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Zines

The ten-year anniversary issue of Basic Paper Airplane! Short essays about trying to make a living from writing words. Comic nightmares from the world of freelance writing, night school, weekly papers, and cities of books.

Paper airplane examples throughout. 32 pages, cut half-letter size.

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Basic Paper Airplane #5 deals with the state of the United States as seen from car windows. Place and home, historical oddities, and the hula hoop in American history. All taken into consideration and told through short vignettes.

20 pages, half-letter size, photographs throughout.

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Temporary Sale! In this split fiction zine, Ben Spies (No More Coffee) and Alex Wrekk (Brainscan, Stolen Sharpie Revolution) each give us a few stories. And it’s great. Ben’s story “Exit 121” is one of the the best short stories I’ve read in ages—its characters still pop in my head, months after reading it.

48 pages, half-letter size, risograph-printed covers...[ continued ]

A small collection of writings by Isabelle Eberhardt. A Nineteenth Century gender deviant and kif-smoking Sufi anarchist. Traversing the Saharan desert, battling African colonialization, recording it in poetic prose.

This mini-zine borders on art book, beautifully printed by Portland’s Eberherdt Press. Quarter-size, oblong, 44 pages.

The best zine I've read this year. Vignettes about slowly figuring out life alongside boys: First zine, first tattoo, first out-of-town show, first basement punk show, carrying a teething baby in Helsinki, hopping in a tour van, and what it feels like to be a joyous rusted relic on the dance floor.

The last quarter of the zine is a series of vignettes in tribute to a friend who passed away...[ continued ]

Last two copies! 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...[ continued ]

Origin stories, séances, astronaut egos, and so many more short stories about (and relationships with) the moon.

Edited by Joseph Carlough at Displaced Snail Publications. With work by: Carolyn Busa, Charlene Kwon, Heather Butts, Hrishikesh Hirway, Jesse Reklaw, Joseph Carlough, Josh Berwanger, Katie Haegele, Kishi Bashi, Kristen Martin, Marguerite Dabaie, Michael Jasorka, Mike Adams, Mocha Ishibashi, Molly Rice, and Thaddeus Rutkowski...[ continued ]

An extra-special issue (before it goes on hiatus for a while) of the literary journal, Peaches & Bats. This issue comes with a fold-out color poster, has velumm front-free end-papers, a hand-sewn binding, and a hand-letterpressed cover.

It also has a great line-up of writers and artsists, with work by Andrew Bartels, Andrew Durbin, Kristin Fialko, Whit Griffin, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Laura Henriksen, Jac Nelson (!!!), Denise Newman, Elizabeth Pusack, Morgan Ritter, Judah Rubin, Jared Stanley, Sara Sutter, Dan Thomas-Glass, David Weinberg, Karen Weiser, NS McCloud Zicmuse...[ continued ]

Comic artists and comic lovers think about comics and the importance of comics in their lives. (They even draw a few along the way.)

Within: A dusty comic book store in the '80s serving as salvation for a geeky teen girl; dealing with Asperger’s and learning social cues from comics; the current state of Heavy Metal; adapting The Secret Garden; a girl in the 70’s and her love of war comics; superheroes; Harvey Pekar; and much much more...[ 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.