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ZINES! (re)make history!!!! Exhibit!!!



An Exhibit & Workshop On Underground Publishing

Curated by Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go, this is not just an exhibit, but an active exploration of zine culture and production, including a "Scrap Lounge" in which visitors can create their own zine. Zines are the print media of an "alternative" culture that turns out not to be so alternative after all. Self-published & without censorship, zines are raw culture, not mass media that relies on the… Continue

Added by Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go on January 6, 2009 at 10:08am — No Comments

Eddie Willson's short story featured in Fallyrag

Fallyrag was lucky enough to get its hands on Eddie Willson's collection of stories in his zine 'you are here' of which 'Punch' is featured in this issue of the creative journal.

http://www.fallyrag.com/ - as always, we're interested in featuring examples from the zine world so get in touch if you fancy this opportunity. A new ZIne review section is in the pipeline for next month.

Kind regards,

Jon

Added by Fallyrag on January 5, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Review of Let's D.I.Y. #2 by Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go

I wrote the following review for Zine World #25:



Let’s D.I.Y. #2: This issue of Let’s D.I.Y. is subtitled “Off the Page: taking zine-making to the community” and was produced by Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go. It tells why zine-makers should get involved with community groups and gives info on how to begin and maintain such partnerships. Once the basics are covered, there’s some more in-depth information on how to do it all better. The zine closes with a list of resources as well as questions… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on January 4, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Reviews of You Live for the Fight When That’s All That You’ve Got #1 by Ciara Xyerra

I wrote the first review for the Feminist Review Blog, and it can be found here

http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2007/06/you-live-for-fight-when-thats-all-that.html



The second review was written for issue #25 of Zine World.



This zine is the latest from the woman who brought the world five issues of A Renegade’s Handbook to Love & Sabotage. After her dad’s unexpected death in 2002, she took a break from producing zines because “the words just didn’t come out in a… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on January 4, 2009 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

.: MWM Graphics

Q&A with Matt W. Moore {printed in Art Bureau 17}

Matt, you've been very busy. In the last year or so, you've moved from Portland, Maine to work for Burton Snowboards in Vermont, and now I hear you opened your own design firm in Boston. Can you give us a brief re-cap of what led you away from Portland and made it possible for you to start a design business in Boston?

Well, I finished school in Portland in 2005 and worked at…

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Added by Art Bureau on January 3, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

DOGEAR #0

DOGEAR #0 IS SOLD OUT.



I have a new zine available that I did for the MINI ZINE FOLKS GROUP ZINE SWAP.



DOGEAR #0 is a mini zine collection of super natural stories from my childhood.

22 pgs, 1/4 size zine, limited to 25 copies. I kept one for myself, 11 are gone in the trade, which leaves

13 zines left for trade only. I would prefer to trade for mini zines of the same size, but will be open to anything.

They are available on a… Continue

Added by Jethrobot Press on January 3, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Zinefest!

I am really looking forward to the zinefest in London, see my events bit for info, as I am part of the exhibition thats part of the fest. I havent had any of my comics in an exhibition before and Im really nervous that no one will like them or that they will seem totally shite next to all the very competant female comic artists. But I am also looking forward to being in an exhibit with fabulous women artists. Its just all so cool.



Anyway, I hope people will come and spend time at the… Continue

Added by Katie D on January 2, 2009 at 11:50am — No Comments

paper trail distro news january 2009





i've added some new zine to the distro catalogue!

* when language runs dry -- a zine for people with chronic pain & their allies, all about living with & supporting people suffering from chronic pain

* kiss off #13 -- mega-thick personal zine about moving to toronto, special punk rock moments, traveling in south africa, etc

*… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on January 1, 2009 at 2:02pm — 3 Comments

Reviews of Functionally Ill #1, #2, #3

I wrote these three reviews for GoodReads.



#1 Subtitled "adventures with mental health", this first issue is specifically about "becoming bipolar."



In her introduction, Laura-Marie writes, "I'm writing this zine so others can know what it feels like to be me. Also, it...more Subtitled "adventures with mental health", this first issue is specifically about "becoming bipolar."



