zine life

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Check it out: Butch Is Not A Dirty Word 

A non-profit zine challenging negative notions around identifying as butch. Their first issue was just recently published and is available here($10-$15 for physical copy)

The title itself embodies a compelling concept that not many people have been vocal about. Read more about the zine’s creation.

Credits: created in Melbourne, Australia | Photographed by Georgia Smedley and produced by Esther Godoy.

Marya is a rad lady who is starting

The Pamphleteer Project

and you should help her out:

HI! MY NAME IS MARYA– I’m the founder of ABQ Zine Fest, (now in its 4th year) The Albuquerque Zine Library, and a co-founder/curator of The Tannex, a DIY performance clubhouse, in this outpost, in the high desert of New Mexico. I love my creative community, and I do a lot to support and nurture it. I’m asking for your support as I embark on a new project that expands my love for zines, self-publishing, and storytelling …

THE PAMPHLETEER PROJECT MISSION: to help diversify existing zine collections, or help establish new ones by presenting women/feminist focused, people of color influenced, gender-inclusive zines and comics to groups and collectives around the world.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE PAMPHLETEER PROJECTwill help me get to Sweden to present a pop-up zine library and free workshops at the TITWRENCH Stockholm Festival– a women’s music festival. The fest was founded in Denver by Sarah Slater in 2008. TITWRENCH Stockholm is the first satellite of the original fest. After the event, I will donate 100-200 zines to a collective in the city. 

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YOUR GENEROUS FINANCIAL SUPPORT will:

  • Cover airfare to Stockholm.
  • Pay for simple materials to set up the zine library. 

If we surpass the goal of $2,500, this will allow me to take this pilot program and expand its reach to other collectives within the punk/zine community and beyond. Someday, I imagine this project being able to support other zinesters interested in delivering zines to groups and communities.

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WHY STOCKHOLM?

To spite our perceptions of Sweden being a utopia, The country is more diverse than the media reflects. Along with the changes to this nation comes unrest. Last year, Stockholm experienced 5 days of rioting.  On March 8th of this year, an act of fascism in the form of a knife attack occurred on the night of International Women’s Day, injuring several women taking part in a Reclaim the Night demonstration. These are acts of violence, but they are also acts of ignorance. The Pamphleteer Project supports the independent voice by presenting diversity as a means of and solidarity with local communities striving for peace through mutual acceptance. 

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WHY ZINES?

I know zines to be a form that can open pathways to self-expression when other avenues are blocked, guide people through difficult conversations, and fuel strong political actions in communities through the power of the independent voice. Most importantly, zines can connect us to the human intimacy of storytelling.

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OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

+ Due to time constraints, and optimum ticket-buying, please donate to the project via paypal. I know, I know… your donation via credit card is also appreciated!  

+ If you can’t contribute $$ please donate ZINES that fit the criteria mentioned in the project description. Please email me at thepamphleteerproject at gmail dot com to find out where to submit your zine! 

THANK YOU!

GO AND SUPPORT THE PAMPHELETEER PROJECT!

currently working on zine stuff and I had to stop for a second because I’m getting overwhelmed by tikki’s cuteness like ?? has she always been this adorable??? tikki please;;;

S P E C I A L

A Phanzine by @maddox-rider & @incaseyouart
(vicsquared productions)

->PREORDERS ARE OPEN HERE<-
A5 - 32 pages
Price: USD20
Shipping: World Wide
Pre-order includes limited free sticker/postcard + transparent card 
Pre-order from 1st - 17th Dec. Books will shipped by early January 2017

If you live in London/UK and would like to come and buy the zine in real life, there is a SPECIAL LONDON meet up on 20th December! (venue will be announce closer to the date)

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NIGHTED Life 6

The latest group zine features photos from over 40 different shooters, with cover and center designs by The Krizzo.

36 8.5x5.5 pages, full bleed, full color printed on glossy paper. Each issue ships with stickers, a story, and a photo print from the zine.

Limited to 100 copies (this will be the only edition printed).

Features photos by:
ADAM LUTZ
ALEX GEOFFRION
ALEXANDER HILL
ANIKA CHASUK
BRIAN ARNOLD
CLINTON BARD
CRISTIAN GRIEGO
DAVID RAYGOZA
DAVID V. KELLING
DEANSKII
DEMETRI PARIDES
DESTINY MATA
DOUG JOCHAM
EMILE GOSS
ESTHER MILLER
GARY MAGILL
HUNTER MOORE
JAMES MEREDEW
JASON MADDOX
JEROME STRETCH
JUAN GABE
K. ELEANOR BLEIER
KATE FOBERT
KEITH CARMICHAEL
KIMBERLY JOHNSON
LAUREN LEPORE
LIAM FURNEAUX
MARIO ZOOTS
MATT MERKIN
MOBY HOWEIDY
MOE ALVAREZ
NASTY NASH
NICK GARCIA
NICKY CRUCIAL
NOLAN PRICE
OLIVER FISCHER
QUINN ARNESON
RAY HERRERA
RUTH MCMILLAN
SAM JONES
SOCIAL COMATOSE
TRAP$PIZZA
WILLIAM MARK SOMMER
WILLIAM MONCAYO

Up now at NIGHTED.Storenvy.com

anonymous asked:

Can you talk about zines? A basic description, then whatever else you want to say? I've googled a couple times and got sort-of-answers, but this would be good, especially in context of your blog.

