A lot of anime/manga/etc Japanese pop culture fans (but especially anime/manga fans) call themselves otaku. Generally, it is assumed "otaku" means something like "nerd" or "geek", or to describe someone with much knowledge in a specific field. While those are part of the otaku definition, that's not all it means, and it's probably not the best idea to visit Japan proudly calling oneself an… Continue
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Bravery on a Bus (Zine) ($6)- Our feature of the month! An amazingly written zine about volunteer work and travels in Tanzania. …
Added by Antiquated Future on July 13, 2012 at 1:57am —
Just picked up these new Rad Dads yesterday. As always, totally awesome.
Rad Dad #21
"Another issue of Rad Dad- the awesome, long-running zine on radical parenting. This issue has a focus on the Occupy… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on March 10, 2012 at 2:15pm —
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New! 2012 Famous Faces Wall Calendar (Calendar) ($8)
- A wonderfully unique wall calendar. Unnamed pop stars from other eras looking gorgeously otherworldly.… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on October 18, 2011 at 9:56pm —
I want to explore a little bit more about South Asian identity and where it comes from for young South Asian Americans. I grew in a multi-racial (but still primarily white) neighborhood with few Indians and no Bangladeshis my age, so I may only speak for myself in this post, but where I found a lot of my role models was in books. …
Added by Jordan A. on June 14, 2011 at 11:49am —
Due to popular demand, our dearest distro employee, Chask'e, got to work and entered a bunch more information for most of the 75 zines we have on Etsy (and some of the books, as well). Included now is: number of pages! zine sizes! inside images! some back covers, even! All of which might give you a better… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on April 29, 2011 at 12:30am —
(New)Angry Violist #3 (Zine) ($3)
- The latest in this great little zine all about non-classical string instrument fun.… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on April 12, 2011 at 10:00am —
Just realized there's a long list of things about to go out of print and/or out of stock and maybe a little 'last chance warning' was in order. There were so many I forewent the descriptions and just provided links, please forgive my haste.
7 Minutes in Heaven… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on April 8, 2011 at 1:00am —
New!Awkward Sex (Zine) ($4)
- (perhaps) strangely, Awkward Sex is one of the most affirming zines I've read in a long time. Flesh and Bone (Zine/Graphic Novel) ($6)
- "An Ignatz-nominated comic book about tragic romance, Satan worship, graveyard masturbation, a cannibal witch,… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on March 8, 2011 at 9:00am —
It may not be happening in your neighbourhood yet, but if the UK manage to close down all of it's branch libraries because of so-called cost cutting, it could happen anywhere. Please support this by sharing with others.
Added by Mike O'Hare on February 17, 2011 at 8:10am —
Hello! A new season is upon us and, though I'm ridiculously cold, I couldn't be happier. I love fall. This last month has been harvesting from the garden, touring, being sick, and getting the house ready for some winter nesting. It's been tumultuous in its seeming calm. It's kind of hard to believe so much happened in such a short amount of time. But it did and it was (mostly) good and here we are at a new month, a new season, and a new newsletter. Hope you all are well and I would love to send… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on October 5, 2010 at 1:00am —
Hello all! And a warm welcome to the many new folks who signed up at last week's Portland Zine Symposium, a blast that cleaned us out and filled us up. Many new things, many things we need to restock. I've been a bit obsessed with helping orchestrate/conceptualize a tour, so my mind has been in the clouds and I've been catching up on distro-related things very slowly. Despite my slowness, this month is still one of the best months ever. Especially if you want to do some reading. It runs the… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on September 7, 2010 at 10:30am —
Some Junk Drawer zines can now be found in New York City.
All are for sale at Bluestockings bookstore. They have a fine selection of books and zines, and a few Chicago zines. Junk Drawer issue #1 is in the zine library collection at ABC No Rio.
Both these places are on the Lower East Side, and are worth checking out. They are great supporters of independent writing and zines.…
Added by Eric Bartholomew on April 4, 2010 at 12:00am —
Yes, that is correct. The Silk City Series
is now a book, being published by Knickerbocker Circus Publishing, a small press out of Astoria, NY.
It's a collection of stories about the everyday lives of working-class people in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. The book has already garnered praise from publications such as Maximum Rock n Roll Magazine, who said "...the presentation is very beautiful and put together with an eye for the antique, forgotten, miserable and… Continue
Added by Eric Nelson on January 29, 2010 at 2:00pm —
– a yankee newsprint old school zine in a new world that had a great word up with Mike Doskocil about Drunks With Guns, has heaps of reviews for bands I’ll probably never hear cos I’m flat broke but has plenty of spirit, guts and leaves black ink on yr fingers. What more could you need in this new world of blogs and glossy personal zines and shite. I got mine from Big Star here in Adelaide which surprised the fuck out of me but then the world is getting’ smaller.… Continue
Added by kami on January 10, 2010 at 7:37pm —
Three zines from my "Junk Drawer" series will be part of an exhibition of artist made books at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. There will be 13 other artists and writers featured, and from what I've seen, most seem to be pretty accomplished. And then there's me, with little photocopied, stapled zines. Nothing fancy, but somehow they're in an art exhibit. Well, I'm just glad that zines are being recognized along with other "art books," as they call them.
The show takes place… Continue
Added by Eric Bartholomew on January 3, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Added by Eight-Stone Press on December 8, 2009 at 2:11pm —
– Get hot and bothered this summer with Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! No. 11
, the latest installment in the award-winning series published by Eight-Stone Press.
In this issue, SIOBHÁN FITZPATRICK plants petunias in Pigtown; LISA SINGER’s anger management reserves the right to refuse service; SOMMER MARSDEN leads the way into temptation; CARYN COYLE turns heads; and PIPPY ROCKWELL considers the… Continue
Added by Eight-Stone Press on June 16, 2009 at 9:01am —