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how I make zines

Today I laid out Please Pass the Plants #2: vegan cookzine for disabled eating.  It comes out 12 years after the first one, I’m estimating.  At least ten years. I like it because I really love these recipes, and the drawings have heart as well.  The ways it surprises me are delightful.  Things I didn’t […]

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stuff I love, lately

When the kirtan singer does something too complicated, and the audience can’t accurately copy it.  I listen to their sweet struggle and smile.  Is that mean?  I don’t mean it mean.  I’ve been there! I eat raw garlic on my food whenever I want, because it’s covid, and no one is smelling my breath except […]

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free zines

zine irony I used to give away my zines only, for years, and people would be skeptical. Or people would think the zines had no worth, if there was no dollar amount–they must be low quality, so I should’t bother. I learned I could reach more people by charging for my zines, as people would […]

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ten things I suck at

Here are ten things I suck at, in case you were wondering. drawing the right number of breasts on goddesses Seems the more the better, really.  Too much is not enough! not answering rhetorical questions I think probably every question is a real question, like jokes are often real commentary.  I answer it then realize […]

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activities to create a day

Today I wrote a bunch more letters, talked on the phone with two interesting men (one for the first time–an eccentric gentleman in Utah who I’ve been corresponding with for maybe nine months now–we met through a zine’s penpal ads), went to the library, went to the post office, and put some photos into a […]

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Our Soundtrack Project

This is a new zine I have two pieces in. I have some copies to give away, if you want one. You can learn more about it here. http://www.myspace.com/oursoundtrackproject

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excellent mail day, a choice made

Today I got a new stack of zines to review for Zine World, and I’m happy. I also got a stack of copies of issue one of a new zine called Our Soundtrack Project. I have two pieces published in it–I’m totally tickled to be in the first and last spot. I got a letter […]

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my apartment complex is a shithole

Today we washed some laundry, and when I went to hang it on the line, I saw that the clotheslines had been cut. The kids here destroy everything, and I’m surprised it’s taken them this long to destroy something so useful. I was sad and wanted to move, like I often do, but moving is […]

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days are real

Today I got a zine in the mail Conscious Defect #4 from someone in Santa Cruz, and something from a different Santa Cruz zinester who makes my favorite zine Return the Gift. So it was a good mail day. Also, I went to my friend P’s house in the afternoon. We worked on her puzzle, […]