LA ZINE FEST
New print available in my shop - ‘Read more zines’. Comes delivered with in a cellobag with mountboard backing. Bang!
P.S. - This illo is referenced from a photo by Amber of Fight boredom/Triumph of these tired eyes/Culture Slut.
issue 79 is now available! grab it here.
Featuring Tony Molina, The Dopamines, We Were There: Voices from L.A. Punk’s First Wave, Cheryl Klein Contemplates Her Cyborg Boobs, Class Bigotry in Higher Education.
Tony Molina: Daryl talks to the elusive Tony Molina (The Ovens, Caged Animal) about shredding, House of Pain’s DJ, and smoking PCP. Tony was the principle songwriter of the Bay Area’s I-want-to-kill-myself-and-shred-righteously-over-ignorant-riffs-and-Beatles-pop-perfection-songs band The Ovens. You’ll learn what Tony is down with and what he thinks is whack.
The Dopamines: Kevin Dunn day drinks with The Dopamines and discusses the alpha juggalo, shit and piss, and dick jokes. It’s irreverent, silly, and uncomfortably endearing. Kevin gets the band to unravel some hilarious and horrendous tour stories; throwing pee out of a moving car, pool hall mac and cheese bites, and shitting on windshields. Junior high has yet to end for The Dopamines.
We Were There: Voices from L.A. Punk’s First Wave: Alice Bag provides an erudite and personal account of the first wave of L.A. punk. It’s easy to look back on an era of music and mistake records as indelible accounts of a community. It’s easy to miss that what we’re often discussing is a couple of months/weeks that define an “era.” Alice does a fantastic job of being a punk cartographer. She puts you on the map and unveils that the walls that history has erected between scenes are often put there by laziness and misrepresentation. This is a must read.
Cheryl Klein Contemplates Her Cyborg Boobs: Cheryl interviews Sara Hendren about design, prosthetics, and the special needs community. The interview is framed by Cheryl through her own experience with cancer and prosthetics. The conversation moves from the connection between science, the tech industry, and the role of artistic design in providing assistive technologies, to a discussion about bodily norms and the disability community. Fascinating, informative, and a pleasure to read.
Class Bigotry in Higher Education: Chris Pepus examines the class inequality pervasive throughout America’s colleges. Chris takes to task enrollment biases, hereditary wealth, and social profiling. Class discrimination is an overlooked problem in the college admittance practices. Written with both insider academic knowledge and a punk’s eye for bullshit, Chris demystifies the class bigotry found at every level in the conversation regarding higher education. Here’s the full article.
get the full multimedia experience right here, yo.
The gang’s all here!
Frontier #4: Ping Zhu is the latest entry in our flagship monograph series!
The perks of working in a print shop. Wasn’t feeling productive so I made stickers. I guess it’s a different kind of productivity, a more fun one. 3,5x2” Black on vinyl. Comes free with every zine order or trade
Marya is a rad lady who is starting
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Femme a Barbe, available online
I still recommended picking up a paper copy from one of the distros that carries Femme a Barbe, but if you don’t have access or just want to read it online, here are scans of the three existing issues (click on the link for the pdf, and please let me know if you have any problems with it).
News from the Zine Community from our latest newsletter.
- Left Bank Books will be publishing an anthology of the great Ring of Fire zine. The more pre-orders they get the sooner they’ll be able to print it!
- New zines by Dani Tauber over at her etsy!
- Rust Belt Jessie (of Reckless Chants fame), just finished Sonnet Reducer, a zine of punk sonnets. Find her at Chicago Zine Fest on March 15th!
- One of our favorite partners in publishing, Last Word Books, has a critical fundraising campaign going on. Check it out: HELP LAST WORD BOOKS FIND A NEW HOME! We have an IndieGoGo Campaign currently in the works, but in the meantime, if you’ve got anything to spare in these trying times, your friendly neighborhood independent bookstore could use all the help we can get to finance this impending move and revamp.
- New John-Vincent Greco zine out soon! Google the dude’s name and Torch Ballads in about a week or come to Chicago Zine Fest and get one from our table! If you loved Death in a Rifle Garden as much as us this is excited news!
