When I Remember What to Say: You Will Know Me Again (Issue 1) is a psychobiography of the musician Nico. Famous primarily for her brief but lasting time in the Velvet Underground, Nico also had an amazing solo musical career which the author believes is underappreciated. This zine is equal parts scholarly project and perzine.
A Thousand Times Yes: Reflections on Yoko Ono is an edited zine celebrating the life and accomplishments of artist/musician Yoko Ono. The zine includes wonderful illustrations and interviews with about 20 artists, musicians, and writers, including Kathleen Hanna, Gina Birch, and Barbara Hammer.
5.5’x7′, B&W, Perfect bound, 364 pages.
Through strikes, standardized testing, violence, bouffant wigs, school closings, and drawings of wieners, Truckface documents the life of one Chicago public school teacher. Simultaneously hopeful and hopeless, this volume contains Issues 12-16.
5.5’x7′, B&W, Perfect bound, 446 pages.
The third in a series of zines about my uncle who died in 1995 and who I never really knew. In collaboration with members of my family, I try to understand how he lived and loved in a polyamorous queer household in a Quaker intentional community in rural Ohio. Half comic book, half zine. Issue three features conversations with my aunt and some thoughts on queer community/familiy. Two colour (red and black) riso printed* throughout with original illustrations on each page. Printed by Footprint Workers Co-op
The third issue in the series of zines about my uncle who lived in a queer polyamorous household is now published. Based on conversations I’ve had with my Aunt Judy, it is a further exploration into Uncle Tim’s family/community and the values that influenced his life. To find out more about the project, you can read about issues #1 and #2.
Aunt Judy was there when I conducted the oral history interview with my Grandma that features in issue #1. In fact, it was Aunt Judy’s suggestion that we talk about Uncle Tim in the first place because she was so proud of how her had mother supported him. Since that talk so many years ago, we’ve had a long and fascinating correspondence about Uncle Tim and about what this project has meant to our family. Any silence that might have existed around his life has been well and truly broken.
Although I’ve obviously been itching to find out more detail about Uncle Tim’s life in Raven Rocks and the make-up of his unique family, what I found most rewarding was hearing about Aunt Judy’s relationship to him as a sister. It was especially interesting to hear about how that relationship evolved up until his death.
This issue features plenty of new information that sheds light on Uncle Tim’s life though, particularly about why it ended up being so separated from his biological family. Aunt Judy provides personal insights from her visits to Raven Rocks over the years as well as philosophical reflections on the life they chose to live. In this issue, I have made the choice to move the focus on from Quakerism and start looking into some of the other influential values embraced by the J. Hartzelbucks.
I had the honor of putting together this comp zine, which — in my honest (& biased) opinion — totally rules. It’s filled with stories & comics about friendships lost, about the difficulties of making new friends as an adult, about creating solid friendships, about friends as intentional community, and so much more. Every one of them is brilliant. Get stoked on this killer lineup of contributors:
- Brittany Maksimovic (Playing Victim)
- Caitlin Constantine (All I Want is Everything)
- Celia C. Pérez (I Dreamed i Was Assertive)
- Heather (Dig Deep)
- Jamie Varriale Vélez (Sinvergüenza)
- JC (Tributaries)
- Jen T (Tongueswell)
- Jenna Brager (The Sinew That Shrinks)
- K (Lake Effect)
- LB (Truckface)
- Leslie Perrine (Sometimes the Sky Explodes)
- Lily Pepper (PALS: The Radical Possibilities of Friendship)
- Sara Bear (Grin & Bear It)
- Sarah McCarry (Glossolalia)
- With a cover designed by Marissa Falco (Miss Sequential)!
Half sized (5.5″ x 8.5″), 52 pages. Published in March of 2014.
Are you ready for this? MEOW – IS – IN – COLOUR! We asked for some colourful submissions and we got them along with some very nice black and white images too. This is a ground breaking issue so snap one up for £2 while there’s still time!
Listen to an interview with Enola here:
Touring with the band Healers: Fresno, LA, cats on tour, San Diego, Tuscon, Auston, NO and MartiGras with demo/parade with cop effigie on fire. Queer parties and thinking of building a shack/home.
All five zines! I biked A LOT of territory in this amount of time! Normally this would be around 10 dollars, but you get it for 7, because you’re interested in my ridiculous life. Do you do a distro? Get in touch and I’ll give you a better deal if you want more. For real!
Bike touring, dumpster diving, camping wherever I can fit my body!
ALSO: for the overseas folks, I understand the shipping is really high, but these weigh a lot, and I have been losing money on them when I shipped them at the old price. So I had to even it out, and this way I break even instead. Sorry, but that’s the state of shipping today. Booooooo
Hand written/drawn zine offering ideas and inspiration for spreading positivity around yourself and your world! Buy it, do it, color it, then pass it on!
This listing is for all 5 Letters to My Therapist zines.
