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Mishap #36 Out Now!

The latest issue takes a look at the recent past, the frightening present, and has one hundred percent of the answers you need to survive the reign of #45 (I wish that last bit were true).

In addition to book recommendations and a short piece on the sexualization of breast cancer awareness campaigns, the zine ends with a personal essay exploring identity.…


Added by Ryan Mishap on May 20, 2017 at 9:09pm — 3 Comments

2017 looks to be scary

Hey all,

Hell of a year, 2016, and I have to admit that gnawing fear is chewing up my insides with what looms in 2017. But, hey, I did zines while Clinton, Bush, and Obama were in office and I'll still be doing them under the next regime of butchers sharpening their knives looking to cut social services, environmental programs, and anyone not rich white and male.

So, I had two zines planned for the next year: Chittering Madness Volume 2 and one about the importance of…


Added by Ryan Mishap on December 28, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments

Chittering Madness! Mishap #35 out now!

Mishap #35, Chittering Madness, is finally complete and available for a donation, trade, or free if need be. 47 pages of birding, travel, puns, and three pages of color photos from places like Arches National Park, Death Valley, and the Oregon coast. Message me on here or write to: mishapzine@yahoo.com. PO Box 5841, Eugene OR 97405 usa…


Added by Ryan Mishap on June 11, 2016 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Chittering Madness!

Mishap #35, Chittering Madness, is nearing completion. Should be around 90 pages, 15, 000 words, with color photo insert. This is part introduction to birding, part travelogue as two middle age punk rockers discover the joys of watching birds, getting out in nature, and making bad puns (well, I make the puns, to be fair to Tracy).

I'll have it printed some time in June and available by mail and at this year's Portland Zine Symposium. See you…


Added by Ryan Mishap on May 15, 2016 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Little Free Libraries and Zines

Hi all,

Has anyone ever put their zines in those Little Free libraries people build in front of their houses? If yes, any trouble come of that?

I put Mishap special book issue in a few around town. I didn't get any feedback from this. Was wondering if others have had any experiences.

Also, why aren't all those books stolen right away and sold to the used book stores? There are plenty of folks who might do that. Do libraries, no matter how small,…


Added by Ryan Mishap on February 16, 2016 at 9:19am — 4 Comments

Are zine creators artists who deserve premium prices?

     I picked up a zine the other night and it brought to mind an issue I have thought about a lot over the years: overpricing of zines. Now, people do zines for a variety of reasons and that matters to how they price them. What has bothered me over the last few years are the number of people who seem to be treating zines as "art" and themselves as artists rather than people who make zines. As such, they are generally uninterested in others zines, won't do trades, and charge far more than…


Added by Ryan Mishap on January 25, 2016 at 9:41am — 7 Comments

Mid-November, new zine

Awaiting the return of interview questions...then I heard about more awesome people doing cool stuff and I sent them interview questions...still waiting on the return of interview questions....but! By mid November the new zine should be ready.

Interviews with: IntersectFest from Portland, Warrior Sisters self-defense group from Eugene, La Armada latino hardcore fury, Juggling Jugulars from Finland, and locals Novelas. The interviews are really good, too.

I also have a couple…


Added by Ryan Mishap on October 24, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments

A new zine is in the works...

....two, actually.

For the first, due by the end of summer:

I have some miscellaneous essay-type things to share and hopefully a slew of band interviews--a rarity for my zine. Topics include vinyl records as memory collection, human time and conscience in the context of geologic and cosmic time, and more.

The second zine will probably take some time, being a long narrative covering Tracy and my growing interest in birding, ornithology, and other naturalist…


Added by Ryan Mishap on July 5, 2015 at 12:53pm — No Comments

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 — 3 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

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