Simply put, zines are self published magazines. They are usually photocopied and stapled like a little booklet or pamphlet and have a small print run.They are generally made as a hobby as there isn’t much money in zines.

What you put in a zine is entirely up to you. You could write fiction, draw comics, write recipes, print photos you have taken, write your political belief, or write about your own experiences. You could stick to one genre or you could mash it all up together. I generally write what is called a “personal zine” that means I write stuff about personal experiences and tell stories and occasionally other topics show up in my zines as well. The contents of a zine are only limited to your imagination. Zines can be any size or shape but I’m a firm believer that they must me physical. I don’t consider ezines to be zines.

Some people that make zines consider themselves to be the progeny of the likes of Thomas Pain writing Common Sense, early 20th Century Sci-fi fanzine writers, beat poets and chapbooks, 70s punk music fanzines, and the 90s zine explosion including riot grrrl zines.

All of that just tells you what zines are physically.

I’ve been reading zines since the early 90s and making my own zines since the mid-90s. I was living in Salt Lake City, Utah on the cusp of the internet. I would trade zines with penpals through the mail and write letter and really get to to know the people behind the paper. This is where I get to the cultural aspect of zines. These connections could take you on a greyhound ride across the country to meet someone where you know their handwriting better than their face. There are conventions for zines called zine fests where people get together to trade, sell and display their creations and attend workshops and skill shares. Most of my friends are people that I have met through zines and the only thing I can really think that we have in common is that we all appreciate the written word. We celebrate the tangible and sometimes the ephemeral.

Some people talk about zines dying out after the internet and blogs became popular, but I don’t think that is true. There is still a very active and vibrant community of people creating zines and reading zines. the internet has just added a new dimension to zines and zine culture. it makes it easier to find other people that are interested in zines and easier to spread to word about new zines, zine fest, and distros (a hobby sort of business that sells a bunch of different zines)

In the context of this being my witchy blog I’d say that zines are a big part of my life and that blends into my witchy life because it is just another facet of me. I’ve also been kicking around the idea of writing a zine about witchcraft but I can’t seem to find the time to write my own zines these days let along sit down to do editing and reprint the book I wrote about zines.

Also, my day job, Portland Button Works, is running a business that makes custom buttons and sells our own buttons designs. I also run a zine distro and sell lots of zines in my brick and mortar shop. When I travel, like when I was in Chicago and LA a few months ago, it is probably for a zine fest. I have friends all over the US and Canada and even some in other countries and it is all because of zines.

RURAL LIFE - OUR FIRST ZINE

The…Guide is the product of many hands and minds working joyously, without hope of individual reward or recognition, to accomplish something of which by and large they are proud, and diffidently offering it to the public of travelers and scholars and general readers. 

Oregon, End of the Trail (WPA, 1940)

Folks, here in our hot little hands, we have a hard copy of our very first American Guide zine. Sounds of excessive glee are echoing through the stately halls of AG HQ.

Rural Life is the unbelievably fantastic product of curator and writer Brett Klein, designer Tammy Mercure and the photographic delights of Guides EE BergerJames BernalMitch BordenAaron CanipeDan CarusoMichael CevoliMatt CurtisBreonne DeDeckerElicia EpsteinChristian HendricksBen HincemanRoger MayNoelle McCleafPeter SpearRob Walters, and Tara Wray.

Wouldn’t you like to own one of these beauties? This full-color publication can be yours for the price of $15 + (very cheap) shipping. All profits go to supporting the amazing hard work of the photographers and creators whose words and images are featured.

We diffidently offer it to you, the public of travelers and scholars and general readers.

Get one today! Purchase on MagCloud here.

P.S. This is probably one of the most exciting days ever. We are crazy, crazy proud.

Warning: if you try to create something ‘different’

1) You will feel so alone sometimes it will be harrowing. You will be broke while your friends with steady (safe) jobs eat well and go to the movies and buy nice clothes and take vacations. (You won’t get vacation time but you’ll travel more than anyone you know. Sometimes you’ll be on the road so much you won’t remember the way home. Don’t be afraid to ask for directions.)

2) You’ll make money in vast jerking convulsions and then you won’t see any for a long time. You’ll be hungry. You’ll get angry. You’ll get goddamn furious. You’ll want to pack it in. You’ll rethink everything and decide to ‘quit’ or ‘drop out of society’ or ‘disappear forever.’ And you’ll do this at least once a day. But you’ll stick around because some part of you has always believed.

3) Your heart will break and your mind will change inwardly and you will grow inside in tangles and curving passageways while the rest go dry and wither and blow away. You will learn every day.

4) You will sleep well and you will hold your head high. You’ll see what the rest do and know that you are on the edge of something tall and dark and strange.

5) You will never be bored. You will never be, like, ‘Uh, I don’t know, what do you wanna do?’

6) You will have things you’ve made and holding these things in your hand will make your heart swell.

7) You will be free.

—  Adam Gnade, The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad

my submission to the fantasy @buffbabeszine from a few weeks ago! since school started this year, i’ve been trapped in senior year hell/doing adult things (like going to NYC for illustration week!), so getting the excuse to draw a giant owl and some armor heLL YEAH a personal piece amidst all the chaos felt goooood