Zines

A collaboration between Portland nonprofit Know Your City and writer Martha Grover (Somnambulist zine, The End of My Career), The People's Guide to Portland is an in-depth resource guide for marginalized people and communities, as well as a succinct and clear guide to being a good ally. 

Sections within: Chronically Ill/Disabled, Racial Justice, LGBTQIA+, Reproductive Rights, Gender Inequality, Youth, Folks in Recovery, Parenting/Child-Rearing, Survivors of Violent Crime, Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence, Housing: Renting and Houselessness, Mental Health, Environmental Justice, Low Income, Educate/Agitate/Organize, Self Care, Veteran Resources, Wealth & Voter Suppression...[ continued ]

Range drags the queerness of the frontier out from between the lines of Louis L’Amour’s cowboy story Lonely on the Mountain.

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

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M. Sabine Rear's Reverse Flâneur: On Being Blind, Glamorous, and Alone in Public is a graphic novel travelogue of Vienna. Meditating on the visibly disabled body while spending time in museums and being alone in public spaces. Nominated for an Ignatz Award. 

40 pages, half-letter size, thick matte covers.

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Four essays from Portland zinester and children's book author Cathy Camper (Lowriders in Space) about Arab-American identity, being a Brown person in mostly white settings, and biases in beauty standards.

Within: clothing colors by place, The Naked People of Color Bike Ride, pen names for reclaiming power. All pieces originally published in Women of Color Zine and collected together here for the first time...[ continued ]

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.

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Last copy! Shared Sentiments is a visually lovely, simple, straightforward zine that brings a lot of joy. Under the banner of "things Alleson likes," Portland artist Alleson Goldfinger presents (through words and pictures) things she likes. The smell of tomato leaves, thick socks, friends who are honest even when it's hard, and so much more. The perfect little gift for the person in your life who likes perfect little things...[ continued ]

In Snacks in the Park, Portland zine legend Moe Bowstern (Xtra Tuf) meets up with interesting Portlanders in parks around the city. Along the way, there's bits of local history and far-ranging discussions. Casual and fun, but with plenty of depth, Snacks is an interesting ride from cover to cover.

Conversations with: rapper and activist Mic Crenshaw, film-score composers Shawn Parke and Kim Henninger, massage therapist and burlesque performer Shanta Prescott, community radio manager and activist Monica Beemer, furniture maker and salvager Preston Browning, and writer and activist Judith Arcana...[ continued ]

This issue of Somnambulist is a correspondence between Martha and TJ Acena. Epistolary stories/essays between Portland, Oregon and Xi'an, China. Discussions of loneliness, gentrification, development, heart break, Dunkin' Donuts, and so much more.

40 pages, half-letter size. 

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This brand new issue of Somnambulist documents a conversation happening between Portland and Amsterdam. Discussions of place, travel, race, language, and privilege. Culture and climate, bikes and cars, joy and heartbreak. Thoroughly engaging throughout! Highly recommended.

60 pages, half-letter size, silkscreened covers.

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In this issue of Somnambulist, Martha Grover gathers thirteen different people to tell stories of being stuck—physically, metaphorically, or spiritually. Watercolored portraits accompany a wide range of stories and emotions.

44 pages, half-letter size. Screenprinted covers.

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