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Monday, November 16, 2009

Brainscan #24 & #25


via love letters to irony by Alex Wrekk on 11/12/09


BRAINSCAN 25-This zine has been five start and stop years in the making. I finally finished it in October of 2009 at the Anchor Archive zine residency in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Brainscan 25 Chronicles my Saturn return as a love story, an ending, and a new beginning with someone from my past. The Saturn Return is the time between ages 27 and 30 when the planet Saturn is in the same place it was at your birth. It is usually seen as a harbinger of change and a test of character where individuals are forced to evaluate their life in relation to their values. Brainscan 25 documents my life between 2004 and 2006 which was full of upheaval and questioning my path and choices in life. The linear story is spliced with narrative flashbacks from 1996-1999 full of punk shows, travel stories and the difficulty of dealing with emotions and the insecurities of growing up. Text heavy with high contrast cut and paste layout and photocopier art.

Brainscan 25 is 80 pages, legal sized (8.5″x7″) transparency acetate and cardstock covers, and an envelope containing a 16 page epilogue.

BRAINSCAN 24 is a mini zine with answers to questions I'm frequently asked and random facts like how I was made in Canada, am left handed, and was the very first Aquacadet. 32 pages and 1/8th legal (3.5″ x 4.25″)

Both of these zines, actually, there are three zines together weighing 6 ounces and are available in these ways:
put $6 US in and envelope and send it to:
alex wrekk
p.o. box 14332
Portland, Oregon

paypal $7 in the US or $8 Canada or $9 rest of the world to alex@smallworldbuttons.com

or from My Etsy shop here along with lots of other ziney things.
or My Artfire shop here.

If you already carry Brainscan in your distro I'll be sending you a sample copy. If you do not carry Brainscan please get in touch for a sample copy.








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