THE ZINES I READ

zine reviews from the pages of Piltdownlad

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rustbeltjessie:

Reckless Chants #21: Now We Are 21 - available for preorder (zine will be completed and sent out by mid-October). $4.00 + shipping.

Between 68-76 pages (won’t be sure until all the writing and layout work is completed). 1/2 letter size.

Essays about punk/identity and punk as identity, the Persian Gulf War and how I developed my political consciousness, the 1980 film Times Square, the death of Tommy Ramone, and dealing with oppressive racist pseudo-punx/what to do when your heroes betray you. Stories about getting crushes on girls, growing up queer in a midwestern town, punk shows in Chicago and Kenosha, making out with girls at bars, diners, stick and poke tattoos, friendship, exploring the hidden places of Milwaukee, and the end of the summer. + an interview with Megan Ann Metcalf, curator of the recent LGBTQIA zine exhibit at UWM!

(PREORDER RECKLESS CHANTS #21 HERE)

Also available for preorder - the Reckless Chants #21 Super Extra Fun Pack. $6.00 + shipping.

If you order the Super Extra Fun Pack, not only do you get a copy of RC 21 - you also receive buttons, stickers, a CD copy of the official Reckless Chants #21 soundtrack, and a few other fun odds n’ ends. It’s worth the extra two bucks, I promise.

(PREORDER THE SUPER EXTRA FUN PACK HERE)

All preorders will help me pay for the first print run. If you can’t preorder (or even if you can), it would be great if you could repost and signal boost this information! Thanks!

The zine will also be available for trade (to those of you who I’ve already talked about trading with - we’re still on, I’m just not putting it up for trade publicly yet) or for $$ sent by post, but not until I have completed and printed it. I’ll repost ordering info when that happens. It will also be available from me, in person, at Milwaukee Zine Fest on November 8th.

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What’s Your Damage by MC Sunflower Jones. Such a cool zine. So many awesome design touches. Funny. Informative.

What’s Your Damage by MC Sunflower Jones. Such a cool zine. So many awesome design touches. Funny. Informative.

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uispeccoll:

The Zine Machine is a collaborative project between the University of Iowa Libraries, students at the University of Iowa, the Art Education Department at the University of Iowa, and zinesters all over the world.
We accept zines, mini-comics, and small artists’ books for submission. Zines up to 5 ½ x 8 ½ can be accommodated. Your submission may be featured on our website and will be archived in the University of Iowa’s Zine Collection in Special Collections.
If you would like to send us a submission please send it to:
Zine Machine c/o Kelly McElroy 100 Main Library Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
If you have questions or comments, please contact Kelly McElroy.
See this on the University of Iowa Libraries page.

uispeccoll:

The Zine Machine is a collaborative project between the University of Iowa Libraries, students at the University of Iowa, the Art Education Department at the University of Iowa, and zinesters all over the world.

We accept zines, mini-comics, and small artists’ books for submission. Zines up to 5 ½ x 8 ½ can be accommodated. Your submission may be featured on our website and will be archived in the University of Iowa’s Zine Collection in Special Collections.

If you would like to send us a submission please send it to:

Zine Machine
c/o Kelly McElroy
100 Main Library
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420

If you have questions or comments, please contact Kelly McElroy.

See this on the University of Iowa Libraries page.

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lazinefest:

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: MC Sunflower Jones
Describe your work in two sentences or less
Deirdree: I was recently called the “Lisa Frank on Crystal Meth” in regards to zines…I’ll go with that. <3
Steven: We like handcrafted, perfectly imperfect zines made with scissors & glue sticks & our exquisitely humble photocopier – Ms. MC Sunflower Jones…aka “Smokey Smoker Dance A Roo the Queen of Ice Skating & Patron Saint of Mentholated Cigarellos To-Go” – we’d kill for her. & we have.
What are you working on for the Fest this year?
We just printed our spectacularly & incredibly, horrifically & spontaneously grandiose comp zine that we’re totes the most proud of & the cherubs sing when you call it by name, Gag Me With A… #10, & it will be premiering to the zine-ee-rific public at large come February 16th. Got a new totally ‘80s Pocket Reader on Adam Ant (spoiler alert: his tears water-damage the last page!), & some new witchy micro zines that’ll leave you casting spells & showing off your dark sensibilities, as well…but the mammoth prize fighting magnum opus, c’est What’s Your Damage? – Mental Illness & Shit!, that one has had us pulling our hair out for so many months now –we’re about as bald as Britney Spears – gritting our teeth to the tune of “Yankee Doodle Dandy”…& it may or may not get finished.
Hopefully, we can get one of the two volumes & a few of the six companion micro zines completed in time…but if we don’t, we’ll still have the brand new Gag Moi to show off & a table littered with pleasing new shit, old shit, uppers, downers, all arounders…all kinds of sugary sweet, cut & pasted gel-capped bonbons!
Read the rest at the LA Zine Fest blog!

lazinefest:

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: MC Sunflower Jones

Describe your work in two sentences or less

Deirdree: I was recently called the “Lisa Frank on Crystal Meth” in regards to zines…I’ll go with that. <3

Steven: We like handcrafted, perfectly imperfect zines made with scissors & glue sticks & our exquisitely humble photocopier – Ms. MC Sunflower Jones…aka “Smokey Smoker Dance A Roo the Queen of Ice Skating & Patron Saint of Mentholated Cigarellos To-Go” – we’d kill for her. & we have.

