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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

For Fear The Hearts of Men Are Failing

For Fear the Hearts of Men Are Failing
8 1/2" x 14", 1 page, 50 cents or a stamp
3088 King St., Berkeley CA 94703, USA
A one side of one page zine. Random and obscure observations inspired by city living. My favorite line: "Earth Day is once a year but trash day is every week." It's an odd, little publication, but it's worth a hard-earned, first-class postage stamp.
Review by Dan Murphy, publisher of The Juniper and Elephant Mess. PO Bos 363 Edwardsville IL 62025 USA, http://juniperbug.blogspot.com/

Cracks in the Concrete #12

Cracks in the Concrete #12
8 1/2" x 5 1/2", 56 pages, free
This is Luke's "Journal of Anarchism" with "no regular publishing schedule." This issue includes regulars such as a discussion of current events, letters to the editor, and Atheist's Corner. Also included are criticisms of prisons and schools, an interview with seminal punk band Propagandhi, a piece about drug war terrorism complete with an extensive list of some of the victims of recent drug war violence, a few pages of quotes from comedian and social critic Bill Hicks, and much more. If you're at all interested in radical thought and ideas, this zine is right up your alley. It's a free publication, but I encourage you to send some kind of donation if possible.
Luke Romano, PO Box 2748, Tucson AZ 85702 USA
Review by Dan Murphy, publisher of The Juniper and Elephant Mess. PO Bos 363 Edwardsville IL 62025 USA, http://juniperbug.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Impose & My New Zine


via Blood of the Young Zine by trh_@hotmail.com (t reilly hodgson) on 12/14/09
The people at Impose Magazine put up an entertaining little feature about us today. Thanks!
In other, more shameless self promotional news, I put out a new mini-zine a week or two ago. I've got about 5 copies left and you can get them at our webstore if you want. Here are a couple of pictures that are in it.

My new zine has photos and collages I made over the last few months. It's hand-assembled, 28 B&W pages + centerfold, edition of 20.



Friday, January 1, 2010

Doksagwa #1-2, South Korea, 2007


via punks is hippies - the blog! by Slobodan Burgher on 12/7/09
Hi punk,

My name is Geonhui and I am from Seoul, South Korea. I have been a regular visitor to your blog since almost two years ago.

Attached are the scanned images of the first two issues of Doksagwa, the single-sheet newsletter that I did back in 2007, mostly of personal writings about my frustration in and with the local punk rock scene, complete with a couple of "compulsory" music reviews.

Doksagwa is the Romanization as well as the transliteration of the Korean word, 독사과, meaning a "poisoned apple." I put out three issues in total, but by the time the third one was ready, I was so in a hurry preparing to fly to Southeast Asia (where I lived until the end of the year) that I lost the master copy. Hence, yes, just the other two.

I hope and believe that their exclusive availability in the Korean language will lead to disqualification from Punks Is Hippies, given that you already have publications written in Indonesian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and many others in your archive. :P



Note: Click on images below to see larger size, right-click and "save as" to download. THANKS!




New zines at Click Clack Distro!


via Everyone's Blog Posts - We Make Zines by NicoleIntrovert on 12/7/09
New zines at Click Clack Distro!
Don't forget thru December 25th... FREE shipping in the USA for orders over $20 and International shipping for orders over $20 is just $5!

Gutwrench #2 - $1
This issue of Gutwrench is (sadly) subtitled "…so your house is on fire (part one)." Max illustrates and writes of his house in Richmond, VA catching fire in the spring of 2009. At the time of the fire, Max had been on tour for about 4 days and was in the Boston area. All of the sudden Max and his friends' phones begin to blow up with calls and texts from neighbors and friends telling them the horrible news. The neighborhood Max lives in is full of row houses, so this didn't only mean his home was on fire, but the whole block was going up into flames. Max takes us on their white knuckled drive back down I-95 into Richmond and his awesome roommate, Oliver who saved the cats and dogs in the houses. The irony of the tale is that Max's band is called, Friendly Fire.

Gutwrench #3 - $1
A super cute look into Max's punny side. Snowballing from an inside joke via the slang term, "dawg," Max takes the animal dog and puts him into all sorts of fun situations. Mostly all illustrations of a notoriously cute pup, with simple explanations of what type of dog is being represented. I think I loved Lumber Dog and Numbers Dog the best. (Yes, there are rhymes!) For a good chuckle, pick this zine up!

In or Out? Bisexuality and a Place to Call Home - $1
This zine was put together a few years ago by a woman in Canada. It is a good resource for support for bisexual persons and those who have relationships with bisexual identified persons. The zine talks about feeling comfortable claiming the term bisexual but also gives reasons to resist, since the term bisexual implies that there are only two genders. In or Out? also brings up both privilege and oppression one may come across if they are bisexual. There is a section that dispels the ridiculous myths such as "Bisexuals are just hypersexual people," or "Bisexuals are really just confused." A good resource list in the back of books and websites, and awesome advice for social workers who are helping someone identified as bisexual.

Kytzyl - Philadelphia Stories - $2
Noe lives in Philadelphia but is originally from Hawaii. In this issue of Kytzyl she writes of appreciating the seasons and how much she loves living in Philly. She has some really great friends who she makes music with and an awesome dog named Ramona who she spends her time with. Noe writes of her crushes and relationships and how she hates losing her best friend each time she has a breakup. Philadelphia summertime and sushi at the skatepark is just as romantic as Noe makes it out to be!

Sub Rosa #5 - $2
Taryn briefly touches on the past year of her life in which she did not create a zine. She states how her My My store had closed (don't worry she's in a new location now!) and her relationship with her husband halted after she found him to be cheating. This issue is about everything that happened after that year. She writes about a new love interest and how her life feels fresh and new after she started attending punk shows again. After 15 years of zine collecting Taryn writes about how she almost gave her collection away… only to stop herself and make it her mission to reread them all over. Sub Rosa #5 focuses on change and growth and holding true to who you are.




via punks is hippies - the blog! by sned on 12/3/09

the first request (kjelli!) from the archive at:


all requests will be added to punks is hippies first and foremost!

Raising Hell to me was the best, simply the best, one day all the issues will be here, anyone got issue 1 ?

Raising Hell 12 here

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