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Call for submissions: Absent Cause #5 – Dangerous Gifts

Absent Cause zine was established in 2008 as a venue for people from myriad cultures and selves, pushed to the outskirts and into the underground, to find each other, draw connections between their experiences, and gain strength for their struggles.

 

The term “Dangerous Gifts” is usually associated with the special contributions of people with mental illness / variance. But there are many kinds of dangerous gifts we experience and share: the person who chooses to wear…

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Added by redguard on August 9, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

Now available: Absent Cause #4 - Survival



Not a “reality” show, but the stories of real-life survivors in prose, poetry, artwork and photography.



Featuring contributions from:

Emily Henochowicz

Victoria Law

Andria Alefhi

Jaimie Hashey

Deirdre Sinnott

Noemi Martinez

Walaa Quisay

Alison Roh Park

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and many… Continue

Added by redguard on August 30, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

NYC 9/11 - Say NO to racism & anti-Islamic bigotry!





Say NO to racism…
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Added by redguard on August 30, 2010 at 7:28am — No Comments

Join the Growing List of Artists Against Arizona's SB1070

As the editor of Absent Cause zine, I want to invite my fellow zinesters to join in this important protest and boycott of Arizona's racist, anti-immigrant law SB1070. Please consider adding your name to the list of endorsers and voicing your opposition to the law in the next issue of your zine.



redguard / Greg

redguard@gmail.com

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Added by redguard on May 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Call for submissions to Absent Cause #4: Surviving

The new issue of Absent Cause zine will focus on surviving. Some possible topics are:

  • Your personal story of survival

  • The repercussions of surviving emotional, physical and sexual abuse

  • Surviving under a classist, anti-poor, racist, sexist, anti-queer and fat-phobic system

  • Sex work and survival

  • What should be the role of social-justice activists and organizations in personal survival issues?…
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Added by redguard on April 13, 2010 at 11:18am — No Comments

Absent Cause #3 available now!

Just in time for Halloween, Samhain, Dia de los Muertes & Im Kheperu:



Absent Cause #3: Death, Dying, Undeath

NOW AVAILABLE



$4 plus shipping

Available at http://redguard.etsy.com

For trades contact: redguard@gmail.com





The new 72-page issue features:



* Wrap-around cover by BRANDI LEE



* Interviews with feminist… Continue

Added by redguard on October 26, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Really grossed out by the Mike Bloomberg ads

On the right side of the screen here. Just sayin'.

Added by redguard on September 16, 2009 at 10:42am — 3 Comments

New issue of Absent Cause coming soon -- submit by Sept. 1

It’s almost that time again…



September 1 is the deadline for submissions for the third fun-filled issue of Absent Cause: Death, Dying and Undeath. The new issue will be available in October to welcome the season of growing darkness, decay and Halloween / Samhain / Day of the Dead.



Absent Cause #3 will feature a stunning wrap-around cover by Brandi Lee, centerfold poster art by Disdane, interviews galore, essays, poetry, fiction and artwork as we explore death… Continue

Added by redguard on August 7, 2009 at 8:34am — No Comments

Full of Crow reviews Absent Cause zine

Full of Crow is an excellent new online literary magazine of poetry, fiction, art and reviews, created by Lynn Alexander and Aleathia Drehmer. Lynn also runs the very cool social networking site The Sphere. I'm really proud to have my zines discussed on Full of Crow.



Bolshevik, Worker, Revenant: Absent Cause



"I’m not even sure how I started reading… Continue

Added by redguard on July 22, 2009 at 12:05pm — No Comments

On Loving 'Dracula': a 24-hour zine

Here's the cover and a sample page of my 24-Hour Zine Thing creation, On Loving 'Dracula.' I created it on my birthday, July 16. It includes an essay on the 1931 film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi, quotes from the movie, recommendations for further reading, and many posters and images from the film. It's 24 pages, 1/2 size, black and white.



This was the first time I've done a cut-and-paste zine. It was lots of fun! If you have a day to devote to being… Continue

Added by redguard on July 17, 2009 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

New issue of Mentally Ill zine





Mentally Ill zine #2



More comix about my struggles with depression, PTSD, abuse, marriage and fatherhood, recovery and struggling to reclaim a sense of self. It’s cartoony but not light hearted. There is lots of potentially triggering stuff here. Consider yourself warned.



