We ♥ Zines

Apr 17
strangerdistro:

eisforericka:

Celia’s collection of old #pander catalogs! (via @celiacperez) #mailorder #panderzinedistro #zines

best zine distro of all time // RIP // always in my heart

strangerdistro:

eisforericka:

Celia’s collection of old #pander catalogs! (via @celiacperez) #mailorder #panderzinedistro #zines

best zine distro of all time // RIP // always in my heart

Apr 17
jennafreedman:

abcnorio:

Zines from the Borderlands:Storytelling about Mixed-Heritage
at the BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
THURSDAY APRIL 24 at 7:00pm
How can zines create new narratives and representations for mixed-heritage people, LGBTQ communities, and people of color? What is the role of zines, storytelling and self-publishing within marginalized communities?
Come participate in a vibrant conversation about race, gender and sexuality with four zinesters, activists, and media-makers: Nia King, editor of “MXD: True Stories by Mixed Race Writers”; Daniela Capistrano, founder of POC Zine Project; Jenna Freedman, Barnard Zine Librarian; and Anne Hays, founder of Brooklyn-based zine distro, Sleeping Creatures.
Co-sponsored by ABC No Rio, the Brooklyn Zine Fest and Bluestockings Bookstore.
RSVP at www.cbbgzines.eventbrite.com
http://cbbg.brooklynhistory.org/blog/zines-borderlands-storytelling-about-mixed-heritage
at the BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY128 Pierrepont StreetBrooklyn, NY
Image courtesy of 50 Zines by Queer People of Color, article by Daniela Capistrano and Nia King, 2013.

I’m supporting
niaking
& the
poczineproject
at this event, bringing mixed heritage zines and talking about how to find them in my library and others.

jennafreedman:

abcnorio:

Zines from the Borderlands:
Storytelling about Mixed-Heritage

at the BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

THURSDAY APRIL 24 at 7:00pm

How can zines create new narratives and representations for mixed-heritage people, LGBTQ communities, and people of color? What is the role of zines, storytelling and self-publishing within marginalized communities?

Come participate in a vibrant conversation about race, gender and sexuality with four zinesters, activists, and media-makers: Nia King, editor of “MXD: True Stories by Mixed Race Writers”; Daniela Capistrano, founder of POC Zine Project; Jenna Freedman, Barnard Zine Librarian; and Anne Hays, founder of Brooklyn-based zine distro, Sleeping Creatures.

Co-sponsored by ABC No Rio, the Brooklyn Zine Fest and Bluestockings Bookstore.

RSVP at www.cbbgzines.eventbrite.com

http://cbbg.brooklynhistory.org/blog/zines-borderlands-storytelling-about-mixed-heritage

at the BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY

Image courtesy of 50 Zines by Queer People of Color, article by Daniela Capistrano and Nia King, 2013.

I’m supporting
niaking
& the
poczineproject
at this event, bringing mixed heritage zines and talking about how to find them in my library and others.
Apr 17
mythologisingme:

my latest zine is a splitzine with Not Lonely and you can go get it on etsy yey! https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/186390415/split-zine-not-lonely-8-mythologising-me

mythologisingme:

my latest zine is a splitzine with Not Lonely and you can go get it on etsy yey! https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/186390415/split-zine-not-lonely-8-mythologising-me

Apr 15

Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2014

Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2014 flyer

Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2014

Where: Flywheel Arts Collective, 43 Main Street Easthampton, MA 01027

When: Saturday May 3, 10AM-4PM

Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2014 is happening! Organized by the Flywheel Arts Collective Zine Library Committee, this all-day event will feature zinesters and organizations  from in, around, and beyond the Pioneer Valley. Quarter, half, and full table reservations for zinesters and organizations can be made through our reservation form. Zine-making and collaboration workshops will also be held. Attendance is free!

In addition, this year’s Pioneer Valley Zine Fest will be a part of Flywheel’s 15th anniversary as a DIY music venue and arts collective (read: birthday cake). Questions, comments, concerns? Email info@flywheelarts.org. Check our FB and event page for upcoming updates!

PVZF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PioneerValleyZineFest  

PVZF 2014 Event page: 
 https://www.facebook.com/events/666913636708769/

Flywheel FB: https://www.facebook.com/FlywheelArts?fref=ts 

Flywheel Twitter: @flywheelarts

Apr 12

bitchaura:

My zine is now available in distros! In the US at portlandbuttonworks and brownreclusezinedistro and Twelveohtwo in Canada.

Some Reviews:

"The ever fabulous Ari of Maximum Rock n Roll writes about finding solace in friendships and house mates while grappling with coping with trauma and transition, getting her shit together and going back to school despite being disenchanted with institutional education, her relationships with cis-men and how damaging they have been and more. Cut and paste collages, heavy text, witty and relateable. Love It!" - Nyky, Brown Recluse

"How can so much rad stuff fit in one zine!?

This zine reminds me of why I love zines. it’s filled with cut and paste and scrappy typewriter love wrapped amd sincerity and the personal is political. Ari is trying to figure it all out but instead of being an angst-y teen or existential early 20 something, this zine comes from and older place with reflection and honesty. Ari has lived in Portland and the bay area in recent years and discusses her relationships with friends, housemates, going back to school and studying fashion and textile studies despite the western and colonial aspects. Ari skillfully weaves experiences of training to be a doula with the frustration of dealing with mainstream transmisogynistic reproductive healthcare system.

