Monday, November 23, 2015

The Slush Pile - 2015 Nov 23rd

Thames Valley

Punk comes to Reading at Radical Zine Fair

The event which aims to to be Reading's first "inclusive, intersectional and radical zine fair" will be at the Jacksons building in King's Road on Saturday, December 12.

Relief Zine
Relief Zine

Relief is a publication featuring young printmakers who work in relief media. We aim to showcase talent in an art medium that is often considered rudimentary and unsophisticated.
Featured artists (A-Z): 
Molly Bounds, Raj Bunnag, Genesis Crepso, Aaron David, John Fleissner, Daniel Green, Dan Heskamp, Izzy Jarvis, Ali Cat. Leeds, Andrew Mullally, Jacob Parker, Nicole Rodrigues, and Tamara Santibañez
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8-Pages, Offset-Printed on Large Newsprint 
Each page measures 15 x 22.5", with a 30 x 22.5" centerfold. 
Zine can be read as a publication, or used as posters.
Shipping Note: 
This item is shipped folded to fit into a 9x12 envelope, but can be sent in a large flat cardboard package. Add a note in your order and you will be billed an additional $2.50 for cardboard shipping.

Myrtle Beach

Zine making party!

 06 December
 Comics N' More
 31 Union St - 01027 - Easthampton -
 Library 451 - Biblioteca 451

Library/Biblioteca451 wants you to help create zines for our community bookshelves. We will be using quotes and excerpts from our favorite books/pieces that inspired and empowered us. We will use these zines to share our favorite authors, poets and thinkers with our community. You are also welcome to come work on your own project if you just want to join in the fun. 451 will provide zine making supplies and snacks, but feel free to bring art, books to quote, and art supplies to share.

Video documentation of the workshop Pedro Ferreira and Assunta Alegiani gave at Prem Tinunsalonda International School as part of the Traidhos Artist Residency Thailand programme.
Chiang Mai, November 2015.


If you’re popping in to the zine library you’ll notice something new. Instead of the A4 print-out with Salford Zine Library on it announcing your arrival, we now have a beautiful painted door with cats in space on it. Much better!
The super talented illustrator Polly Richards came to do it for us and I think we can all agree that she’s done an excellent job. She makes zines and does illustration for lots of different things too (like this No Ditching record cover!). I’d recommend going over to her site RIGHT NOW.

After curating screenshots from Snapchat for over a year, we are ready to release our zine, SNAP. It features 25 sick screencaps printed on high quality glossy paper. We have staple and perfect bound editions, both for 10 beans, shipping included. This one is a banger— click the button, get a book.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Slush Pile - 2015 11 18

Image of A Face Only A Mother Could Love / Will Bryant

    A Face Only A Mother Could Love / Will Bryant


    Think you have an ugly mug? Will Bryant's gallery of rogues and ruffians will give you a run for your money.
    Published by Draw Down
    First edition, 2015
    20 pages, black and white, 4 × 6 in.

    Temple of Adoration Zine Issue 11 is out now!


    Featuring interviews with: 
    - Death Courier (Gre.)- Old guys talking about past & present of the band. 
    - Solothus (Fin.)- Promising D.M.! 
    - Aphonic Threnody (Uk./Ita.)- Prolific Funeral Doooom Monster. 
    - Necrostuprum/ Satanic Torment (Pol./Fin.)- Raw Black Metal Infame. 
    - Ligfaerd (Dk.)- Black/Death from the Order of the Nonagram. 
    - Ysengrin (Fra.)- Occult Death Metal. 
    - Harsh Supplement (Can.)- Harsh Noise crossing borders with Noisecore. 
    - Screaming Brain (Mac.)- Rancid old fashioned Punk. 
    - Arkaik Excruciation (Spa.)- For me one of the best Black Metal Demos in 2014. 
    - Grigorien (Dk.)- Agressive Black Metal Assault. 
    - Death Angel`s (Bra.)- Old & forgotten Deathrash act from the 80ies. 
    - Black Grail (Chl.)- Occult Black Metal introducing the concept of the debut album. 
    - Rhadamanthys (Gre.)- Infamous B.M. obscurity from the past! 
    - Black Mastrobation (Dk.)- Black Metal Noise! 
    - Josue O Salvador Em Busca Da Perdicao (Prt.)- Utmost trippy Doooooom!One of the longest interviews in this zine. 