- The Witches, Bellies & Writers Traveling Road Show is underway! Tomas Moniz, Sage Adderley, Taryn Hipp and Jonas, longtime zinesters, radical parents, and literary performers will be hitting the Chicago Zine Fest (3/14-3/15), Madison, WI (3/16), and Bloomington, IN (3/17). Tomas Moniz has re-launched Rad Dad into a full-fledged magazine as well as published his novella Bellies and Buffalos. Sage Adderley just released Invoking Nonna, a young adult paranormal story about a teenage witch, Maggie Sloan, who is desperate to repair her broken relationship with her witchy mother while searching for the truth behind the whereabouts of her father and the mysterious death of her grandmother. Taryn Hipp released her memoir novella, Heavy Hangs the Head in August while continuing to make zines, currently she writes the perzine Lady Teeth. Jonas just became a father and celebrates the arrival of his first novella The Greatest Most Traveling Circus.
Picked up a couple things are the anarchist bookfair.
Palette Magazine interviewed some of this year’s tablers at LA Zine Fest 2014, and here’s what they had to say!
Q: How is this fest different from something like Comic Con?
John Pham – The differences are pretty obvious. You can start at the choice of venue: LA Zine Fest this year was held in a repurposed parking structure; we were setting up tables on top of parking dividers and motor oil stains. LA Zine Fest is the local farmers’ market, San Diego Comic Con is the WTO Ministerial Conference.
Alisa Yang – LA Zine Fest allows more alternative and independent small press and self publishers, the eclectic variety is unmatched by big mainstream fests. Free admission is great for encouraging people to visit, the cost for table/booth is way more affordable than Comic Con or APE(Alternative Press Expo). You are more likely to find zines that are handmade, unusual, limited editions, or just beautiful works of art.
Jennie Yim – LAZF is focused on artists/writers who self-publish whereas Comic Con is focused on franchises/brands with mass market appeal. Pretty much anyone can exhibit and sell at LAZF and this is facilitated by the inexpensive tabling fees, proximity to mass transportation and core of dedicated volunteer staff. There is so much good will and solidarity based on the common goal everyone has of having a safe space for people of all backgrounds to share their experiences, tell their stories.
Jeremy Arambulo – I preferred it way more than Comic Con. Independent creators/companies tend to get overshadowed by Comic Con’s larger spectacles/events.
Read the rest on Palette’s website!
Newly Added Zines 3.19.2014
Find these and all of our zines cataloged at librarything.com/catalog/clpzines.
A Zinester’s Quick Guide to Copyright by Not a Lawyer Srsly
Great quick overview of alternatives to traditional copyright choices, or to not thinking about copyright at all (which means traditional copyright will apply to your work).
Let’s Get Seriously Radical About Cataloging by Richard J Lee
"The latest addition to Amistad’s Zine Collection is a title that actually includes information about Amistad’s own collection. Richard J. Lee’s recent zine, Let’s Get Seriously Radical About Cataloging: A Minizine about Zine Librarianship, provides a wonderful roadmap to zine collections around the United States. Joining Amistad’s focus on POC (People of Color) zines, are four other collections: the Mimi Thi Nguyen Zine Collection at New York University, the Zine Collection at Texas A&M University, the Asian American Zine Archive at UC-Davis, and the Zine Collection at the Chicano Research Studies Center at UCLA.
Richard’s zine provides information not only POC zine collections, but those related to a variety of topics, such as feminism, Riot Grrrrrl, gender and sexuality, sci-fi, poetry, and others. Thanks to Richard for including Amistad in his listing.”
Lovely comic about a dragon that people persecute, but who has her self and her stories to keep her well. Includes a guide to caring for your dragon.
Zine out of Bellingham, Washington that mainly lists mail art project calls for art internationally, but also has zine reviews.
"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 from Anna Gk”
Going to be a big issue! #vegan #cook #zine #DIY #pva #knives #black #COFFEE
My tour wife, Cristy C. Road made Brown Recluse’s official logo! Thanks babe!