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international Zine Month Day 17 &18

So, over the weekend I participated in the Portland Zine Symposium’s 24 Hour Zine Challenge, AND I FINISHED! That means that all 8 of you (only 8, really?) sponsors need to get your money in so I can send you my new zine. I printed 20 and gave a few away to participants so I’m not sure if there will be any left or if I will reprint them. I need to get my brain back and clear my head. I slept 2 hours in 28. Even after a full night’s rest  I still feel a little off. here’s the order of events:

spent about a hour trying to figure out how I was going to get my zine making stuff plus symposium coffee and snacks and stuff to the IPRC. Finally loaded it all on my bike.


Doug took this photo of me diligently working with laptop AND typewriter.


International zine month day 17: sleep deprived and still wearing the shirt from the day before...but I finished my zine!


The cover is so-not my style at all- but I do like it. The new copier at the IPRC does color copies at a reasonalbe price. I cut all these irises out of an old iris catlalog from the 60s. I'm not used to working in color so this was fun. The insert is also in color.

The theme, following my packing for the event, was "it's complcated" so, I answered complicated questions like "what do you do?"

...and "how long have you and Paul been together?"

with a fold out time line of 20 years showing how long we have known eachother.

Then I went home and slept for two hours and then woke up for a few more hours, enough to watch the new Torchwood and hang out with Paul and then fall asleep again. I need a shower.

International Zine Month day 18 shirt: 2010 Portland Zine Symposium



International Zine Month Day 15

International Zine Month Day 15 shirt: Pander Zine Distro I miss Pander Zine Distro and the accompanying message board. This was a shirt that I cut too short so I couldn't wear it anymore so I turned it into a patch on another shirt. What's that in the background? Oh, it's just my Risograph machine named, Rizzo!


Last night Paul and I hung out with our new, soon to be housemate. After that, Paul and I had our full moon night playing records and dancing, as we do. I declared last night that Tones On Tail is the most underrated band ever. They are so good!

Today Paul and I are going to rip out some more of the annoying grass in our yard. Grass in dumb. Later we are going to a show but I have to get to bed early to get up bright and early

 Tomorrow at 10am starts the 3rd annual 24 Hour Zine Challenge!

If you go here and sponsor me in the 24 Hour Zine Challenge and donate $10 to the Portland Zine Symposium you will get whatever creation I come up with. Last year it was a zine full of storeis about all the post boxes I have ever had. If you sponsor me for $25 I’ll send some extra special goodies like stickers and buttons. In the words of my mother “It’s a pretty good bet that you’ll finish” and she sponsored me for $25!

International Zine Month Day 14

We are almost half way through the month! My shirt pile is dwindling, but I still have some more to go.

international Zine Month Day 14 shirt: Portland Zine Symposium 2004. Artwork by Clutch!


Last night was the last Word Game Wednesday at the Waypost. It was pretty fun even though not too many people showed up. I introduced people to Fluxx, which is the best game ever. well, maybe not. Apples to Apples is the best game ever but Fluxx is pretty close.

My friend and fellow Zine Symposium organizer, Blue, called me a jerk in her blog because I have 7 sponsors for the 24 hour Zine Challenge this weekend and she only has one. If that makes me a jerk, then I’m ok with it! Maybe you would like to join Team Jerk too? You’ll get a copy of my brand new zine before anyone else if you do.

Here’s the info on how to join Team Jerk!

The Portland Zine Symposium is hosting a 24 Hour Zine Challenge at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) on July 16-17. This is benefit for the Portland Zine Symposium. If you sponsor a zinester to complete the 24 Hour Zine Challenge and pledge $10 or more you will receive the zine they finish!

If you go here and sponsor me in the 24 Hour Zine Challenge and donate $10 to the Portland Zine Symposium you will get whatever creation I come up with. Last year it was a zine full of storeis about all the post boxes I have ever had. If you sponsor me for $25 I’ll send some extra special goodies like stickers and buttons. In the words of my mother “It’s a pretty good bet that you’ll finish” and she sponsored me for $25!

There will also be a Ustream channel so, wherever you are in the world, you can watch our caffeine induced scribbling and creating. More details coming soon!

Zines On Toast, Portland Zine Symposium… Zines! zines! Zines!

So, It’s August and the end of this month brings a bunch of stuff to a close. Here’s some stuff about some things:

24 Hour Zine Challenge:

I made a 24 hour zine about all of the post boxes I have had. There are short stories about who I shared it with or things that happened including Paul’s stalker that worked at the postal outlet! It is Brainscan 25.5 and I’ll have them for trade only at the Portland Zine Symposium and on the Zines on Toast tour. Fellow zine symposium organizer, Derek, reviewed Brainscan 25.5 on his blog Overglued.

On of the contestants did some interviews at the event. You can check it out here and see what we had to say.

The Portland Zine Symposium is August 28-28! There are no full tables left BUT there are some half tables left. So, if you are in Portland you should register your table soon soon soon. I think we are pretty close to having a full workshop schedule but there are  few panels that could use some extra folks. I’d like to have a panel on Zine Ethics. If you or anyone you know would like to be on the panel let me know.

