Submissions are now open for the 4th issue of Hoopla - the world’s most revolutionary craft zine.
The theme for Issue #4 is MAKEing Love. As always the theme is open to interpretation (you can even ignore it completely) but is based around the idea that craft action is positivist action. It’s about creating the world we want to see as opposed to protesting against the way things are.
Submissions welcome in the form of pictures, patterns and writing or a combination of the… Continue
Added by Hoopla on April 5, 2009 at 5:19pm —
For you readers outside of Dallas, We have one main daily, The Dallas Morning News, and one main Weekly, the Dallas Observer.
Jesse Hughey, blogger from the Dallas Observer DC9 Blog, e-mailed me on April First and suggested an April Fool’s Joke. He would interview me, and then instead of the usual pro-band conservative Observer stance, he would agree with my ideas.
Well, I don’t know how well the joke worked, but it did allow me to spell out my ideas on the art and music… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on April 4, 2009 at 11:01am —
At CSU Monterey Bay where I have been attending college for the past five years students are required to complete a final project called a Capstone Project to sum up their college education. As a Liberal Studies student I am required to pick a topic that interests me and complete a project based on that topic. Identity Development is a topic that has been very prevelant throughout my college education through my minor in Human Development, and through the many Liberal Studies "teacher" classes… Continue
Added by Dorrie on April 1, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Hanson, a failed Spec Ops sergeant with a chequered past and a head full of demons, has been transferred to Crowley Island, an abandoned goverment centre where the dead and the damned feed on the living. Crowley Island was once a Necro-research facility. Hundreds were maimed and killed in the government’s quest for occult knowledge. Until one day, they succeeded in opening a Door. But what came through wasn’t what they had hoped. It was Hell. And now the only thing standing between that and the… Continue
Added by Lara Phillips on March 31, 2009 at 2:20am —
the other day i finally got off my ass and mailed out eighteen packages of zines to awaiting traders/orderers (including folks from the mini zine swap here on we make zines) as well as just some friends, all of the motor city kitty club members, and a few distros. its taken so long due to being snowed in for about two weeks in january, broke til february, then totally busy due to djing twice a week, school, two jobs and a social life. and maybe a tiny bit of procrastination. i'd gotten some… Continue
Added by Bri Zine on March 29, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Added by Alex Wrekk on March 29, 2009 at 12:37pm —
From March 29 to April 30, 100% of the money I receive from sales in my etsy shop
will be donated to Arjay, a little boy in my community who needs a life-changing operation. Visit babyarjay.com for more details. PLEASE help me support this sweet baby by buying a zine or two!
Added by Sabrina on March 29, 2009 at 9:13am —
things have gone a little crazy here in my little corner of the world. i spent the last few months caring for my very sick doggie, and he finally lost the fight against his body and the medications he was taking on March 15. in all that time, i pretty much dropped offline, and i'm slowly trying to catch up with emails and things.
i've still got a… Continue
Added by nicci mechler on March 25, 2009 at 2:01pm —
Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2: a DIY guide to zines and zine culture is ready for PREORDER!
Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the ultimate guidebook to all things zine related. This little red book is stuffed with information about zines. Things you may know, stuff you don’t know and even stuff you didn’t know you knew for the beginner to the experienced zinester. Stolen Sharpie Revolution consists of how-to guides on a variety of topics from layout to… Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on March 25, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Karl Wenclas, the main person behind the organization of the Underground Literary Alliance, has started a PEN Protest at
This from the petition page:
PEN was created as an organization to protect and defend dissenting, outcast, and marginalized writers. PEN American Center makes this its mission-- except in America itself! In these economic hard times, impoverished writers shut out by the monied academies and conglomerates… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on March 25, 2009 at 10:32am —
I sent my zine in to ColorLines magazine for review and they were nice enough, and interested enough, to publish my article about photographer Alvin Baltrop online. Go here to check it out: www.colorlines.com.
Also, they're gonna run a little one-page thing on Shotgun Seamstress in their July/August 2009 issue.
