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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 ]

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 ]

Things Men Have Told Me About My Body is a collection of anecdotes and stories from 30+ anonymous contributors who have had men make wildly inappropriate statements about their bodies. 

Red Velvet says it best in her introduction when she writes, "This is a zine about things that have been said to us: by friends, lovers, passerby, family, and strangers. Some are funny, some are rude, some are simply puzzling...[ continued ]

Temporary Sale! Vezella Joy of Beyoncé, Tuneyards, The Blow, Skating Polly, and more female drummers from around the world.

62 pages, letter size, full color.

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A fantastic issue of We'll Never Have Paris, the journal of all things never meant to be.

Seven writers tell stories about the west coast. Essays by Jaime Borschuk, Dave Cole, Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Albert Sidewalk, Lisa Alexia, Joshua James Amberson, and Erin Wilson. Cover art by Colette Hannahan.

44 pages, quarter-size.

"The stories here are eclectic, occasionally touched with melancholy, and often a dose of magic that lingers on after you’ve read it...[ continued ]

In the new issue of our favorite literary zine, seven writers take us around the world—from ancient ruins to the room of a nursing home—while writing under the theme of "Away."

Featuring work from: Charles Reaves, Andria Alefhi, Colette Hannahan, Betsy Houston, Pam Daghlian, M.P. McCune, and Lauren Georgia.

44 pages, quarter-size, color covers. Cover art by Portland's very own collage artist extraordinaire, Kevin Sampsell...[ continued ]

In this, the fifteenth installment of We'll Never Have Paris (the literary zine of all things never meant to be), writers tackle the sprawling mess that is America. 

Essays from Andria Alefhi, Lisa Fenger, Carol Wierzbicki, PF Dumanis, Adrienne Robillard, Sheetal Singh, A.M. Black, and M.P. McCune. Art by Annie Galvin and Gabriel Liston.

48 pages, quarter-size.

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Seven long-time zinesters talk about what matters (and wasn't doesn't matter) to them. Along the way there are long lost twins, disposable cameras, radio comics, and all the things still left to write. Jonas, Julia Eff, Adam Gnade, Rust Belt Jessie, Jim Joyce, Alex Nall, and Liz Mason.

40 pages, half-letter size.

A beautiful reprint of the second issue of Where You From, the zine about hometowns. Various authors (including our own Joshua James Amberson) give their thoughts on where they’re from. And it’s wonderful. A fascinating study of place, home, community, identity, and so much more.

Edited by Hope Amico of the great Keep Loving, Keep Fighting zine and the[ continued ]

Combining her long-running Keep Writing postcard project, a community art grant, and a zine series about the idea of home, Hope Amico asked people in the summer heat of New Orleans to write about how they define home. 

Where You From #6 delves into the ins-and-outs of this immersive project—letter-pressing five-thousand postcards, going to multiple events a day, and simply trying to make the project make sense...[ continued ]