In her introduction, Laura-Marie writes, "I'm writing this zine so others can know what… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on December 31, 2008 at 12:26pm — No Comments

reviews of Morganmuffel #16 and #17

These are the reviews of Morganmuffel #16 and #17 that I wrote for my GoodReads page. #17 actually just came out, so you can get a copy from Isy. She's on We Make Zines, so look her up.



#16 Morgenmuffel RULES!



Isy tells the stories of her life through super cool, super cute comics. She goes to protests, cooks a lot of food, and drinks a lot of beer. This particular issues includes lists of hated things compiled by a variety of people.



#17 I so appreciate Isy's… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on December 31, 2008 at 11:48am — No Comments

Zine Reviews

I am going to start posting zine reviews that I've written for the Feminist Review Blog (http://feministreview.blogspot.com/) and Zine World and GoodReads
(http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/142816). Once I post everything that I've already written, I will try to write new ones. These won't all be up-to-the- minute zine reviews, but maybe they will be of interest to someone.

Added by Amazing Sunflower on December 31, 2008 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

Review of 3 by robnoxious

This review was first published in Zine World #26 and later on the Feminist Review Blog (http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2008/11/3.html).



3 is the fourth book published by robnoxious, a collection of creative non-fiction including pain and happiness, laughter, friendship and isolation, travel, cats and dogs, drinking, and even more than all that.



It’s difficult to accurately describe what this book is about. It’s the stories that make up one guy’s life. It’s about… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on December 31, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

denwarrenbooks@yahoo.com

Am looking to publish an anthology about odd and humorous work stories.

Added by Den on December 29, 2008 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Working on a new zine

i started working on a new zine today. This one is about my experiences as a queer woman, especially my experiences as a bisexual queer women who is in a long distance relationship with a man, causing a lot of people to perceive me as straight. I am probably going to a queer conference in Chicago in May and thought it would be fun to have a zine to give to people, kind of as a calling card.



It will be available for trade and purchase when it's done. I'll post here when it's ready,… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on December 28, 2008 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

hello, december.

lately life has been more about organizing the studio (again. it's a mess. not just any mess. it's epic.). beyond that, i've been tossing around a few new zine ideas in my head--all inclusive sorts of things that are like perzine meets tutorial meets art zine meets poetical meander. honestly, keeping up with a bunch of different zine topics is just too much darn work right now. i will, of course, continue to keep Fat Girl (my body posi zine)… Continue

Added by nicci mechler on December 24, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a very merry christmas and enjoy the season wherever you are!

Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on December 24, 2008 at 1:40am — 1 Comment

motor city kitty #12

i just finished a new issue of my zine, "motor city kitty" tonight! i know that seems really close to the release of #11, but that one was half-done in july, the second half in october and i just now printed it. though i finished #12 tonight, it probably won't get printed until mid-january due to my current financial status (unless i figure out the copy trick on campus!)



those participating in the mini zine folks swap will receive the first copies, as i made it for the swap. and… Continue

Added by Bri Zine on December 23, 2008 at 7:42am — 1 Comment

Comics by Kids

Hi. I just wanted to let everyone know that I just started a new network for kids that make comics. It is for anyone who is under 18 and makes (or wants to make their own comics). I'm in 7th grade and I've been publishing for a year and a half. You can join Comics by Kids at http://comicsbykids.ning.com/

Friend me at myspace at myspace.com/bandjpublishing


Hope to see you there.

Jessica

Added by Jessica Weiss on December 21, 2008 at 1:34am — 1 Comment

COMIX FOR SALE!!!! :D

Wanna get some sweet additions to your comix collection? Look no further, true believers!...

Added by Dexter Cockburn on December 20, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

its been so long

it took me about a month after completing motor city kitty #11 to finally go make copies of it. things have just been so busy. i don't know why i get so ambitious about zines when i know i'm not always gonna have the time to devote to them (probably because zines are true love.)



i know i owe some people trades, or zines for subscribers. here's the list of people i know i owe zines to. if you're not on it but believe you should be, let me know. sometimes i lose track of envelopes and… Continue

Added by Bri Zine on December 20, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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