1 – Describing my cognitive traps– those silly little ways your brain keeps you down and depressed.
2 – Thoughts and experiences on using medication for mental health.
3 – My experiences with therapy, what worked, what didn’t.
4 – Feelings of detachment, dissociation, anxiety.
5 – I spat this out as the “recovery” zine but it’s more like, “these are all the reasons I have decided to stop writing this zine series.”
Beware: Breeding ground for various triggers.
These zines are usually $2 each, buy as a pack of 5 and you’ll get $2 off! A mixture of B&W and color, all quarter-sized, 15-30 pages each.
They are listed separately while supplies last. If you’re interested in distro’ing this series I will print for that, but otherwise this is the last run for quite a while. Get in touch — michelle [!at] busyweekends.com
BONUS! All bundles come with a 6th addition to this zine series, P.S. This zine is only sold with the bundle. If you would like an issue of P.S. but don’t want to buy the bundle, email me about a trade! P.S. talks a bit about what I’ve been doing since the end of this zine series, some thoughts on depression, community, changing the world, etc… and includes pages from my journal.
The first three issues of my perzine “Everything.is.Fine” which addresses eating disorder and recovery, grief, sexual consent, feminism, body politics, and self-esteem. The third issue is a special edition of color collages.
Issue 1: digest size, 34 pages. B&W text with collage.
This zine is about haivng an eating disorder and writing the zine as part of working to change. Talks about body hate and social expectation of thinness; sexual maipulation and the way we are taught “no means no” but also that we aren’t supposed to say no and should just go along with what the other person wants. Nver feeling a sens of belonging in general or belonging in her body. Finding paganism and a new story.
Issue 2: digest size, 34 pages. B&W text with collage.
This issue addresses eating disorders and recovery, grieving the death of my father, the Salem magical community, messages written on public restroom walls, and dreams.
This zine might contain triggering scenarios so please take care of yourself. I would love for you to read my zine and reach out.
Issue 3: 11.5 x 8 inches, 16 pages. Full color, glossy with handwritten text and collage.
I discuss feminism, being a bad feminist, body politics, eating disorder recovery, joining Ladies Rock Camp Boston, being in a punk band, and suicide.
Some of these issues can be very triggering so please take care of yourself.
In June 2014, I wrote a 32+ page zine called How To Sleep. I’ll send it to your for free if you want it! It was handmade with love and I hope you enjoy it.
You can also read the whole zine below! If you like what you see, consider getting the zine because there are some special things in it that can not be expressed the same here online.
This issue contains pieces from 22 contributors exploring radical, DIY, activist and community responses to grief and loss. It includes submissions exploring loss due to suicide and violence, complicated and disenfranchised grief, loss of siblings, parents, friends, and mentors, and anticipation of a loss during prolonged illness. Also includes an interview with a social center about their memorial altar, tips for how to write about the tuff stuff, and a resource list. 76 1/2 legal pages with handprinted cover.
From the editor: Collide is a collection of essays by those who are living with a physical disability and some form of mental illness.
None of this is easy. Discussing these two distinct but intertwined parts of ourselves, the dynamic, conflicting, challenging, hopeful parts of ourselves, is to be doubly vulnerable. It is to reveal the colliding parts of ourselves that are most intimate, and often hidden.
Finding Meaning in Pain by Maranda Elizabeth (Telegram)
Wow by Synthia Nicole (Damaged Mentality)
Half and Half by JC (Tributaries)
When Disabilities, Dysfunctional Childhoods, and Mental Health Collide by Kerri Radley (Deafula)
With cover art by Anna Gk
Half letter-sized, B&W, 32 pages
Soul Meets Body by Ariane K (Chronically Yours)
Being One Person by Kimball Anderson (Hands, Unfolding)
A Funny Thing by JC (Tributaries)
This is Your Brain by Anina Ertel
The Obvious and Then Some by Synthia Nicole (Damaged Mentality)
Passing v. Omitting by Kerri Radley (Deafula)
Cover art by Sara Bear
Half letter-sized, B&W, 32 pages
Milo / Dig it Distro & Press
A Struggle to Stay Conscious #5
Ways that misogany has negitively impacted their life. Self-worth and sex and dissociation. I love this zine, the rawness of self-criticism and trying to find a way out.
A Struggle to Stay Conscious #7
Queerness and naming; meeting their new girlfriend at queer Dungeons and Dragons group, and it being amazing to be with another “trans crazy alcoholic…boderline punx,” frustration with their 12 step program but it also being helpful
i recently reached two years sober & felt it was time to share my story of alcoholism & my recovery. this is the story of how i hit rock bottom & how i got (am getting) better. it may be triggering or it may be comforting, probably both.
