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Following our annual June tradition, we tallied our Bestsellers (so far) list. In other exciting news:
1. We have a new section! All our shirts, patches, hats, and tote bags are now gathered in Shirts and Such. The section is still in its infancy, but we'll be adding to it in the months to come. Let us know what you think.
2. We also have a new drop-down menu to help you navigate around the site with ease. (Big thanks to Evan Hashi for making that happen.)
Aside from that, we're busy preparing for the 14th Annual Portland Zine Symposium (which is just a month away!). A lot to look forward to.
Shotgun Seamstress #7- Upon moving to New Orleans in 2009, Osa Atoe started putting on shows under the project name No More Fiction that featured female and queer-fronted bands. This is the story of the No More Fiction show series, told through flyers and words. ($5)
Symbology: An A to Z of Archetypes & Epiphanies- The history, meaning, and evolution of symbols through the ages, in graphic novel form. From Androgyne to Zodiac, this is the most fascinating trip through the alphabet you can take. ($10)
New Paper Goods
Poppet Postcard Set- Thirteen postcards with the embroidered adventures of a poppet doll. Whether dancing with birds or living as a mermaid under the sea, these postcards are all extremely fun and totally unique. ($12)
A new series of 11"x14" art prints/mini posters from artist/musician Neil Campau!
Everyday Life ($7)
I Want Everything ($7)
Stop Hiding ($7)
Flowers and Vines Shirt- Flowers, vines, and roots. Designed and printed in Olympia, Wa. by Kyle Rollins. ($12)
The Binary Marketing Show- Anticipation of Something Else- The Binary Marketing Show makes smart, slightly skewed, synth pop that is wholly mesmerizing. (Cassette Tape) ($7)
*On June 20th we'll be releasing Sara Renberg's debut album, The Tall Calm, on Antiquated Future Records. We'll be having a little backyard release party for it here in Portland, which will also be the (very casual) first show in two years from former Antiquated Future house band, Letters (whose catalog is available for free/by donation on Bandcamp). It's an early one, so you can still catch Poppet and Pregnant on the Portland stop of their tour later that same night.
*Our buddy Craven Rock (author of Nights and Days in a Dark Carnival: Time Spent With Juggalos), has a new section on the Monarch Review's site where he reviews and discusses zines. He'll also be on tour with Mend My Dress this month (with a Portland stop June 26th at the IPRC).
*Sweet Candy Distro & Press will be having their 10 year (!?!) Birthday Bash this month at the Olympia Timberland Library.The library will also be hosting Survival Knife, Marriage + Cancer, and zinester Ened McNeet this month.(What an awesome place.)
Until next month,
Joshua James & Chask'e