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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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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 ]

Another issue of historic lost oddities and present realities. Within: almost-forgotten technologies, Doctor Who spin-offs, an interview with the musician Newfoundman and a great interview with musician C. Worth on how to simultaneously push against and embrace technology. The highlight: a short history of cardboard cut-out cereal-box records of the 1960s and '70s.

36 pages, half-letter size...[ continued ]

In this issue of Tin Can Telephone's delves into the obscure: an in-depth of '60s Doctor Who novelty records, a primer on library music, interviews with Unread Records and Andy Rench, zine reviews, great photos. It's always such a treat.

28 pages, half-letter size.

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In What Are You Raising Them For?, Tim Devin looks at the counterculture shifts of the '60s and '70s and sees how it changed the way people parented their kids. Using '70s hippie literature and the experiences of adults raised in nontraditional settings as source material, Tim Devin examines where counterculture parenting ideas were coming from, how well they were working, and what we can take away from it all today...[ continued ]

A completely stunning zine celebrating the women of '50s, '60s, and '70s folk music. A nice mix of well-known, recently rediscovered, and lesser-known artists. Biographies and gorgeous pen-and-ink drawings for each artist.

Included within: Vashti Bunyan, Connie Converse, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Carolyn Hester, Judee Sill, Judy Collins, Melanie Safka, Margo Guryan, Mary Travers, Karen Dalton, Mimi Farina, Nico, Sibylle Baier, Odetta, and Buffy Sainte-Marie...[ continued ]

Reflections on life in late '80s/early '90s small town New Hampshire, set against major news events of the time period. From the Challenger explosion to the L.A. Riots to hometown police brutality, Hope covers a lot of ground and does it well.

She reflects on her teenage perception of these events and the discussions she wishes teachers and family would have had around them, but also leaves space to think about what draws people to her home state and tell the story of a spiritual path that started with a minimum wage job bussing tables...[ continued ]

An illustrated introduction to women artists, feminist art, and the problems of the visual art canon. By Portland artist M. Sabine Rear. A great read and an essential addition to any zine collection. Highly recommended!

Within: Louise Bourgeois, Carrie Mae Weems, Eva Hesse, Yoko Ono, Ana Mendieta, Alice Neel, Hannah Wilke, Rosa Bonheur, Méret Oppenheim, Gabriele Münter, Mary Kelly, Rokudenashiko, Hannah Höch, Shirin Neshat, Lee Krasner, Catherine Opie, Louise Nevelson, Orlan, Lorna Simpson, Andrea Fraser, Helen Frankenthaler, Nan Goldin, Vaginal Creme Davis, and the Guerilla Girls...[ continued ]