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Set of Self Portraits

Dear Musea Readers,

Self Portraits

Decades of drawing and painting have given me the ability to draw and paint out of thin air – that is I can make it up and it looks fairly real. OK so far. But I notice that when I do a male figure, it seems to always turn into someone that looks a lot like me. Here is a set of self portraits.…


Added by Tom Hendricks on March 5, 2014 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Box of Art (Why Mass Market Paintings - pt 2)

Box of Art (Why Mass Market Paintings, Part 2)

Part of Postmod Art, or the revolution in painting, is the mass production of paintings or gliclees” on canvas. They can be made so exact that you could line up 4 copies and the original on the wall – all of them in the same frame – and no one could tell which is the original.

Let painting join the other mass marketed arts: lit/books, film/dvd, music/records. Then it too will become as popular as books, films and… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 4, 2014 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Antiquated Future's March Distro Updates

Cheer the Eff Up #6- Everyone who picks up a copy of Cheer the Eff Up is instantly hooked. Each issue is a treasure in an entirely unassuming package. ($3)…

Added by Antiquated Future on March 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Full of ideas (and actually WORKING on some of them!)

I am full of ideas for zines right now. I'm writing them all down to make sure I won't lose any of them.

And I am working on my first ever zine. It will be about my weekly four to five hour train rides. I'm almost done with the text but I'll need to take some photos this weekend.

I've never been so close to actually completing a zine. Pretty exciting :)

Added by britt b. on March 4, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

We built This City - worse song of all time?

Marconi plays the mamba

See blog post for zine Musea

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 4, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Novala Takemoto's "Rules on the Lolita"

Rules on the Lolita

I want to become a lolita, you say.…


Added by x Stella x on March 3, 2014 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Mana, Mihara Mitsukazu, and Novala Takemoto

(For my own reference, mostly. This interview originally ran in Gothic & Lolita Bible volume II, and the translation is from Monologue Sanctuary ).

Special Conversation 1



Added by x Stella x on March 3, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Melanie Pruit's Oscar Roundup

Dear Musea Readers,

For years Musea has spotlighted the Oscar Roundups of Melanie Pruit. This year is no exception.

Melanie has taken her love of movies beyond the yearly wrap up to a fine movie blog.

For this year's Oscar comments (and the guide to who made the big tweet photo) see…


Added by Tom Hendricks on March 3, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

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 — 1 Comment

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


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

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