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Sep 01

Stolen Sharpie Revolution (5th edition) →

alexwrekk:

The kickstarter launched! Brace yourself! I’ll be posting this at least once a day.

Aug 31

5 Years / 10 Issues of Hoax: A Mini-Tour & Celebration (Sept 5-7) | Facebook →

hoaxzine:

HOAX IS GOING ON AN EAST COAST MINI-TOUR TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF ISSUE #10 FRIDAY SEPT 5th - SUNDAY SEPT 7th

New York City: Friday September 5th, Bluestockings Bookstore & Activist Center - 7pm 

- Confirmed Readers: Cassandra Leveille, Suzy X, Jordan Alam, Emma Caterine, Annie Mok

- Confirmed Bands: Rachel Easterly (seeper.bandcamp.com), Little Waist (littlewaist.bandcamp.com)- special acoustic set!!!!, Tiny Tusks (tinytusks.bandcamp.com)- special acoustic set!!!! 

Philadelphia: Saturday September 6th, LAVA Space - 6:30
COLLABORATION WITH ROCKERS 
- Confirmed Readers: Jenna Brager, Khristina Acosta, Ksenya Leah Basarab, Joyce Hatton, Cassandra Leveille, Sarah Rose, Moor Mother Godess 
- Confirmed Bands: Ex by V (exbyv.bandcamp.com), Hive Bent (hivebent.bandcamp.com - Baltimore), Underpass (aboutviolence.bandcamp.com - OLY), KT Spit (ktspit.bandcamp.com — OLY)

Baltimore: Sunday September 7th, Red Emmas - Time 5pm 
- Confirmed Readers: Allison Hall, Anjana Rao, Miriam C, Cassandra Leveille, Taryn Hipp, rachel & sari (hoax editors!)

Hoax is a US bi-annual queer feminist compilation zine that aims to create a space to analyze the feminisms of our everyday lives. People of all lived experiences & genders are encouraged to submit!

This September will mark the five year anniversary of the release of Hoax #1! September will also mark the release our 10th issue. The two of us have worked tirelessly over the past half-decade to write for, edit, compile, publish, and circulate this project. As of the release of Hoax #9, the project has featured 145 contributors from writers, artists and feminists of various backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, citizenships, and genders. As of the release of the #10th issue, the number of contributors will be closer to 200. Hoax is sold at infoshops and distros in multiple continents. It’s pretty mind-blowing to think about, and we definitely could not have completed this project without our community’s support.

We have decided to celebrate by putting together a “5 years of Hoax” mini-tour to celebrate. We are hosting events in NYC, Philly, and Baltimore. 

All of these events will be FREE, although we do ask that you consider donating to the spaces that are hosting us. We also ask that each of these events remain sober (i.e. don’t bring booze into the spaces!) 

Please support our mini-tour by inviting friends to this event (as well as the events that will be made for each individual date) & posting / blogging about the release of Hoax #10. 

We will continue to post updates about bands / readers / times on this events page. Let us know if you want to perform / read / table! 

Long live DIY feminist print media! ♥ 

Aug 28
Think 1-5 pages, black and white or grayscale, send us jpgs or pdf. We’ll be printing at half size (like 8.5×5.5) so keep that in consideration. Comics should be on the theme of queer history–either queering history/queer historiography, focusing on a moment of queer history, or maybe like…being a queer in the archives. Email Elvis or me (I’m at sassyfrasscircus at gmail dot com) with questions. Submissions are due Jan. 1st, 2015!
http://sassyfrasscircus.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/queer-history-comix-anthology-zine/

Think 1-5 pages, black and white or grayscale, send us jpgs or pdf. We’ll be printing at half size (like 8.5×5.5) so keep that in consideration. Comics should be on the theme of queer history–either queering history/queer historiography, focusing on a moment of queer history, or maybe like…being a queer in the archives. Email Elvis or me (I’m at sassyfrasscircus at gmail dot com) with questions. Submissions are due Jan. 1st, 2015!

http://sassyfrasscircus.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/queer-history-comix-anthology-zine/

Aug 28

toxicweedszine said: Hello! I'm a zinester from Taiwan! Just join tumblr for a few weeks, and I really like your blog and the zines you introduce! Very interesting!!

Thanks very much. :)

Aug 26
jessie-duke:

Liam’s response to selling the first copy of his first zine:
Me: Oh Liam, someone bought your zine!
Liam: What?! Now I won’t have it anymore?!
Me: Oh, no Liam. We’re just going to send them a copy of it. 
Liam: But then they’ll have it and not me?
Me: No baby, we made a bunch of copies of it to share with other people, and you get to keep the original one that you made. Understand?
Liam: Okay. What was their name?
Me: The person that bought your zine?
Liam: Yes. 
Me: Ashley.
Liam: Ashley? Where do they live?
Me: Idaho.
Liam: Oh. What is her Dad’s name?
Me: I don’t know. 
Liam: What is the name of the other guy?
Me: The other person that bought your zine?
Liam: Yes.
Me: Well, no one else has bought one yet. 
Liam: WHAT?! But this is my whole world! It’s my whole country! It’s everything I can see!
Me: Well don’t worry, I’m sure someone else will buy a copy tomorrow. So how about this: Every time you sell a zine, I will give you $2. And you can do whatever you want with that money. Okay?
Liam: I am going to buy chocolate. And spinach. And then I will have chocolate spinach. You’ve never tasted anything like that before! It’s like … It’s like oregano water with salt! It’s so good!
Me: Well, that sounds interesting. So, you’re sure you’re okay with us sending out copies of your zine if you get to keep the original one that you made?
Liam: Yes. What does R2D2 talk like? Can you make that sound for me?

