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Here’s a preview of the new zine I’ll be selling at SPX!

Common Curses & Blessings is a 2-in-1 mini-zine about the most mundane and insignificant things the universe throws at you. They probably shouldn’t even have an impact on your day, but they totally do.

Read it facing one way, and you’ll read about the curses. Flip it over and read about the blessings. You’ll just have to come to SPX and see how it works!

2-color risograph printed, 4.25” x 5.5”. 16 pages, 8 curses, 8 blessings. Come to table A12 and check it out!

Taken from MANTRAS zine

This zine is a culmination of how i got myself thru/still getting myself thru things and also things that i love and things that make me happy, mostly Stevie Nicks. I hope i don’t come off as someone who has her shit together, most of this zine is me yelling at myself and it’s really difficult to follow the directions that i give to myself, like “TAKE WHAT’S YOURS” and “DON’T HIDE!” it’s very difficult and on most days i don’t follow these directions and i fail completely. But i still yell at myself because it’s necessary that i always have these things etched in me so i have something to hold on to when shit hits the fan. - Fabiola

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On Shoulders of Giants - Shadow of the Colossus zine (PREVIEW)

Here’s a preview of some of the art that will be featured in the fan art book I am currently curating! Going left to right, the artwork seen here is by: Mike Horowitz ( mikejwitz ), Caitlin Rose Boyle ( sadsadkiddie ), Justin Woo (me), Michy Soong ( michysoong / punimelt ), Valerie Gamra ( cocochi ), Justin Chan ( justinchan ), Renee “Rolos” P ( laughingbear ), Ashley Davis ( stripedbirds ), Joel Carroll ( joelcarroll ), Dennie Bright ( denniebright ), and Jessica Mao ( jessicamao ). Still more news and reveals to come!

I’m hoping to have the book finished and printed for Winter 2014 with pre-orders opening up soon. Stay tuned!

~J

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hey bubs! i know i was going to release this on saturday but i figured i’ve already talked your ear off about the zine so i figured why not just do it tonite? this is the third issue of the coalition zine, a zine i founded and curate, dedicated to celebrating babes of colour. every issue is literally jam packed with submissions from the raddest people all over the world. this is our third issue and right now it is on sale at our store and also available to read online. thank you so much for your support, i’m very grateful for everything you guys have helped with and have done. 

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Battery City History Museum (Section 4C, Zone Periodical archives)
Product Of A White Dream: A Zone poetry 'zine
September 6, 2020
From an anonymous donor
5.20'' x 6.25''
Artifact #005547

Complete collection
Contributors
1. Aerosol Coladoll (punkgoespuke) 2. Xenon Ghost (Anonymous)
3. Liquor Star (andimsatan) 4. Revenge Skeleton (give-them-bl00d)
5. Static Day (thecharcoalwolf) 6. Chirri (roly-poly-chainchomp)
7. Vampire Tiger (gonegal) 8. Seaweeze (seaweeze)
9. Poetic Justice (MoonwalkJones) 10. Danger Kid (pinkstationzerozero)
11. Anonymous 12. Vanilla Coke (hallelujah-youngandloaded)
13. Danger Duchess (dangerduchess) 14. Droid #00001684 (owlhooots)
15. Angel's Shadow (ronan-n-lynch) 16. The Pornodroids (swagtron4000)
17. Fever Hot (Anonymous) 18. Cyanide Gunner (andthewholeheart-shrinks)
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I made these three tiny PS1-themed zines to give away during GX2 in mid-July. I sold them online shortly after for $1 a 3-pack, and then sold out of them completely at San Francisco Zine Fest last weekend, so now I’m putting them online, here you go.

These are single-sheet zines, quick and painless, drawn in like two days, and Rookie has a good single-sheet zine tutorial if you want to give it a shot.

Thanks everyone who said kind words about them at GX2, thanks everyone who bought a copy, thanks Brian Crecente for writing about them on Polygon, thanks thanks thanks.

Did you know GX is returning next year? The GX3 kickstarter has a little over a week left to go, support them!

Finally, this is my 100th post on this tumblr. Thank you for following me.

