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In this issue of Brainscan, Alex Wrekk (Stolen Sharpie Revolution) discusses the individualized witchcraft practice she's pieced together over the past decade. While documenting her journey, she looks at a variety of other witchcraft traditions, why they didn't fully work for her, and why secular witchcraft is just as valid as any other form. She also gives plenty of history and context to help understand terms that often get lumped together (Wicca, Pagan, etc), and critiques the cultural appropriation and consumerism that often arise in modern witchcraft manifestations.

The zine can also serve as a how-to guide to building your own practice. She encourages readers who are interested to figure out their own path, and to simply view her story as inspiration to seek something that works for them.

64 pages, quarter legal-sized. Vellum overlays, cardstock cover, and hand-stitched binding with acorn pendants. Illustrations by Steve Larder.

6 vintage cassettes from our extensive collection. All in great condition, all previewed to make sure they play well. 

Each grab bag comes with a wide variety of genres and time periods. From '60s & '70s soul to '90s indie & alternative, '80s new wave to '90s R&B. Novelties and oddities, '50s rhythm and blues, lost classics, old-school hip-hop, and everything in between. 

A great deal for the adventurous listener.

When Death Knocks is a personal zine written by Death himself. Or, more specifically, written by a lowly "Transition Officer" working for the agency of Death. A morbid and tender piece of writing from the postmortem zine scene. I can say with some certainty that there's nothing else quite like this.

24 pages, quarter-size, cut-and-paste.

An illustrated series of "ten guiding principles" from Portland zinester and comic artist Michelle Zellers. Inspiring, useful, aesthetically pleasing, Self-Guide is a joyful zine for (and about) getting through hard times.

24 pages, half-letter size.

A deep-dive into the animated television show BoJack Horseman, by way of personal essays, comics, tarot, and interviews.

Within: alcoholism, international fandom, the history of screwball comedies, unlikeable cartoon women, absurdism, representation in voice acting, the power of Lisa Hanawalt, and much more. For fans, as well as those who can't understand what there is to love in a cartoon about addiction and depression. 

With words from: Joshua James Amberson, Timothy Day, Jessica Fonvergne, Lauren Hobson, Tessa Livingstone, M.L. Schepps, Jourdain Searles, and Molly E. Simas. Plus an interview with Leca from BoJack Hidden Jokes

Illustrations from: Eileen Chavez, Ross Jackson, Naomi Marshall, and Liz Yerby. Cover and back cover art by Sarah Mirk. 

Winner of the Broken Pencil Best Fanzine of 2020 award. All proceeds from the zine benefit Black Resilience Fund and the National Lawyers Guild.

Printed by Eberhardt Press. 68 pages, half-letter size. 

John Porcellino's King-Cat Comics is an absolute feel-good joy. And King-Cat has been such a joy for over 30 years now. (How we waited this long to pick it up is a mystery, and we apologize.) In issue 79 there are science club comics, night poem comics, cub scout comics, record store memories from the 1980s, a really sweet road trip comic, and a really special one about discovering zines for the first time.

Also: a comic from Gabrielle Bell, letters (and drawings) to the editor from David Lasky and Chester Brown, a top forty, so much more.

36 pages, half-letter size.

All current issues of the ever-lovable Radical Domesticity, wrapped up and stuffed full of extras. Perfect for gift-giving.

Includes issues #'s 2-7, comes with a little card, mini-zine, a double-sided fortune teller. Nicely wrapped, to boot. 

Last three copies! Shotgun Seamstress #8 covers so much territory. Thoughts on imperfect heroes and the way that slogans can't sum up systematic oppression. Broadside-esque pages on punk activism, Alli Lowe of The Atomic Tanlines, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Interviews with Afrofuturist Wizard Apprentice, Marc Edwards of Cellular Chaos, horror movie actress Geretta Geretta, and Monika Estrella Negra on Chicago's black and brown punk shows.

Features on Charley Boy ("Nigeria's Boy George"), the life of drag performer and transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson, and Nigeria's "okada boys."

An INCREDIBLE issue! (It's also post Shotgun Seamstress Zine Collection, so isn't included in the book!) 40 pages, full-size. Published by Mend my Dress Press.

Portraits and short biographies of nuns who "altered history for the betterment of people." Visionaries, activists, political prisoners, education reformers, pop singers, computer scientists, DJs, queer writers, and graffiti artists.

Within: Hildegard of Bingen, The Nuns of Selma, Ani Pachen, Mary Ward, Soeur Sourire, Mary Kenneth Keller, Mary Ignatius Davies, Corita Kent, Rosemary Curb, Nancy Manahan, and Megan Rice.

24 pages, half-legal size.

This DIY punk venue history is more than just an archive of the 21st-century Boston punk scene (though it is, very much, that), but also a brief history of DIY venues in general. Tracking the beginnings of the anti-corporate punk spirit of the late '70s and early '80s, to the "no stage" ethos of the early '90s, to the house show culture of the 2000s, this zine is for anyone interested in DIY culture.

An Incomplete History of Long-Gone Illegal Punk Venues in Boston is written by scene veteran Chris Strunk. It's full of fun anecdotes, but also documents the intense aggression of the Boston Police and the gentrification and noise ordinances that shut down much of the DIY venue culture. A fascinating read!

40 pages, half-letter size. Free the Future Press.