The amazing zine library at 56a info shop, Elephant & Castle, London is being relaunched at the end of the month.
To celebrate this, we are holding a weekend of queer DIY fun-ness!!
Saturday 25th July: Gig! JEAN GENET, CHAPS, HUSBANDS & CANDY PANIC ATTACK, with zine distros from Improper Fraction, Ricochet! Ricochet!, Cherry Bomb Comics, 56a and more....£4, 7.30pm, The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell/Brixton tube
Sunday 26th July: Workshops &… Continue
Added by Cherry Bomb Comics on July 17, 2009 at 2:35am —
This week is something different. I usually talk about some aspect of the arts and media, but this time my subject is science - specifically sleep, and a possible reason why we sleep. My ideas on sleep are certainly novel ideas. But you will also find a lot of casual evidence to support them in studies posted on the internet. I have put his essay on a science newsgroup, and I'm reposting it here. If these ideas are true, they may point the way to some important discoveries… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on July 16, 2009 at 10:25am —
This month's distro update is up- with new things, restocks, mp3's, video links and plenty of news. Though, to avoid adding in its many links again, I will just direct you to our myspace, where all links are already properly in place. Check it here!
You could also just join our mailing list and we'd simply send it to you every month. Let us know if that interests you:… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on July 16, 2009 at 2:17am —
The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:
This clothes designer invented spray on clothes from a can! Name him.
Manel Torres created Fabrican, fabric in a can - an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric. It has many novel uses outside of clothes. Check it out.
Science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem wrote about spray-on clothing in his 1961 novel "Return from the Stars".
We had no winner, Seems y'all were spraying clothes… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on July 15, 2009 at 10:09am —
Many zinesters don't know that there is a zine hall of fame.
Check it out at
Added by Tom Hendricks on July 15, 2009 at 9:18am —
just some stuff in my brain that i want to write about soon:
1. that threesome i just had today with darrell and J.R.
2. guys who are dominant, wanting to be submissive
4. when you are offered free trips
5. how come i'm not getting paid for this? also, is it ok to ask for gas money?
6. my erotic photo shoot, also my porn shoot
7. how to have an awesome sex life and also be a single mama
8. why… Continue
Added by CocoaPuss Zine on July 15, 2009 at 1:53am —
i never imagined i would turn this zine into a series.. but dundundundun, i did!!
...and i will always be the one to swim with you
is an 8pg. mini zine about a specific person who i can't get off my mind. so far, the people have been romantically inclined.. however i'm already thinking of making another issue about an old friend who i'm constantly reminded of. i have found that in making these zines, it helps get the person off my mind. those secret thoughts of mine are no… Continue
Added by kelley on July 14, 2009 at 8:14pm —
I know, I haven't finished Crone
yet. I've had a couple of set backs. We were without the 'net for a week while BT dickered about with the broadband. It took just about six calls a day to the helpline in India before it was finally fixed. I was gnawing the furniture in the meantime.
However, I managed to entertain myself by dislocating and breaking the little toe on my left foot. Don't ask how. My husband and daughter joke that I could cut myself on the air, I'm that clumsy.… Continue
Added by Eunice on July 13, 2009 at 2:55pm —
Here's the review of my zine Adult Themes
that recently appeared on the Book Spew site (http://bookspewreview.wordpress.com/zines/)
Oh what a relief to read XXX rated work that isn’t packed full of “romantic” words, all wrapped up neatly for dumb readers.
Chantel G. is such a wonderful writer. She has a fabulous writing style that really makes you want to read on. From her sex dreams, to her poetry and her stories are all packed… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 12, 2009 at 9:24am —
It's 4:25 in the afternoon in Lawrence, KS. I just stapled the last of my 24 Hour Zine zines.
Called Open Book
, this new zine turned out well. I am pleased with it. It's not perfect, but I've never seen a zine that was.
I met my goals of #1 simply completing the zine in 24 hours (or less) #2 making it more visually stimulating than past zines and #3 writing more honestly.
It includes 38 things about me (and a shout out to Eunice for the idea), writing… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 11, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Please do stop by the table and say hi, maybe trade a zine, or just pick one up.
See you there Friday and Saturday.
Added by Ryan Mishap on July 11, 2009 at 2:17pm —
Whew! It's 12:40 in the afternoon, and I have just finished all the writing and layout of my zine. Yippee!
I was not feeling so great when I got up this morning, but I stuck it out, had some food, got excited about zine making again.
I think I'm going take a quick shower then look at the bus schedule. I don't have access to a car today, so I have to find out when I can catch the bus with my bike and go to the copy store. I am going to have it completed by 6pm, I know it!
Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 11, 2009 at 11:45am —
I invite you to sneak into my visual art blog, all works original and created by L.
Added by lora northway on July 11, 2009 at 10:30am —
It's just about 8:15. I do NOT feel like being awake and out of bed, but here I am dedicated to making my 24 Hour Zine happen. I don't think I have any caffeine in the house. Drats! I don't know how I am going to stay awake and typing, but i am determined.
It's been an awfully long time since the old lady I have become has stayed up basically night and then tried to be creative/artistic on just a few hours of sleep. Wish I didn't have to work around the schedule of the copy shop… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 11, 2009 at 7:35am —
Well, it's not quite 5am, but "4:45 update" didn't make for such a great title.
i can't believe I am still awake. I can barely keep my eyes open, much less type. I am beginning to have those lack of sleep hallucinations, so I think think I should go lie down for a while, maybe sleep a bit.
The name of the zine is Open Book
, by the way, and I have 17 pages written and laid out. Only five more pages to go. I have no idea what I will write about, but I am sure I will… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 11, 2009 at 3:45am —
It's 12:18 am my time, and I've been at it for six hours. Wow!
I've mostly been writing, a few images inserted in the body of the document. I've got 18 pages written, including the front and back covers. Oh, that means I only have to write six more pages, probably less than that, since I want to include more images.
Oh wow! It's raining here. That's so unusual for this time of year. Usually by July we are in the drought season. I guess I didn't have to take 15 minutes… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 10, 2009 at 11:25pm —
I'm about to start my 24 hour zine. I'm going to start at 6pm, in six minutes! I have my dinner ready to go, and I'm going to eat while I work on the cover. Oh yeah!
Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 10, 2009 at 4:55pm —
I am so ready to make my 24 hour zine. I am all coffeed up, and let me tell you, I only drink coffee about twice a year. I will be awake all frickin' night!
As soon as I get off work at 5pm, I am going to bike home really fast, cook and eat up some dinner, then settle in for writing, cutting, pasting, and creating. I'll keep everyone posted!
Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 10, 2009 at 3:41pm —
FIRST WORLD TOP 40 LIST!
BEST MUSIC LIST in the WORLD!!!
(And hardest to get on! - a lot harder than any of Billboards charts)
There have been a few additions in recent weeks. Here they are (the list is like the blob - it keeps growing as it eats great great music)
1. Most Dynamic Drummer, Sandy Nelson and the Sin City Termites, "Back Fire" or "Bizerk Beat" (ms) And yes that is the Sandy Nelson from 50's fame. I got a nice e-mail from one of the Termites about… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on July 10, 2009 at 9:58am —
Added by Hannah Neurotica on July 9, 2009 at 8:10pm —