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Zines

Bending Spoons: A Field Guide to Ableist Microaggressions is an illustrated guide to the types of questions and comments M. Sabine Rear experiences as a blind woman in public. A crucial read for able-bodied people hoping to better understand the experience of living with a disability.

24 pages, oblong quarter-size.

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An exploration of the body, one part at a time, by Tomas Moniz. Written as poems, but reading more like vignettes or small essays about how complicated it is just to exist in your own frame. These pieces are sweet, emotionally heavy, sexy, and sometimes really funny. They are so honest that it leaves you wishing for that same openness in yourself, to be so unashamed of what we carry around and what we desire...[ continued ]

Empathy Exercise places the classroom exercise of putting a blindfold on to imagine being blind against the daily reality of being blind. Through M. Sabine Rear's stunning comic panels, the juxtaposition points out both the limitations of the exercise and the false narratives it perpetuates.

16 pages, oblong quarter-size.

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In a series of interviews with queer women and non-binary folks, Fear, Safety, & Femmes examines what safety looks like. What places and people create a sense of safety? Which qualities in people create a sense of danger? What self-defense tools and techniques do people use to feel safer?

20 pages, cut half-letter size.

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A great zine about body image, featuring a wide range of perspectives, all of them fascinating. So many reminders that we all face insecurities about how we look. And that the ways insecurities manifest are unique and universal at the same time.

What ultimately comes out of this series of essays is a lot of hope, a lot of people who have suffered and are now in a good place, or at least a better one...[ continued ]

Two poetry zines in one by Tomas Moniz. In A Poetic Theory of Plate Tectonics, he looks at bodies in relation to the various movements of the earth. And in A Reclamation of Manhood, he looks at past joys and mistakes in an attempt to unlearn the socialized expectations of what manhood and fatherhood looks like.

With art from Ajuan Mance, Robert Liu-Trujillo, and Alicia Dornadic...[ continued ]

M. Sabine Rear's Reverse Flâneur: On Being Blind, Glamorous, and Alone in Public is a graphic novel travelogue of Vienna. Meditating on the visibly disabled body while spending time in museums and being alone in public spaces. Nominated for an Ignatz Award. 

40 pages, half-letter size, thick matte covers.

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Things Men Have Told Me About My Body is a collection of anecdotes and stories from 30+ anonymous contributors who have had men make wildly inappropriate statements about their bodies. 

Red Velvet says it best in her introduction when she writes, "This is a zine about things that have been said to us: by friends, lovers, passerby, family, and strangers. Some are funny, some are rude, some are simply puzzling...[ continued ]

Inspiring, fun, heartbreaking, glorious prose poems by Tomas Moniz. Read it and go out into the world feeling ready for anything.

36 pages, quarter-size.

Last one! This issue of Tom Tom interviews female drummers from around the world, goes back stage on the set of Girls and Saturday Night Live, has Fred Armisen and Macaulay Culkin ask a few questions, and talks the early days of Portland punk with Pat Baum of The Neo Boys.

62 pages, letter size, full color.

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