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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…

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

New issue of Basic Paper Airplane!

Just finished a new issue of Basic Paper Airplane yesterday. It's about growing up, but not totally following the grown up path. And also about what I thought being grown up would look like at various points in my life. I think of it as…

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Added by Joshua James Amberson on September 25, 2013 at 12:56am — No Comments

In the works: Prince Zine Second Edition! (do you have ideas?)

So, for International Zine Month, me and Rachel Lee-Carman are going to do something we've been talking about for a while.…

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Added by Joshua James Amberson on July 2, 2013 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Basic Paper Airplane Pack

I'm selling all four in print issues of Basic Paper Airplane on the Ms. Valerie Park Distro's Etsy for $5. It's just a way for folks to have them all for cheap: …

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Added by Joshua James Amberson on April 5, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Portland Zine Symposium table registration!

Hey all, the table registration for this year's Portland Zine Symposium just opened last Monday: http://www.portlandzinesymposium.org/register/

It's filling up, so sign up…

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Added by Joshua James Amberson on March 27, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments

New Issue of Basic Paper Airplane!

Just finished a new issue of Basic Paper Airplane. The theme is "beginnings and turning points" and is a mix of personal essays/vignettes about where things changed or started and portrait essays about artists/genres/inventors that changed my world or the world in general. Namely:…

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Added by Joshua James Amberson on January 19, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Growing Things: A Guide for Beginning Gardeners

Just finished up this basic gardening zine with some folks here in Olympia and thought I'd spread the word! You can buy it over here:…

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Added by Joshua James Amberson on April 14, 2012 at 11:22pm — 2 Comments

New issue of Basic Paper Airplane & The Prince Zine reviewed in Bitch Magazine!

Basic Paper Airplane #5 is out today. It is about..."the current state of the United States as seen from car windows and historical oddities of Americana. Place and home (and the hula hoop in…

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Added by Joshua James Amberson on September 2, 2011 at 8:02pm — No Comments

The Prince Zine

The Prince Zine is finally here. Readings and dance parties in celebration have come to pass and now it's on sale to everyone across the lands.

"A two-year long, 60 page, research zine into the artist currently…

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Added by Joshua James Amberson on March 13, 2011 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

The Prince Zine

So I'm just finishing up a project that has taken two years to finish, a study into the artist currently known as Prince. Simply called The Prince Zine, it'll be coming out on Saturday, March 12th. Events have just been created on the Ms Valerie Park Distro Facebook for the reading and the release party. If you're in the…

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Added by Joshua James Amberson on February 19, 2011 at 1:37am — 2 Comments

Basic Paper Airplane #4 out now!

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.…

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Added by Joshua James Amberson on October 26, 2010 at 2:10am — No Comments

Lovely review on We Love You SO

I got the pleasant surprise of praise and thought I'd share it with the zine community. It comes from We Love You So, a website that seems to have a big readership, since I've already heard a lot of feedback from this, in just a couple days time. If you happen to know these folks, tell them thanks for me.

http://weloveyouso.com/2010/03/zines-we-love-basic-paper-airplane/

"Joshua of …
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Added by Joshua James Amberson on March 5, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Things You Say, Sweet Candy, Microcosm and Ms Valerie Park

Are all places you can get issue #3 of Basic Paper Airplane. Somehow this issue has made its way into the world more than past issues. If you're interested...

Things You Say Distro (which also carries #2)

Microcosm

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Added by Joshua James Amberson on February 24, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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