One of the last parts of this zine comes with a trigger warnings for abuse, suicide, rape, gender dysphoria, sex work, etc. Ari talks about their struggles with punk bro dudes, boundaries, being a queer punk, being queer, body issues, heteronormativity, and a lot of other heavy stuff in a conversational tone of a friend and a late night porch chat. Ari hasn’t figured everything out, but she’s got a lot of shit locked down and I really admire her.

The end of this zine is a list of Synthpop guilty pleasures which I fully support!” - Alex, Portland Button Works

Stop by their distros and show your support!

Apr 12
punkjoanofarc:

We’re having a fundraiser! RSVP to the facebook event: here.
Repost and signal boost?

punkjoanofarc:

We’re having a fundraiser! RSVP to the facebook event: here.

Repost and signal boost?

Apr 11

'Your Time Here' by Joel Benjamin →

New zine is inspired by the medieval practice of keeping skulls around the home to remind oneself of our short time here and that we should focus on the important things while we can.

Apr 11
deafula:

jennyandthelibrarians:

proveyrhuman:

essential-industry:

I’ll be selling my zines here on Sunday the 27th. Come on out. Last year’s event was a hoot!

yeah dude

i’ll be there sunday the 27th, selling copies of tributaries, collide, and heather c. of stranger danger distro’s friendship comp, always & forever!
so stoked.

i’ll also be there on sunday the 27th!

deafula:

jennyandthelibrarians:

proveyrhuman:

essential-industry:

I’ll be selling my zines here on Sunday the 27th. Come on out. Last year’s event was a hoot!

yeah dude

i’ll be there sunday the 27th, selling copies of tributaries, collide, and heather c. of stranger danger distro’s friendship comp, always & forever!

so stoked.

i’ll also be there on sunday the 27th!

Apr 11
deafula:

zine-reviews:

Dig Deep, Issue #6
by Heather C., February 2014
30pg. at quarter-letter size
$1 from Stranger Danger distro
It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Dig Deep— I wrote about Issues #1-3 here, and about Issue #4 here.  Heather is a pillar of the zine community, in her work as one of the organizers of the Chicago Zine Fest, in her relentless cheerleading for other writer’s work, and, in general, her friendliness— when I was first getting into zines, the letters that she sent along with my orders from Stranger Danger Distro made me feel like I was part of a community. 
As Amber of Fight Boredom distro wrote about this zine, “Sometimes people approach my table at zinefests and ask, “Do you have any cheerful zines?” and I always hand them a copy of Dig Deep.”  Heather writes about difficult stuff— loss, growing up, dealing with street harassment— but reading her zines always makes me feel energized and inspired. 
In #6, Heather writes about her travels in 2013, about turning 35, and about her work in the zine community and the joy it brings her.  She also writes, touchingly, about finding a family history her grandmother wrote.
One thing I also really liked about this zine is that Heather talks in concrete detail about how she organizes herself for creative work— how she takes notes on things she finds inspiring, how she sets deadlines for herself, and how she uses her Slingshot planner to write down the best part of every day (an idea that I found really touching, and am thinking of adopting).  It’s awesome, and helpful, when someone you admire shares detailed tips on how they do the great stuff they do. 
Heather’s writing is simple, unadorned, and sincere.  Her appreciation for her friends, her enthusiasm about zines and community, and her gratitude for family and good fortune and good times shine through from every page.  Whether you’re also full of joy about your life right now, or whether you’re in need of a boost, I can’t recommend Dig Deep enough, and Heather also carries most of the other best zines in the world at Stranger Danger, so go get ‘em!

dig deep is the best. heather #1

deafula:

zine-reviews:

Dig Deep, Issue #6

by Heather C., February 2014

30pg. at quarter-letter size

$1 from Stranger Danger distro

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Dig Deep— I wrote about Issues #1-3 here, and about Issue #4 here.  Heather is a pillar of the zine community, in her work as one of the organizers of the Chicago Zine Fest, in her relentless cheerleading for other writer’s work, and, in general, her friendliness— when I was first getting into zines, the letters that she sent along with my orders from Stranger Danger Distro made me feel like I was part of a community. 

As Amber of Fight Boredom distro wrote about this zine, “Sometimes people approach my table at zinefests and ask, “Do you have any cheerful zines?” and I always hand them a copy of Dig Deep.”  Heather writes about difficult stuff— loss, growing up, dealing with street harassment— but reading her zines always makes me feel energized and inspired. 

In #6, Heather writes about her travels in 2013, about turning 35, and about her work in the zine community and the joy it brings her.  She also writes, touchingly, about finding a family history her grandmother wrote.

One thing I also really liked about this zine is that Heather talks in concrete detail about how she organizes herself for creative work— how she takes notes on things she finds inspiring, how she sets deadlines for herself, and how she uses her Slingshot planner to write down the best part of every day (an idea that I found really touching, and am thinking of adopting).  It’s awesome, and helpful, when someone you admire shares detailed tips on how they do the great stuff they do. 

Heather’s writing is simple, unadorned, and sincere.  Her appreciation for her friends, her enthusiasm about zines and community, and her gratitude for family and good fortune and good times shine through from every page.  Whether you’re also full of joy about your life right now, or whether you’re in need of a boost, I can’t recommend Dig Deep enough, and Heather also carries most of the other best zines in the world at Stranger Danger, so go get ‘em!

dig deep is the best. heather #1

Apr 09
msdistro:

15% of all orders until 17th May will be donated to Open Barbers’ Crowdfunder Campaign! 
Please share widely!

msdistro:

15% of all orders until 17th May will be donated to Open Barbers’ Crowdfunder Campaign

Please share widely!