Zines

After over a decade in Portland, Oregon, Zach and his wife decide to move out before everything that was once good about the city gets sold off to the highest bidder. They decide on Zach's hometown of Rochester, New York and attempt to get their vintage home goods business, animals, and various belongings across the country. (Spoiler: Everything goes wrong.)

The same tragicomedy that Zach brought to his bestselling book Love is Not Constantly Wondering if You're Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life is in full effect here...[ continued ]

Temporary sale! In the vein of his Fixer Eraser zine series, We, the Drowned #2 is Jonas' latest collection of curious short prose pieces. Under the banner of "wishes and ghost stories," the pieces within are filled with conversations, lies, playful tangents, and a lot of heart.

32 pages, quarter-size.

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Temporary sale! Mantras, old friends, name-calling, an imagined game. These are some of the odd pleasures of reading the latest batch of stories from Jonas (Fixer Eraser).

24 pages, half-letter size.

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The latest in Jonas Cannon's continued series of odd and hopeful stories about connection and disconnection. An offshoot of his Fixer Eraser zines, this issue of We, the Drowned contains unicorns, Foghat, and idea men. Told through letters, prose poems, and bar conversations.

The highlight: a conversation between Jonas, Cindy Crabb (Doris), and Alex Wrekk (Brainscan) about regret (or the lack thereof) and the many possible paths that could have been...[ continued ]

In What Are You Raising Them For?, Tim Devin looks at the counterculture shifts of the '60s and '70s and sees how it changed the way people parented their kids. Using '70s hippie literature and the experiences of adults raised in nontraditional settings as source material, Tim Devin examines where counterculture parenting ideas were coming from, how well they were working, and what we can take away from it all today...[ continued ]

An introduction to the personal zine (by way of a big box, full of zines, opened decades ago). A fun little journey that will make you want to write your own story, take your own journey.

16 pages, half-letter size.

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.

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Five short stories about leaving and five short stories about returning from Hope Amico (Keep Loving, Keep Fighting). New Orleans after the hurricane, New Hampshire, Boston, Milan.

A reversible eight-page mini zine made from one sheet of thick cardstock paper.

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Justin Hocking's daily erasure project of Donald Trump's book The Art of the Deal has been one of the bright spots of 2020. Through whiting out large portions of the text, Justin finds the true, miserable and hilarious essence of each page.

This short zine is a peek at the larger project and an excerpt from the 25-page e-zine, both of which are a benefit for Portland's[ continued ]

In this fabulous issue of Women in Sound zine (the "Mothership: Birth and Labor" issue), Danielle Maggio delves into the genius and legacy of funk legend Betty Davis. There are in-depth interviews with the one-and-only Osa Atoe (of Shotgun Seamstress/No More Fiction), Jade Payne (Aye Nako, The Silent Barn), Lauren Goshinski (DJ Boolean/VIA), Missy Thangs (Fidelitorium), Fielded, Jessica Thompson (Coast Mastering), Alexis Icon, and Marielle V Jakobsons (Electronic Arts/Thrill Jockey Records)...[ continued ]