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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

More Stolen Sharpie Revolution update videos

There are actually 4 of them I think but I'm just going to post these two.



I need a shower... I have been working on SSR for about 3 days now and every time I look for a Sharpie it seems that I have put my hair up with it. I have been wearing the same pajama style clothes: long johns, a thread bare velour leopard print skirt, a 2008 Portland zine symposium shirt and the same sweatshirt I have worn everyday for the past week. I am a model of class!



Still, I'm getting things… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on January 24, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Started work on Stolen Sharpie Layout today!

Yup,I started working on the layout today, finally! I decided to start documenting my progress with working on SSR and made two short videos. maybe you would like to see them?…



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Added by Alex Wrekk on January 11, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Wanna get get and e-mail updated when I start accepting pre-orders for Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2?

Wanna get get and e-mail updated when I start accepting pre-orders for Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2?



Then sigh up for my e-mail list. I'll be sending a few e-mails out a year when zines come out or when I have a sale in my Small World Buttons site.



I haven't sent one before but I plan on sending one when I start taking preorders for SSR2!



Go here and sign… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on November 30, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

I've got grab bags All gone!

So, I have been having this battle with my zine collection and my shelves. It comes down to the fact that this zine collection that is over 15 years old and even though it was picked over by my ex-husband I still have a ridiculous amount of zines and not enough shelf space for them. Over the years I have come to find that the zines that are dearest to me are ones that have been created by friends and penpals so those are the ones that will be staying with me. however, even after that filter… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on November 28, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Let's see, what's up in my zine world this week... i taught a workshop at the IPRC about selling zines and things on Etsy and I also educated everyone on the Joy's of We Make Zines. it was fun! I vol…

Let's see, what's up in my zine world this week... i taught a workshop at the IPRC about selling zines and things on Etsy and I also educated everyone on the Joy's of We Make Zines. it was fun! I volunteered at Wordstock on Saturday but I didn't make it to the IPRC Text Ball because my old housemate Abeni showed up with her baby so we hung out and ate candy instead.



Sunday was my shift at the IPRC. Sunday is usually pretty dead but the… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on November 12, 2008 at 10:25am — No Comments

Word: a Celebration of font and text exhibit

So, I tired to post this in the events section and it wouldn't work!



I was asked to take part in this exhibit, which is awesome! I even had to write an artist statement and stuff. It is at the Interstate Firehouse Culture Center that is 3 blocks away from my house. I made a giant collage of images from Brainscan and I have two shelves of my zines.... all of the zines I have printed since 2003.



Other pieces include artist books, posters by various Portland printers, zine… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on October 30, 2008 at 12:08pm — No Comments

warm bed, old zines, zine art show, IPRC, and the Portland Zine Symposium Planning...

I'm currently in my bed in my cold room with my laptop under a fake down comforter that is fantastically warm and making me not want to get out of bed into the rest of the frigid house. You see, apparently our house has been entered into some sort of contest to see who can hold out from turning their heat on the longest. I'm usually the only one here during the day I just close my self in the office and wear my new hat with ear flaps to stay warn. I stay even warmer on days where I have coffee… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on October 25, 2008 at 10:01am — No Comments

Back from traveling, Stolen Sharpie Revolution and a zine fest in Utah...

So, My sister and I just spent 4 days driving my grandmother's car with a trailer full of stuff back from central Texas (Temple, TX to be exact) We barely missed a snowstorm in Wyoming and Utah and dodged the pelting rains that it turned into once it hit Kansas. Stopped off to eat vegan food at Watercourse in Denver, stayed with our friend James in SLC and had lunch at Sage's and diner at the Vertical diner. Left Salt Lake City at 6Am yesterday, picked up some hitchhiking punks in Hermiston,… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on October 16, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

music update

I spent the day cleaning my room including all my clothes bedding and pillows! i went through and looked at all my zines I got from the Portland zine Symposium that I haven't read yet and then I had my twice a year leg shave. I don't why I shave twice a year, I just do.



So, in the last post I mentioned Paul's new music project and recording in my old bedroom, well one of them anyway.. well one of his projects as well as one of my old bedrooms too. Paul is writing an audio soundtrack… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on September 14, 2008 at 6:53pm — No Comments

More Brainscan 23!

I'm getting some more copies of brainscan 23 back from the printer today... with all the errors fixed. Seriously, I threw it together the day before the zine symposium while I was literally in a fever haze. I got sick that night and couldn't go to the reading. My fever broke around midnight and I was sort of ok for the symposium but my zine pages were jumbled and I got 150 copies instead of 50. But, now there is a better intro and the pages are in the right place. good for me. You can always… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on September 13, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Brainscan #23 New!

Brainscan #23 is done! I had it put together in time for the 2008 Portland Zine Symposium… actually I got my copies back the day that it started!

brainscan 23 cover



Brainscan #23 contains a few stories taken from a one off zine I did as well as a few new stories. My favorite one is about a situation I was in while visiting NYC and met and Ex-Boyfriend and his wife...and… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on August 28, 2008 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

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