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excerpt from "Going Postal!" #1

How I Stumbled Into The World of Independent Publishing: in memory of Irving Stettner by Kris Mininger



It was the summer of 1997. I was in New York City for a few days visiting friends before catching a flight to Greece. On the morning of the day of my flight I walked to the great Strand Book Store at 12th and Broadway to look for something to read during the “jump over the puddle”. I was 22 years old and was at the height of my Henry Miller & Charles Bukowski obsession.… Continue

Added by Kris M. on October 17, 2008 at 12:08pm — No Comments

.: 1000 Journals Project and Film

Q&A with Someguy from 1000 Journals Project {printed in Art Bureau 15}

Your website is very thorough in explaining the 1000J Project, but could you give a very brief synopsis about it?

The 1000 Journals Project is a worldwide collaborative art experiment. One thousand journals were sent out into the world and those who find them add something—writing, artwork, photographs, whatever they…

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Added by Art Bureau on October 17, 2008 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

New Version of Book Art- MINI!

Having done a lot of research into the world of zines, and the unfortunate discovery that printing an A5 full colour zine is not at all cheap, I've spent today mucking about with layout and print settings and have finally managed to squidge Book Art into a much smaller, envelope friendly size. Much cheaper to print, easier to post, and the pictures still look lovely.

Feel so much better ;)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16303023

Added by Emma Stronach on October 16, 2008 at 11:52pm — 1 Comment

ZINECORE RADIO #7: HEAR IT NOW w. PAGAN KENNEDY!



special guest:

PAGAN KENNEDY



co-hosted by hannah neurotica & sage adderley





go here & you can download all the episodes as mp3s!… Continue

Added by Hannah Neurotica on October 16, 2008 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Tonight! & zine stuff.

I will be co-hosting the zinecore radio show tonight!! Here is the info:

ZINECORE RADIO #7

special guest:
PAGAN KENNEDY

co-hosted by hannah neurotica & sage adderley

tonight @ 9:30 pm EST

www.blogtalkradio.com/thezineshow

listen live! download as mp3 later!

...

+ also! I am almost finished with my new zine, totally stoked about that <3

more later!~

Added by Sage on October 16, 2008 at 5:58pm — No Comments

new in the Poopsheet Shop: DEMONIC CALLIGRAPHY by Tom Brinkmann

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Demonic Calligraphy by Tom Brinkmann



Collection of calligraphic drawings by Tom Brinkmann (Bad Mags, Science Friction), who was a part of the original newave comix scene of the '70s and '80s. Also included is an interesting text…

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Added by Rick Bradford on October 16, 2008 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

Back from traveling, Stolen Sharpie Revolution and a zine fest in Utah...

So, My sister and I just spent 4 days driving my grandmother's car with a trailer full of stuff back from central Texas (Temple, TX to be exact) We barely missed a snowstorm in Wyoming and Utah and dodged the pelting rains that it turned into once it hit Kansas. Stopped off to eat vegan food at Watercourse in Denver, stayed with our friend James in SLC and had lunch at Sage's and diner at the Vertical diner. Left Salt Lake City at 6Am yesterday, picked up some hitchhiking punks in Hermiston,… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on October 16, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

I made a weblog

You can see it!!!

http://www.zines.wordpress.com

http://www.myspace.com/quietchirps

rss the wordpress or bookmark it because I will obviously be adding things to it regularly.

xo chirp chirp

Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on October 16, 2008 at 7:54am — No Comments

A zine publisher/mail artist´s worst nightmare: Postman hoards 20,000 letters!!!

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Scottish postman working in Germany hoarded at least 20,000 letters at home because he felt his work was too taxing, police said on Tuesday.

The postman in Frankfurt was caught when a neighbor saw him tipping a mail delivery into a rubbish bin and alerted police.

"It's worth mentioning the 23-year-old didn't deliver mail addressed to himself either," local police said in a statement.

Investigating officers found rubbish bags and boxes full of letters and… Continue

Added by Kris M. on October 15, 2008 at 1:34pm — 2 Comments

Eating Ass and other previously published articles

Hey all,



here are some stories & articles from issues 1-7. In no particular order.



EATING ASS



Is it possible that all these years I just hadn’t found the perfect ass to ream? Oh, hello there. You’ve interrupted my thought process. Never mind, it wasn’t important. I’m kidding. It’s very, very important & I suggest that you continue reading because it may or may not change your life & your eating habits.

