This is from a questionnaire I had to answer from BOOKLYN Artists Alliance, a book art project in Brooklyn NY. I wrote the response last year, in February 2008. It's basically about why I bother to write my zine, Shotgun Seamstress.
Shotgun Seamstress is a zine for people more or less like myself: Black, queer,
feminist, artist, musician, outsider. It is a zine primarily for Black people who
do not fit into white people's stereotypes of what a Black person should be, and… Continue
Added by Shotgun Seamstress on February 17, 2009 at 1:00pm —
When was the last time I made a zine? 2004? Maybe 2006? I don’t really remember. Well, all that’s about to change.
Added by Julie Sandburg on February 17, 2009 at 11:52am —
I guess I am probably preaching to the choir on this one, but what happened to trading? Recently I have been met with a lot of people that dont want to trade their zines, and I can respect that I suppose. I am just confused...isnt that sort of what zines are all about? Is there some hidden wealth of money to be made in this and I just haven't been informed yet? As far as I have ever tried, even breaking even in the world of zines and comix is just an uphill battle. I have have seen my comix… Continue
Added by Adam Pasion on February 17, 2009 at 9:37am —
Wanna buy some wacky, dirty Underground Comix or original art from that drooling deviant, Dexter Cockburn? Just zip on over to: http://thecomixcompany.ecrater.com.
Added by Dexter Cockburn on February 16, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Just wanted to let everyone know that the third issue of my zine is ready! I haven't mailed it out to distros yet, so for the time being, the third issue is only available through me. Go to Shotgun Seamstress on MySpace
to buy a copy.
Message me if you'd like to trade or if you don't have any cash.
Scans of pages from Issues 2 & 3 are on my We Make Zines page.
Issues 1 & 2 are currently… Continue
Added by Shotgun Seamstress on February 15, 2009 at 3:44pm —
A tale about our travels to southern Utah (Capitol Reef Park), Mesa Verde Nat'l Monument, Tent Rocks in New Mexico, the Portland Zine Symposium 2008, and the Ochoco Mountains of Oregon. Photos, including a page of full color just so you can see the spectacular colors of the Southwest desert and Oregon's Painted Hills, a short, funny travelogue, and two pages of zine reviews.
Trade or $2 to: PO Box 5841
Eugene OR 97405 usa
Added by Ryan Mishap on February 15, 2009 at 10:40am —
Inspiration seems absent lately, so I have joined this community. I could stand to make some new friends and share ideas.
Added by S. M. on February 14, 2009 at 10:08pm —
THAT'S RIGHT!!!... Dexter Cockburn's original art is now available FOR SALE! Own a piece of perversion that you can display with pride! Please check out the LJ Art Gallery (dexter-cockburn.livejournal.com/23604.html) to see what's on the block!
Dexter's ALSO doing commissions! Commission Rates are available upon request. Please email your request to: email@example.com and we'll go from… Continue
Added by Dexter Cockburn on February 14, 2009 at 3:04pm —
Many years ago Love letters to Irony was going to be the name of the compilation of Brainscan zines... but that is not ever going to come out so I thought I would use the title for something. It is the name of my new blog type thing. You can find it here.
I have a livejournal that I have had for many years but it is mostly friends only. it holds secrets and exasperation and semi-filtered thoughts that fall out of my head. Love letters to… Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on February 14, 2009 at 2:47pm —
The Topeka & Shawnee County (Kansas) Public Library's Sabatini Gallery is hosting an exhibit featuring photographs from the Book Girl Culture
by Lauren Greenfield. The exhibit will run March 6 through April 17, 2009. Telling Secrets: A Body Image Postcard Project is part of the Girl Culture
I got one of the submission postcards at the Percolator gallery. (The Lawrence Percolator is the project space of the Lawrence Corporation for the Advancement of the Visual… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on February 13, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Cupcake Revelations is the zine of long time zinester and culture writer Lola Batling
No.3 (Title: III) is out now!
What's it about?
