I’ve just added three new zines to the catalog! Here are their descriptions – just click on the title to open them for purchase in a new window:
All This is Mine #16 by Sugene – 1/4 size – 40 pages
This is the first zine of Sugene’s that I’ve carried, and I don’t know how I’ve managed to miss it for so long. Packed in a hand-stamped envelope are three zines – the main zine that has most of the content and a lovely color cover, a small full-color mail art zine, and a scavenger hunt zine that you can complete if you live in Portland. In the main zine, Sugene writes about three major events that happened in April, including the birth of her son (and all the medical complications she encountered), her 33rd birthday, and the passing of her father. She also includes a piece about whiteness, parenting, and Portland; how moving from a city with a lot of diversity to a city that is predominantly white has been difficult for her, and how she worries about her son, as a mixed-race kid, growing up in the area. There’s a lot more in this zine, and it’s so worth the read!
Little Acorns #5 by Maranda – 1/4 size – 18 pages
Maranda’s zine was written in a style of a letter to the reader. They (which is their pronoun of choice) write about feeling unsafe in their home at night (especially after someone tried to steal their bike), their appreciation of horticulture therapy that they learned at the mental health treatment center, becoming sober and social interactions as a former alcoholic, and how they no longer identify as a girl or woman. Even though this zine deals with some heavy issues, Maranda focuses on being positive and ends the zine with a suggestionto their readers – write a list of twenty-five things you like about your life. I think this is a fantastic idea, and I plan on putting my list in my next zine!
Paper Crush #4 by Krissy – 1/2 size – 22 pages
I’ve been collecting postcards for most of my life, and when Krissy announced this zine, I knew I had to distro it. In the fourth issue of Paper Crush, Krissy writes about the history of postcards, how she began collecting them, why she loves them, becoming a part of a postcard-collectors club. Throughout this zine, you will find black and white images of vintage postcards, and each zine comes with its own vintage postcard as well! This is perfect for the avid collector, those interested in vintage images, or anyone who wants to start collecting. I love it!
I have some more zines coming in, including OCD Throws Bows by Dirk (which is about his experiences with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and issues #11 and #12 of the comic Milkyboots! Also, we’ll be getting Grow Up!, which is a comic that I picked up at the DC Zinefest about being an adult but not really feeling like one. And finally, I’ll be adding Your Secretary #9/Potty Language #1 split zine by Jami and Toni which is all about their adventures in babysitting. Lots of great stuff to look forward to!
- Don’t forget about our winter gift card raffle!
- Keep sending me your zines for consideration. I have been getting some awesome stuff.
- I’ve been putting together a Doctor Who fanzine. I need contributions, mostly about the modern era of Who (9th Doctor onwards). If you want to submit something, please e-mail me and I will send you more info!