Absent Cause, my new zine focused on underground and dark culture, is now available.
I created AC to explore topics that resonate with me and many of the artistic and political people whose work I respect and admire: underground cultures, hidden histories, feminist and queer sexualities, chosen families and radical politics; vampirism, the gothic, horror and paganism; surviving abuse, coping with mental illness, self-harm and suicide.
I LOVE TRADES! If you make a zine, comix, stickerz, mu-sick or whatever, I'd love to swap with you and help promo your stuff.
The first issue of Absent Cause
* Velocity Chyaldd, Vulgaras singer/songwriter and all-around badass
* Tina Elshalakany, Arab-American student activist
* Vampiress Jessika, fat-positive model and photographer
* Jessica Mills, author of radical parenting guide "My Mother Wears Combat Boots"
* Empress Nightshade, haunted house impresario and founder of the Shadow Box Theater program for autistic kids
Poetry and essays by
* Imani Henry
* Eman Rimawi
* Amanda Harvey
* Mohammad Awadallah
* Courtney Laine Jones
* DJ Mistress X
Artwork, comix and photography by
* Ruslana Eisenschmidt
* Amanda Tannahill
* Solace Amongst Nightmares
Plus essays, poetry, reviews, and comix from me, redguard.
Absent Cause is available in print and pdf formats. Both formats include artwork IN COLOR.
Order for donation of $4 (includes shipping) via PayPal from firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to G. Butterfield, 754 Washington Ave. 4R, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Or send me your zine in trade!
Please specify which format you prefer and your mailing address / email address.
All proceeds go back into producing the next issue.
Stores carrying Absent Cause include Quimby's in Chicago, Bluestockings and St. Mark's Bookshop in New York.
Online distros include Gimme Brains!!!,
North West Zine Works, For Freaks By Freaks.