zine, [zeen] noun. 1. abbr. of fanzine; 2. any amateurly-published periodical. Oxford Reference


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Worker Justice Illustrated #2

Worker Justice Illustrated #2
52 pages, 3/4 size
Slick, full color, saddle stapled
$2.99 + postage

Very cool socialist propaganda comics from the good people at Interfaith Worker Justice. First half is in English, flip it over and the second half is in Spanish. Worker rights comics cover a range of topics like minimum wage, wage theft, injuries sustained from meat manufacturing jobs, and debit card paycheck scams. On the positive side is a series of personal stories from cleaning crews who won wage and benefit increases from Target after banding together, and a brief history of the workers solidarity movement.

Heavy hitting leftist fanfare for adults and budding young revolutionaries.

For postage rates and bulk order quotes contact:

Interfaith Worker Justice
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 728-8400



BB Bluesbird

8 pages, digest
black & white on off-white card stock
$1.00 each

BB Bluesbird is a creation of artist Ron Hill, and is now a collaboration between him and Gary Dumm, (of Harvey Pekar's American Splendor.)

Bluesbird has a vintage feel to it, both in style and subject. It pays homage to the old blues players and the early rock and rollers who where trying so hard to be like them, Clapton, The Stones, etc. BB Bluesbird is a hustler with a guitar on the road trying to bet paid.

I have two small volumes I picked up at the MOCA Cleveland Zine Exhibit in August 2015. One (Rock, Paper, Scissors,) is an actual comic, the other (Moleskin,) a collection of 2 to 4 frame stand alone pieces. These are early works of Ron Hill's. Pictured above.

For the early black and white issues email Ron for his address and postage.

Also, the collaborated 28 page, mainly full color, full size comics Ron Hill and Gary Dumm collaborated on are available for $6 + postage.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Resist 47

Resist 47
52 pages, digest
$6.00 Delivered (US)

The last zine in the world I thought I'd love would be one about bicycling and gardening. Boy was I wrong.

47 is friendly, straightforward, instructional, well written, artistic, and has an overall punkish sensibility and DIY demeanor. It comes with a packet of seeds stapled inside, (mine were zucchini.)

Other topics covered in this per-zine include butchering a turkey, building a wash tub bass (like in Hee Haw,) installing an outdoor water spigot, how to solder copper tubing, pet worms, and lots of bike and garden stories and tips.

My favorite part was a piece at the end, "Why I do what I do." Here I find similarities in outlook and approach to life.

Very cool. Thick.

Matte Resist
PO Box 582345
Minneapolis MN 55458


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