Friday, September 30, 2011

Pink clad Messengers / Onward Hardline Soliders Split

PO Box 11703 Eugene, OR 97440

Attention to whomever sent me this hardline/queer positive/joke/sarcastic from 2000 or what have you..Boom, thank you. I started reading and fell quite into a trap of retro an-snark-ism. So i got bored and fucked my friend instead. We made out for a long time, dry humped, petted me with his hand, and I went down on him for a while before he asked if he could get inside my panties and i complied, happy to forget this awfully laid out zine with near impossible to read typography. He fucked me from the back and it was GREAT! The kind of sex that makes you want to take the day off work and stop reviewing zines (from ten years ago) so your new sweetheart can come over and do you hard on the pile of zines you should be reviewing!!! I don't care if this shit got bent! RECOMMENDED!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

2 reviews

Maddy Phelan

A fabulous zine from a rad, hair queer on Electrolysis, being bearded and sexuality/attraction/orientation. I really enjoyed their journey from guilty and conditioned to energized and owning of their sexuality. As a hairy person myself (who unabashedly admits to shaving facial hair regularly) it feels great to read accounts like these - smart, eloquent and honest.

"I started to postpone my lazer appointments although i was still shaving every day, in between appointments you can't pluck or wax and the first time i put a razor to my face I felt a bit like what i imagine a teenage boy feels like her he starts to shave his face."

Les Carnets De Rastapopoulos #8

2-7 Larch Street
Ottowa, Ontario
IR 6W4

Unique zine about pen palling in the 1980s when the berlin wall was still intact! Sweet Canadian boyhood with interesting charts of everyone he ever wrote. One pen pal wanted ad in a Czech youth magazine raked in over 250 letters!
"as excited as i was to finally correspond with someone from australia, my self designated favourite country, landing a pen pal on the other side of the Iron curtain became my next target. The whole idealogical Us Vs. Them, Capitalism Vs. Communism divide during the cold war made it impossible to find a pen pal agency with eastern european names"

Not saints, nor whores, Only Women

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


OH HEY. my sidebar links went back to what they were a few years ago? is anyone else experiencing this?


Monday, September 5, 2011

A couple more zine reviews.

Arts and Crafts Revolution #3
I thought this would just be a how to book of knitting or shellacking breakfast foods or what have you , but it's actually a smart look at illustration and the history of outsider art. The history part is my favourite (Who would have thought..!) with short descriptions of inspiring artists such as Henry Darger and Maude Lewis, folks that prove art is for everyone. Colour theory, Perspective, photography, and some cute additions like a pattern for a giraffe shaped scissor case and group drawing games. Recommended.

Bitch King

A collage laden zine with some prose and an article on Queer Suicide and systematic violence used for social control. word. "Violence is so weaved into the fabric of our lives so much that we rarely question the roots of political violence."

The Anarchist Queer Person of Color
No clue where you can get this, but it is circulating, i belie
ve from riverside california.
while the layout is sloppy to say best, i liked this zine - it includes profiles of queer anarchists of color, Lucy Parson, Luisa Capetillo, Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin, and Ricardo Flores Magon.

Town and Country

Kinoko & Cameron Hawkeye
Another smart comic and sketch collection from Kinoko, this time collaborating with the talented Cameron Hawkeye. Whimsy and existential pain meet a very hungry hand-bird that wants nachos. Full colour pullout but don't pull it out it will fuck up your comic book. It's nice to see them come together in this lush zine. "we relaxed today. It was not easy. There is heaviness weighing in on our fear. knowing despite all i do."

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A couple of zine reviews

Sapira Cheuk

A fold out zine illustrating some curvy forms surrounded by some graphic POP Lines. Just something to take a quick look at.

By the River Side
Cut and paste, cute zine from Riverside CA. Facts about cats (Did you know all kittens are born with blue eyes?) a little prose, some photography, a brief piece on body love, herbal hair cleaning recipe. Seems like a younger person did it, Enjoyable layout.

While I'm away I'll write home every day
Apparently made by a teenage girl that loves her boyfriend, hopefully this was for her boyfriend? a list of love weekend..."take a shower, see a shower, watch a sweet movie, take photos, picnic w/ cosmo, do/make something nice for our parents, make a list of why we love each other, eat pizza, overlook, fairmount park, lots of kissing, make a good breakfast together, start a puzzle, finish a puzzle, romantic dinner, fireworks, craft, play dress up..."
and there are photos of the happy couple. I guess I'm just bitter because i used to feel like this with my ex girlfriend and now I think love is dumb half the time.