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Shoeless Summer: New Zine!

Ever just wanna kick off your shoes and hang out barefoot? That's what I did for the entire summer that I turned 10, the last summer I was really a kid. Shoeless Summer is a zine that has everything: school bus singalongs, banana-seat bikes and other 1980s panache, tree climbing, jump roping (that's what we called it), a trip to the emergency room, and the poignance of reluctant life transitions. Oh man, is it poignant. It also has rudimentary cut-and-paste illustrations because I…


Added by Kari Tervo on May 14, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

TraumaRama #1

Hey so I made this new zine, TraumaRama #1. Here's the Etsy link, but let me know if you want to trade.

This is my first fancy colored cover. I'm really happy about it!

Here's the description:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be a difficult disorder to manage. Not only do people with PTSD have to cope with the emotional aftermath of trauma, there is significant societal stigma regarding mental illness. In TraumaRama #1, Kari Tervo aims to end the stigma and…


Added by Kari Tervo on January 7, 2017 at 4:14pm — No Comments

To Everyone Who Has Sent Me Mail, And I Have Not Responded

I have some 'splainin to do. 

Today, I just got almost all of the mail that has been sent to my PO box since July, 2013. It is a lot of mail:

The dilly-o was that in July, I got one of those yellow cards that said I had too much mail for my…


Added by Kari Tervo on December 12, 2013 at 8:39pm — 1 Comment

LA Zine Fest 2014 Exhibitor Interview!

Yayyy! LA Zine Fest shared my 2014 exhibitor interview!


This thing's gonna be great. You should go.

Added by Kari Tervo on November 28, 2013 at 2:05am — No Comments

BLOG ZINE! Weekly Online Zine Reviews for the Renegade Reader In You!

I told you guys in my last blog post that I'm writing for a pop culture blog called Pop Culture Beast. I'm starting a new weekly zine review feature there called BLOG ZINE.

Click on over and take a peek at the FAQ! Send me your zines for review!


Added by Kari Tervo on October 2, 2013 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Pop Culture Writing! My New Adventure at Pop Culture Beast

Hello zinesters! Those of you who like the light writing in my zine, Shards of Glass In Your Eye!, might want to check out Pop Culture Beast. It's a pop culture blog I recently joined, where I'm writing out all sorts of thoughts, reviews, and adventures. There are also a bunch of other guys writing about things like …


Added by Kari Tervo on September 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Now open on Etsy: Sweet Mayhem Zinery!

I opened an Etsy shop for my zines. It seemed like that was the easy thing to do for people who don't feel like trading and want to make sure their purchase is secure. Here is my spokesperson, an exaggerated Colonel Sanders crossed with Mark Twain, mixed with a '49er, to tell you the news:

::tipping hat:: Hey there, podna! Well. . .is it okay to present this here notice here? I've never had an Etsy shop--I don't know your folks' ways. So I'm posting it real…

Added by Kari Tervo on August 25, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments


Zines for Troops! sends free zines to military members and injured veterans. These exemplary civilians have participated by sending zine donations. Their zines are shined, showered, and ready for inspection by their lucky military recipients! 

A 21-Gun Salute To:

Laura-Marie, Functionally Ill…


Added by Kari Tervo on May 17, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Zines For Troops! Donations Needed!




You know how when you’re stressed out, it can help to relax with some good reading material? Imagine you’re a military member in a danger…


Added by Kari Tervo on April 21, 2013 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Trader Schmoes


By Kari Tervo, Shards of Glass In Your Eye!

I have a new policy on trading: I'll send you mine when you send me yours. I rarely receive any of the zines that I was hoping to read!

Some zinesters are trader schmoes. They're people who promise a zine in return for a zine, but never send one.

A lot of trader schmoes are just…


Added by Kari Tervo on March 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Gigglebot: A Distro To Avoid

Business practices vary from culture to culture.  In Japan, it's customary to bow towards a new client upon introduction.  In India, leather briefcases are unacceptable.  Likewise, the world of Gigglebot distro has business practices all its own.


A typical retail transaction is generally pretty simple:  I give you money, you give me stuff.  But at Gigglebot distro, the business customs are different. If you visit a foreign country for business, it's good to know their…


Added by Kari Tervo on June 27, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments


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