Zines

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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Vignettes about the sun that span an impressive range. Nonfiction, fiction, myth, and things in between. How freckles age, a sellout friends' band, the sun's true size, the time it takes for the sun's light to reach earth, and so much more.

With words from: A.J. Michel (Syndicate Product), Amanda Brennan, Arthur Bruso, David Costill, Elly Blue, Jackie Yaeger, Jarod Roselló, Joe Biel, Jonah Matranga, Joseph Carlough, Justin Davis, Katie Haegele...[ continued ]

Comic artists and comic lovers think about comics and the importance of comics in their lives. (They even draw a few along the way.)

Within: A dusty comic book store in the '80s serving as salvation for a geeky teen girl; dealing with Asperger’s and learning social cues from comics; the current state of Heavy Metal; adapting The Secret Garden; a girl in the 70’s and her love of war comics; superheroes; Harvey Pekar; and much much more...[ continued ]

Syndicate Product, one of the all-time great compilation zines, returns with Unrecommended Reading. Ten contributors write about the books that disappointed, angered, or otherwise drove them nuts. Within: Hallmark-level hatred, revolutionary fails, anti-Anne of Green Gables, and the life-changing magic of being okay with your mess.

With words from: Davida Gypsy Breier (Xerography Debt), Jenna Freedman (Before I Forget), Kathy Moseley (Ear Plugs & Ticket Stubs​), Ken Bausert (The Ken Chronicles), Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Samantha M...[ continued ]

Temporary Sale! Vezella Joy of Beyoncé, Tuneyards, The Blow, Skating Polly, and more female drummers from around the world.

62 pages, letter size, full color.

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In this issue of our favorite literary zine, seven writers take us around the world—from ancient ruins to the room of a nursing home—while writing under the theme of "Away."

Featuring work from: Charles Reaves, Andria Alefhi, Colette Hannahan, Betsy Houston, Pam Daghlian, M.P. McCune, and Lauren Georgia.

44 pages, quarter-size, color covers. Cover art by Portland's very own collage artist extraordinaire, Kevin Sampsell...[ continued ]

In this, the fifteenth installment of We'll Never Have Paris (the literary zine of all things never meant to be), writers tackle the sprawling mess that is America. 

Essays from Andria Alefhi, Lisa Fenger, Carol Wierzbicki, PF Dumanis, Adrienne Robillard, Sheetal Singh, A.M. Black, and M.P. McCune. Art by Annie Galvin and (Portland's own!) Gabriel Liston.

48 pages, quarter-size...[ continued ]

This issue of We'll Never Have Paris, the literary zine of all things never meant to be, focuses on food. Within, there are personal essays about diets, the melting pot of culinary cultures in a textiles factory, an immigrant family's relationship to Filet-O-Fish, a French mother's relationship to endives, the morning of Freddy Mercury's death, a failed care package, and more. 

With work from: Diane Englert, Melissa Hung, Mollia Jensen, Ed Kemp, Gina Kropf, Charles Reaves, Dani Scoville, Christine Shaffer, and Zou Zou Stasko​...[ continued ]

Now in its thirteenth year, We'll Never Have Paris is an institution. This issue of the all-memoir literary journal revolves around "hindsight" and within there are bald spots, guns, hearing aids, fandom, and so much more.

Essays by: Steven Svymbersky, Lisa Alexia, Amy Bobeda, Suzanne Present,​ Gustavo Rivera, LD Green, Anna Seregina, and Karen Lynch.

52 pages, quarter-size...[ continued ]

There are a lot of things I love about this little zine. Its subject, for one (hometowns!). But also its wonderful nostalgia, its sadness, its subtle beauty. I also love that most the authors seem to be in their early to mid-30's and have this tempered idealism. Many are coming home or pining for home, or wanting to find home, or wishing they'd got out and it's so beautiful and tragic, all at once...[ continued ]