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Still Crone-ing

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 — 1 Comment

Review of Adult Themes

Here's the review of my zine Adult Themes that recently appeared on the Book Spew site (http://bookspewreview.wordpress.com/zines/)

Adult Themes

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 — No Comments

24 Hour Zine All Done!

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 — 1 Comment

Portland Zine Symposium

Hi all,
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 — No Comments

Writing and Layout COMPLETE!

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 — No Comments

blog about my blog

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 — No Comments

Good Morning Zine

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 — 1 Comment

5am update

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 — No Comments

Still at This Zine Thing

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 — No Comments

I'm about to start!

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 — 1 Comment

My 24 Hour Zine Experience starts tonight!

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 — No Comments

The World's Biggest Music List, Gets BIGGER



(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 — No Comments

ZINECORE RADIO #15: The Open Mic Episode! *hear it now!*

download as mp3 @… Continue

Added by Hannah Neurotica on July 9, 2009 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Captain Heather Comics!

We just started carrying Captian Heather Comics, which is totally wonderful zine that you should check out.

Five dollars.

More along the lines of a graphic novel than a comic zine, Captain Heather Comics is stories from the life of Ms. Heather Dunn. All stories within are completely charming and written with the grace and wit that not many zinesters have just yet. Wonderful… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on July 9, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Portland Zine Symposium!!!

ZAPP will have a table at this year's Portland Zine Symposium, Friday July 24-Sunday July 26. We'll also be having a forum discussion with the folks from the IPRC (together we are the CASCADIA ZINE COALITION!) about sustaining zine libraries and supporting the zine community in the Northwest. Come by and say hello!

Added by ZAPP on July 8, 2009 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Invisible Kitten Zine Complete. Two more zines on the way....

Issue one of my zine Invisible Kitten is complete. I wrote it in one night. It's stream of consciousness writing. A lot about my feelings and descriptions of love, self image, resistance, and the paranormal summed up in and mixed up with dreams. I'll be making copies soon and I'll be at Sac Zine Symposium if you want to trade in person. Or you can send a dollar or trade or vegan cookies or anything else really to:

Natalie Stat

PO Box 54

Hood, CA 95639

I'm also in… Continue

Added by Natalie Stat on July 8, 2009 at 2:40pm — 2 Comments

Musea Art Contest 7/8/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:

With all those summer blockbusters, we have this question. What's the name of a device that lets a person drive a puppet from a distance? For extra credit what's it named after?


The remote manipulator is called a "WALDO" named after Robert A. Heinlein's sci-fi short story "Waldo"

We had no winner, Seems y'all's brains had no manipulation at all!

I don’t

dumb… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 8, 2009 at 9:44am — No Comments

Best Zine Tip EVER!

In Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2, Alex Wrekk suggests printing on sticker paper. Once you're ready to lay out your writing, you just peel the backing off the sticker paper and stick it to your page. I just tried it for a page I am making for Jenny Archibald's artist zine, and it TOTALLY WORKED! Not only did it work, it was AWESOME! I didn't have to whip out my (almost empty) glue stick, and now I don't have excess glue on my hands, computer keyboard, and workspace.

I am so… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 8, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments


It’s here, and with TWO free CD it’s giving you more music for your money than ever before!

It addition to your regular sampler Issue 34 comes with a bonus 5-track CD from THE GREEN RIVER PROJECT, interviewed inside this issue. See www.myspace.com/greenriverproject08 for more info.

Inside you’ll find 80 pages of the following;



Adrian Edmondson / The Bad Shepherds

Imelda May

The Only Ones

Ginger Wildheart

MC5's… Continue

Added by Alison B on July 7, 2009 at 8:31am — No Comments

Zine Age Riot zine show

Teeluxe is proud to curating an exhibition of zines at an event called Zine Age Riot. To be held 8 August 2009, in Byron Bay Australia, it will showcase a range of artists form around the world who have created zines especially for Zine Age Riot.

Artists confirmed in the exhibition include: Joe Allen (AUS), Craig Atkinson (UK), Kimberly Amos (AUS), Jody Barton (UK), Martin Bell (AUS), Pete Brower (US), Jeff Canham (US), Culture Vulture (UK), Ryan Heyward (AUS), Nick Chalmers (AUS),… Continue

Added by Teeluxe on July 7, 2009 at 4:56am — No Comments

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