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Richmond Zine Fest News


We are now in the final weeks before the zine fest! Here's some news:

- Please ask about our table discounts if you are a non-profit group that will NOT be selling anything at the zine fest, but would just be raising awareness for your group/cause. E-mail richmondzinefest@yahoo.com if you are interested or have any questions.

- We need volunteers for the day of the zine fest! We need help in the following areas: help running the info desk, sitting in for… Continue

Added by NicoleIntrovert on September 23, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Worry Stone #1: a zine about diabetes

Excerpt (from intro):

As I've gotten older, I have developed an increasing number of anxieties. Life isn't simple anymore. I have marriage-like relationship with a diabetic man. We have a young child. I am a homeowner. I have a career. I have debt.

I have plenty of things to worry about.

So I started a new zine to help me explore some of my sources of worry. Worry Stone #1 focuses on my partner's diabetes. I talk about what diabetes does to the body, the… Continue

Added by Jerianne on September 22, 2008 at 5:45pm — 3 Comments

Stop the Violence in the SCO'

This hits hella close to home because I've worked with some young people in the Sco'(SF) who were going thru this same madness 3 years ago (murders, turf violence, no academic, recreational, or creative programs, hustlin',and the juvenile justice system).Not only that, im a parent-and i cant imagine what its like to have to bury youre own child! The struggle doesnt end with the visual art. Please pass the word about this video and the issue of youth violence in SF! Its… Continue

Added by Robert Trujillo/Tres on September 21, 2008 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Need a new notebook?

My blank books can beat up your old Moleskine. 3" x 4.5", 160 pages of high-quality drawing paper, over 25 cover options, built-in bookmark, hardcover or after-market leather softcover, plus a rotating stock of one-shot books that vary in size and design. I do commissions as well. E-mail me an order and mention We Make Zines for free shipping!

Some of my work:

Sample cover material:…


Added by Hannah / Frothy Press on September 21, 2008 at 8:20pm — 2 Comments

Forward Zine movement-Acentos Review

Peace yawl, some small forward movement here:

I finally got my zine "SS-Still Searching" vol. one into FORBIDDEN PLANET NYC. If youre in the NYC area-demand it! This store is crazy! They have tons of comics, zines, graphic novels, and other artsy things-its a bit nerdy, but if you dig that stuff-you'll feel me. And hey, ive seen hella different types of people there-so getthe image of a dorky white dude out of your mind.All kinds of poc and women, ive seen there-so im not as unusual as the… Continue

Added by Robert Trujillo/Tres on September 21, 2008 at 8:18pm — No Comments

.: Paper Boat Boutique and Gallery


Co-owner of the Paper Boat Boutique & Gallery {printed in Art Bureau 12}

UPDATE 2009: PAPER BOAT SINKS... As of May 31, 2009, Paper Boat Boutique & Gallery will be closing its doors after 4 great years of being open. The article below was originally published in 2006.


While working together in my studio, Kim Kisiolek and I realized that there was a lack of accessible space for…


Added by Art Bureau on September 19, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

up the logic punks! #2

after a great response to the first issue, i sat down & wrote twenty-five brand-new logic puzzles about zines, punks, & anarchists, & put together "up the logic punks!" #2. for the uninitiated, this link should give you an idea of what the heck a logic puzzle is. the puzzles i wrote for the zine are of the grid variety.

the zine features an introduction for new puzzle… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on September 19, 2008 at 8:01am — 1 Comment

music update

I spent the day cleaning my room including all my clothes bedding and pillows! i went through and looked at all my zines I got from the Portland zine Symposium that I haven't read yet and then I had my twice a year leg shave. I don't why I shave twice a year, I just do.

So, in the last post I mentioned Paul's new music project and recording in my old bedroom, well one of them anyway.. well one of his projects as well as one of my old bedrooms too. Paul is writing an audio soundtrack… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on September 14, 2008 at 6:53pm — No Comments

like a shot of oxygen

I just got my most recent order from Paper Trail Distro in the mail, and spent yesterday feeling under the weather but curled up under an afghan reading zines. Zines like "Love Letters to Monsters", "Glossolalia 11", and "Keep Loving Keep Fighting 8" make me feel so acutely the positive charge of really good writing.

Often with zines, I feel sort of left out if the zinester is too strident about living punk or sXe or politically radical. I understand that one of the most important… Continue

Added by superdilettante on September 14, 2008 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

More Brainscan 23!

