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A fun issue of Somnambulist that looks at the Pacific Northwest regional chain grocery store, Fred Meyer. Bizarre tales and fun facts from the store that invented one-stop shopping. Pregnancy tests, Leonardo DiCaprio, and our love-hate relationships with the places where we shop.

24 pages, half-letter size.

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In this issue of Somnambulist, Martha Grover publishes her mom Frani's letters to Portland mayor Ted Wheeler regarding Portland's housing crisis. This far-reaching collection of letters brings in personal, literary, and historical viewpoints. Largely, she writes from her perspective as a long-time advocate for houseless communities. She talks about the friends she's made in these communities over the years and the challenges these friends have faced, trying to get through to the mayor...[ continued ]

A short lyric essay about facts, Texas, old friends, Olympia. Done up nicely in an old-school cut-and-paste collage style.

12 pages, half-letter size.

Some of the world's best zine writers answer the question "Why I get out of bed every morning." The results are beautiful, challenging, and inspiring.

With contributions from: Cindy Crabb (Doris), Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad), Ariel Gore (Hip Mama), Taryn Hipp (SubRosa), Dave Roche (On Subbing), Miss C. Bean, Carrie Colpitts, JC, Norma Krautmeyer, Rebecca Peloquin, Dustin Seelinger, Stacy Russo, and Andréa Sunshine...[ continued ]

"In Starvation Mode, Seattle’s Elissa Washuta—author of 2014’s genre-defying memoir of ethnic identity, sexual trauma, bipolar disorder, and independence, My Body Is a Book of Rules—crafts a personal accounting of her struggle for culinary control, and presents the guidelines she followed as she attempted to shape her body and mind through the food she consumed.

The book’s seemingly simple structure (a series of rules to eat and live by) contrasts with the powerful way she pulls readers into a complicated story of our needs and the cultural pressures that shape us...[ continued ]

The 41st issue of Sugar Needle, the zine of oddball candy reviews that's reliably a real good time. Within: scorched rice, wagon wheels, Italian apertifs, bee-berry honey caramel chocolates, jujube nougat, and much more.

16 pages, tall quarter legal-size.

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Vignettes about the sun that span an impressive range. Nonfiction, fiction, myth, and things in between. How freckles age, a sellout friends' band, the sun's true size, the time it takes for the sun's light to reach earth, and so much more.

With words from: A.J. Michel (Syndicate Product), Amanda Brennan, Arthur Bruso, David Costill, Elly Blue, Jackie Yaeger, Jarod Roselló, Joe Biel, Jonah Matranga, Joseph Carlough, Justin Davis, Katie Haegele...[ continued ]

The new game from story-game creator Jackson Tegu. Sword Loser is the story of a lovable rake named Tyngauld who has a bad habit of losing swords. With a group of friends, you create the stories behind his recent acquisitions and losses. This short zine serves as the Sword Loser's rule-book and game-board.

12 pages, half-letter size. This is the first edition. To preorder the revised second edition, support[ continued ]

The history, meaning, and evolution of symbols through the ages, in graphic novel form. From Androgyne to Zodiac, this is the most fascinating trip through the alphabet you can take.

From Annie Murphy, the author of the excellent I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist graphic novel/comic zine.

32 pages, stapled wraps, magazine-size.

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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 ]