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my podcast

if you like punk music, check out the podcast I do, it gets updates every two weeks-ish.
bensnakepit.podbean.com

Added by Ben Snakepit on April 20, 2009 at 2:16pm — No Comments

goings on

Work on the Aussie queer zine goes well - I've already got a few people on board who I know will create something awesome for it - if you're interested: runwaykite(at)gmail(dot)com



It's funny when you're focused on something, you are clued into similar happenings on. I read MCV the other day, which I never really read, and saw a call-out for an aussie queer anthology called 'banQuet'. Aside from the unfortunate name, it could be promising. It's a bit different to what I'm looking to… Continue

Added by Candace on April 18, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Tax Day Sale!

Hey everybody. Just wanted to let you know I'm having a FREE SHIPPING sale at Parcell Press right now in honor of Tax Day. All US orders over $15 receive free shipping. Yes!

www.parcellpress.com

Added by Taylor-Parcell on April 18, 2009 at 5:05pm — 2 Comments

Wollongong Zine Fair haul

Well, it was a great zine fair to start with... I got to run a zine workshop and be on a panel with some other zine makers. Unfortunately, I was stuck behind my table for most of the day and only got the briefest window to go and see what was about.

My favourite thing that I picked up was a one-off zine by Prado Marin. I really like getting the only copy of something, and this one is very nice. It's a sewn-together collection of bits of magazines, collage, graph paper, tracing paper, etc.… Continue

Added by Leigh Rigozzi on April 17, 2009 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

zine library- help me!

heya! Im working for the artist run centre Definitely Superior Art Gallery in Thunder Bay ont. [www.definitelysuperior.com]



We are Northwestern Ontario's artist-run-centre for the contemporary arts, presenting 50+ exhibitions, events, and activities each year. We have been here for 20+ years and operate as a distinct alternative to public and commercial art galleries. We are developing Thunder Bay's first and only comprehensive ZINE LIBRARY to the best of our abilities and budgets,… Continue

Added by lora northway on April 17, 2009 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

Me and my Zine

Hi everyone, I very lazily make a zine called, 'F/8 and be there'

It's a small collection of things, moments and engagements that make me take a second look and think, I love to show what I've seen to other people. For me that's what taking photos is about.

Added by leo f/8 on April 16, 2009 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Issue 33 out now!



INSIDE THIS ISSUE



Interviews

Justin Hawkins

The Damned

Amanda Palmer
- The Dresden Doll on her first solo record

The Glitterati

Jesse Malin

Backyard Babies

Ruby Throat
(Katie Jane Garside - QueenAdreena)

Britny Fox

Danko Jones

The London Cowboys

Steel Panther
(formerly Metal Skool)

Pain

Brijitte West

Maple Bee

Bernie Dexter
-… Continue

Added by Alison B on April 16, 2009 at 6:17pm — No Comments

writers/interviewers/organizers wanted

We still need just a few folks that can lend their wit and writ to interview a handful of artists for our rad/ical arts magazine. We love folks that can ask probing, pointed questions with a critical eye. Are you that somebody? (thanks aaliyah)



Too, we're looking for people to climb aboard as members of the core collective. Right now we exist as a compact unit of three and would love more hands/hearts/heads/voices in the mix to help create something sustainable. We're specifically… Continue

Added by lexxx on April 16, 2009 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Eight-Stone Press at CityLit Fest this Saturday (Baltimore)

BALTIMORE - Check out CityLit Festival VI, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 18, at the main branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, in downtown Baltimore. While checking out the various workshops and author appearances, be sure to stop by the Eight-Stone Press table in the main exhibit hall to pick up new and back issues of SMILE, HON, YOU’RE IN… Continue

Added by Eight-Stone Press on April 16, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Youtube Orchestra Performs 4/15/09 (Musea E-mail Club #469)

Last night was a big one for the world. It was the night of the first world orchestra - the Youtube orchestra!



The Youtube orchestra's first performance was Wednesday night April 15 2009. It's a big deal and something that should be noted not only in the history books - which it will be - but noted now - when it happens. Here's the info from the youtube video:



The world's first collaborative online orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall on April 15, 2009. Selected by the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 16, 2009 at 10:19am — No Comments

Clearance Sale: 2200+ mini-comics and related items going cheap!

