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Junk Drawer Workshop

Junk Drawer held the first ever Junk Drawer Workshop.  It took place at CHIPRC, the Chicago Publishers Resource Center.

I talked a little about the history of the Junk Drawer zine.

Then we passed around a junk drawer stocked full of pre-selected odds & ends, and everybody found something of interest and wrote about it.  People brought in their own junk drawer objects too, so there was a bit of…

Added by Eric Bartholomew on March 2, 2014 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Here is the first issue whole PDF.

I got hold of a scanner and wanted to post up the first issue for everybody. I made it with the idea in mind that our audience for this issue would be geared towards people in our community who have never heard of zine's, punk rock, diy or any of that. Especially kids an teens that we…


Added by Yumii Thecato on March 2, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Prince Zine, Second Edition

After three years of obsessing over the artist currently known as Prince, the new revised & updated second edition of The Prince Zine is out! I'm really excited. The new edition has a bunch of new…


Added by Joshua James Amberson on March 2, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Apression issue 2

I finished issue 1 of Apression and I sent out at least twenty issues. Sending out twenty issues is a huge accomplishment for me. When I first started making zines I felt as if I couldn't find my voice. I have now found myself and my voice within my writing. Writing issue 1 took a lot out of me. I wrote about depression, anxiety, mental health programs, stigma, my childhood, sexual abuse, school, losing friends, the injustice of some mental health programs, bullying and the hope to move on.…


Added by Sasha/Apression on March 1, 2014 at 8:28am — No Comments


When I read about people critisizing punk rock, I think it sounds pretty unfair. I'm too old to be a punk rocker now, but I still do comics for punks, and know a few punks. A lot of the people you read talking shit about how stupid punk rockers are, they have college degrees and shit. That's not really fair for somebody that's all edumuhcated to pick on people that are stupid like me. I just got my G.E.D, and it was really hard! I've only been using a computer for like 5 years. I don't want…


Added by bobby madness on March 1, 2014 at 5:03am — No Comments

The Biggest Oscar Upset - and you'll be surprised!

Dear Musea Reader,

See my new blog post for "The Biggest Oscar Upset" - it's not what you think.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 28, 2014 at 9:55am — No Comments

Wake Up,Zine Fucks

I would think that there are some huge problems in the world today.Income inequality, for starters.Treating people like shit, is another one. Huge corporations destroying the environment is a major problem. Theres limited means at our disposal to stop these things, but we can slow them down. Getting involved, and even voting, as lame as that sounds, is a good start. Personally slowing down our own rate of blind consumerism helps. Reducing contributions to capitalist bullshit companies, and…


Added by bobby madness on February 27, 2014 at 9:50am — No Comments

Melvins - Honey Bucket + Hooch

Added by Mike Nobody on February 26, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Zines-The 90's Zines Were So Much Better

Zine this,zine that. There's no real content to just being a fucking cheerleader.Zine community,blah blah blah.Theres more to good writing and art than just being positive.You should probably have something to say before you open your mouth and start espousing opinions on what people should buy, or who they can like.It sounds like most zines exist in a vacuum-no fresh air comes in,and everything is sucked out.Whats left is pure hobby-its there for the enjoyment of the producer.This is…


Added by bobby madness on February 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Some people row

Some People Row
some people row
some people drift
some have a wind
some do not

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 25, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments


Is it possible for one to be a Freelance Writer and an Author? Or are they one in the same title?

Added by Fre Hugz on February 24, 2014 at 1:49pm — 2 Comments

A baby deer.

As I was putting on makeup a few minutes ago this popped into my head:

"Bambi needs a suitable pharmaceutical."

Have a lovely day,…


Added by x Stella x on February 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cleaning Lady Sweeps out the Modern Art

Dear Musea Reader,

Cleaning Lady Sweeps Out the Old Art
This news story is about a cleaning woman who threw out some modern art, thinking it was trash. Reasonable mistake!


Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 24, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

Free PDF of Lovers & Other Strangers!

Hey guys, just released my first zine, Lovers & Other Strangers. It's an art/lit zine featuring short stories inspired by found photos that I've collected over the years. If you're interested, I'm offering a free PDF version of our first issue for one week only. Ending on Sunday, March 2nd. The file is shared via dropbox. Hope you like it!

Added by Justin Bacolo on February 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

How Musea zine started in 1992

Some zine history from the Musea vaults .... It all started in 1992...

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 22, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments

Zine Cartoonist Ace Backwards, on Books Books Books

Dear Musea Readers,

Ace Backwards was a cartoonist I discovered back in the 90's. He was in a lot of zines, I loved his humor and insight, and I wondered if I could reprint some of his panels in Musea.

I contacted him, and he said yes. From then on, for many years, I published one of his strips in each monthly issue.

Recently on Facebook I found an entry by Ace on BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS. I thought it was first rate - and something fellow book lovers will love too.

He… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 21, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Melvins - Lizzy + The War on Wisdom

Added by Mike Nobody on February 21, 2014 at 7:33am — No Comments

Badewannenoptik! CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!!

Hey you guys,

I decided to make my first zine ever. It's going to be called Badewannenoptik which is German and means bath tub optic or bath tub perspective. I want to fill it with drawings…


Added by Sandra Zersaugt on February 20, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Recording Again - big Day for Vocals

Dear Reader,

for this blog post see http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/yesterday-recorded-vocals-for-anna-somewhere-over-the-rainbow/

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 19, 2014 at 8:31am — No Comments

This week's art question -

The Son of Quizzicals

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

This is a 3 parter connected to Mother Goose. You have to at least get 2 to win the prize. Answer these:

1. Who was the real Humpty Dumpty

2. During the mid 1300s, this bridge had more than 140 shops and houses on it. It's in Arizona.

3. This great American Poet was embarrassed that he wrote: There was a little girl/with a little curl/right in the middle of her forehead/..… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 18, 2014 at 8:19pm — 2 Comments

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