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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 tumblr giveaway!

I'm doing a give away on tumblr. Here's the detail!

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition)…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on September 8, 2014 at 8:30am — 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

31 Activities for International Zine Month!

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!

When…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on June 8, 2013 at 9:13am — 1 Comment

The Copy Scams! (aka: the best zine themed band in the world!)

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…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on January 8, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

have you checked out Portland Button Works and zine distro?

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

New Zine: Brainscan #30 - 30 issues in 15 years!

Brainscan Zine #30!

Growing (literally and figuratively) taking on adventurous tasks year by year from travel to zine tours to event organizing, teaching (or not teaching), and opening and transitioning …

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Added by Alex Wrekk on January 6, 2013 at 9:36am — 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 #7 of Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast!

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 November 9, 2012 at 7:59am — 2 Comments

31 activities for 31 day of July for International Zine Month!

I printed a a little poster with my Risograph of 31 zine activities for 31 days of International Zine Month! They are available for free in our Portland Button Works shop and come free with every online order at Portland Button Works(along with our PBW Quarterly zine) OR you could…
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Added by Alex Wrekk on June 24, 2012 at 2:29pm — 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 #29/ No More Coffee #4 Split zine

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…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on March 19, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments

Stolen Sharpie Revolution the Website!

It is finally up! Go check it out!

http://www.stolensharpierevolution.org

Added by Alex Wrekk on February 2, 2012 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

Portland Zine Symposium is looking for artwork!

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,…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on January 21, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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