Zines

Temporary sale! In her short illustrated essay A Few Good Boys, M. Sabine Rear writes about growing up surrounded by art from straight white men and the hoops she had to go through to relate to it. She also writes about the men she holds onto, and her dread that they might one day be revealed as monsters.

16 pages, quarter-size.

The long-awaited second issue of Fixer Eraser, the latest odds-and-ends zine from Jonas (Cheer the Eff UpThe Greatest Most Traveling Circus), one of the best writers in zines today. Stories about how to stop worrying about genius by learning to say cheers in multiple languages.

28 pages, half-letter size.

A collection of stories and unique bits that sidestep categorization, full of life and surprises. Former superheroes, tortured legends, messages left on small sheets of paper on buses, and so much more.

28 pages, half-letter size.

Imagined parenting advice, imagined short stories, and some real stories, some real advice. Where the line between them lies is part of the fun.

28 pages, half-letter size.

Issue five of Fixer Eraser contains six stories that are curious, playful, and full of emotional depth. The box of a failed poet, hypothetical dating profiles, a whisper room, speed friending, messages in a bottle, and a ghost that doesn't haunt.

24 pages, half-letter size.

Since 1991, Fluke has been creating great variety zines covering all realms of punk and underground culture. This new issue is particularly PACKED with goodness. Interviews with graphic novelist Nate Powell (March, Any EmpireSwallow Me Whole), mural artist Danny Martin, and skateboard magazine historian Kevin Marks (Look Back Library). Personal histories on Maximum Rocknroll, R.E.M., '90s women-led punk, the Soophie Nun Squad family tree, and so much more. 

Contributions from John Pugh, Anna Marie Armstrong, Mark Dober, Jane Mabrysmith, Laura Walden, and Jessie Lynn McMains.

52 pages, half-letter size.

A fantastic new issue of the long-running Fluke Fanzine, this time focused on outsider art. Full of odd connections, scenes crossing over, countercultures meeting. Graffiti subcultures, freight-train monikers, '80s skateboarding culture, punk history, experimental film, queercore.

Within: filmmaker Bill Daniel (of Who is Bozo Texino? fame) on the influence of early '90s Cometbus and Sluggo! zines, photographer Garry Winogrand, and '80s Texas skate-punk band the Big Boys. A fascinating in-depth interview with graffiti historian Susan A. Phillips (The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles GraffitiWallbangin'). Linda Kite on her life with D Boon of Minutemen and seeing the '80s L.A. punk scene as conceptual art. Sergej Vutuc's dream-like skateboarding photography. Gary Floyd (of Dicks and Sister Double Happiness) on being a gay Texan punk in the 1970s and touring with Nirvana the year Nevermind broke. And legendary train-graffiti artist buZ blurr (AKA- Colossus of Roads) at the center of everything, holding everyone together. 

56 pages, cut half-letter size.

In For Your Health, Anna Jo Beck provides a primer to health insurance in the United States—in all its complex, ever-changing, inhumane glory. Within: defining how health insurance works, choosing an insurance plan, mitigating cost, and so much more. The best part: Beck's brief history of health insurance in America and her thoughts and insights on the corrupt system people in this country are navigating.

From Beck's Biff Boff Bam Sock zine series. 32 pages, half-letter size.

Comics about summertime parenting, accidentally reading to kids at the library, road trips, therapy, print-making, post-election processing, and so much more.

64 pages, half-letter size, risograph-printed covers.

Packed with comics, as always, but with an arc leading to new baby times. Smart, fast-paced, fun, filled with things to think about.

60 pages, half-letter size, risograph printed.