The new zine from the ever-wise Sarah Mirk (Bitch Media editor, Sex From Scratch author) is pure gold.
Drink More Water, Be More Honest: 30 Lessons From My 20s takes us through the mini-revelations of a difficult decade. Brilliant, hilarious, and adorable, this is a must-read zine for anyone, at any age.
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The second issue of the excellent movies of the 1930s zine, A Great and Terrible Golden Age. Within: a Joan Crawford rich person solo sport montage, Soviet sci-fi, the pompous genius of "the fifth Marx Brother" Margaret Dumont, Greta Garbo's only rom-com, and Ernst Lubitsch galore!
Contributions from Emily Alden Foster, Bethany Simard, Yvonne Li, Emily Parrish, Lindsey Simard, Robert Dynamite, Tessa Brunton, and Joshua James Amberson...[ continued ]
An entire issue of A Great and Terrible Golden Age dedicated to the one-and-only Claudette Colbert. Essays and comics about her controversial (and motion picture industry-altering) boobs in Cecil B. DeMille's 1932 film The Sign of the Cross and her year of ruling Hollywood (1934) when she made It Happened One Night, Cleopatra, Four Frightened People, and Imitation of Life...[ continued ]
Last copy! Mixing biography, graphic novel, history, and memoir, Annie Murphy creates a completely unique and fascinating journey through the life of 19th century spiritualist Ascha Sprague and beyond. Alison Bechdel (Fun Home) called it "a masterful hybrid work." Possibly one of the most stunning comic zines ever made.
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The world of work as a woman, explored through comics, essays, and other surprising and interesting forms. All great. Best part: the work histories of the authors' moms and grandmas.
56 pages, half-letter size.
A split zine with one side being dedicated to anecdotal stories of loving Lou Reed (R.I.P.!) in the '70s and the other being about falling in love with the Violent Femmes in 1990. Also within: concert reviews, a giant Violent Femmes crossword, and Favorite Movies About Punx comics.
28 pages, half-letter size.
In their first issue since their Drag City anthology, The Lowbrow Reader brings us new writing from Rick Moranis, cartoons by Gilbert Gottfried, an essay about filming Easy Money with Rodney Dangerfield, bizarre comic book history, and a career-spanning essay on the aforementioned cartoonist that goes to unexpected places. Also within: Partying with Harry Nilsson.
44 pages, half-letter size...[ continued ]
Simon Moreton's Minor Leagues #1 is a quiet ride through a few countries, travels on foot, video rentals, and a twenty year old snowball fight. Told through comics, sketches, poems, and prose vignettes. Its subtle moments adding up to an interesting tone, a curious lingering feeling.
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A travelogue through grief and groceries, far off fields, parks in summer. Oddly singular, this beautifully laid out zine reads like a picture book for daydreamers with complex feelings.
By Bristol comic artist Simon Moreton, author of the Plans We Made graphic novel.
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Pissing in a River looks at Patti Smith from a wide variety of angles. Essays about falling in love with her in the '70s, '80s, '90s, today, and not falling in love with her at all. Plus comics, portraits, poems, letters, and more. A great fanzine that manages to consider Patti as a complex and powerful person, a human making mistakes, and an inspiration, all at once.
From the UK press Synchronise Witches...[ continued ]