12 pp, half-size, black & white

Available for $1 plus shipping from… Continue

Added by redguard on June 22, 2009 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Call for submissions: Death, dying, and undeath

Explore the dark side with Absent Cause

Underground cultures, hidden histories, feminist and queer sexualities, chosen families and radical politics; vampirism, the gothic, horror and the macabre; surviving abuse, coping with mental illness/dangerous gifts, self-harm and suicide.



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The theme of the third issue of Absent Cause zine is death, dying, and undeath.



Everybody dies. But in our underground and radical communities we… Continue

Added by redguard on June 5, 2009 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Report from Kids' Comic Con 2009

On April 25 my daughters and I attended Kids’ Comic Con 2009 at Bronx Community College. We were invited by Mike Weiss, whose daughter Jessica is co-producer of PB&J Comics and a fixture at East Coast zine fests.



This was a really interesting event. For one thing, I haunt some key NYC comic stores regularly, and never heard a thing about this (it was the third annual con). I’m not sure how it was built, but the turnout… Continue

Added by redguard on April 28, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Texas death row censors Absent Cause #2

On Friday, April 24, I received a letter of rejection from the Texas Department of "Corrections" for Absent Cause #2. Copies of the zine had been requested by four prisoners on death row in Huntsville.



The reason given is "Publication contains sexually explicit images" on pages 45 and 49. These are the painting "Tofu's Kiss" by Toni Lynn Crane and the photograph "It's What's Inside" by Heidi Calvert, featuring model Sash Suicide. Both are provocative explorations of women's… Continue

Added by redguard on April 28, 2009 at 5:24am — No Comments

Absent Cause #2: DUALITY -- Now Available

Absent Cause #2: DUALITY



bisexual bipolar body-conscious dead or alive

dialectical doppelganger gendered

identified mirrored radical

schizophrenic vampires



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Featuring:



Amanda Palmer interview on music, madness and the ReBELLYon



And INTERVIEWS with:

* Walaa Quisay, Egyptian student activist

* Laura-Marie Taylor, Functionally Ill zine

* Breaking… Continue

Added by redguard on January 7, 2009 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Coming Soon: Duality -- Absent Cause #2



Absent Cause #2 will be released January 1, 2009.



DUALITY

bisexual bipolar body-conscious dead or alive

dialectical doppelganger gendered

identified mirrored radical

schizophrenic vampires



INTERVIEWS

* Amanda Palmer on music, madness and the Rebellyon

* Walaa Quisay, Egyptian student activist

* Laura-Marie Taylor, Functionally Ill zine

* Breaking To Top, Maoist punk band from… Continue

Added by redguard on December 5, 2008 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

Razorcake reviews Absent Cause #1

ABSENT-CAUSE

#1, $3, 8½” x 11”, copied, 44 pgs.



By Keith Rosson

Wednesday, November 19 @ 00:00:00 CST



First issue of a zine with heavy nods to goth culture, body image, and surviving sexual abuse. A pretty mixed bag with tons of interviews and loads of contributors, visually and otherwise. On one hand, there’s a fascinating interview with a young pro-Palestinian female activist that was really captivating, as well as one with Jessica Mills of MRR and Less Than… Continue

Added by redguard on November 20, 2008 at 6:29pm — No Comments

MRR reviews Mentally Ill

From Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll #307, December 2008



MENTALLY ILL / $1

5.5 x 8.25 – copied – 8 pgs.

This is a quick, jab-to-the-gut of a zine – a hand-drawn siren from a politically minded father/husband/writer who suffers from deep pockets of depression. Mentally Ill is a glimpse into Greg’s mind in a few short pages of erratically-drawn comics – some drawn so faintly it’s like he couldn’t muster getting the pen to the page. (CH)



To order Mentally Ill, Absent Cause… Continue

Added by redguard on November 20, 2008 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Absent Cause #2 -- Submission Deadline Dec. 1

The deadline for submissions to Absent Cause #2 is December 1.



Duality is the theme -- doppelgangers, mirrors, shadows, doubles, our bodies and our body-images, twins, split or multiple personalities, mental illness/dangerous gifts, bisexuality, gender swapping and gender play, immigrants living in a foreign culture, interracial identity, etc. But don't feel bound by this if you want to contribute ... there are no hard and fast rules.



Then new issue will be published in… Continue

Added by redguard on November 13, 2008 at 8:22pm — No Comments

TUMS - a smut collection


My collection of smut writing, TUMS, is now available. The zine includes material that is straight, queer, and distrubing.

For adults only. If you would like to trade or order a copy, reply here or email me: redguard@gmail.com

Added by redguard on October 30, 2008 at 10:59am — No Comments

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