Hey everyone, yes the distro is still alive. I just haven't been able to update it because my account won't let sign into the website to edit everything. I emailed the administrator about it but he has not responded to me. So, I am in the process of switching hosts and moved everything temporarily on tumblr right now. The website is http://gimmebrainsdistro.tumblr.com
I am currently not looking for submissions and looking to clear the… Continue
Added by Mae on November 5, 2010 at 6:30pm —
The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine!
Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral
house and tricked housemates Alex, paul and Marc to form a band in three
weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium.
In those three weeks they wrote, practiced, and recorded… Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on November 5, 2010 at 10:16am —
1) I Found
- A little mini zine featuring some of the vintage bits and pieces I've found over the past two years, in my pursuit of all things vintage Singapore!
2) Love Me, Love Random
- A little mini personal zine done as an experiment to make use of vintage paper ephemera I'd collected via swapping on Swap-Bot!
Added by georgi on November 5, 2010 at 10:09am —
ZINE LIB aka Zine Library was formed in June 2009 and aims to showcase
and share creative work in the self-published form. The archive sources
work through contacting practitioners and word of mouth. There is no
curatorship and we don’t wish to be an arbiter of taste. Zine library is
completely inclusive and your contribution is important.
Viewing the archive is impossible as we are still in search of finding a
homebase. Zine Library is non Profit and… Continue
Added by AvantAfro on October 31, 2010 at 4:21pm —
So I just finished stapling and folding the first 100 copies of Basic Paper Airplane #4, the long-promised family issue. What started as a family history project turned into reading a bunch of books on the history of the human family and considering if we should even be connected to our families at all. It was a weird road. What came out is 40 pages of things I learned along the way.… Continue
Added by Joshua James Amberson on October 26, 2010 at 2:10am —
wow, this place continues to rock! i am so glad that i joined WMZ and that i have met so many new zine friends online and offline...but of course i'm still laaaammmeee...havent zined since last year. this year i havent been to any zine fests due to all my friends hitching up (five weddings this year! five!!!) and my job not paying me money to live a real life!
but i joined up with a Facebook group (probly another reason why i havent been 'here') and i have pledged to put out a… Continue
Added by raequel aka systris on October 21, 2010 at 12:30pm —
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 —
After a long hiatus, Race Revolt 5
is here! This large-sized compilation zine on race, gender, and activism is out of England and doesn't often make it over to our shores, so we're honored to be carrying it. We also got a few more issues of the Race Revolt Collection
, a best of from the first four issues.
I will also… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on October 4, 2010 at 11:00pm —
On Lives Press
is pleased to announce the release of You Can Finish This Later
You Can Finish This Later
is an illustrated chapbook of short fiction. Mike Parish penned the stories and Dan Tarnowski drew the drawings. Dug up from deep holes in the backyards of their minds, the collection considers the things we leave behind and the changes we learn to accept,… Continue
Added by On Lives on September 23, 2010 at 12:10pm —
One of our most popular zines, Friends of Polly
, is back in stock after a little absence from our shelves.It's a compilation zine on the subject of polyamory published out of England and has writings from the people behind such zines as Race Revolt
Added by Antiquated Future on September 21, 2010 at 11:30am —
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 —
i had an idea at work the other day that me and carl should make a little horror themed art zine for halloween etc & to celebrate vampire sushi's 1ST BIRTHDAY. and then i thought "why keep the fun all to ourselves, WE SHOULD MAKE IT A COMPILATION ZINE!"
so yes, we are looking for submissions! drawings, photographs, collages, embroidery, anything! also considering horror stories and reviews of horror films! the zine will be quarter size / a6 but your piece doesn't have to be that… Continue
Added by VAMPIRE SUSHI DISTRO on September 3, 2010 at 5:30am —
Added by Alex Wrekk on August 25, 2010 at 11:47am —
For the longest time I've been complaining about how there wasn't a zine scene here in Florida. So this week I decided to actually do something about it. I think that there needs to be a place like the IPRC and Boxcar Books here in Florida. There needs to be a space where people can just go to write or do art, and to make copies. I got two friends together and I pitched the idea, and they agree so we've started the process of incorporating, and when that's done we're going to file for tax… Continue
Added by Brittney on August 18, 2010 at 6:30pm —
i think this is the best way to keep track of when & who i send the zines to. if you bought a copy or we arranged a trade, check this post...
everyday that i ship copies of Ladybug #1, i'll list the first name and the state or country they went to. that way you can look here to find out when your order or trade went out.
Added by Yvonne G. on August 18, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Striking Distance is a punk rock fanzine that contains four new stories plus, as always, excerpts of letters from your favourite anonymous zinesters and other urban neurotic punks. This little zine is $2PPD / trade / a buck in person. I will be tabling at the 10th Annual Portland Zine in Portland, Oregon (Aug 28-29) and at Canzine in Toronto on Oct 24th.… Continue
Added by Chris Kiss on August 15, 2010 at 7:24pm —
now available for online purchase!! visit …
Added by Yvonne G. on August 12, 2010 at 6:30pm —
All zinesters may not feel the same way, but I love office supplies! My love for pens and mail organization has even lead some of my friends to call me an office punk. Although you can make a zine with almost anything, here is a list of what I feel are the most essential zine making tools. Click to read the… Continue
Added by Derek Neuland on August 9, 2010 at 3:15am —
No matter what you call them: fests, symposiums, conventions, expos, etc…, they are a great way to connect with other zinesters, learn something new at a workshop, trade zines, and so much more. There are a lot of zine (and zine friendly) fests coming in the next few months.… Continue
Added by Derek Neuland on August 2, 2010 at 11:46pm —
Added by Yvonne G. on July 31, 2010 at 6:43pm —