Unemployment, a state of atrophy that rots the mind and depresses the soul. OK so I may be being a tad melodramatic but anyone who has been unemployed for a long stretch during this current financial F**k up knows that living off government benefits is no where near as much fun as an episode of Shameless may suggest. The constant searching for any scrap of the paid work, the feeling of uselessness and lethargy and, if like me you finished your degree last year, an overpowering sense of… Continue
Added by Daniel Cadwallader on May 5, 2009 at 11:47am —
Before this week's message, here is a link to my 60th video.
It is a very very short one minute video - a poem video! on youtube.
If there is anyone else who has experimented with poem videos, let me know.
One positive thing the economic slowdown has done is advance the art revolution. And even though it is a revolution without a title yet, we can see some general… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on May 5, 2009 at 11:08am —
BECAUSE us girls crave records and books and fanzines that speak to US that WE feel included in and can understand in our own ways.
BECAUSE we wanna make it easier for girls to see/hear each other's work so that we can share strategies and criticize-applaud each other.
BECAUSE we must take over the means of production in order to create our own moanings.
BECAUSE viewing our work as being connected to our girlfriends-politics-real lives is essential if we are… Continue
Added by sacraWOMENto zine on May 4, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Ilse Content is one of my favorite zines. It has been around for six years and someday should get put in book form like Doris, Invincible Summer, or Cometbus- it's just as good as any of those. Until that day comes, we have a new issue out to satisfy our hungers. It just came out this week and I just put it up on the distro, you should check it out:
Added by Antiquated Future on May 4, 2009 at 5:39pm —
A bunch of new drawings for my latest project check out treesbeastsandhairythings.com
for more info!…
Added by Marmalade Whale on May 4, 2009 at 4:30pm —
The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:
Name the first pulp magazine.
or first all fiction magazine (1896).
Argosy! It started out as an adventure magazine for boys and girls in 1882. Then shifted from a kids magazine to one for adults, and in 1896 it became the first all fiction magazine printed on pulp paper.
We had no correct answers
It seems y'all were lost in the jungle on this one!
Added by Tom Hendricks on May 4, 2009 at 10:38am —
Recaliming the co-opted Generation X, disenfranchised, nomadic. We will not be commodified! Features: music, fringe groups and forgotten people. Highlighting what the forgotten people are doing to reshape their worlds and reality. More to come.
Added by Debo Ellis on May 3, 2009 at 9:46pm —
I'm new to this whole thing and i don't really know what to blo about so i'll post this awesome photography
I lve this one with all the jewelley and cool tipped hat pose. Kudos to this site
Last but not least, this awesome collage by… Continue
Added by Rebekkah on May 3, 2009 at 4:23am —
Here are arm wrestling experiments that mutated into singing and dancing adventures from the Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco jams as well as the Rock Paper Scissors Zine Workshops. The activity of making comics is a loner's world, and collaborations don't occur so often. It's a joy to be able to jam with other artists when the opportunity arises much the same way musicians jam.
I took an excellent and highly recommended animation… Continue
Added by miromi on May 2, 2009 at 8:23pm —
I spent most of my freetime for the past month scanning old zines of mine and posting the pics on my blog. sddzine.blogspot.com
its a personal history of my experience writing and reading zines. It was fun digging into my old boxes of mail, re-reading zines I hadn't read in 10 years (time goes by so goddamn fast) and thinking about how easy it is to loose touch with people. Anyway, if your interested check it out.
Added by Randy Spaghetti on May 2, 2009 at 8:05am —
Last night was the first meeting of the collective! A brand new group of artist coagulated together into an inky wordy blobby mess and shared their art ideas, skills and experience with each other. Check out the pics, I taught our first workshop [non toxic prontoplate printmaking] and we all created works for the zine!…
Added by lora northway on May 1, 2009 at 11:19am —
Whew! I've blogged...added contacts...uploaded pics...and chose formats galore! The INFINATE Zine finally has an official website! (ya-hoo!)
here she is:
Tell me what ya' think!
peace and love
Added by Chloe Rambo on April 30, 2009 at 7:10pm —
SMILE, HON, YOU'RE IN BALTIMORE! Editor William P. Tandy guest blogs for UTNE READER:
Added by Eight-Stone Press on April 30, 2009 at 12:46pm —
was billy joel on coke during the 80's?
Added by betrayedzine on April 30, 2009 at 7:50am —
I was thinking today that I should really have a set theme to keep me focussed on the zine as i have so many other things going on right now in the real world.
So........The theme will be about following your dreams as this last year I've just returned to art college and it's been a struggle to juggle everything (ooo stuggle to juggle.....may use that phrase!) Also I would be good for anyone that is stuck in a mundane job like I am and wants to do something different. So I guess… Continue
Added by RAISE YOUR HAND.RAISE YOUR VOICE on April 29, 2009 at 3:25pm —
I like knitting, but I'm really bad at it.........
........what would make it really fun, would be a stich 'n' bitch group here in Leeds.
So, if there are any keen knitteratti out there, beginners or pro's - get in touch and we should start a weekly meet in a coffee shop or maybe the common place?
Loz x x x
Added by RAISE YOUR HAND.RAISE YOUR VOICE on April 29, 2009 at 5:10am —
I know that I've made 121 because I photocopied them all again for the exhibition "Avoiding Myth and Message: Australian Artists and the Literary World", which is currently on at the MCA, Sydney.
If you do go along, do write me a postcard - there is a shiny red postbox and a stack of blank cards for this purpose. Keep the numbers of messages from primary school kids, and teenagers quoting the Mighty Boosh down, write to me!
The exhibition's on til the 12th of July.
Added by Vanessa Berry on April 29, 2009 at 2:38am —
...are (finally) being added. And more on their way.
I've been a little confused on how to go about shipping charges and have been doing this $2 flat rate (in the U.S.) that allows people to buy as much as they want and it will just be two bucks of shipping, which seemed great for people who wanted two records, a cd, and a zine, but kinda sucked when someone just wanted one zine. So, now there's no shipping on zines and the price just kind of includes shipping. It's hard to keep the super… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on April 28, 2009 at 11:00pm —
I'm pretty ashamed of my lack of writing for the past months. Not so much that I haven't been writing, but everything is just listed out "what i did today" "to do" "This pissed me off...blah blah blah." Trivial stuff. Journal things. One sentence proclamations.
Anyway, a few nights ago I got on the computer and typed out a good concrete nine/ten paragraphs of abstract writing. I finished reading "Please Don't Kill the Freshmen" by Zoe Troppe for the second time. I'm always amazed by… Continue
Added by Natalie Stat on April 28, 2009 at 7:12pm —
REASSESS YOUR WEAPONS
To buy in the UK, see the paypal button at: http://www.myspace.com/colouringoutsidethelines (£2 postage paid)
For international buyers, please see: http://www.cotl.etsy.com
If you're in Leeds, I'm gonna be like a bag lady over the coming month, with stashes of zines on my person, so do grab one from me (£1.50 each)
They'll soon be availabe from the following UK distros too:
Richochet! Ricochet!, Dear Soeurs, Marching Stars,… Continue
Added by Colouring Outside The Lines on April 28, 2009 at 4:49pm —