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Cometbus #55 could be looked at two ways: A treatise on growing up without giving up, or proof that even the most dedicated proponent of youth culture grows old. Either way, it’s fascinating. It’s coming from a life in punk, leftist politics, and DIY culture, but you don’t need to be interested in any of that to be interested in the stories he tells.

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Addicting and perfectly bizarre, Cometbus #58 is a story about finding home in a greasy-spoon diner full of combative old-timers. It's a ride full of strangeness and surprises.

44 pages, half-letter size.

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After a long absence, the second edition of Chase Kamp's The Complete Speculative Red Hot Chili Peppers Fan Fiction is finally here. TCSRHCPFF is a gloriously odd collection of interlinked short stories based on the lives and careers of past and present members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Within: "Red Hot Chili Parents," "Rick Rubin's Mansion," and "Retired Hot Chili Peppers," culminating at the end into something truly unexpected...[ continued ]

Tomas Moniz is an expert at being hilarious, tragic, sexy, and profound in a single bound. Even in a single sentence. The poetry and poetic prose in Dirty has so many lines that should be read aloud. Lines that should start conversations. Lines that should make us want to write our own lines. This is a zine to be read over and over again. Highly recommended.

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Dogs busking with the punks, hanging out in cars, on walks, in laps, in arms. 22 images from photographer Bob George's Brattleboro, Vermont archives. Each zine comes with a dog button!

20 pages, half-letter size. Released on Portland's Pine Island Press.

A primer on how not to be a dick. Don't Be a Dick! serves as an introductory guide to understanding consent, toxic masculinity, rape culture, the porn industry, and more. Well-written and accessible.

36 pages, half-letter size, revised edition, cover colors vary.

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Doris #30 is full of so many treasures: capturing a swarm of bees, finding community in new places, telling tour stories, forming study groups, and so much more. In it's longest and most vital piece, Cindy interviews sexual abuse survivors and meditates on how to think differently about accountability processes.

32 pages, half-legal size.

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Doris #31 is largely built on one long piece about squatting an empty beach house in Cape Cod one off-season long ago, and all the things the experience taught. But there's also: Watching baby lambs being born. What reparations can mean and look like. Good books. 

20 pages, half-letter size.

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A great issue of Doris. Thinking about what it means to both have close friends and be part of a community. Gratitude for the life lessons Mom taught. A conversation with imprisoned environmental activist Marius Mason. And the first interview in Cindy Crabb's "Anarchists Over 40" series, with Portland's own Icky Dunn of the Justseeds Arts Collective.

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A comprehensive guide to mental health herbalism! Arranged by symptom rather than plant, this guide is easier to use and more accessible than most. Questioning common views on mental health, the zine also offers a lot of words about living in an out of balance world.

Covered within: anxiety, depression & despair, insomnia, hormone-related stress, substance use & recovery, bipolar, and more...[ continued ]