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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…Continue
I also roast my own coffee…
Added by Alex Wrekk on December 13, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments
July is fast approaching and I have created a list of zine activities for International Zine month this year so get stoked! I'm going to make some posters today and send them out with Portland Button Works order or free for a stamp. I'll post more when I have them printed. until then, let me know if I am missing something, that goes for everything on this site, let me know what is missing so I can add it! The list on this page can be added to even after the poster is printed!
Stoked to get the Copy Scams songs on Soundcloud now. 4 of these are the old demo versions from the cassette tape. We rerecorded all the songs while we were on tour in the UK. We also recorded 3 new songs including Copy and Destroy (this is the demo version) We hope to have the new version out this year if we can scrounge up…Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on January 8, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Have you checked out Portland Button Works and Zine distro? maybe you should.
Added by Alex Wrekk on January 7, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments
Added by Alex Wrekk on January 6, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on December 15, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments
New issue of Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast! Issue #7 is about zine trades and was recorded in Sheffield in the UK with the Sinister Zinester tour! With Chella Quint, Marc Parker, Sarah Thomasin, Giz medium and me! There is also a new Copy Scams song at the end of the podcast. Download on itunes or listen here.
Added by Alex Wrekk on June 24, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on April 20, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments
Released at the 2012 Chicago Zine Fest A split zine with Brainscan #29 and no More Coffee #4
Brainscan #29 - Ben Spies (no more coffee zine) threw out the challenge of fiction to my land of perzines and this is the grim result. These three short stories…Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on March 19, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments
It is finally up! Go check it out!
Hello Zinesters and PZS fans!
The Portland Zine Symposium is looking for art submissions for the 2012 poster. This year's theme is "Sea of Zines." Your art submission should be your creative interpretation of that theme.
The Portland Zine Symposium is free conference and zine social exploring facets of independent publishing and DIY culture. The Portland Zine Symposium is a two day event held in Portland, Oregon every summer since 2001. It consists of two days of of workshops,…Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on January 21, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Also, folks who run distros. I need yoour help:
I’m working on creating a continuously update listing of zine…Continue
These are the two zines I created this year.They were each released already but have been repackaged and reprinted.
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…
Added by Alex Wrekk on September 16, 2011 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Happy International Zine Month! I have a great way for you to celebrate and help out the Portland Zine Symposium!Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on July 13, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments
Hey, I turned Brainscan 21 into a digital format for people to read. This is not a zine. Zine are made of paper, this is made of 1s and 0s.
Added by Alex Wrekk on July 11, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments
So, some of you may know about my history with Microcosm Publishing and Joe Biel. And, if you don’t, you can read this post here.
At the very end of last year a supposed public statement from Microcosm was posted here.
I posted my…Continue