    A Label report including short Interviews with: 
    - Equinox Discos (Spa.) 
    - Caverna Abismal (Prt.) 
    - Fuck Yoga! (Mac.) 
    - Blastbeat Mailmurder (Gre.) 
    + Reviews & Live Reports. 

    52 pages in total. 
    Price: 7 Euros Postage paid worldwide, 5 Euros postage paid inside Germany 
    Wholesale, Paypal & trades are possible on request. 

    Contact: evisc666@hotmail.com 

    Death Issue 1

    Issue 1 of DEATH!
    This is a 26 page punk literature zine. Stories, photographs, illustrations.
    It comes with a poster and a hand drawn sticker.


    $5.00 / On Sale

    Zinester Trading Cards, Series 2


    "Prelude" is a zine that serves as an introduction to "Scéalta" (our upcoming project), filled with background information that centers around the legends and mythology that will be mentioned in "Scéalta".

    A5 | 14.8 x 21cm | softcover | 20 pg | full color

    NIGHTED Life 8 Zine & T-Shirt
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
    • X-Large
    • 2X-Large

    This issue, we gave 10 contributors four pages each. The result is 40 pages packed with full color photos, collages and writing. 8.5x5.5, full bleed on matte coated paper.
    Jonathan Sherman 
    William Moncayo 
    Kelsey Reckling 
    Evan McKnight 
    Clark Allen 
    Yui Fukunaga 
    Joseph Rayo 
    Hannah Rubin 
    Nick Garcia 

    Monday, November 16, 2015

    I'm gonna try to juggle tumblr too.


    The Slush Pile - 2015 11 16

    Blood and Visions: Reconciling with Being Female by Autotomous Womyn's Press

    Price $10.00
    Writings by 10 womyn who stopped their transition from female to male. Profoundly personal stories, political analysis, practical advice, and resources for womyn who struggle with dis-identification from their female reality. Deeply moving and informative for all women concerned about the wholeness of our womanhood -- and our sisterhood. 65 Page Zine. 

    The Enlightening Beam of Bobby Brown Cassette & Zine – RVNGNL35

    Art zine and cassette from RVNG Intl. Photos by Aubrey Trinnaman.
    Side A:
    A1. Bobby Brown & Matt Werth – In Conversation
    Side B:
    B1. Bobby Brown & Matt Werth – In Conversation (Continued)
    B2. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Bobbing Beams of Light
    B3. Austin Cesear – BB01-07

    Every year artists around the world participate in INKtober. This October I took the challenge and produced 31 ink illustrations in one month. The purpose of all illustrations included in this book are uniqueness, self-expression, and fun! I poured a lot of TLC into each drawing and tried lots of fun new techniques. 

    Each 4.25x5.5 inch art book includes 31 pages of crisp, laser-printed images. The structure is hand-bound so no two books are exactly alike.

    GOLD EDITION! Gold edition books are available for those who love all things shiny. Add $2 and I will hand paint gold detailing on 7 images that originally included gold ink. This is an effect that is impossible to capture digitally and is best appreciated in person. Shiny!! 

    I will sign books inside the cover unless otherwise asked. And don't forget to request a little doodle for me to include! 

    All drawings are family friendly and full of character!

    So, what's this about a Dorkroom Zine, then?
    The basic idea is to publish a zine filled with photos by Dorkroomers. I'd like to think it'll be a representation of people's best work, but hey, whatever. Of course, making a physical zine costs real-world money, so if you want to be a part of this crazy project, you're going to have to be willing to buy a copy (price to be determined, depending on how much content we have and the quality of the materials.)

    Who are you, elgarbo, and how are you qualified to do this?
    I'm probably not qualified, but hey, I've got the time and the willingness to organise it. I've made a zine, I know a guy who owns a company printing these things and did a real swell job on my first run around and the price was really reasonable. I've investigated and priced different qualities of paper. I also have some vague experience with putting together one of these things in InDesign - it's probably not going to be a masterpiece of design, but for a Dorkroom publication it'll probably suffice. I am quite happy to do this as a hobby and have no intention of making any money out of this thing whatsoever.

