We ♥ Zines

Sep 22

quote This is a brave zine. This is a zine that makes me believe in the power of zines. This zine is powerful and raw and heartbreaking. You need to read this zine.

“Clocking in at an impressive 114 pages, Stacey-Marie traces the lines of her five-year relationship with her abusive, alcoholic partner. She includes snippets from her extensive journals she kept throughout their relationship, looking back at the early warning signs, detangling the web of deception and manipulation he spun around her, and detailing how she prepared herself to leave him. She writes a lot about the psychology and tactics of abuse as well as a great deal about alcoholism and its impact on alcoholics and those who love them. It is a complex, messy, horrifying, and powerful narrative, and one that I believe is essential reading. Don’t be scared off by the $10 price tag, it’s well-worth every cent.

KA at Portland Button Works reviews Phases of the Moon #5

(Thanks, katiepdx!)

I meant every word! I re-read this in full after I wrote the description because I just had to. It was just as powerful and moving the second time around. 

Sep 21
antiquatedfuture:

My Complicated Relationship With Food, Vol. Two
Never has a collection of opinions on ordinary foods been so incredibly funny.

antiquatedfuture:

My Complicated Relationship With Food, Vol. Two

Never has a collection of opinions on ordinary foods been so incredibly funny.

Sep 21

alexwrekk:

We just hit the 50% funded mark today!

alexwrekk:

alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter

Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!

I am 15 days and half way through the Stolen Sharpie revolution Kickstater, but we don’t quite have half the funds yet! Please consider backing this kickstarter. if not for you, for the next generation of zine kids that are just as excited and a little bit confuse as you were when you trying to do your first layout.

Back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter

13 days left!

9 days left!

Sep 20
Come to this, it’s gonna be great!

Come to this, it’s gonna be great!

Sep 19
queeroticomics:

pigeonbits:

It’s here!  “Nonbinary”, my new minicomic about coming out/living life as a person of nonbinary gender, is available for purchase on Gumroad!  It’s got 16 pages of full-color autobio comics, features a wraparound die-cut cover, and is only $5.  You can even get it signed if you want!  WHATTA DEAL!
In addition: if you’re a nonbinary/genderqueer/trans person who wants a copy but (for reasons of age/finances/etc.) can’t afford the $5, I’m also offering a limited number of free copies here.  This one’s on the honor system, folks — if you’re cis, or have the economic means to pay for your copy, please be nice and leave these for other people to claim!
Thanks, everybody!  I’m really proud of this comic, and can’t wait to share it with you all! 
QUEER COMICS 4EVERRRRRRRRR

Heck yezzzz!  Go gitchoo some comics from Queerotica contributor extraordinaire, Melanie Gillman!

queeroticomics:

pigeonbits:

It’s here!  “Nonbinary”, my new minicomic about coming out/living life as a person of nonbinary gender, is available for purchase on Gumroad!  It’s got 16 pages of full-color autobio comics, features a wraparound die-cut cover, and is only $5.  You can even get it signed if you want!  WHATTA DEAL!

In addition: if you’re a nonbinary/genderqueer/trans person who wants a copy but (for reasons of age/finances/etc.) can’t afford the $5, I’m also offering a limited number of free copies here.  This one’s on the honor system, folks — if you’re cis, or have the economic means to pay for your copy, please be nice and leave these for other people to claim!

Thanks, everybody!  I’m really proud of this comic, and can’t wait to share it with you all! 

QUEER COMICS 4EVERRRRRRRRR

Heck yezzzz!  Go gitchoo some comics from Queerotica contributor extraordinaire, Melanie Gillman!

Sep 19

alexwrekk:

alexwrekk:

alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!

Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!

In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.

There will be 3 winners!

Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:

  • 1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
  • 1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
  • 1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
  • Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.

Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:

  • 1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
  • a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
  • $30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
  • probably some other stuff I have around here.

So, here’s what you gotta do:

  • Like and reblog this post
  • You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
  • Have your ask box open
  • No giveaway blogs!
  • And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.


THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!

