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.[ continued ]
Basic Paper Airplane #5 deals with the current state of the United States as seen from car windows mixes with historical oddities of Americana. Place and home (and the hula hoop in American history) considered through small vignettes.
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Under the banner of "beginnings and turning points," this issue of Basic Paper Airplane covers a wide expanse. Personal essays and vignettes that span from childhood swarms of bees to drinking cough syrup, kitchen dance parties to hopping trains, breaking out windows in the woods to taking over the streets in elementary school.
Along the way there are also essays on Gertrude Stein, huayno music of Peru, Eadweard Muybridge, and the Wright Brothers...[ continued ]
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 ]
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 ]
Krissy Ponyboy chronicles her decades-long obsession with Beat Generation writers, and the obsession's gradual decline. Like all issues of Paper Crush, Dumping Kerouac is awesome, straightforward, and wise.
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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, & McCloud Zicmuse...[ continued ]