For those of you who've never heard of ColorLines:
ColorLines has been the national newsmagazine on race and
politics since 1998. We tell stories from… Continue
Added by Shotgun Seamstress on March 24, 2009 at 7:04pm —
My favorite line encountered while cataloging zines today
"Show me a man wearing an American flag pin on his lapel, and I'll show you an asshole."
Added by Clint on March 24, 2009 at 2:55pm —
It's out now, actually it's been out for quite a wee while now but for all those who don't live in Melbourne Australia, gimme a buzz if you want some top-shelf smut delivered to your door.
Added by Girls With Guns on March 24, 2009 at 7:32am —
Hope all is as well as can be. I finished Mishap #26 and had it copied up a couple weeks ago. It is 24 pages, half book reviews. There are bumper sticker reviews, a story about how punk teachers should learn from the hippie teachers of the seventies and eighties, and a look at two crimes--one involving a bomb and the other a backhoe. Trade is best, $1+stamp. PO Box 5841 Eugene OR 97405, usa
I turned 35 last month and I've been doing zines since 1992 turned into 1993. Before… Continue
Added by Ryan Mishap on March 22, 2009 at 7:28pm —
Just finished the newest GreenLight, which is a DIY Guide to Cleveland. GL is usually a sustainability zine, but we felt like we needed a guide to everyone's favorite Cleveland spots. If you're living in the Cleveland area or are visiting soon... or just want to know more about some Cleveland gems, this is for you! I'm up for trading or you can order it at loralovesohio.etsy.com.
We also just launched a new website, which is pretty sweet! Check that out at greenlightzine.org!
Added by Lora on March 22, 2009 at 3:40pm —
"Ax Wound is my favorite critical horror magazine. The articles are intelligent, funny, insightful, and incredibly entertaining. These girls know their gore, and they make you want to re-watch all your favorite films with a whole new perspective. I love it and highly recommend it to any horror fan."
"Well, it's about time! What a pleasure to see a genuinely feminist… Continue
Added by Hannah Neurotica on March 21, 2009 at 9:19am —
I'm looking for some mini zines for my distro. Currently, most of the stock is 1/2 size but I'd like to get some smaller things (1/4 size or 1/8 size). Little comics, little how to guides. little zines!!!!!!!
The distro is online at www.zines.bigcartel.com
and on my blog www.zines.wordpress.com
. I've been getting HEAPS of orders online lately and having those smaller zines… Continue
Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on March 19, 2009 at 7:36pm —
my mail man delivers my mail at 5pm everyday. on days when i am at work til then it's fine because i don't really miss the mail, but now that i am waiting on new zines in the mail everyday, i get anxious on my days off and really want the mail to come NOW NOW NOW. and then it finally comes and there is still nothing in there. ihave gotten zero zines in the mail.
i have ordered one and traded two others. one is coming from london so i don't expect it for some time but the others?… Continue
Added by CocoaPuss Zine on March 19, 2009 at 2:48am —
Well, there’s plenty of excitement abrewin’ on my end. New deliveries each day………eeeep!!! Here’s the stuff that’s online now and trust there’ll be more to come - (I still need to put up this AMAZING bird-related comic journal from Melbourne, which came highly recommended from Luke Sticky & a new issue of Zine World & more things from Sandy)
Musicological Review Quarterly … amazing..written by a wonderful Sydneysider named Sandy
The Cat Who Lost Her Whiskers … v… Continue
Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on March 18, 2009 at 6:12pm —
In a world of misses heres a 100 Plus HITS!
Have you had a chance to look at the latest print issue of Musea (#167 Mar.'09)? It's the big best-100-new-music-of-the-entire-world, music list issue. It's been getting a lot of notice from ... well all over the world. The London Symphony Orchestra sent me a nice e-mail, thank you - they made the list for their Youtube Symphony Idea, and so did a video by the Trons, an all machine combo from Australia. Plus much… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on March 18, 2009 at 10:35am —