And there you have it! Liam’s zine, Big Diamond, is now available at the Pioneers Press website. Full disclosure: If you buy a copy, he will use the money to make chocolate spinach. 

jessie-duke:

Liam’s response to selling the first copy of his first zine:

Me: Oh Liam, someone bought your zine!

Liam: What?! Now I won’t have it anymore?!

Me: Oh, no Liam. We’re just going to send them a copy of it. 

Liam: But then they’ll have it and not me?
Me: No baby, we made a bunch of copies of it to share with other people, and you get to keep the original one that you made. Understand?
Liam: Okay. What was their name?
Me: The person that bought your zine?
Liam: Yes. 
Me: Ashley.
Liam: Ashley? Where do they live?
Me: Idaho.
Liam: Oh. What is her Dad’s name?
Me: I don’t know. 
Liam: What is the name of the other guy?
Me: The other person that bought your zine?
Liam: Yes.
Me: Well, no one else has bought one yet. 
Liam: WHAT?! But this is my whole world! It’s my whole country! It’s everything I can see!
Me: Well don’t worry, I’m sure someone else will buy a copy tomorrow. So how about this: Every time you sell a zine, I will give you $2. And you can do whatever you want with that money. Okay?
Liam: I am going to buy chocolate. And spinach. And then I will have chocolate spinach. You’ve never tasted anything like that before! It’s like … It’s like oregano water with salt! It’s so good!
Me: Well, that sounds interesting. So, you’re sure you’re okay with us sending out copies of your zine if you get to keep the original one that you made?
Liam: Yes. What does R2D2 talk like? Can you make that sound for me?
And there you have it! Liam’s zine, Big Diamond, is now available at the Pioneers Press website. Full disclosure: If you buy a copy, he will use the money to make chocolate spinach. 
Aug 22
deafula:

jennyandthelibrarians:

fanzines:

Back in April, we were lucky enough to meet Kerri Radley of the incredible Deafula at the Brooklyn #Zine Fest! <3 #ZineHero

kerri rules! and i’m glad my poorly masqueraded collection of zine fest diet coke cans could be documented.

this is so sweet! ☺
ps lol jc, you and your diet coke can collection. the cutest. 

deafula:

jennyandthelibrarians:

fanzines:

Back in April, we were lucky enough to meet Kerri Radley of the incredible Deafula at the Brooklyn #Zine Fest! <3 #ZineHero

kerri rules! and i’m glad my poorly masqueraded collection of zine fest diet coke cans could be documented.

this is so sweet! 

ps lol jc, you and your diet coke can collection. the cutest. 

Aug 21
strangerdistro:

I’m hosting the Sept meeting of the CHIPRC Zine Zine Club! We’ll be talking about Deafula #7 &amp; Motor City Kitty #23 (which means conversations about things like accessibility + community + support + friendship, hell yeah). Bring some rad zines you’ve read lately to talk up, too!
Grab a copy of the zines through Stranger Danger or Quimby’s!
Wed Sept 10 // 7pm // 858 N. Ashland // See you there

strangerdistro:

I’m hosting the Sept meeting of the CHIPRC Zine Zine Club! We’ll be talking about Deafula #7 & Motor City Kitty #23 (which means conversations about things like accessibility + community + support + friendship, hell yeah). Bring some rad zines you’ve read lately to talk up, too!

Grab a copy of the zines through Stranger Danger or Quimby’s!

Wed Sept 10 // 7pm // 858 N. Ashland // See you there

Aug 20
katiepdx:

It’s official&#160;! We just signed our contract for Portland zine symposium 2015! Mark your calendars: July 18-19! 🎉

katiepdx:

It’s official ! We just signed our contract for Portland zine symposium 2015! Mark your calendars: July 18-19! 🎉

Aug 19

alexwrekk:

With 21,000 copies of the book in print through 4 editions, Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture since 2002. However, Stolen Sharpie Revolution is currently out of print. I’m about to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund a 5th edition and I need your help!


I’d like to make a Kickstarter promo video with photos of Stolen Sharpie Revolution, including your photos! Show me photos of SSR on your bookshelf, in a shop window, on a table at a zine fest. Show me SSR with with you cats, dogs, or hedgehogs! I’d love to see a copy in the middle of you floor scattered with zine making scraps, tucked out of your backpack, or being read in public. All submissions that are included in the video will receive a free copy of the book when it is printed.


All submissions must be received by 1 September 2014 Submissions should be sent to: StolenSharpieRevolution@live.com


STOLENSHARPIEREVOLUTION.ORG

Did you know that the zine resource listings that have always appeared in the back of Stolen Sharpie Revolution are now collected and updated on the StolenSharpieRevolution.org website? The resources were always the most difficult part of upkeep and a website makes this so much easier. Check it out for zine distros, stores that sell zines, a calendar of zine events and more!  As always SSR is only as good as the information I have. If you see that I’m missing something, a ne zine event, a shop in your town that sells zines, a zine distro that hasn’t been included, please send a message through the contact form on the site and I’ll get it added.

Please reblog and spread the word!

In zines we trust,

Alex Wrekk

*Multiple copies received from a single person will result on only one free book. Owner of submitted photo reserves all rights to submitted images but may be asked for it to be included in promotional materials.

Aug 16
zinecats:

Lil B likes to hang out with Jolie when she prints zines 

zinecats:

Lil B likes to hang out with Jolie when she prints zines