Zines

A completely stunning zine celebrating the women of '50s, '60s, and '70s folk music. A nice mix of well-known, recently rediscovered, and lesser-known artists. Biographies and gorgeous pen-and-ink drawings for each artist.

Included within: Vashti Bunyan, Connie Converse, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Carolyn Hester, Judee Sill, Judy Collins, Melanie Safka, Margo Guryan, Mary Travers, Karen Dalton, Mimi Farina, Nico, Sibylle Baier, Odetta, and Buffy Sainte-Marie.

40 pages, A5-size.

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.

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 Black Resilience Fund.

8 pages, half-letter size. 

Last copy! The latest (and most gorgeous yet) from Portland literary zine, Windowcat. Playful, daring, varied, and so so good.

With work from: Amie Zimmerman, Dan Raphael, Emily Garcia, Andew Haley, Tracy Pitts, Ditta Baron Hoeber, Mary Hashimoto, Bart King, Ross Robbins, Aimee Lopez, Joshua James Amberson, Jake Ayres, and Jessica Moore.

40 pages, half-letter size, hand-sewn binding, letter-pressed covers.

Before her memoir Mean, before her work with Dignidad Literaria, and before she led the backlash against American Dirt, there was Wish You Were Me, Myriam Gurba's excellent chapbook of intriguing bits and pieces. 

"Wish You Were Me is Myriam Gurba’s bizarre and uproarious follow-up to her award-winning first novella and story collection, Dahlia Season. There are some weird and unexplored thought patterns happening here. Gurba is a fierce pioneer in the gooey guts of our emotional and sexual zeitgeist."

48 pages, cut half-letter size. ISBN #9781892061409.

Five issues of Women in Sound, the zine dedicated to women and non-binary people in all areas of live and recorded sound, for the price of four. 300+ pages, dozens of amazing interviews, plus how-to's, essays, comics, and more, all for $20. 

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).

Plus: Exercises in field recording from Shannon Kerrigan. The organizers of Vancouver, BC's Tidal ~ Signal experimental music festival reflect on their experiences. And playlists for women in sound by women in sound.

64 pages, half-letter size.

The fourth issue of Women in Sound zine is built on a series of great interviews with women, queer, and trans musicians and sound artists. Included within: Gina Favano (of Come Holy Spirit), rapper/producer Sammus, producer/DJ Yaeji, sound engineer Holly Hansen, live sound engineer Carolyn Slothour, post-production engineer Leslie Mona-Mathus, and Portland's own Alissa DeRubeis and Felisha Ledesma (of S1 Synth Library & Women's Beat League).

Plus a glossary for Eurotrack modular synths and a short history of the getting the new Accessible Recording studio in Pittsburgh off the ground.

Edited by Madeleine Campbell, illustrated and designed by Maggie Negrete.

48 pages, half-letter size, cover colors vary.

Every issue of Women in Sound zine is a treat, but this one is perhaps the best yet. Interviews with three of our favorites: Mirah Zeitlyn (as in, indie-pop goddess Mirah), Laetitia Tamko (of Vagabon), and legendary Prince recording engineer Susan Rogers (!?!). It's nuts.

If that's not enough, there's also interviews with Dana Wachs (of Vorhees), Rachel Alina, Felix Walworth (of Told Slant), TRNSGNDR/VHS, and Leslie Gaston-Bird.

Plus a how-to piece on being a monitor engineer, and a editor Madeleine Campbell writes about taking a chance and hitting the road on tour.

54 pages, half-letter size.

One of our favorite zines around, Women in Sound is always packed with interesting discussions from across the musical map. This time around, there's conversations with: synthesizer pioneer Suzanne Ciani, legendary punk label founder Lisa Fancher (Frontier Records), Amy Dragon (Telegraph Mastering), Marta Salogni (recording & mixing engineer for Bjork and Frank Ocean), Pamela Dwyer (live sound engineer, CKUT), Natalie Hernandez (Death By Audio Effects Pedals), Amanda Davis (live sound engineer for Janelle Monae and Tegan + Sara).

Plus a mixer primer, playlists, and more. 52 pages, half-letter size.