    That said, if there's anyone else with the time and willingness to get involved, I'd be grateful for the assistance.

    What's the process?
    There are a few things that will need to happen to get this off the ground. They are:

    1. People registering their interest in participating.
    2. Deciding on a name for this fine publication
    3. Deciding on the cover photograph
    4. Deciding on paper stock
    5. Receiving submissions from everyone participating.
    6. Collating it into some sort of vaguely aesthetically pleasing design.
    7. Finalising the cost.
    8. Receiving moneys.
    9. Printing / posting.
    10. Celebrate!

    So, if I participate, what can I contribute?
    I envision that everyone who participates will get a double page spread to show off their work. Each page of the zine will be 8 inches wide by 10 inches high, so you'll have a total space to work with of 16 wide by 10 high across the fold of the page. You can fill that space with as much or as little work as you like, as I see it. I'm also happy to take written text, so if you want to write a little spiel about your photos, by all means. If you want to write a little poem about your photos, unusual... but cool. If you want to draw and scan a little picture that goes with your photos, that's also fine. If you don't want to submit any photos whatsoever, but you want to write an essay about photography, that's also not a problem. As long as it all relates to photography in some way, and it fits across a double page spread.

    Let's talk cash money
    It's hard to pin down a precise figure, because that will depend entirely on the number of pages and the quality of materials. In all likelihood, the cost could be anywhere between $5 and $20 Australian pesos, not including postage. Postage costs are roughly $2.10 within Australia for one zine, $5 to New Zealand and about $7 anywhere else in the world. 

    The value of the Australian dollar is currently spiralling into the abyss, so there is every chance that by the time this project comes to its conclusion, your real-world dollars will be able to purchase an infinite supply of this quality publication for the equivalent of a stick of gum.

    Sounds rad, I want to get involved.
    Sweet. Leave a message in this here thread and we can get to work.

    Sunday, November 8, 2015

    A High Degree of Spring Fever

    A High Degree of Spring Fever

    Prose poems of drugs, cigarettes, bugs, sex, and sustained high drama--lotsa grit, cities.  No overall storyline, that I could find--just fragments.  It's beautifully made physically with nice paper and a few pretty pictures.  My main complaint is that everything is at the same volume--I would have appreciated variation in the emotions. It's all different kinds of loss, but I couldn't plug in anywhere.  I couldn't enter it.  Some people would really like it, but it's not for me.

    A High Degree of Spring Fever by Elizabeth Maycox

    Review by Laura-Marie

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    Bio Auto Graphic: edition 27 - A is for...

    Bio Auto Graphic: edition 27 - A is for...

    Michael C Nicholson /  ensixteen editions 

    A5, cardboard cover, 16 pages.


    Michael C. Nicolson continues his journey through the personal and universal in a graphic conversation of space and form.  

    Edition 27, more minimalist than previous issues, lets the visual and textual images hang in space - the blankness confirming the poetry of both. A simple outline of an empty sock faces handwritten words:
    “…The foot…A maligned creature, glimpsed in summer as toes, hungry for light, hang from that chariot of inelegance, the sandal”.

    Each page guides you through a series of reminisces and thought associations, ending with a gut punch of an exchange between Michael and his elderly dad.

    ‘Bio Auto Graphic’ is always more the sum of its parts, this issue particularly illustrates the power of simplicity.

    To get your copy visit the Ensixteen blog: ensixteeneditions.blogspot.com

    Or email Michael directly: ladnicholson(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

    *** SMALL PUBLISHERS FAIR - Michael will be at London's annual event for independent publishers 6 & 7th November 2015, Conway Hall, London. smallpublishersfair.co.uk - FREE entry - drop in and say hello ***


    Earlier this year Michael wrote a post for International Zine Library Day about what makes a zine, and the difficulty and importance of libraries adding zines to their collections. It makes an interesting read - click here.

    This relates to Jack's Seven Year Rant post from the 1st November about the state of the zine world - how the word has been co-opted by the web, and raises the question about how zines stake their territory. 


    Previous issues of Bio Auto Graphic are reviewed here

    Review by Nathan Penlington

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