The Chronicles of M–.: [Zine Note] "Real Life: A Magical Guide to Getting off the Internet" -
Title: “Real Life: A Magical Guide to Getting off the Internet”
Author(s): Dave Cave & Maranda Elizabeth
Date read: May 12, 2013
Another of the zines from the Fight Boredom Distro mini-haul (I think).
“So you’re in a pit of mind-numbing, unstoppable internet use.”
I’ve certainly been there….
Riverside Print Fest is back and I am so happy to see it! Zinesters will have their wares on display, and there will be workshops and readings for you to attend throughout the day. Don’t forget to stop by the zine library, too! Exhibitors include a lot of titles that are new (and exciting) to me, plus former LAZF tablers like She’s Not A Morning Person, Double Fur Press, Pimpkillah, and Seite Books.
BONUS: just after the Fest, there will be a screening of DIY: We’re Doin’ It, a short documentary about women in DIY culture–artists, zinesters, musicians–that includes two amazing ladies from Zineworks, Annie Knight and Angela Asbell. Can’t wait to check this one out!
(via Mark Your Calendars: May 18 is Riverside DIY Printfest!! | LA Zine Fest)
“My brains feels so weird. Depression is a motherfucker & it’s exhausting & alienating & at times, completely & utterly debilitating. Lately I’ve been feeling pretty ok, not great but good with the goal of “good enough”. I haven’t cried myself to sleep in a long time or slept for an excessive amount of hours (well, that’s not entirely true). I’ve been going to the gym, sort of eating ok (minus taffy & espresso) & staying on top of zine mail, even socializing. But something is still off. I take my meds but I don’t think they are working. I consider calling my doctor to mak an appointment to talk about it but then I get exhausted at the idea of it it. It’s just TOO HARD. So I just keep taking them & spend hours on the internet reading about other drugs I might like better or might work better. I dream of anti-depressants & antipsychotics & a healthy brain that doesn’t fuck with me constantly.”
-excerpt “don’t be afraid to talk about mental illness” from lady teeth #2 available at ladyteeth.etsy.com
i <3 taryn. and her zines.
Stranger Danger is back open & lookin’ good! A HUGE THANK YOU to Caro Griffin for the website redesign and also to Jaclyn Miller for the sweet new banner that you see up top! Best dudes! Best zines! Best life!
LOVE the new banner! stranger danger is one of the best distros around for sure.
Stranger Danger is a great place to order zines from!
jenny and the librarians.: call for submissions: zine on physical/mental illness -
call for submissions for a zine about the convergence of physical disability and mental illness.
if you have any form of chronic physical disability paired with a form of mental illness, this zine wants you!
people suffering from a physical ailment have a much higher rate…
Trades garnered from Claremont Zinefest. We’re going to have a few more pictures and a recap up soon!
It was great to meet some new people! We traded with A Shop Called Quest (Skinner; ColorInkBook), Rusty Jordan (History In Ruins), Zineworks (Pocket Guide to Being a Safe & Sane Zine Pal), Allied Forces Press (Raw Bones, New Observations, ALFQuarterly, Battle Toads), Julia Glassman (Formulaic), SPEW Stickers (Midnight Madness), and Camera Creeps (Loophole). The superheroes-as-cats-in-costumes cards are by Nathaniel Osollo.
(via Great trades from Claremont Zinefest! | LA Zine Fest)