We ♥ Zines

Sep 28

alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter is less than 60 hours to completion! 

We have made our $6,000 goal with 4 days to spare! I’m not feeling completely proactive about setting a stretch goal, but here’s the thing. As of now There is enough for all the rewards and to print 4,000 copies of the 5th Edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution.

If we can hit $7,000 we can print 5,000 copies! Can we do it?

I’ve added 10 more 10 packs for schools, distros, stores, or for you to give away as gifts! There are still some t-shirts and Sharpie rewards. Also, if you would like to add to a level you have already committed to, you can change it and when I sent the survey at the end of the campaign you can just note that you’d like to add a Little Free Library patron reward for $25 or an extra copy of the book for $15.

So, we have less than 60 hours! Can we make it happen?

in zines we trust,

Alex Wrekk

Sep 27
cceruleanannabellee:

I decided to take a shot at zine making… This is my first little zine about saving bees! ♡(.◜ω◝.)♡
I was inspired after getting yellowxperil's zine and I just really loved it and I just think it inspired something in me, so I really want to try to make some zines myself. I didn't want to start out with a personal zine first, though… so I decided on bees because I am fucking terrified of the bee decline. (Educate yo'self on the bee decline… save the bees)

cceruleanannabellee:

I decided to take a shot at zine making… This is my first little zine about saving bees! ♡(.◜ω◝.)♡

I was inspired after getting yellowxperil's zine and I just really loved it and I just think it inspired something in me, so I really want to try to make some zines myself. I didn't want to start out with a personal zine first, though… so I decided on bees because I am fucking terrified of the bee decline. (Educate yo'self on the bee decline… save the bees)

Sep 26

alexwrekk:

New Stolen Sharpie Revolution cover art thanks to the talented illustrator, stevelarder!

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!

There are only 5 days left of the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarer! have you backed it yet? Get your self some fun stuff!

Please help me make my goal!

4 days left!

Sep 25
bitchaura:

annaxvo:

snakebomb:

annaxvo:

annaxvo:

Featuring a bunch of awesome Q/WPOC illustrators and comic artists, and of course, as usual, interviews with fierce Queer Punks of Colourrr!
UPCOMING! Releasing this week!
Featuring KARISSA SAKUMOTO, CECILIA KAVARA VERRAN, NIA KING, SBSM, ROSI VO, SUZY X, CRISTY C. ROAD, MAIR SIERRA, PARASTOU, JOYCE HATTON, ARI PEREZDIEZ, SARAH ROSENBLATT, and others tbc :-)

This issue is finished! Launching it in Portland on Sunday at The Projects PDX
theprojectspdx
. And when I say “launching”, I mean, it’ll be sitting on a table for sale. Come and gettt it…! Message me for more info! Artists all get their copies ASAP

PORTLAND! FIX MY HEAD #6 debuts at the Snakebomb Comix table for The Projects Book Fair. Publisher Anna Vo will be hangin out. Find us this Sunday, Sept. 28th at the IPRC, noon - 5pm. Free admission!

Yayyyy

PORTLAND come pick up this rad zine I am in this weekend!

bitchaura:

annaxvo:

snakebomb:

annaxvo:

annaxvo:

Featuring a bunch of awesome Q/WPOC illustrators and comic artists, and of course, as usual, interviews with fierce Queer Punks of Colourrr!

UPCOMING! Releasing this week!

Featuring KARISSA SAKUMOTO, CECILIA KAVARA VERRAN, NIA KING, SBSM, ROSI VO, SUZY X, CRISTY C. ROAD, MAIR SIERRA, PARASTOU, JOYCE HATTON, ARI PEREZDIEZ, SARAH ROSENBLATT, and others tbc :-)

This issue is finished! Launching it in Portland on Sunday at The Projects PDX
theprojectspdx
. And when I say “launching”, I mean, it’ll be sitting on a table for sale. Come and gettt it…! Message me for more info! Artists all get their copies ASAP

PORTLAND! FIX MY HEAD #6 debuts at the Snakebomb Comix table for The Projects Book Fair. Publisher Anna Vo will be hangin out. Find us this Sunday, Sept. 28th at the IPRC, noon - 5pm. Free admission!

Yayyyy

PORTLAND come pick up this rad zine I am in this weekend!

Sep 25
miss-fae:

 

Dear taylorswift 
I made this fanzine to talk about how much you and your music mean to me and I have to find a way to give this to you. I know a lot of people just post on instagram or tumblr, but that wasn’t the right thing for me. I had to cut and paste, put it on paper, and share it because I’ll hold this then you or someone else might hold it. These are all the feelings and what your art has meant (and continues to mean), how it’s helped me through the days. there are drawings and personal stories and lots and lots of words. I write a bit about feminism and the way media treats women, and how I know you’ve been doing feminism all along, even before you called yourself a feminist.  I move back to New Zealand on Sunday and I so want to give this to you, and I have no idea how that’s going to happen. I’m in NYC. I could hand it to one of your bodyguards if they’d give it to you. I’d love to meet you and hand it to you (it’s on my list of dream nyc things) but i also respect your privacy and time, and i know you’re busy. So maybe one of your guards could meet up with me somewhere and I could give them this fanzine and then you could have the 96 pages I wrote about my Taylor Swift Resiliency Strategy. Truly, you’ve made such a giant difference in my life and no amount of computer screen could explain it. It has to be on paper. I get a little weepy writing even this
Oh, and what’s a fanzine? Well, zines are self-publications, motivated by a desire for self-expression, not for profit. I’ve been making zines for a long time to share my heart and stories and ideas. It seemed only natural that my first FANzine be about you. I bet your pal @tavitulle knows some great ones. I so hope i can get this to you. <3 with sincere gratitude, Erin Fae #swiftie #taylorswift #taylorswiftfeelings #shakeitoff #zines #wish #iwish #tswift #magic #believe #zine

miss-fae:

 

Dear taylorswift 

I made this fanzine to talk about how much you and your music mean to me and I have to find a way to give this to you. I know a lot of people just post on instagram or tumblr, but that wasn’t the right thing for me. I had to cut and paste, put it on paper, and share it because I’ll hold this then you or someone else might hold it. These are all the feelings and what your art has meant (and continues to mean), how it’s helped me through the days. there are drawings and personal stories and lots and lots of words. I write a bit about feminism and the way media treats women, and how I know you’ve been doing feminism all along, even before you called yourself a feminist.
I move back to New Zealand on Sunday and I so want to give this to you, and I have no idea how that’s going to happen. I’m in NYC. I could hand it to one of your bodyguards if they’d give it to you. I’d love to meet you and hand it to you (it’s on my list of dream nyc things) but i also respect your privacy and time, and i know you’re busy. So maybe one of your guards could meet up with me somewhere and I could give them this fanzine and then you could have the 96 pages I wrote about my Taylor Swift Resiliency Strategy. Truly, you’ve made such a giant difference in my life and no amount of computer screen could explain it. It has to be on paper. I get a little weepy writing even this

Oh, and what’s a fanzine? Well, zines are self-publications, motivated by a desire for self-expression, not for profit. I’ve been making zines for a long time to share my heart and stories and ideas. It seemed only natural that my first FANzine be about you. I bet your pal @tavitulle knows some great ones.
I so hope i can get this to you. <3 with sincere gratitude,
Erin Fae
#swiftie #taylorswift #taylorswiftfeelings #shakeitoff #zines #wish #iwish #tswift #magic #believe #zine

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

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Sep 20
Come to this, it&#8217;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!