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I went to brooklyn a couple of weeks ago for the first NYC Feminist Zine Fest.
I will go ahead and admit that during zine fests, I have typically had a hard time staying in one place. Last year for Philly Zine Fest, I was all up in some organizing nonsense, and spent a fair amount of time going around to trade as well. It was a good time, I met a lot of really cool people. But just tabling my wares was so nice, too. It's also quite different tabling as a distro (where I've…Continue
Added by Sarah Arr! on March 5, 2012 at 8:05pm — No Comments
I picked up some new zines from NYC Feminist Zine Fest this weekend, and just added them to the site:
Added by Sarah Arr! on February 28, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments
I want to take a minute to talk about some zine happenings.
I tabled my distro at a first friday art and trunk show at the beginning of the month. Bad timing, I guess, or not the right venue. It was super loud, and not a lot of people were familiar with the concept of zines, or were too busted by the $10 cover to buy anything more than drinks. Which, ok. It was definitely a learning experience. I learned a lot about about tabling. Initially, I had been concerned that I…Continue
Added by Sarah Arr! on February 13, 2012 at 6:39pm — No Comments
Also added recently:
Functionally Ill #8-#11
Pancakes and Poison
Twinks for Sale
Give Me Hope or Give Me Death
and 5 new one inch buttons!
(If you act quickly, you can still take advantage of free shipping until Feb 1 on orders over $30!)
Added by Sarah Arr! on January 30, 2012 at 6:13pm — No Comments
Queerios: A Radical Coloring Book This will be the kind of activity book I never got (but always wanted) in my early teens. I’d like to put together a coloring and activity book highlighting people who were groundbreaking to you, personally. Harvey Milk and Oscar Wilde will always have a place carved out for them. This is about exploring people who did more than admit their same-sex …attraction to the rest of the world. How about what Leslie Feinburg and Kate Borenstein did for trans…Continue
After several months of hard work, Once Upon A Distro is ready to send some zines to you. Every order comes with bonus swag!Pins, postcards, stickers and zines. Who knows what will turn out to be included with your order?!
You can also still send zines for submission to: Sarah Rose, 201 W. Evergreen Ave. #1012, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Added by Sarah Arr! on January 11, 2012 at 6:01pm — No Comments
So, I have 6 zine grab bags containing at least 8 full/half zines each, several quarter sized zines and minis, a couple of buttons, and fliers for other people's rad projects. I'm not going to set a price on these higher than postage (since most of them were trades that I don't have the space to keep around), but whatever extra you include will go towards adding inventory to my distro. (which is www.onceuponadistro.com)
I finished copying, collating, and stapling the 11th issue of my zine, Tazewell's Favorite Eccentric last night, only to receive a really sweet, hesitant call from a friend asking if I meant to misspell the name on purpose. I actually did not, but as a result, the first print run will have a very small amount of pink sharpie hand lettering, and can be obtained by sending $3 ppd to my address, or via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by trading perzines with me.
I have never…Continue
Added by Sarah Arr! on November 12, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
I've been making zines since I was 15 - more than half of my life. At various points, zines have been a way for me to connect to communities that I didn't have access to, as well as being an important place for me to write about the stuff going on in my life.
I've always written zines. I've always read zines. I've always wanted to do more. So, now I am. Once Upon a Distro is open for submissions starting now, and will be open for purchases and things starting in January of…Continue
Added by Sarah Arr! on October 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
So, Philly Zine Fest is November 13 noon to six at The Rotunda! We've been working really hard to make sure that everything is all set for this event.
In the meantime, we're putting together a Zine Reading on October 14th Wooden Shoe Books and Records to help with fundraising and to get you hyped! Be there @ 7PM to hear some awesome folks read from their zines. Interested in reading? Get in…Continue
Added by Sarah Arr! on September 16, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments
So. I have been writing new stuff for my zine. But I have a lot of much older stuff that deals with addiction/recovery/tying it all together. I'm not sure what to do with the older stuff. It legit isn't bad, and I'm proud of the writing that I did while I was clawing my way out of such a gross downward spiral. But the new stuff is mostly about moving to Philly and falling in love with the city, my partner, and various places and things here. They're just so vastly…Continue
So, wow. I moved to Philly, and dropped out of zine making. Why, you ask? Job, relationship, etc. All of the stuff that usually get in the way.
So I have this best of zine that I made right after I got here, but never really distributed. Does anyone wanna trade? I think I have ten copies or so. I have a bunch of material surrounding my pretty serious drug addiction, deciding to get clean, and move away from my hometown. So I'll probably put all that in the next ish, but…Continue
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