Zines on toast! We have finalized all our tour dates! Please come out and see us if we are in your area. I’d love to meet! Here are the finalized dates and locations!

26 Aug- Portland, Oregon (7PM Reading Frenzy-921 Southwest Oak Street)
28 Aug- Portland, Oregon (10-5 Portland Zine Symposium-PSU Stott Gym)

29 August- Portland, Oregon (11-4 Portland Zine Symposium-PSU Stott Gym)

31 AUG- Seattle, WA (Richard HUGO HOUSE 1634 11TH ave)

1 Sept- Olympia, WA (7PM Northern 321 4th Avenue)
4 Sept- San Francisco ,CA (San Francisco Zine Fest-County Fair building)
5 Sept- San Francisco ,CA (San Francisco Zine Fest-County Fair building)
7 Sept- Santa Cruz, CA (Sub Rosa 703 Pacific Avenue)
8 Sept- San Diego, CA (2754 sNOWDROP sT)
12 Sept- Salt Lake City, UT (rAUNCH RECORCDS 1119 E 2100 S)
14 Sept- Denver, CO (27 Social Center, 2727 W 27th Avenue)
16 Sept- Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis Center for Book arts 1011 Washington Ave South)
17 Sept- Milwaukee, WI (Cream City Collectives 732 e Clarke St.)
18 Sept- Chicago, IL (Quimby’s Books 1854 West North Avenue)
20 Sept- Columbus, OH (Wholly Craft 3169 North High Street)
22 Sept- Asheville ,NC (Firestorm cafe and books 48 Commerce St.)
23 Sept- Chapel Hill, NC (Internationalist books, 405 W Franklin Street
24 Sept- Richmond, VA (Chop Suey Books 2913 West Cary Street)
26 Sept- Baltimore, MD (Atomic Books 3620 Falls Road)
27 Sept- Philadelphia, PA (Wooden Shoe 704 South St)
28 Sept- New York, NY (Barnard College Library 3009 Broadway enter campus at 117th st)
29 Sept- New York, NY (Blue Stockings Books 172 Allen St)

Symposium, riot fest, ssr, stuff

Things have been busy! The Portland Zine Symposium is this weekend and I feel like I have had a meeting every other day! I missed the 24 hour Zine Challenge last weekend. I hear they had live streaming video and chatted with folks from ZAPP who were also having a zine challenge i nSeattle. That’s pretty rad! I thought that if  Iwent my body wouldn’t be able to recover for this weekend. Last year I was super sick at the symposium so I’m not letting that happen again!

I was interviewed by someone from Reading Local about the Symposium and Stolen Sharpie Revolution here. It was a pretty good interview with some questions I have never been asked before, which is refreshing!

My sister asked me to go to Riot Fest in Chicago with her in October. I bought tickets for Paul and I to go. I figure I’ll jsut stop off there on my way to Halifax for my zine residency at the Anchor Archive. My sister and I are most excited to see The Dead Milkmen! I never got to see them. I was 12 or 13 the last time they played in Utah and my mom wouldn’t let me go to shows then. It will be so awesome to go with my sister and it will be cool to see Screeching Weasel, another band I have never been able to see live. Looking at the line up though it seems like such a dude fest. What really can you expect from that genre of music. I guess it just shows me how far away I have gotten from it but that it still holds a special place in my heart.

Anyway, Today I have to put together the program for the symposium, finish a rush button order and go grocery shopping with Paul. Paul has a house show tonight with his new band the Tagalongs withour housemate Marc. I have been hearing them practice in the basement and I really like them! I just hope that I can get all my work done so that I can go!

Hey, wanna do me a favor? Go to the Amazon page for Stolen Sharpie Revolution and write a nice review of my book, I mean, if you happen to like it. Or walk into any book store and order it with this ISBN 978-0981794105. With and ISBN you can order any book in the world. It is sort of magical, especially because it doesn’t have to be a barcode!

The Zine Symposium starts in 1 week!

The Portland Zine Symposium starts one week from today! We pretty much have our workshop matrix sorted an dare working on tabling placement next week after we know who has dropped out and who is staying and whatnot.

I spenta  few hours yesterday driving around in rush hour traffic doing pick ups and shipping for items the symposium needs with fellow organizer Katie. I think we have most of what we need for symposiumn and for the 24 hour zine challege that is happening at Cosmic Money Comics this Saturday. We also have received several awesome donations.

On top of all that it seems that everyone wants buttons and they want them right now. I made 1,000 buttons on Tuesday and 900 buttons yesterday. people seem pleased with how quickly I have been getting them out but I don’t want to leave anything to chance when I know how much of a time suck the symposium is going to be next week.

I have been asked to take part in the IPRC‘s writing and comics certificate program. There is more information about it here and the Mercury even wrote a bit about it here. It is basically a year long course in publishing writing and comics. I’m going to be turning Stolen Sharpie Revolution into a lesson plan with the help of my mom. I’m hoping I can pull a lesson plan together with the spirit of SSR that there is no wrong way to make a zine and that my instruction is just a jumping off point. I think it should work out awesomely! Get in touch with the IPRC if you are interested in the courses.

Ok, back to button making!