Zines

A split zine with one side being dedicated to anecdotal stories of loving Lou Reed (R.I.P.!) in the '70s and the other being about falling in love with the Violent Femmes in 1990. Also within: concert reviews, a giant Violent Femmes crossword, and Favorite Movies About Punx comics.

28 pages, half-letter size.

In this, the latest issue of the long-running Lowbrow Reader, there are napkin-style cartoons from both Dave Eggers and the late-great David Berman. There's a deep-dive into 1988's most popular meme ("Hey! it's Enrico Pallazzo!") and the spoof-movie empire that created it (from Brian Abrams, author of Obama: An Oral History). There's a two-panel comic tribute to Professor Irwin Corey...[ continued ]

In the first volume of Mapping Out Utopia, Tim Devin looks at a wide range of counterculture organizations in 1970s Cambridge, Massachusetts. While its focus at first glance seems local (and will hold particular interest to those familiar with Cambridge), Devin uses the place as a microcosm of the time period examining the larger-scale movements these organizations were connected to...[ continued ]

The second volume of Tim Devin's epic delve into the counterculture movements of the 1970s. Using the greater Boston area as a microcosm, he maps out the diverse manifestations of people organizing, working, and living collectively.

"Mapping Out Utopia is a three-part look at the Boston area's 1970s counterculture, based on listings found in old countercultural directories and magazines...[ continued ]

The Mapping Out Utopia zine series is stunning in the depth of its research and the way it examines local history as a microcosm of broad societal change. In this, the third and final issue, Devin looks at communities near the Boston area and the kinds of counterculture organizations that formed there in the 1970s. While mapping these organizations and their histories, he also provides brief histories of the environmental movement, corporate boycotts, consumer rights, the peace movement, food cooperatives, and so much more...[ continued ]

In Masculinities, Cindy Crabb (Doris) explores how we're each individually taught about what masculinity is. The zine focuses on the role models (positive or problematic or often both) who guided that education and how it played out. As she says in her introduction, she wants to "shake [masculinity] up—look at all the varied ways people are taught what it means to be a man, and where they found resistance, examples of other ways to be...[ continued ]

A zine of art and writing to benefit the Mütter Museum, the well-loved weirdo medical museum in Philadelphia. Essays, lyrics, poetry, and photography, plus comics about Einstein's brain and tourniquet tips.

Named after the classic Murder City Devils song and with contributions from: Spencer Moody (of MCD), Katie Haegele, Ben Chisholm, Defectivepudding, Ally Shwed, Joe Carlough, Jay McQuirns, lauren...[ continued ]

We always love Minor Leagues, U.K. comic artist/graphic memoirist Simon Moreton's ongoing zine series. Dreamy fluid comic art, solid prose, collaged bits and pieces, a fun variety show of a zine. In this issue: notes from America, birdwatching, topographies, wallpaper, foxes, home. 

64 pages, full magazine size.

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​Last two copies! Through minimalist comics and sketches, this issue of Minor Leagues confronts loss while also managing to incorporate playful vignettes and letters from readers. A continually one-of-a-kind zine.

60 pages, half-letter size.

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Last copy! Dreamy comics about road trips, spreading ashes by the unmanned radar station, covering The Wipers, and getting lost in a bog.

Minor Leagues #4 lets you wander in the dream before coming to at the end with a fold-out sheet that gives the larger story around each real-life comic. 

82 pages, A5 size.

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