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Old Stuff

Unearthed the sarcophagus that holds all the old master copies and made some copies for recent trades. That means you might be able to get one of these out-of-copy masterpieces, if you act today!

Mishap #13.5 from 2002 is over 60 pages of anarcho-punk Cthulhu mythos. Based on a real events.

Mishap #29, Basalt: A Love Story a personal zine about living apart from my partner and the geology of the Columbia River Gorge

Mishap #30, The Catalog of…


Added by Ryan Mishap on August 9, 2014 at 3:21pm — No Comments

#33 Vol. 2

The 20th anniversary issue wasn't large enough to contain the cavalcade of book reviews I wanted to share so I did another volume. More pointed book reviews, more photos, and a longer version of my last blog post on here. which makes me one of those godawful people who print their blogpost as zines!


Trade, free, cookies.

Added by Ryan Mishap on August 2, 2014 at 2:31pm — 2 Comments

20 Years Later

A gray sky day of drizzle that April 21, back in 1994. The official date of my move to Eugene, Oregon and that evening I was already loving it--seeing Spitboy play at Icky's Teahouse and thrilled too be a part of what was sure to be a vibrant scene. Several southern Oregon punks had moved to town and there were not only loads more local punks already but an anarchist collective also. Leaving college for to build a thriving punk community was looking like the best decision I had made in my…


Added by Ryan Mishap on April 27, 2014 at 12:38pm — No Comments

New zine and oh yeah, I have a We Make Zines page....


Hope all is as well as can be. I've been meaning to make We Make Zines a part of my daily digital check-ins, mainly to find new zines. Let's see if I can check in on a regular basis.

Mishap #32 is done. A memoir of growing up in Bend, Oregon until I left for college. Postage or trade worldwide.

PO Box 5841

Eugene OR 97405




Added by Ryan Mishap on September 18, 2013 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

Bicycle cogset zine display holders

Hi all,

  I've been utilizing discarded bike parts to make zine holders. I posted a couple photos on my page here at We Make Zines. I'll have several for sale or trade at the Portland Zine Symposium. If anyone wants a specific color, I can make it for you.


I also have a two-tier display that I will donate to the PZS for their raffles.




Added by Ryan Mishap on July 16, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

What should I do next?

If I have to ask that question, should I give up making zines?

Added by Ryan Mishap on March 17, 2011 at 3:07pm — 4 Comments

Mishap #30: Catalog of Happy Fun

A fanciful collection of back issues, bumper stickers, staplers, and excerpts from the upcoming (might be a) bestseller, "Been Wrong So Long it Feels Right to Me." The most fun ever packed into a catalog! Trade or a $1 and stamps. PO Box 5841 Eugene OR 97405 usa

Added by Ryan Mishap on December 13, 2010 at 10:10pm — No Comments


A meaningless milestone reached (well, if you count #13.5, this is number 31) and Mishap zine is chock full of fun fun fun! So much fun, you won't be able to handle it, so you better just stay away. I mean, you probably won't get it anyway. Huh, how's that for reverse psychology--or is this reverse psychology> Maybe I meant that in the first place, or maybe I didn't and you shouldn't get excited, but, then again, maybe you should've.

Added by Ryan Mishap on December 7, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Off on the road again

Basalt: A Love Story was finished, a great time was had catching up with zine friends at the PZS, and September is over when it hardly seems as if it began. October, now, and time for Tracy and I to head south to Albuquerque for some family time and green chile. We'll be hitting Death Valley, southern Utah, and Great Basin caverns along the way. Back around the time of the only holiday worth celebrating, Halloween!

Added by Ryan Mishap on October 1, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Back in the distro again

Mishap #27, the special book issue, is in at Microcosm distro.

#28 should be there soon.

I'd be interested how many people buy their zines from distros versus direct from the zinester. Somebody with a grant should study that and let me know.

I like how the description of #27 on the distro page says "inauspicious cover", which is another way to say "boring." The simple cover--only words, no pictures--was intentional: the zine was for readers and the cover lets… Continue

Added by Ryan Mishap on March 6, 2010 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

Mishap #28

All done, ready to be read. A little quarter-sized thing this time, with multiple short entries.

Trade or $1 to: PO BOx 5841, Eugene OR 97405 usa

Added by Ryan Mishap on February 13, 2010 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Portland Zine Symposium

Hi all,
Please do stop by the table and say hi, maybe trade a zine, or just pick one up.

See you there Friday and Saturday.


Added by Ryan Mishap on July 11, 2009 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Special Book Issue Out in JUly

Hope all is as well as can be. Mishap #27 will be the book issue wherein various people offer up their favorite titles and also tell us about those books that changed their outlook or lives in some way. It isn't too late to get in, if'n you want.
I'll have them ready for the Portland Zine Symposium the end of July but probably not before.

Added by Ryan Mishap on June 27, 2009 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

Mishap #26 is Out and Left Behind after the digital rapture


Hope all is as well as can be. I finished Mishap #26 and had it copied up a couple weeks ago. It is 24 pages, half book reviews. There are bumper sticker reviews, a story about how punk teachers should learn from the hippie teachers of the seventies and eighties, and a look at two crimes--one involving a bomb and the other a backhoe. Trade is best, $1+stamp. PO Box 5841 Eugene OR 97405, usa

I turned 35 last month and I've been doing zines since 1992 turned into 1993. Before… Continue

Added by Ryan Mishap on March 22, 2009 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

Sandstone #25 out now

A tale about our travels to southern Utah (Capitol Reef Park), Mesa Verde Nat'l Monument, Tent Rocks in New Mexico, the Portland Zine Symposium 2008, and the Ochoco Mountains of Oregon. Photos, including a page of full color just so you can see the spectacular colors of the Southwest desert and Oregon's Painted Hills, a short, funny travelogue, and two pages of zine reviews.
Trade or $2 to: PO Box 5841
Eugene OR 97405 usa

Added by Ryan Mishap on February 15, 2009 at 10:40am — 2 Comments

New Issue Out February


I won;t be posting much because I'm not a fan of too much computer time, but I like this idea and Krissy rules.

Sandstone #25 will be copied up shortly. It records Tracy and my trips to Utah, New Mexico, eastern Oregon, and the 2008 Portland Zine Symposium. This is the only zine I've done that is all positive, almost no politics. I'm curious to hear any reactions because I've never done just a travel story before. Includes multiple pages of zine reviews, photos from Mesa… Continue

Added by Ryan Mishap on January 25, 2009 at 12:31pm — No Comments


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