Zines

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 ]

Fun, full-color cartoon strip-style comics about guinea pigs. Beautiful, playful, Nancy-esque.

12 pages, cut half-legal size.

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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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A fun how-to guide from Portland-born writer Martha Grover. Within: dealing with all the rain, taking care of your mental health, venturing out, staying in, eating soup (with recipes!), and the truth about umbrellas.

28 pages, half-letter size.

An art zine in tribute to the women of country music. Gorgeous, lush illustrations from the one-and-only Bijou Karman. Some of the greatest voices in country, complete with song recommendations, origins. A wonderful gift. 

16 pages, A5-size.

The history, meaning, and evolution of symbols through the ages, in graphic novel form. From Androgyne to Zodiac, this is the most fascinating trip through the alphabet you can take.

From Annie Murphy, the author of the excellent I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist graphic novel/comic zine.

32 pages, stapled wraps, magazine-size.

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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 ]

Part of Rachel Lee-Carman's continuing series of zines (Show & Tell, Shoe & Tail, Offerings of Grace & Mischief), The Thread is a whirlwind of travels, realizations, dance floors, and sunsets. 

Through hand-written text, photos, comics, and collage, Rachel's zines capture the kind of discovery that zines should embody. Everyday revelations while stumbling, all the highs and lows, figuring it out as you go...[ continued ]

Last two copies! Another great issue of Alyssa Giannini's gorgeously illustrated personal zine, Wanderer. Within: road trips, house shows, gender identity, zine mazes, and odes to initiators of fun. As well as finding ways through depression and panic attacks and hard times.

My favorite piece is on platonic intimacy. Alyssa writes, "Friendship is so often undervalued in favor of romantic coupling...[ continued ]

A fantastic new issue of Alyssa Giannini's Wanderer zine. Within: new adventures in sobriety, attachment styles, the prevalence of men as DIY music gatekeepers, EMDR, the search for sober recklessness, and taking over the long-running DoDIY resource site. A great read!

The zine also comes with its own playlist...[ continued ]