It's a low-frills, clear-the-shelves sale here at the Poopsheet Foundation. 2200+ mini-comics, fanzines and related items from the late '60s to now and a great many are going for 99¢ each.



http://www.poopsheetfoundation.com/page/poopsheet-foundation-clearance



Tell your friends! Tell your enemies! They're going fast!



While this sale consists of mostly comics I am intending to do… Continue

Added by Rick Bradford on April 15, 2009 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 4/15/09 Everyone can play

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:



His San Francisco architect’s drawings were “discovered in 1990, stacked in piles in the garage of a recently deceased tenant. The young woman who discovered the drawings decided to take them to a San Francisco gallery owner for assessment…. Upon reviewing the drawings, (she) could not believe what she was seeing: on thirty-nine sheets of vellum were drawn the most detailed, fantastic buildings—whole cities, in… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 15, 2009 at 11:09am — No Comments

an interview with Olaf of the fanzine "¡Que Suerte!" from "Going Postal!" #1

An interview with Olaf – the editor of ¡Qué Suerte! conducted (by post) by Kris Mininger



Q: Name, Nationality, Current Residence, Age & Occupation?



A: Olaf Ladousse. I´m a Belgian born in Paris. I´m currently living in Madrid. I´m 38 years old & work as an illustrator.



Q: When & how did you become interested in fanzines?



A: I began making fanzines when I was a little kid with my cousins & my siblings when we were bored on the weekends.… Continue

Added by Kris M. on April 15, 2009 at 6:33am — No Comments

Artist-produced zines and small press

In the first issue of ArtXX, we included a few pages of DIY/craft-action, which was fun, well & good, and a great opportunity to support other folks making amazing things. As we draw close to putting the finishing touches on the second issue, we were thinking of dropping the DIY section, as we were unsure of whether it meshed well with the rest of the publication.



Then, recently, I stopped by Needles & Pens ( www.needles-pens.com ) for my monthly rifling-through-their-racks… Continue

Added by lexxx on April 14, 2009 at 2:28pm — No Comments

PUB.lication is gurning...

A blog about another blog:

http://gurn.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/anyone-for-the-pub/#more-2853

Added by PUB. lication on April 14, 2009 at 3:32am — No Comments

i am the raving cunt on WE MAKE ZINES!

so, i am sorry but this site is filled with assholes who make me feel sad and upset about the state of zines. If WE MAKE ZINES is a reflection of the new generation of zinesters then we are in serious trouble.





I refuse to keep my mouth shut. Everytime someone writes something stupid on here that I can see I will speak my mind. Even if it means I am a devil cunt whore everyone grows to hate.



I LOVE ZINES. I LOVE ZINES for VERY intense reasons.



and when some… Continue

Added by Hannah Neurotica on April 12, 2009 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

new in the Poopsheet Shop: YOU DON'T GET THERE FROM HERE GOES TO OAXACA by Carrie McNinch

You Don't Get There from Here



Carrie McNinch chronicles her 2007 trip south to visit friends in Oaxaca, Mexico. This comic diary not only details her adventures, but it also serves as a travel guide with historical factoids and tips on the local food and drink.



More info and sample pages at the Poopsheet… Continue

Added by Rick Bradford on April 12, 2009 at 9:52pm — No Comments

WTF!?

just for conversation sake....



do you find the zinesters who have been doing this for over a decade have more patience then newer zinesters?



its like, i took 2 weeks to send a zine out and i got fucking REEMED for it. i could fucking scream.



its like our nation is at this point of everything having to be INSTANT. i dont live that way. and i'll tell ya, if you order from me, which i hope you do, please note it WILL take at least 3 weeks due to my… Continue

Added by Hannah Neurotica on April 12, 2009 at 7:44pm — 6 Comments

if i pissed you off.....

Hi Everyone,



I am just gonna come out with it: I have not been in a good mental place and have struggled with drug addiction for a long time now. One of the problems I had was honoring orders and trades. I just want to make this public blog post so you know I have every intention of going through all my files and sending every single person the zine I promised, even if it was a year ago.



Please know I am not trying to cheat you or be a lazy bitch. I'm just having some… Continue

Added by Hannah Neurotica on April 12, 2009 at 2:12pm — 1 Comment

Betrayed #20

Twentieth web issue of BETRAYED!

In print news, I laid out a new version of the minizine for copying. Also, I'm starting on a collection of the first stories it'll be 20-30 pages and maybe some nice design.

Added by betrayedzine on April 12, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

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