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From Tim Devin's Magical Spaces series, 55 Norfolk St. looks at the magical past of one shopfront in Cambridge, Massachusetts. What was a small grocery store for the first half of the 20th century became a home for arts collectives, tenants' rights organizations, performances spaces, independent galleries, and a politically-radical player-piano-busker known as Piano Dave. It's been called the Mobius Artists Group, Eviction Free Zone, Meme, 55 Norfolk, among other names, and this zine records all of those histories.

Assembled through archival material and interviews with Al Nidle, Alice Vogler, E. Stephen, Jane Wang, Jason Pramas, Mary Regan, Meg Rotzel, Rob Chalfen, and Sandrine Schaefer.

44 pages, half-letter size.

Perfect for both horror insiders and outsiders, Gina and Joe Talk About Queer Horror mixes memoir and critical analysis in a fun, accessible way. This zine is many things, but at its heart it's simply a really good read.

In the introduction, Gina writes, "The richness of horror—and especially the way horror intersects with the LGBTQ+ experience—means there are different ways to see ourselves reflected in the genre. So we're all monsters (hell yeah!) and we're all heroes (for sure!)—both and. Who says it has to be just one or the other?"

28 pages, half-letter size. 

A zine about walking and thinking and writing stuff down. Perfect for all you daydreamers, wanderers, flâneurs, and pencil lovers.

24 pages, half-letter size.

The "Pencil Obituaries" issue of Pencil Revolution focuses on "dead pencils" (pencils no longer in production). Even if you don't care about pencils living or dead, this issue is packed with charming bits of history and personal perspective. A truly great read.

16 pages, half-letter size.

Pre-order! Out November 2, 2021. The latest book from Portland mainstay and Antiquated Future favorite, Martha Grover, author or The End of My Career (Perfect Day Publishing) and the long-running (20+ years!) Somnambulist zine series.

Sorry I Was Gone by Martha Grover is an illustrated lyric memoir that maps the narratives and myths of womanhood, chronic illness, and reality-TV depictions of The American Dream. Through short, incisive pieces, Grover hangs diet culture, classism, and ableism out to dry. Original illustrations visually traverse the lyric, the myth, the joke, the medical pro/con list, and the survival kit with Grover’s signature folk flair. Sorry I Was Gone exposes to absurdity the arbitrary metrics by which we judge our lives.

80 pages, trade paperback, full-color. ISBN 978-0-578-88096-9

 “Always engaged with the world and incisive, Grover’s latest must-have collection continues to explore the personal in ways that are universal, passionate, and urgent.” - Jeff Vandermeer, New York Times bestselling author of Annihilation

Sorry I Was Gone is astonishing. I’ve said in the past that Martha Grover is my favorite living writer. Well, take that same statement and double it.” - Bud Smith, author of Double Bird

“A new book from Martha Grover is like a treat waiting to be devoured. Her natural, idiosyncratic storyteller’s voice is deceptively casual, but her insights linger in the imagination forever. She should be famous.” - Emily Gould, author of Perfect Tunes and Friendship

“The table of contents alone in this exceptional collection is everything I ever want in a book. Whether she’s observing bad tv, personality tests, dogs, gods, pain or painkillers, Martha Grover wields precision and humor to communicate what it means to live and try not to die. This is the transcendent prose of a writer raucously surviving.” - Amy Kurzweil, author of Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir

Millennial Dogeater, a chapbook from filmmaker and multimedia artist Marinna Benzon, looks at America in all its horrific allure. A series of poems that pushes into the uncomfortable places—what it can mean to be queer in this country, Brown, the child of immigrants.

48 pages, half-letter size, stapled wraps.

Phases of the Moon #6 is an exercise in memory—putting the positive memories to the front as a way of working through trauma. The zine documents six years of putting on punk-house shows in Athens, Georgia in all its cramped, sweaty glory. 21 full-color photos, a personal essay, a lot of heart.

40 pages, half-letter size.

Hugs is a disarmingly sweet and tender art zine. I first read it after having a series of very dramatic and romantic hugs with a long-time crush — those first post-vaccination hugs were wild, I felt this electric jolt that's kinda been on my mind ever since. I think it's fair to say that this zine is about that electric-jolt-feeling, that special moment of connection and non-verbal communication and interpersonal magic that can happen between people. It's also beautifully designed, with wistful illustrations and charming hand-lettering.

12 pages, 6" x 6". 

A relatable comic zine from Sarah Mirk about how the pandemic threw everything into question. How the Pandemic Made Me Rethink Gender manages to be a sweet, serious, and humorous meditation on what it means to perform gender when the audience is gone. 

12 pages, 5" x 5" square.

The queen, being expressive. 

11" x 3", waterproof vinyl sticker.