What are you working on for the Fest this year?

We just printed our spectacularly & incredibly, horrifically & spontaneously grandiose comp zine that we’re totes the most proud of & the cherubs sing when you call it by name, Gag Me With A… #10, & it will be premiering to the zine-ee-rific public at large come February 16th. Got a new totally ‘80s Pocket Reader on Adam Ant (spoiler alert: his tears water-damage the last page!), & some new witchy micro zines that’ll leave you casting spells & showing off your dark sensibilities, as well…but the mammoth prize fighting magnum opus, c’est What’s Your Damage? – Mental Illness & Shit!, that one has had us pulling our hair out for so many months now –we’re about as bald as Britney Spears – gritting our teeth to the tune of “Yankee Doodle Dandy”…& it may or may not get finished.

Hopefully, we can get one of the two volumes & a few of the six companion micro zines completed in time…but if we don’t, we’ll still have the brand new Gag Moi to show off & a table littered with pleasing new shit, old shit, uppers, downers, all arounders…all kinds of sugary sweet, cut & pasted gel-capped bonbons!

Read the rest at the LA Zine Fest blog!

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youcantrustme:

The third annual LA Zine Fest Reading is just one of the totally fun event filling in the week before the event. LA Zine Week (Feb. 8 to 15) starts with a DUM DUM Zine issue release party and ends with the above reading but there are SO MANY GOOD THINGS in between:
a Valentine’s Day visual reading by six of the city’s BEST comic book artists,
an issue release party for the first zine on Fair Dig Press—Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt by Aurora Lady,
a reading/release party organized my Tomas Mother-Effing Moniz (Rad Dad zine) and including perfomers, zinesters, writers of the highest caliber at indie book- and zinestore, AndPens Press, 
a house show by two zine bands, Wulfen Rag and Summer Vacation, courtesy of our friends at Razorcake, 
and that’s not all&#160;! 
There are always few more events that sneak in there at the end, so follow the blog or like LA Zine Week on Facebook to be sure you’re clued in to the goings-on. All the events listed above are FREE, by the way. And I hope to see you there!

youcantrustme:

The third annual LA Zine Fest Reading is just one of the totally fun event filling in the week before the event. LA Zine Week (Feb. 8 to 15) starts with a DUM DUM Zine issue release party and ends with the above reading but there are SO MANY GOOD THINGS in between:

  • a Valentine’s Day visual reading by six of the city’s BEST comic book artists,
  • an issue release party for the first zine on Fair Dig Press—Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt by Aurora Lady,
  • a reading/release party organized my Tomas Mother-Effing Moniz (Rad Dad zine) and including perfomers, zinesters, writers of the highest caliber at indie book- and zinestore, AndPens Press
  • a house show by two zine bands, Wulfen Rag and Summer Vacation, courtesy of our friends at Razorcake, 
  • and that’s not all ! 

There are always few more events that sneak in there at the end, so follow the blog or like LA Zine Week on Facebook to be sure you’re clued in to the goings-on. All the events listed above are FREE, by the way. And I hope to see you there!

(via skylightbooks)

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rustbeltjessie:

I reopened my Storenvy, and am now selling my zines and patches that way (having all those different PayPal links was getting too hard to keep track of). The reason I’m posting this right now is because, from now until December 15th, I’m having a sale! The patches and zines are $3 a piece instead of the usual $4! And, if you’re ordering within the US, shipping’s free, too! (For one patch and one zine, if you order additional copies/patches, the shipping goes back to the regular price. Read my store FAQ for more info.)

Still, though, everything’s a little bit cheaper for two weeks - so you can order a patch as the perfect Solstice gift for the punk witch on your list, or a zine as the perfect Hanukkah/Christmas/Solstice/Kwanzaa/etc. gift for the bookworm punk on your list.

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Billy reviews the zines he reads on video through his Bling Reviews. He’s up to episode 46! 

Billy is great. All his video reviews are totally worth checking out. And not just the episodes where he reviews my stuff, like the one above, which also includes reviews of Deafula (#5), Taken for a Ride (about Cash Cab), Come on Down (about TV game shows) and Xerography Debt.

Also, if you’re going to the ABQ Zine Fest in Oct., tell him I said hello! 

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The abandoned lead-in page for the Zines I Read section of Piltdownlad #4. All the reviews from this issue have been updated and returned to their original versions (several were cut down to fit the page count) and visually enhanced. You can access these reviews here.

The abandoned lead-in page for the Zines I Read section of Piltdownlad #4. All the reviews from this issue have been updated and returned to their original versions (several were cut down to fit the page count) and visually enhanced. You can access these reviews here.

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