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International Zine Month Day 27

No more zine shirts, oh well. It was fun while it lasted.

Last year we had our first Zinester Feud. It was inspired by a dream of the lovely Erin H who runs Things You Say distro. It was a Family Feud style game show but with zine survey questions! I thought it was a pretty rad dream to turn into a reality and set up an online survey. I had this weird feeling that it was either going to be the most awesome thing every, or it was going to be a disaster. It turned out to be the most awesome thing ever! People formed teams and we had a great time. Well, we are doing it again this year. Would you like to take part in the survey that helps make up the game?

Take the survey here.

International Zine month is coming to a close. Did you finish your 24 hour zine? I did! The first print run was 20 and I plan on making another 30 more to trade at the symposium this year. After that I will decide if I am going to make more or not.

My Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast host, Derek Neuland, was on Fox News for his part in the Thirsty Dudes project. I’m gonna go out on a limb and suggest that is one of the reasons he STILL hasn’t edited the last podcast. It’s been in the can for months but has been in a partial state of editing. I can’t complain too much, I hate audio editing and I’m very grateful for Derek to do the dirty work! We are hoping to have that out by the end of the month and we plan to make International Zine Month round up post via Skype on Sunday. Hopefully we’ll get that out sooner rather than later.

Friday the Portland Zine Symposium is hosting a bike in movie. The movie is Triplets of Bellville. You should come.

Saturday I will be filling my wagon with my fold up table and heading to the Overlook Village Celebration to sell my wares and make buttons for the people. I have been meaning to get more involved in my neighborhood and this seemed like a great opportunity. Except, I  worry that I’ll get bored. Come and visit me!

I guess that’s about it. I’m headed to the IPRC for a zine symposium meeting. We have lots to talk about! It is less than a week and a half away. yikes!


International Zine Month Day 20

So, here’s another photo from my punk jacket. Hello Nothing was a one page zine from Florida that was made by my penpal Tim. We were pretty good penpals from 2008-2001 or so. I don’t know Tim’s last name or I would search for him. We lost contact years ago. I really enjoyed his one page zine.


He made me this painting in 99 and wrote on the back of it.

in postage we trust.


Last year I wrote a post card to the address that is blurred out in this photo, I never heard back.

If you are our there Tim Nothing, I still have your painting on my wall and I still like real mail. I hope you are having a great life.

A year ago my friend Steve was living in our basement and sharing my office.Also, I made this post about it. I had just gone to see the Swingin’ Utters and had my face mangled by the elbow of a skinhead. Well, it has been a year and I took a new photo of myself to see how the scar had healed. What do you think:

also, I have no idea wat color my eyes are. I just say grey.

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 16

International Zine Month Day 16 shirt: Quimby's books

I got this shirt at Quimby’s after the Chicago Zine Fest this year. I actually got paid out from selling zines and put their money right back into the register to buy this shirt. That’s Korinna with me. We used to have zine adventures all the time, but it’s been awhile. We are both at the IPRC for the 24 hour zine challenge. I haven’t quite started yet. You can watch with the like ustream video feed here.

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 12

And welcome to day 12.

It’s a cold and rainy morning in Portland so I was able to wear one of my two long sleeve zine shirts. They are both used shirts printed on for PZS. This is a 2007 shirt. It was the first symposium I had planned after taking a 2 year hiatus. It was nice to come back a familiar thing, but with a whole new group of people.


Did you know the Portland Zine Symposium and Whiffies are sponsoring a bike-in movie on July 29th. Go here to vote on what movie we should watch.


International Zine Month Day 7

If I could actually embed stuff in this WordPress I would embed the entirety of Brainscan 2: irreconcilable differences that I recently scanned and uploaded. Instead I’ll give you this link if you would like to read the whole zine, with the original layout, online. Go here.

This is what the zine looks like when it is a real zine and not online. The images of the zine are not a zine. Zines are on paper.


I rushed through work today so that I can take Paul’s family up to the Riverhouse tonight. I’m going to be gone for a few days but I posted my zine shirt for tomorrow already:

International Month of Zines Day 7 Shirt: Speak For Yourself: Boston Zine fair

International Zine Month day 6 of zine shirts: Brainscan Zine

So I'm wearing my own shirt but I really like the design. I still have the screen so I can make more some time. Also, this is my kitchen. I keep planning on posting more photos of my kitchen.

International Zine Month of zine shirts Day 4!

Paul’s Mom, Brother, and niece are in town so I think that means we have to do some sort of 4th of July thing involving fireworks or something. Or maybe just stay home. From our dining room window you can usually see two different illegal fireworks displays for the 4th and for New Year.

The zine shirt for today is from the 2008 Portland Zine Symposium. I think it one of my favorite designs and it is a great color. The only problem with the shirt is all the ink on the front gets sweaty sometimes.


International Zine Month a zine shirt a day: Day 3

2005 Portland ZIne Symposium shirt.

2005 Portland Zine Symposium shirt.

I also added some more events to the International Zine Month blog.