(This review originally appeared on the Feminist Review blog http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2009/06/brainscan-23.html)
This second printing of Brainscan #23 was released in September 2008, but don’t worry about it being outdated. While the events in this zine happened between 1995 and 2003, none of Alex Wrekk’s narratives has an expiration date.
Wrekk’s travel-themed vignettes are entertaining stories, told the way a friend would talk about the wild… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 19, 2009 at 2:34pm —
aka Help me feel I'm not alone
This is not exactly a social change thing (yet), but somethign that I use as a self theraeutic thing of sorts. I decided to post it here because I feel that more like minded people will understand it better...
So I was thingking, why do I write? How did it start?
I remember a little conversation I had with my mom when I was younger. I think I was in gradeschool or early HS. Around the time where you just suddenly feel like you're… Continue
Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on June 19, 2009 at 1:35pm —
Well, the first issue of Estrones
is done. I have a neat pile of 50 copies, all with individual covers: no two alike! Now that it's done, I can see problems. Such as, the lack of a proper way to end it. It just, well, ends. Note to self: write a proper last page, don't just leave it like that. And *facepalm* I managed to have two pages printed the wrong way around. It's a list of 48 things about me (as i am 48), but something went a bit backwards between putting it all together on word.… Continue
Added by Eunice on June 18, 2009 at 5:16pm —
I've just had a live review published in a mainstream publication. A friend contacted me on tuesday. She used to write for our zine, Sun Zoom Spark
, and it turns out she's now the deputy editor of the Scottish edition of The Big Issue
(the weekly magazine sold by homeless vendors - they get 80p out of the £1.50 cost per issue). She wondered if I'd review the Franz Ferdinand / RoAR (Rock Against Racism)… Continue
Added by rogerSIMIAN on June 18, 2009 at 4:30am —
My PayPal account was closed a few weeks ago, and I am still adjusting to life without it. It’s funny how little time it takes for such a service to be taken for granted and then one day, it’s gone.
Now I’m back to the good old days, accepting only cash or trades for my zines. Remember well-concealed cash? Once PayPal came along, all those cute little envelopes with stickers and colourful ink, bundled up $1 U.S. bills and Canadian $2 coins taped to a piece of paper or thin cardboard… Continue
Added by Maranda Elizabeth on June 16, 2009 at 6:00pm —
When I started Bear Pussy I had no idea what it was going to be about. As a matter of fact, I put it off for a very long time because I felt I would have nothing intresting to say. Zines are a reflection of the creater. Since I have Borderline Personality Disorder, it was very hard for me to figure out what I should put in here, since I don't have a sense of who I am. Suprisingly the zine has helped me have a better understanding of myself and what bothers me. It has a piece on the frustration… Continue
Added by Ashley Galindo on June 16, 2009 at 1:00pm —
The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:
To boost ratings and keep from closing, this 1835 American Newspaper started a series of article about creatures on the moon. The first told of an astronomer looking through the world's newest and biggest telescope. (Later they wrote that the telescope was 200 feet across and weighed 14,826 pounds). He saw rivers and a tropical jungle. The initial article left the reader there. Then followups filled in the… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on June 16, 2009 at 11:10am —
Josh Blair, Pete Borrebach and Noah Van Sciver all live in apartment 307. Not in the same apartment, mind you. Not in the same city, the same state or even the same region of the country. Yet they all, nevertheless, live in apartment 307. These are their stories.
Featuring three semi-autobiographical tales by underground comix sensation Noah Van Sciver (MOME, The Comics Journal, Mineshaft), Josh… Continue
Added by Josh Blair on June 16, 2009 at 10:13am —
– Get hot and bothered this summer with Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! No. 11
, the latest installment in the award-winning series published by Eight-Stone Press.
In this issue, SIOBHÁN FITZPATRICK plants petunias in Pigtown; LISA SINGER’s anger management reserves the right to refuse service; SOMMER MARSDEN leads the way into temptation; CARYN COYLE turns heads; and PIPPY ROCKWELL considers the… Continue
Added by Eight-Stone Press on June 16, 2009 at 9:01am —
Faces - Issue 10 of The Great Unwashed is out now!
