better.



Hope you all are… Continue

Added by betrayedzine on April 5, 2009 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Submissions for issue #4

Submissions are now open for the 4th issue of Hoopla - the world’s most revolutionary craft zine.



The theme for Issue #4 is MAKEing Love. As always the theme is open to interpretation (you can even ignore it completely) but is based around the idea that craft action is positivist action. It’s about creating the world we want to see as opposed to protesting against the way things are.



Submissions welcome in the form of pictures, patterns and writing or a combination of the… Continue

Added by Hoopla on April 5, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Dallas Observer blog Interview of Musea Editor

For you readers outside of Dallas, We have one main daily, The Dallas Morning News, and one main Weekly, the Dallas Observer.



Jesse Hughey, blogger from the Dallas Observer DC9 Blog, e-mailed me on April First and suggested an April Fool’s Joke. He would interview me, and then instead of the usual pro-band conservative Observer stance, he would agree with my ideas.



Well, I don’t know how well the joke worked, but it did allow me to spell out my ideas on the art and music… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 4, 2009 at 11:01am — No Comments

Identity in Schooling- What lead me to Zines...

At CSU Monterey Bay where I have been attending college for the past five years students are required to complete a final project called a Capstone Project to sum up their college education. As a Liberal Studies student I am required to pick a topic that interests me and complete a project based on that topic. Identity Development is a topic that has been very prevelant throughout my college education through my minor in Human Development, and through the many Liberal Studies "teacher" classes… Continue

Added by Dorrie on April 1, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

MY COMIC

Hanson, a failed Spec Ops sergeant with a chequered past and a head full of demons, has been transferred to Crowley Island, an abandoned goverment centre where the dead and the damned feed on the living. Crowley Island was once a Necro-research facility. Hundreds were maimed and killed in the government’s quest for occult knowledge. Until one day, they succeeded in opening a Door. But what came through wasn’t what they had hoped. It was Hell. And now the only thing standing between that and the… Continue

Added by Lara Phillips on March 31, 2009 at 2:20am — No Comments

its been awhile...again

the other day i finally got off my ass and mailed out eighteen packages of zines to awaiting traders/orderers (including folks from the mini zine swap here on we make zines) as well as just some friends, all of the motor city kitty club members, and a few distros. its taken so long due to being snowed in for about two weeks in january, broke til february, then totally busy due to djing twice a week, school, two jobs and a social life. and maybe a tiny bit of procrastination. i'd gotten some… Continue

Added by Bri Zine on March 29, 2009 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Stolen Sharpie Revolution video!

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Added by Alex Wrekk on March 29, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

BUY SOME ZINES TO HELP A KID!

From March 29 to April 30, 100% of the money I receive from sales in my etsy shop will be donated to Arjay, a little boy in my community who needs a life-changing operation. Visit babyarjay.com for more details. PLEASE help me support this sweet baby by buying a zine or two!

Added by Sabrina on March 29, 2009 at 9:13am — No Comments

a rainy day in cincinnati

green potato stamp



things have gone a little crazy here in my little corner of the world. i spent the last few months caring for my very sick doggie, and he finally lost the fight against his body and the medications he was taking on March 15. in all that time, i pretty much dropped offline, and i'm slowly trying to catch up with emails and things.



i've still got a… Continue

Added by nicci mechler on March 25, 2009 at 2:01pm — No Comments

PREORDER Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2 NOW!

Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2: a DIY guide to zines and zine culture is ready for PREORDER!







Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the ultimate guidebook to all things zine related. This little red book is stuffed with information about zines. Things you may know, stuff you don’t know and even stuff you didn’t know you knew for the beginner to the experienced zinester. Stolen Sharpie Revolution consists of how-to guides on a variety of topics from layout to… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on March 25, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The PEN Protest

Karl Wenclas, the main person behind the organization of the Underground Literary Alliance, has started a PEN Protest at



http://www.penpetition.blogspot.com/



This from the petition page:



PEN was created as an organization to protect and defend dissenting, outcast, and marginalized writers. PEN American Center makes this its mission-- except in America itself! In these economic hard times, impoverished writers shut out by the monied academies and conglomerates… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 25, 2009 at 10:32am — No Comments

Shotgun Seamstress in ColorLines Magazine

I sent my zine in to ColorLines magazine for review and they were nice enough, and interested enough, to publish my article about photographer Alvin Baltrop online. Go here to check it out: www.colorlines.com.



Also, they're gonna run a little one-page thing on Shotgun Seamstress in their July/August 2009 issue.



For those of you who've never heard of ColorLines:

ColorLines has been the national newsmagazine on race and

politics since 1998. We tell stories from… Continue

Added by Shotgun Seamstress on March 24, 2009 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Favorite line

My favorite line encountered while cataloging zines today

"Show me a man wearing an American flag pin on his lapel, and I'll show you an asshole."

Added by Clint on March 24, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

ISSUE 8: TERROR!

It's out now, actually it's been out for quite a wee while now but for all those who don't live in Melbourne Australia, gimme a buzz if you want some top-shelf smut delivered to your door.

Added by Girls With Guns on March 24, 2009 at 7:32am — No Comments

Mishap #26 is Out and Left Behind after the digital rapture

Hi,

Hope all is as well as can be. I finished Mishap #26 and had it copied up a couple weeks ago. It is 24 pages, half book reviews. There are bumper sticker reviews, a story about how punk teachers should learn from the hippie teachers of the seventies and eighties, and a look at two crimes--one involving a bomb and the other a backhoe. Trade is best, $1+stamp. PO Box 5841 Eugene OR 97405, usa



I turned 35 last month and I've been doing zines since 1992 turned into 1993. Before… Continue

Added by Ryan Mishap on March 22, 2009 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

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