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Women’s Magazines are several million pound industry in the UK. With over 200 titles to choose from, women buy on average almost 7 million magazines every month, and 38% of women in the UK trust magazines. And yet magazines that claim to be for women or that are supposedly sex positive are churning out article titles such as “Ten lazy ways to lose weight” or “12 Little Things Every Guy Wants in Bed”. Their cover images are sexualised, their articles are derogatory and weight-obsessed, and their fashion editorials are so photoshopped that even the real life models no longer look like that. They evoke unneeded competition between women. And it isn’t just about body image, the models used, or size zero clothing. It’s about the stories and article written, the way celebrities are scrutinized, and what questions female actors and musicians are asked in their interviews. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be beautiful, desirable, sexy, or trendy, what is problematic is the obsession with these things about all else, to the point where being beautiful is seen as life’s greatest achievement and all else pales in comparison.

So we’ve decided to make a difference, in the form of a new magazine: Parallel. The title is a play on the idea that feminism and modern popular culture are currently running parallel to one another. In order to get feminism into the minds of the mainstream youth, the two things need to intersect and combine. And that’s exactly what we plan to do. Our magazine will cover subjects regarding race, gender, sexuality, age, liberation, women’s rights, activism, disability, and more, all tied up together in an aesthetically pleasing, contemporary women’s magazine. We will subvert the format of ordinary celebrity or fashion magazines to highlight key issues in today’s world. We will interview and talk to influential women about their opinions, highlight key feminist community groups that you could get involved in, and will review, discuss, and critique women’s role in the media.

Parallel Magazine will discuss achievements outside of fashion and beauty, will talk about community and activism and how you, as a woman, can make a change to the world around you. It will focus on everything from art to pop culture to history – all through the viewpoint of a modern young feminist. But we need your help.

We’ve set up a Kickstarter to cover the following costs:

  • printing costs (for the first - and future - issues)
  • trademarking the name
  • making a website
  • travel expenses for interviews and photoshoots
  • business cards
  • the launch party

In order to get the magazine published, we need a readership, and that starts with you. The first issue is due to be released in January 2015, so effectively your donations will be acting as pre-orders for the magazine. You can either pre-order one issue, or buy a year’s subscription. Each option comes with the choice of no goodie bag, a small goodie bag, or a large goodie bag.

SUPPORT PARALLEL MAGAZINE ON KICKSTARTER!

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hey! i finally made a new ezine after a century. it’s not long but i feel like ive talked/written too much. i wrote abt dismantling and rebuilding, my thoughts on creating, loving, shedding, work spaces, journaling, and also black girls in creative spaces. i wish i could write longer on these topics but i dont like to keep my ezines long, oops. i hope someone is inspired/helped by this. luv u guys!

here it is!

LAWSUIT UPDATE!

The meritless lawsuit brought against us by Microcosm Publishing is going to trial next month and we need your help

The trial is happening in Portland and we are desperately trying to get funds together to get our family and our lawyer out to Oregon so we can defend ourselves in court. (To give you an indication of how dire our situation is, we received a “final notice” from the IRS today warning us that they are going to levy our assets because we haven’t been able to pay our quarterly taxes.) 

As we’ve said before, we aren’t looking for donations, but if we’ve got a book or zine you’ve been eyeing, we could really use your support right now. To sweeten the deal for you, we’re doing CONTEST MANIA for the rest of the month. 

Everyone who orders from Pioneers Press this month will get entered into a drawing to win one of four $40 Pioneers Press shopping sprees! We’ll announce one winner every Sunday afternoon. 

AND if you reblog this here plea, we’ll enter you into a contest to win our new titles including Big Diamond, Simple Steps to a Life Less Shitty, and the Good Luck Not Dying book!

We’re kind of freaking out right now about getting through the next two months (both financially and emotionally). We didn’t start this fight, but we’re damn sure gonna see it through to the end. Any help, hugs, signal boosts, etc would be much appreciated. We definitely can’t do this alone.

Huge thanks for your ongoing support! 

xoxo, Jessie Duke and Pioneers Press

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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!

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hello. i wanted to do a third installment of the girlhood ezine but um i noticed midway that i was writing/talking about things i didn’t plan on talking about but i guess it could count. i wrote about my thoughts on msgs and vibrations translating through touch(i was thinking about this video a lot), things/notes i have gatthered as a queer immigrant in the closet and dealing with safety, and other stuff. it’s not v long but i hope it helps someone or calms someone, i dont kno. thank u, i hope u r having a great night. 

here it is, u can download it

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