I'm getting some more copies of brainscan 23 back from the printer today... with all the errors fixed. Seriously, I threw it together the day before the zine symposium while I was literally in a fever haze. I got sick that night and couldn't go to the reading. My fever broke around midnight and I was sort of ok for the symposium but my zine pages were jumbled and I got 150 copies instead of 50. But, now there is a better intro and the pages are in the right place. good for me. You can always… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on September 13, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

.: Katy Horan .: Gocco Good Times


Gocco user and enthusiast {printed in Art Bureau 10}

Have you ever been sitting in your apartment-studio and said to yourself, “You know, I really wish I had a readily available means of creating hand-printed paper goods, t-shirts and packaging for my small, yet promising craft business, but I don’t have the space or know-how for setting up a screen-print studio, and rubber stamps are for scrap-booking housewives?” Wouldn’t it be…


Added by Art Bureau on September 13, 2008 at 10:47am — 4 Comments

Hurricane Ike Spares Austin, Texas

I have heard of at least a couple of powerful-in-number and powerful-in-intention groups doing "mass consciousness" intentions to lessen the destruction of Hurricane Ike. One of them was George Noory and his Coast to Coast AM radio audience, his show being the most-listened-to national radio show during the graveyard shift (on from midnight to 4:00 a.m. Central time and also through live streaming for members of the coasttocoastam.com website). After such a HUGE threat as Ike, this is my only… Continue

Added by Avocadess on September 13, 2008 at 9:48am — 6 Comments

When all else goes shitty.....

..because you just took the biggest, stickiest dump ever and your out of toilette paper! What are you to do when even your shower is spouting out freezing cold water so you can't even wash your ass out? Guess you'll have to just run to the store w/ your asscheeks squishing together! Ewe! Or you can just use one of your handy ButtRagMags! That's right-we have ButtRagMag #4 available now and it can be used to wipe your stinky ass! It does include 4 soft… Continue

Added by Jme Hash on September 12, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Small Press Rocks!

How do I love zines? Let me count the ways.

I love the way you come from people who are earnest and sincere in their interests, hobbies, rants and raves. I love the way you speak to me with a voice untainted by large corporations and media outlets. I love the way you sniggle into my heart, limping in on a postage stamp that costs more and more until you fear you cannot eek out another. (It only makes you more precious.)

I love the way you tell me what you think, what you… Continue

Added by Avocadess on September 12, 2008 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Candy or Medicine Volume Four Out Now. Only $1.

Sixteen pages featuring a six-page comic by Kevin Richardson, a delve into the mind of Molly Mullen, a two-pager by Ray Negron and Josh Blair, a photo comic by Abby Mullen, "Ailments of the Future" by Olivia Arrow and another "Evil Ed and Nasty Ted" strip by Russ Walton. Cover by Simon "mylaststar" Corry, it can be yours for the low low price of $1 in person or $1.50 shipped in the U.S. (trades are also welcome).

Visit… Continue

Added by Josh Blair on September 12, 2008 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

.: Dave Oram .: Venice is Sinking

Q&A by Tina Long {printed in Art Bureau 9}

Editor's Note: Dave’s interview was conducted in the spring of 2005 for a wonderful little zine called Cough, maintained by Tina Long out of Half Moon Bay, CA. The interview was reprinted in Art Bureau #9 with several pages of his artwork.


Where are you from?

I grew up…


Added by Art Bureau on September 11, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Thanks for creating this!

Hi, all. I'm Kelsey, and I live in Olympia. I've made a few zines in my life, and made even more artists' books. Mostly, though, I'm just a big fan of zines and a zine librarian. I created a zine collection for my library (Olympia Timberland Library) this year. We have over 200 zines in the collection so far, and it's growing slowly as time goes on. Anyhow, just wanted to introduce myself and thank Krissy for putting this forum together. I'll be looking to buy new zines for the library in our… Continue

Added by Kelsey Smith on September 11, 2008 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

New space for Zines in Melbourne

I've just opened a small gallery in Melbourne. It's an object gallery with a focus on books arts- zines included. I'd love to sell zines for people through my shop so if anyone has anything they would like to sell on consignment- from one-offs to multiples (i'll take up to 10). Please contact me- have a look at handheldgallery.blogspot.com for more details.

Added by Megan Herring on September 10, 2008 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

.: Miami Art Lab .: Lowbrow Luxury

by ERIK LOPEZ {printed in Art Bureau 9}

Editor's Note: Erik Lopez has become a maverick in the Miami art scene. His formal education brought him to College of Wooster in Ohio, where he specialized in photography and drawing.

As a teaching assistant, he taught drawing and art history classes at The College of Wooster during his undergraduate studies. He was given the distinctive honor of a Copeland Fund Grant, which he used to document…


Added by Art Bureau on September 10, 2008 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Call For Submissions - QZAP:meta

Call for submissions:


The Queer Zine Archive Project is seeking submission for QZAP:Meta, a zine about queer zines. We are seeking articles and artwork depicting and discussing specifically queer zines.

Articles should be between 500-1000 words. They can be on any of the following themes:

Queer zines and community

Collecting queer zines

Queer zine history

Your relation to queer zines

Why you put out your zine

The… Continue

Added by Milo on September 10, 2008 at 11:37am — No Comments

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