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Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast issue #3 is available for download!

The new issue of Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast is ready here or through itunesor other podcatchers. …

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Added by Alex Wrekk on March 4, 2011 at 7:15am — 1 Comment

2 more thingsI

1. I started a facebook page with lots more photos and updates and I finally started a portfolio of my custom button work.Go check it out.

2. i have a newsletter that I plan to send out updates every few months about zine projects and whatnot. I also offer discount codes for my Etsy shop! Sigh up for it here.

3. I have a blog where I…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on December 10, 2010 at 9:18am — No Comments

Brainscan 26- What's the Deal With You And Microcosm?

I have a new zine! And it is basically the What's the Deal With You And Microcosm? blog post plus a little more including a paragraph from Cindy Crabb clarifying a bit of her request.…

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Added by Alex Wrekk on December 10, 2010 at 9:00am — 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

How I spent my summer vacation! Brainscan #25.5! Copy Scams, a zine band!

Brainscan #25.5

At the IPRC on July 11, 2010 the Portland Zine Symposium sponsored a 24 hour zine challenge. A 24 hour zine challenge is when you make a zine in

24 hours.



Well, this is the zine I made that night. You are not supposed to have

any idea what you will put in your zine before you start so I had no

idea what would come out of this. What did…
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Added by Alex Wrekk on October 14, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments

Have you been following the ZInes on Toast Tour blog?

You should follow the blog here:ZINESONTOAST.ORG! We are in Oakland right now after the first day of the San Francisco Zine Fest! We have had adventures in Portland at the Zine Symposium, Seattle at ZAPP, and the library in Olympia sponsored and event for us at the Northern. We camped in the Redwoods and made it to Oakland last night and spent today at the SF zine fest. Next up: Santa Cruz!


Added by Alex Wrekk on September 4, 2010 at 8:55pm — 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

Brainscan 24 and 25!

BRAINSCAN 25-This zine has been five start and stop years in the making. I finally finished it in October of 2009 at the Anchor Archive zine residency in Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Brainscan 25 Chronicles my Saturn return as a love story, an ending, and a new beginning with someone from my past. The Saturn Return is the time between ages 27 and 30 when the planet Saturn is in the same place it was at your birth. It is usually seen as a harbinger… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on November 12, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

A mini zine tour of Eastern North America...

Alex Wrekk’s Eastern North America Mini tour thing…



Hello! Greeting from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I have been here for a week for the Anchor Archive’s Zine Residency Program (http://www.robertsstreet.org). That means I get to live in a shed in their backyard and make zines for two weeks. This also means I should have the zine I have been working on for the past 5 years done and ready for all the events coming up! Anyway, here’s my mini… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on October 21, 2009 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Stolen Sharpie Revolution Book release party and Square Foot Zine Fest!

So, if you don't know there are two zine-y events in Portland this weekend at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) 917 SW Oak #218



Stolen Sharpie Revolution book release party and open mic! Friday June 12 7:00PM



Join me, Alex Wrekk at the IPRC for the release of my book at a special book release price. Also, bring your zines and read something for everyone. I just got back from a Uk and France zine zine tour and I'll share some stories from that plus I'm… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on June 10, 2009 at 11:06am — 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 Shapie Revolution 2 Preorders!

I just found out that Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2 will be shipping from the printer on Monday! You can still preorder copies. Go to this post to find out how.



I leave for the UK and France on April 29th but Paul will be here filling orders while I'm gone. When I get back I'll be having a release party and open mic. If you are in… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on April 9, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Stolen Sharpie Revolution video!

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

PREORDER Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2 NOW!

Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2: a DIY guide to zines and zine culture is ready for PREORDER!







Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the ultimate guidebook to all things zine related. This little red book is stuffed with information about zines. Things you may know, stuff you don’t know and even stuff you didn’t know you knew for the beginner to the experienced zinester. Stolen Sharpie Revolution consists of how-to guides on a variety of topics from layout to… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on March 25, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Girl of my zines and a preview to the zine librarian (un)Conference Nobody Cares About You Stupid Zine Podcast Episode

I found this at Z.A.P.P. this past weekend in Seattle when I was up there for the Zine Librarian (un)Conference. I thought my fellow zine enthusiasts would appreciate it too.



More about my trip up to Seattle for the (un)conference can be found here.



Also, if you haven't listened to our zine podcast called… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on March 18, 2009 at 10:10am — 1 Comment

Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast #1 is ready for you to listen to.

Go here, and listen to marc and I talk about zines.

Added by Alex Wrekk on March 1, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Theme song for the zine podcast!

Go here and listen to it.

Added by Alex Wrekk on March 1, 2009 at 11:13am — 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!



I hope to… Continue

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

Love letters to Irony...

Many years ago Love letters to Irony was going to be the name of the compilation of Brainscan zines... but that is not ever going to come out so I thought I would use the title for something. It is the name of my new blog type thing. You can find it here.



I have a livejournal that I have had for many years but it is mostly friends only. it holds secrets and exasperation and semi-filtered thoughts that fall out of my head. Love letters to… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on February 14, 2009 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Portland Zine Symposium 2009 needs artwork!

Portland Zine Symposium 2009 will be July 24-26, 2009 at Portland State Univeristy in Portland, Oregon!



Also, we are looking for artwork .Could you be the one to create it?

Portland Zine Symposium Friends,



PZS is looking for art submissions for the 2009 poster. These year's

themes are cats, 9 lives, and "Hang in there!" Your art submission

should touch upon one or all of these themes.



The guidelines are simple – We are looking for a 11" wide x 17"… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on January 26, 2009 at 11:45pm — No Comments

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