Many moons ago, in a quiet nook in the far… Continue

Added by Girls With Guns on October 15, 2008 at 5:55am — No Comments

Networking

My birthday is October 16th... my birthday wish?



Since there's so many opportunities for collaboration here I thought I'd list what I'm interested in networking with...



- I'm looking for poetry or recipes for Poet's Espresso zine

- we're looking for art or photography submitted by email for Poet's Espresso zine or Artifact publication

- I'm looking to edit other publications of any sort to put on my resume as experience (volunteer work or intern)

- I'm… Continue

Added by Donald R. Anderson on October 15, 2008 at 1:22am — No Comments

Life Without Internet

Well, it seems my life has changed in many ways in the last ho hum... week and a half. Not too long ago my boyfriend kicked my ass to the curb and this provided the catalyst for a world of physical change (and emotional growth).



I left the tiny apartment we shared last week and moved into an even smaller sunroom of a bedroom. I purged my belongings into this small space and started negotiating my way around housemates again. We're designing a vegie patch in the backyard for… Continue

Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on October 13, 2008 at 10:48pm — 1 Comment

From The Trenches

Since I just got done with a mini comic for my youngest daughetr, Dandelion, I decided to do one for my older daughter, Delia. Of course they are night and day. Where Dandy is a blonde, princess with a penchant for 80's slasher flicks, Delia is a darker, emo with a love for the tv show Monk and My Chemical Romance. I have no idea where I'm going to go with this one. My one shot of Mark and Teresa Baranowski is coming along fine. Since I have no Prison… Continue

Added by Douglas Alan Waltz on October 13, 2008 at 7:45am — No Comments

Wellington Zinefest 2008

Wellington Zinefest (New Zealand) is happening on Saturday November 15 this year. Cherry Bomb is going to have a stall there so if you want to add your zines to our table please post them to: Cherry Bomb Comics, PO Box 68533, Newton, Auckland 1145, New Zealand. Always on the lookout for exciting, intelligent, fun, provocative, hot new zines and we can pay you in swaps or paypal xx

Added by Cherry Bomb Comics on October 12, 2008 at 10:32pm — No Comments

.: City Birds

Eyeformation {printed in Art Bureau 16}

Eyeformation's latest project is CITY BIRDS—a flock of colorful birds inhabiting an installation/mural created by the artist and other participants.

The project began in the summer of 2007, when the first CITY BIRD illustrations found their way on skateboard decks designed by the artist. Soon after, the birds were being constructed from recycled and found wood as two standard shapes—one with the wings…

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Added by Art Bureau on October 10, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

I love it when a plan comes together

So earlier this year, the gals who started the Rock N Roll Camp in Portland put out a book called Rock N Roll Camp For Girls: How to Start a Band, Write Songs, Record an Album, and Rock Out!! They're doing a book tour, and today we finalized my library as being a stop on the tour! My town hosts the Southern Girls Rock N Roll Camp; the organization who runs SGRRC has helped with some of the zine workshops I've done at my library (where I… Continue

Added by Jerianne on October 10, 2008 at 7:55pm — No Comments

ma blawg

first blog posts always hold such hope dont they, like you will carry on blogging for months. Personally i never keep it up. This post is a testament to this.

Added by Katie D on October 10, 2008 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Zines I picked up in Philly

I traded for a lot of zines at the Philly Zine Fest (and in a few cases, bought them, I admit). I wanted to make a list of what I came home with, and here it is!



If any of these sound interesting to you, let me know and I'll send you contact info for the zinesters. Of course a lot of them are already here on We Make Zines.



Tazewell's Favorite Eccentric #8, plus a couple of back issues!

by Sarah Arr!



Green and Sailboats #1 by Sheena Mae



Always… Continue

Added by redguard on October 10, 2008 at 9:10am — 1 Comment

Because I am a crafty mama~

I was featured in a blog about being crafy and my etsy shop was involved, yay!



I was really thrilled to be asked by Shai (Shai's Creations) to do an interview for her because she wanted to feature me and my crafty items in her blogger. Shai has featured wonderful crafters on her blog so it was an honor.



I love being a part of an awesome creative community where people share and help each other. It makes life better when we are helping each other take a step forward instead… Continue

Added by Sage on October 10, 2008 at 6:55am — 2 Comments

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