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Stolen Sharpie Revolution (5th edition) Kickstarter has less than 60 hours left!

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter is less than 60 hours to completion! 

We have made our $6,000 goal with 4 days to spare! I’m not feeling completely proactive about setting a stretch goal, but here’s the thing. As of now There is enough for all the rewards and to print 4,000…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on September 28, 2014 at 11:26am — No Comments

Stolen Sharpie Revolution (5th edition) Kickstarter Update!

We have 18 days to go and I wanted…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on September 13, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Stolen Sharpie Revolution (5th edition) Kickstarter

Please help Kickstart the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution! Go here!

Added by Alex Wrekk on September 1, 2014 at 8:44am — No Comments

Stolen Sharpie Revolution (5th edition) Kickstarter

Please help Kickstart the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution! Go here!

Added by Alex Wrekk on September 1, 2014 at 8:44am — No Comments

International Zine Month 2014 poster!

Added by Alex Wrekk on June 6, 2014 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Working on the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution and I need your photos!

 With 21,000 copies of the book in print through 4 editions, Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture since 2002. However, Stolen Sharpie Revolution is currently out of print. I’m about to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund a 5th edition and I need your help! I’d like to make a Kickstarter promo video with photos of Stolen Sharpie Revolution, including your photos! Show me photos of SSR on your bookshelf, in a shop window, on a table at a zine fest. Show me SSR with with you cats, dogs, or hedgehogs! I’d love to see a copy in the middle of you floor scattered with zine making scraps, tucked out of your backpack, or being read in public. All submissions that are included in the video will receive a free copy of the book when it is printed. All submissions must be received by 2 February 2014 Submissions should be sent to: StolenSharpieRevolution@live.com STOLENSHARPIEREVOLUTION.ORG Did you know that the zine resource listings that have always appeared in the back of Stolen Sharpie Revolution are now collected and updated on the StolenSharpieRevolution.org website? The resources were always the most difficult part of upkeep and a website makes this so much easier. Check it out for zine distros, stores that sell zines, a calendar of zine events and more!  As always SSR is only as good as the information I have. If you see that I’m missing something, a ne zine event, a shop in your town that sells zines, a zine distro that hasn’t been included, please send a message through the contact form on the site and I’ll get it added. Please reblog and spread the word! In zines we trust, Alex Wrekk *Multiple copies received from a single person will result on only one free book. Owner of submitted photo reserves all rights to submitted images but may be asked for it to be included in promotional materials.




With 21,000 copies of the book in print through 4 editions, Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture since 2002. However, Stolen Sharpie Revolution is currently out of print. I’m about to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund a 5th edition…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on January 15, 2014 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

The Copy Scams record, zine, and digital download coade might make and excellent gift to that zinester that has everything...

Might I suggest The Copy Scams album? A 10” record with 7 90s style pop punk songs all about zines plus a digital download and a 12 page zine with artwork by me and Steve Larder of Rum Lad Zine.

I also roast my own coffee…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on December 13, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments

Happy International Zine Month!

Added by Alex Wrekk on July 1, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments

My year in zines: 2012

2012 was a ridiculously active zine year for me. It started with creating the StolenSharpieRevolution.org site to be a companion to my book. The site includes a Zine Event listing calendar. In February I attended the first L.A. Zine fest and it was great! In March I attended the …

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Added by Alex Wrekk on December 15, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments

issue #6 of Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast!

issue #6 of Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast is out now! We discuss International Zine Month and what we have been up to for the past year.

Also, if you haven't yet checked out my zine distro and custom button shop, Portland Button Works, you should do that too.

Added by Alex Wrekk on June 22, 2012 at 8:35am — 1 Comment

Portland Button Works and Zine Distro needs your help!

This started as a dream, literally a dream, that slowly invaded our sleeping and waking hours.  We’ve been working on this for what seems like months.  What started out as cross-continent online chats, turned into coffee filled breakfasts and Google docs full of ideas.  Now those ideas are becoming a reality.

Derek Neuland and I have joined forces to create Portland Button Works and zine distro!  With a collective 15 years of button making experience, we feel our custom button…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on April 20, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments

Brainscan #27 & #28

These are the two zines I created this year.They were each released already but have been repackaged and reprinted.



Brainscan #27

A tiny zine that reads like a snapshot. 1/12 legal sized (3"x4") 28 page mini zine, A single story wrapped in photocopier art. This zine takes place in an elevator between a 9th floor divorce lawyer and the ground and a bike ride home. It explores disappointments and the human inability to consider endings.



"We rode 9 stories down in…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on September 16, 2011 at 12:58pm — No Comments

listen to our zine band: The Copy Scams

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…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on November 5, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

Portland Mayor Sam Adams reads a proclamation for the Portland Zine Symposium

Added by Alex Wrekk on August 25, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

Portland, Oregon Zine happenings... I just got back from a month long trip to the UK and France! I attended the London Zine Symposium, went on a mini UK zine tour, hung out with rad folks and then h…

Portland, Oregon Zine happenings...



I just got back from a month long trip to the UK and France! I attended the London Zine Symposium, went on a mini UK zine tour, hung out with rad folks and then headed to France for the 20th birthday party of La Fanzinotheque! You can be sure that there will be a zine about my adventures! Check out photos and what not from my trip here: http://alexwrekk.wordpress.com



Now I'm back in the… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on May 29, 2009 at 8:31am — 2 Comments

Stolen Sharpie Revolution video!

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Added by Alex Wrekk on March 29, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Nobody Cares About Your Stupid ZIne Podcast!

So, Marc and I recorded the very first Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast yesterday! I did a bit of editing and I still need to do some more. I worry that the amazing theme song that Androo wrote for us will outshine our podcast. Seriously, the song is amazine (yes, that's right AMAZINE) we played it a dozen times and danced around the dining room!



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Added by Alex Wrekk on March 1, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

I've got grab bags All gone!

So, I have been having this battle with my zine collection and my shelves. It comes down to the fact that this zine collection that is over 15 years old and even though it was picked over by my ex-husband I still have a ridiculous amount of zines and not enough shelf space for them. Over the years I have come to find that the zines that are dearest to me are ones that have been created by friends and penpals so those are the ones that will be staying with me. however, even after that filter… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on November 28, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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