Zines

Stories about ghosts, abandoned farmsteads, weird fires, old lives, falling over in the gravel. This issue of Minor Leagues is the second part in Simon Moreton's "Where?", his serialized graphic memoir of life, death, history, landscape, and nature in the South Shropshire hills. Told through comics, prose, and photos.

100 pages, large format.

The fourth and final part of Simon Moreton's "Where?" serialized graphic memoir of memory, grief, and connection to place. Personal narratives combine with the histories, folklore, and ghosts of an area whose human use goes back over two thousand years. (Do note, dear reader: you can start anywhere in the series!)

112 pages, half-legal size.

Origin stories, séances, astronaut egos, and so many more short stories about (and relationships with) the moon.

Edited by Joseph Carlough at Displaced Snail Publications. With work by: Carolyn Busa, Charlene Kwon, Heather Butts, Hrishikesh Hirway, Jesse Reklaw, Joseph Carlough, Josh Berwanger, Katie Haegele, Kishi Bashi, Kristen Martin, Marguerite Dabaie, Michael Jasorka, Mike Adams, Mocha Ishibashi, Molly Rice, and Thaddeus Rutkowski.

40 pages, cut quarter-size.

Simple and practical suggestions to help you get your words onto the page. Straightforward, laid out nicely, and accessible to everyone.

Also included within: a fun abridged history of writing and communication tools.

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

Krissy Ponyboy chronicles her decades-long obsession with Beat Generation writers, and the obsession's gradual decline. Like all issues of Paper Crush, Dumping Kerouac is awesome, straightforward, and wise.

24 pages, quarter-size.

Two poetry zines in one by Tomas Moniz. In A Poetic Theory of Plate Tectonics, he looks at bodies in relation to the various movements of the earth. And in A Reclamation of Manhood, he looks at past joys and mistakes in an attempt to unlearn the socialized expectations of what manhood and fatherhood looks like.

With art from Ajuan Mance, Robert Liu-Trujillo, and Alicia Dornadic.

36 pages, half-letter size.

In a long-form braided essay, Billy McCall takes a hard look at his relationship with his brother. Juxtaposing his brother's substance abuse issues with his own aversion to substances, Proof I Exist #28 becomes a short memoir on family and addiction that's heart-felt and curious. Possibly the best zine yet from this prolific zine author.

40 pages, quarter-size. Risograph-printed.

Range drags the queerness of the frontier out from between the lines of Louis L’Amour’s cowboy story Lonely on the Mountain. Through a series of erasure poems, a dusty free-box Western novel is transformed. Range is playful, sexy, hilarious, and at times somehow transcendent, otherworldly, glorious. 

40 pages, half-letter size, text & illustrations. Cover colors vary. 

Safe Words is a lyrical mini-memoir of desire. Through a series of vignettes, longtime zinester Sarah Geo recounts her sexual experiences with men, traversing the good and the bad to shine a spotlight on sexual desire in all its complexities. Safe Words is also a reclaiming the sensual self after a pregnancy, a break-up, and years of seeing herself as "just a mother." 

Photos and layout by Omar Alan Pierce. Color covers in slip case, B&W and color photos throughout. 36 pages, quarter-size. 

A single, long-form essay about Martha's journey through Cushing's disease and Addison's disease, and the lingering tumor she's chosen to not demonize or see as something separate. The Starfish is a surprising and exciting meditation on what it means to be in a body.

12 pages, half-letter size.