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Zines

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 ]

Ideal Jeopardy boards from 25 contributors (including our own Joshua James Amberson). Taking the idea made popular by Douglas Coupland's Microserfs, A.J. Michel asks us to look at these as a fun "way of summing up a person's quirks descriptively and quickly." The result are lists that are funny, curious, and odd. Look out Ken Jennings.

32 pages, oblong quarter-size, cardstock covers...[ continued ]

Temporary sale! Syndicate Product, one of the all-time great compilation zines, returns with Unrecommended Reading. Ten contributors write about the books that disappointed, angered, or otherwise drove them nuts. Within: Hallmark-level hatred, revolutionary fails, anti-Anne of Green Gables, and the life-changing magic of being okay with your mess.

With words from: Davida Gypsy Breier (Xerography Debt), Jenna Freedman (Before I Forget), Kathy Moseley (Ear Plugs & Ticket Stubs​), Ken Bausert (The Ken Chronicles), Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Samantha M...[ continued ]

Using his real life experiences on and off game shows as the basis for this engrossing collection of essays, Taken for a Ride is part perzine and part pop culture analysis. It's funny, smart, well-written, and totally entertaining throughout.

36 pages, half-letter size.

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The latest from Ben Trogdon, editor of the legendary Nuts! fanzine. Within the first issue of Tattoo Punk Fanzine are interviews with musicians Carla Wolff (of Sister Anne), Nadia Buyse (of Dubais) and Joe (of Urchin). Interviews with tattoo artists Spider Sinclair, Lauren O'Connor, and Christina Gemora. Features on Chi (Blu Anxxiety, Ex-Anasazi), Nay (La Misma), Heather Benjamin, and Sully (Street Fever)...[ continued ]

The second issue of this high-energy, full-color cut-and-paste tattoo fanzine. With a fresh take on the '90s punk zine aesthetic, Tattoo Punk is something completely its own. Interviews with tattoo artists and afficionados, lot of photos and illustrations. The latest project from Ben Trogdon, editor of the legendary Nuts! fanzine. 

Contributions from Lauren O’Connor, Dracula Orengo, Joe B, Evan Radigan, Virginia Zwanzger, Mateo Cartagena, Nico Zanetti, Cecilia Caldiera, Anahit Gulian, Eugene Terry, Robin Pak, Leann Marie, Pancho, and Somer Stampley...[ continued ]

A jam-packed new issue of Tattoo Punk, the fanzine about tattoos, punks, and tattooed punks. Edited by Ben Trogdon of everyone's favorite artsy punk paper, Nuts! 

Highlight: a historic look at the infamous Demers tattooing family from the 1940s on, by way of Harley Flanagan of the Cro-Mags. 

Interviews with: Chris Bauermeister from Jawbreaker, Tamara Santibañez, Teddy Soul Punk, Kati Vaughn, Nader from Haram & Tina from Rubber, Eddie from Brazil, Lauren from Texas, and the anarcho-punks in the crust band Flower...[ continued ]

A series of encyclopedic entries written as though insects are constantly at war with humans. Adapted from books on entomology from the early 1800s to the early 1900s and illustrated throughout, this is a perfectly fun and weird gift.

12 pages, quarter-size.

A favorite back issue of That Girl (a zine that's been running since 1993!). Packed with mini memoirs of a life lived through music, from Bay Area punk to '80s mainstream, Brit-pop to riot grrrl. 

44 pages, half-letter size.

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The long-running That Girl zine is back. Issue 16 is a series of memoir pieces about coming of age in Los Angeles in 1990 and '91. Dating a street punk, going on adventures, seeing Sonic Youth and Nirvana, caught in the middle of warring counterculture scenes, graduating high school, and so much more.

36 pages, half-letter size, sewn binding.

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