For this zine I have chosen to respond to key articles in Spare Rib that I have found interesting, and that are annoyingly still relevant today. I am interested in activism and showing unrepresented and often unspoken stories, at least in mainstream media, that are important in challenging oppressive societal norms. This zine looks at social cleansing, racism, classism, transphobia, the 1984 UK miners strike, sex worker’s rights, Palestine, sex education and abortion. It also features xAx, Charlie Cragg, Dorothy Innerd, Lorraine Malyan, Samia Malik and Sutapa Biswas!
This zine will be available at the Feminist Library on 29th August as well as online here, after the event.
36 pages, black and white, images and text.
This zine covers a bunch of different personal and political issues: Speaking the Unspoken rather than “breaking the steriotype,” Flash Fiction about Annie Mae + a short bio of Annie Mae who was part of AIM and the 1973 Wounded Knee Reoccupation; cultural approriation and mascots; “my own feminist empowerment manifesto,” and more. – Cindy Crabb
…this issue talks about decolonization, art and traveling, coming out and gender identity, going to a black lives matters protest and the mixed feelings about white male anarchists insigating confrontation and disapointment in the online arguing and animosity resulting from an event that was supposed to bring people together with a sense of community.- Cindy Crabb
An A4 full colour short comic about the experiences of the writer Claude McKay, whilst he lived in London during the 1920s..
20 tings to make and do.
The space issue, with recipes, crocheted planets, fabric marbling, X Files cross stitch, fizzy bath stars, which alien are you quiz and much more!
Comes with free headpins and beads to make constellation jewellery!
‘There’s a strange disconnect somewhere between Being Too Much and yet not Taking Up Enough Space, which sound like they should at least resemble each other, or that one should be en route to the other. I think that I am Too Much, and it feels like I am oozing all over the floor. I tell myself that I need to learn to Take Up Space, and Taking Up Space seems like it should look like something more solid, something that knows how to express its well-formed opinions calmly and yet with force.’ – Aimee Wall
a special A4 edition of the Chapess zine – produced for the Turn The Page Artists’ book fair, 18 contributors over 26 pages.
Finished in under 24 hours for the 2012 Chicago Zine Fest, this zine focuses on the ups and downs of finding myself outside of the gender binary and attempts to both de- and re-construct various questions about my own gender as well as gender in general. Three separate sections discuss feeling pushed out of femininity, how masculinity is viewed as inherent and femininity is viewed as a fictitious performance, how striving for the “perfect balance” of two genders is not plausible nor an adequate solution, acceptance or tolerance (or neither) that I feel in specific spaces, how my radical friends misgender and disrespect me more often than my non-radical ones, the (non-) accessibility of queer jargon and language, how coming out has garnered me the most intense gender assumptions yet, dealing with friends who don’t “get it”, my desire to validate my own identity without stepping on the identity of others, and checking white privilege. March 2012. 32 pgs, ½ size, B&W. $2-3 or trade.
Touted as being a home for society’s rejects, outcasts, and ‘alternative’ political stances, punk unfortunately often ends up reinforcing oppressive mindsets and ideals by setting up numerous unwritten rules for dress, behavior, personal choices, identifications, and so much more. This zine aims to direct conscious attention to the nuances of being a marginalized person, namely a woman, queer person, or POC, in the punk community. Includes questions intended to incite dialogue among readers and their friends as well as a short list of recommended resources concerning marginalized experiences in punk. B&W, 34 pages, & text heavy.
The Health issue!
A zine from the voices of poor lasses, a collection of stories of what it’s really like to be working class.
This issue focuses on health, mental, emotional and physical health, loved ones and not being able to afford health care and much more!
Collected by Em and Seleena who want working class voices to be heard!
A zine from the voices of poor lasses, a collection of stories of what it’s really like to be working class.
Issue three focuses on family. How you relate to your family, how your family function, families you build yourself, what family means to you and more!
Collected by Em and Seleena who want Poor Lasses to be heard.
The Propaganda Maker
Short story (fiction) by the amazing Suzy Subways. Suzy is a really good writer. This story I don’t exactly know how to descibe – it is about a person who is basically imprisioned, living in a part of a bridge with someone who makes propaganda. Sometimes she gets out – turning into rat and sneeking out. The whole story is kind of creepy and really intriguing and seems like it’s symolic for various policial and emotional and realtional things.- Cindy Crabb
The Eyes of the Man
this is a fiction story by my friend Suzy Subways. it’s about a girl who kills her mom’s rapist. and about queerness and activism – Cindy Crabb
Delivery Dyke (1996, about my adventures as a pizza delivery girl in Brooklyn)
Subways (2003, with stories and interviews about NYC communities)
Or purchase a hard copy by clicking on the image at left.
“Our culture has probably deliberately moved away from [re-naming] as we’ve moved towards classifying and labeling everything. If a name is seen as a changeable, ethereal thing then it can’t be so sewn on to a prison uniform. It needs to be set in stone for our culture to have something to call us and something to write up in court papers and parking tickets and everything.”