We've lost our access to free colour copying so it's now back to black and white for us :(
But we've jazzed it up with colourful paper and even more colourful articles! And pictures! And all the usual awesome stuff like Coaster Art.
So if we've enticed you, then give us a shout for a copy!
Added by The Great Unwashed on June 16, 2009 at 5:58am —
Our friend Ryan at Methinks Presents
, which runs the gallery Project 165
in Kensington Market, has organized a traveling art show that will tour between Toronto and Halifax in August. The show has a zine component, and Ryan is looking for zines to be included in the tour!
If you have multiple copies of a zine you would like to see distributed across Eastern Canada, please get in touch with us or with Ryan. Our email address is… Continue
Added by The Toronto Zine Library on June 15, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Brand new here! My wife and I just made a book called Magical tales of Enchanted Mysteriousness - Vol. One. The website is www.magicaltalesthebook.com - Check it out! Look forward to exploring this site. Take care!
Added by Daria and Patrick J. McQuade on June 15, 2009 at 5:55pm —
Hello does anyone know of zines produced with a comic strip element??? I' ve read stuff by 'the fly' a new york punk , and I wanted to maybe see some more or even think eventuallty about doing my own strip with a strong feminist punk bias, at the moment im ok in the drawing side of things but find sequential art pretty challenging to produce and hell i think maybe i would possibly just enjoy reading stuff by other people to get ideas and for fun anyweay i feel im going on a bit please let me… Continue
Added by Lucy Sutcliffe on June 15, 2009 at 10:39am —
This e-mail is about my guitar playing. I think I've developed an original style in this area and I wanted to tell you about it.
Most singer/songwriters do one of two methods of playing the guitar. They either strum chords while singing, or finger pick a certain pattern while they sing.
My history is that of a lead electric guitar player in a number of combos from the 60's on. So I love that classic rock and roll sound with that passionate mix of rhythm… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on June 15, 2009 at 9:25am —
Yes, that's right... after talking about it for a couple of years, I finally finished my zine about mayonnaise. Recipes, instructions, and creamy goodness abound!
To order a copy please send
$1 + 3 stamps to:
2935 N. Fratney St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Added by Milo on June 14, 2009 at 10:57am —
I haven't put out an issue myself in nearly seven years, and that's just too long! Just about all my "so called" modern equipment is useless to me now, and I have to start all over. The only thing that still works is my copier I bought in 1999. I'm sure eventually I'll get my printers back up (or replace them), but for now I'll just work with what I have. To put out a new issue old school might be what I need at this point.
I got to the point of sending out thousands of copies of my… Continue
Added by W. Alan Fare on June 14, 2009 at 9:19am —
So, while the options are limited on what you can do with a blogger page, we did some layout work to try to make the distro easier to read/use, a little prettier... Any thoughts? Anything you'd like to see?
I 've been wondering if people would like it better if the side links were separated by what type of thing they are (zine, handmade book, cd, tape, record), or if that would just get jumbled and confusing.
Would love to hear what people think. Thanks! -MVP/JJ...… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on June 13, 2009 at 1:38pm —
Is anyone up for some zine trading?! I have like 10 or 11 zines and I want to share them with the world! So, if you wanna like trade zines or something, post a comment on my page, and maybe we could trade zines and stuff like that.
Added by Joe Mama on June 12, 2009 at 7:25pm —
hello people I have created a group called "teenage Zinesters" so join it it is for people 11 and up as long as you still consider your self teen at heart!!
Added by April Pacheco on June 12, 2009 at 6:53pm —
if you are organizing events, you should alot time to reply with care to requests and queries. If several people are having the same problem and don't receive responses and also need information...maybe you should organize somehting simpler that allows you time to be courteous enough to not leave people hanging on multiple occassions.
Added by stayPOSI on June 12, 2009 at 12:18pm —