My third issue which features talk of the future. Upcoming CR segments and a zine baby! As well as talk of the past $2.00
Check it & buy (please!) here
Added by Lola "Batling" Jones on February 13, 2009 at 1:47pm —
While on the subject of Cristy C. Road, I thought I would also add this review that I wrote of Indestructible. This review originally appeared in Zine World #24.
Indestructible: This short illustrated novel by long-time zinester Cristy C. Road tells the coming-of-age story of a young, queer, punk woman of color having adventures and struggling through adolescents in the 1990s. I found the writing unremarkable, but the illustrations are phenomenal. The book is worth the asking price… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on February 13, 2009 at 1:45pm —
This review first appeared on the Feminist Review Blog
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick: A Book of Postcards
Cristy C. Road
I really dig postcards. They’re the cheapest way to send a bit of mail to friends, a quick and inexpensive hello that doesn’t involve computer technology. Postcards are tangible and real, something that can be hung on the wall… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on February 13, 2009 at 1:41pm —
all the usual chatty adventure; searching for the gays in our ends, how much we love no age, manriella, plenty of scathing zine reviews (the critique issue) and an amazing cover of linds and sam by elm!!
includes a live cd of roseanne barrr, corey orbison, chaps and universal orders.
80p each or trade, totally interested in getting distroed.
email ricochetricochet[at]hotmail.co.uk or send trade/pounds to 244 ivydal e rd, peckham, se 15 3 df
Added by rhagfyr on February 13, 2009 at 6:03am —
This review originally appeared on the Feminist Review blog
I was messing around on Etsy.com when I stumbled upon this lovely and unusual anatomical heart necklace. I’m not much of a consumer, so I thought my desire would prove to be nothing but a passing fancy. However, I couldn’t stop thinking about this piece and didn’t stop wanting it. I finally decided that $10 (plus a $2.50 shipping fee) was a… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on February 12, 2009 at 5:03pm —
At long last, issue 8 is here! Please visit http://www.noisyzine.co.uk/issue.html for the link to Paypal - it costs 86p which includes p+p to the UK and one copy of the fanzine and I've (hopefully) set up payment this time so it's easier to change how many copies you want to order!
The Festival Special!
* Includes reviews of Offset, SWSF, Village Green and Cambridge Rock.
* Interviews with Future Daydreams (festival accessories shop) and the organisers of Kelvedon… Continue
Added by Noisy Fanzine on February 12, 2009 at 4:49pm —
Click the link. Buy a copy.
Added by Urinal Gum on February 11, 2009 at 10:04pm —
Tat Your Tongue! (one perf)
Theme: Please send any size art that can be mailed of a picture with a designed tongue, i.e. a tongue (tattoo, picture, drawing, etc.) with a design in it, on it, around it, whatever. Make it creative, make it insane , make it you, JUST MAKE IT! There is no limit on the number of pieces to send.
No jury, no fees, no returns
Documentation for all participants at http://www.indelibleink.bravehost.com
(please include your email address for… Continue
Added by Indelible_Ink on February 11, 2009 at 2:58pm —
learning to leave a paper trail distro
january was a bit of a slow month in terms of zines being added to the catalogue, but the one new zine that did come in is especially awesome: "fire hazard" #2, from providence RI, self-described as being all about "punk rock, anarchy, food, kombucha, gardens, rage <3 <3 <3 <3, friends, mental health, healing, books, bikes,… Continue
Added by ciaraxyerra on February 11, 2009 at 8:36am —
Hey everyone, just wanted to show you some of the comics and zines that have been recently added to Black Light Diner Distro!
EIGHTEEN LONG DAYS (Amherst, MA)
Leann’s travel diary documents her journey to Chicago in January 2007 to take a writing class with cartoonist Lynda Barry (one of my favorites, too). On the way, she celebrates Xmas with family, bonds with her sister, explores art galleries, and trawls the Windy City. The drawings are filled with a certain… Continue
Added by Erica S. on February 9, 2009 at 2:06pm —