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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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Issue five 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.

20 pages, half-letter size, photographs throughout.

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 ]

A series of thoughts about what it looks like to follow your dreams and have it look different than the people around you. 

Within: child artist, sports star, book obsession, the post office, falling in love at a D.A.R.E. graduation, a small tribute to children's book author James Stevenson, and much more. 32 pages, quarter-size.

Two decade-long running zines come together for a collaborative issue about the ways we collaborate. From tearing paper with a grandmother to standing on chairs, yelling out words to the sky.

28 pages, half-legal size, color covers, b&w insides.

A historical and personal exploration of how the typewriter changed the world, in a variety of (often contradictory) ways. Typewriter stories, early writing machines, gender and the typewriter, the commodification of nostalgia, typewriter quotes, old typewriter photos, so much more.

24 pages, cut half-letter size.

All six in print issues of Basic Paper Airplane all for $10! (normally sixteen bucks.) Plus an actual paper airplane.

Since 2005, Basic Paper Airplane has explored everything from the future of print media to the history of the human family. It has been reviewed widely and been referenced as an inspiration for the movie adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are.

#5: odd Americana, traveling and tour stories, the hula hoop in American history, and more...[ continued ]

A clean, accessible guide to making DIY events happen. Perfect for those just getting into organizing DIY events and with reminders and ideas that even the seasoned organizer can benefit from. A strong focus on house shows and radical communities, but a lot of ideas that can function in a lot of DIY event situations.

Put together by Neil Campau (of Electrician and World History) and edited by a ton of really great folks--Zoe Boekbinder, CJ Boyd, Danah Olivetree, and Jamie Menzel, just to name a few...[ continued ]

Long-time zinester Liz Mason and her husband Joe Mason take on the subject of secret societies ("Masons on Masons.") Highly informative and incredibly cheeky histories of the Masons, the Illuminati, and more.

48 pages, half-letter size.

The history of bugs, vintage computer ads, the mother of invention, and Steve Jobs illegitimate daughter (in computer form) are just a few of the things you'll find within Classic Computing (formerly Historically Brewed). Even if you aren't a part of the subculture, you can still have lots of fun reading about it...[ continued ]