The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
  • A: Absolutely!
  • Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
  • A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
  • Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
  • A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
  • Q: What’s a zine?
  • A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.

Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.

G O O D   L U C K!

I finally almost have a page count! 152!

Reminder that this giveaway doesn’t go until the kickstarter reaches its goal! the sooner it reaches the goal, the sooner a winner is chosen!

Sep 18
alexwrekk:

The 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution has a table of contents! It will also be 152 pages! Want a copy? Back the Kickstarter here.

alexwrekk:

The 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution has a table of contents! It will also be 152 pages! Want a copy? Back the Kickstarter here.

Sep 18

freyadougan:

homesickpipe:

I’ve been LOVING making this Zine over the past few days. I really love it.
It’s now for sale over at my Etsy :)
HERE!!!

Lots Of Little is a Zine filled to the brim of just that - Lots of little!! There are 60 drawings from my brain in this zine of bugs, flowers, dogs and just wonderful, ridiculous, happy and sad snippets of life. I love this Zine a lot, and it is so darn satisfying to hold :)

30 double-sided pages (that’s 60 drawings!) A6, black and white on cream paper and natural brown card cover.

Each individual Zine has 60 of the same images but all are in different orders - so, no two zines are the same :) Totally individual.

This little book of little puts a lot of large smile on my face! I love it.

Sep 14
alexwrekk:

teamreasonable:

secretpenniesrecords:

alexwrekk:

I just finished up with the first pass of layout for the new Stolen Sharpie Revolution! I still have to add and tweak a few things. It looks like the page count is going to be 152 or 160, depending on if there is much difference in cost. Stoked to get to this point!
Go help fund the kickstarter! We’re 10 days in and I’ll be bugging your for 20 more days about this!

When I was 15 “Stolen Sharpie Revolution” made my head explode. Seriously, I mean that. It opened me up to so much and turned me onto so much other small press stuff. It was seriously one of the first times I remember getting excited about projects and bands and punk and zines and all of the stuff that I still get excited about. Consider sending some money to help get it going!

I got my copy of Stolen Sharpie Revolution in, I think, 2005 or 2006. I was helping out a little bit at an anarcho-collective thing in West Chicago. It was by absolute chance that I found it.
It was a pocket sized book that had a wealth of information regarding all kinds of things. Stuff like how to bind a zine, how to block print, how to silkscreen, and a bunch of other great stuff. Odds are they have something for you, for whatever your DIY project may be.
I encourage everyone to help this Kickstarter out. 

Thanks so much for the kind words!

alexwrekk:

teamreasonable:

secretpenniesrecords:

alexwrekk:

I just finished up with the first pass of layout for the new Stolen Sharpie Revolution! I still have to add and tweak a few things. It looks like the page count is going to be 152 or 160, depending on if there is much difference in cost. Stoked to get to this point!

Go help fund the kickstarter! We’re 10 days in and I’ll be bugging your for 20 more days about this!

When I was 15 “Stolen Sharpie Revolution” made my head explode. Seriously, I mean that. It opened me up to so much and turned me onto so much other small press stuff. It was seriously one of the first times I remember getting excited about projects and bands and punk and zines and all of the stuff that I still get excited about. Consider sending some money to help get it going!

I got my copy of Stolen Sharpie Revolution in, I think, 2005 or 2006. I was helping out a little bit at an anarcho-collective thing in West Chicago. It was by absolute chance that I found it.

It was a pocket sized book that had a wealth of information regarding all kinds of things. Stuff like how to bind a zine, how to block print, how to silkscreen, and a bunch of other great stuff. Odds are they have something for you, for whatever your DIY project may be.

I encourage everyone to help this Kickstarter out. 

Thanks so much for the kind words!

Sep 14
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Kiosk is an independent temporary bookshop with a focus on self-publishing, based inside the café & bar, The Peckham Pelican, London. It is a platform designed to give a voice to emerging artists, illustrators, designers and small press publishers by promoting their work and making it available for sale. Items for sale will include self-published books, zines and magazines, prints, ceramics and clothing from a wide variety of independent and talented contributors.

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