Moe Bowstern

A Handy Guide to Home Protection is a short guide to cleansing unwanted energy from your home. Suggested herbs, trees, and minerals, along with their histories, mythologies, and methods of use.

A gorgeous, accessible zine from Moe Bowstern of Xtra Tuf.

12 pages, half-legal size.

Playing like a radio documentary, this superb issue of Xtra Tuf follows the story behind a 1997 accidental death of a Kodiak Brown Bear. A fascinating look at human and wildlife interactions in the Alaskan wilderness. Recorded at Portland's own KBOO Community Radio.

CD in a gorgeous digipak from Stumptown Printers. Comes with a booklet of bear facts and more.

In Snacks in the Park, Portland zine legend Moe Bowstern (Xtra Tuf) meets up with interesting Portlanders in parks around the city. Along the way, there's bits of local history and far-ranging discussions. Casual and fun, but with plenty of depth, Snacks is an interesting ride from cover to cover.

Conversations with: rapper and activist Mic Crenshaw, film-score composers Shawn Parke and Kim Henninger, massage therapist and burlesque performer Shanta Prescott, community radio manager and activist Monica Beemer, furniture maker and salvager Preston Browning, and writer and activist Judith Arcana.

40 pages, half-letter size. Color covers, B&W insides.

Good Night People of Earth is Moe Bowstern's daily digest zine, cataloging the months at the beginning of the pandemic. Stolen cars, giant communal grocery runs, John Prine tributes, rants worth ranting, songs to sing, COVID bingo, so much more.

Plus still relevant ideas like: "Day 12...how I visit my friends in the neighborhood, by having my co-isolationist photograph me in front of my friends' homes, and then texting a photo and saying hi and I love you. Most stalkery thing ever, and yet no complaints, more evidence of the flux that shared social understanding is currently in."

Highlight: "How to Shelter Alone as if You Live in a Group House." Priceless.

56 pages, half-letter size.