Newly Added Zines – 11/13/2012!

November 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Here’s a list of the zines we added today. To view our collection in its entirety, visit .


Ker-bloom #67 – Artnoose

“I love the Bay Area. Seriously. Here’s a letterpress printed zine I made all about why I love the Bay Area.
That being said, it’s entitled, “Why I Love the Bay Area.”
I’m getting ready to move to Pittsburgh PA, so you can read all about my home just before I leave it.”

Ker-bloom #64 – Artnoose

“This is issue #64 of my letterpress printed zine Ker-bloom!. It is about how I always have so many projects going on in my life, that sometimes I feel like I’m on a treadmill.
The entire zine is letterpress printed. The interior text and images are printed from photopolymer plates, but the cover uses hand-set type only. I doubled my print run for this issue so it’s in a numbered edition of 492”

Ker-bloom#69 – Artnoose

The long awaited “sex issue” of artnoose’s letterpress zine.

Ker-bloom #65 – Artnoose

“This is issue #65 of my letterpress printed zine Ker-bloom!. It chronicles the zine tour I went on with my friend from Rad Dad zine. We toured from our homes in the SF Bay Area up through the Pacific Northwest all the way up to British Columbia and back. ”

Ker-bloom #68 – Artnoose

“This is issue #68 of my letterpress printed zine Ker-bloom!. It is about why I left the Bay Area to move to Pittsburgh. It’s a great read if you have lived in the Bay Area, but it’s also for anyone that has moved away from a town they loved.”

Ker-bloom #66 Artnoose

“This is issue #66 of my letterpress-printed zine Ker-bloom!. It is all about my friend Aaron”

Ker-bloom #73 – Artnoose

“#73 of artnoose’s long-running, 100% letter pressed personal zine contains a hand-set essay on her first music tour experience. Artnoose writes thoughtfully about the value and dynamics of group morale on the road and the importance of linking lives in a van.”

Ker-bloom #70 – Artnoose

“The first issue of Ker-bloom! to be released following artnoose’s relocation from Oakland to Pittsburgh. This issues’ interior pages are screen printed rather than letter pressed, however, the covers are the product of the ‘inaugural run in the new shop.’ ”

High On Burning Photographs  #3 – Ocean Capewell

Ocean moves to Pittsburgh and writes about her new adventures in her new city

Big Hands #9 – Aaron Lake Smith

“Aaron’s best issue yet, Big Hands #9 is a whopping 72-page storytelling extravaganza. As always Aaron’s work is personal, mood-infused, and intimately detailed. In issue 9 we get the story of caring for a physically disabled sibling, talk of love and tornadoes, subculture and work. (Make sure to check out his Cometbus review!) One of the best writers in zinedom, Aaron gives a very dependable product that gets better each issue, his ideas and essay writing building a comfortable, thought-provoking, oft-times troubled universe to sit down with and dip right in. From his Microcosm release Unemployment to his writing for Vice and the New York Times, we vouch heavily for Aaron Lake Smith’s writing. If you haven’t checked his stuff out yet, let this issue be your gateway. The Joan Didion of the zine world? We think so.”

Cometbus #42 – Aaron Cometbus

a novel from Aaron Cometbus. His characters ponder life’s mundane questions with the seriousness of ancient philosophers: How to get by on no money, where to scam free photocopies, and the finer points of dumpster diving are the subjects of endless conversations.

Cometbus #36 – Aaron Cometbus

amazing tales of traveling

Cometbus #47 Lanky – Aaron Cometbus

“Lanky tells the story of Aaron’s first love. We follow a group of young punk rockers, most of whom are children of professors, living, partying, becoming friends, separating, and coming of age in Berkeley. Aaron and Lanky fall in love and have a relationship in this atmosphere. In some senses, it’s a classic love story, but the characters are original and interesting enough, and the setting is different enough to make you forget the classic elements of the story and just read along. I found myself feeling completely drawn into this world, and, perhaps because the narrator loved his characters so much, I became attached to the people in the book. I wanted to get to know them better, to hear more of their dialogue, to see more of their actions, to get out of the narrator’s head a little and meet the characters more directly, but Aaron keeps them at arms length. He’s very protective of his characters. You get the sense that he’s saying, “These characters are my friends. You can tag along and watch what we do, but you can’t be a part of us.” This is a strange attitude for a writer to take.” –

Cometbus #44 St. Louis Stories – Aaron Cometbus

stories from St. Louis

The Long Walk Nowhere – Al Burian

3 different comics, the first one shows the sheer aimlessness of being a teenager, called “The Metal Years”. The second part is called First Girlfriend and the third is the author wandering his neighborhood and
thinking to himself about the town and the times gone by, as he’s 26 and completely aimless, like the rest of the world.

Dishwasher #15 – Dishwasher Pete

Dishwasher Pete makes his way to Louisiana in this issue of Dishwasher

Dishwasher #14 – Dishwasher Pete

Dishwasher Pete makes his way to New York City  in this issue of Dishwasher. Also a piece about being on the David Letterman show.

White Blackbird – Katie

Conversations with women who aren’t married

Muffin Bones #18 – Emily K. Larned

Content is autobiographical in nature and includes comic illustrations as well as art, book and zine reviews.

No Class #1 – Rat

“This zine really does not contain as much as i would like it to; however its better short than stupid. Basically i am just writing about my beliefs and supporting them. i want to make people aware of problems so they can avoid being a part of them…’ from the inside page.

Scam #5 – Erick Lyle

Scam was always the zine in which the Miami punk, Iggy, showed us examples of creative resistance and fun in a world run rotten with poverty and war. Whether it was handing out fake starbucks coupons for free coffee, dropping flyers on mall-goer’s heads that say “aren’t you glad this isn’t a bomb?” or having punk shows in laundromats, Iggy has shown us over the years that you can resist capitalism and have fun AND have a sense of humour at the same time. It’s almost six years later but this issue is no exception, except he no longer goes by the name Iggy. Instead his real name, Erick, is signed to this cut and paste gem. Now he seems, more than ever, preoccupied with the passage of time and articulating an affirmative vision of the type of society he’d like to live in and fight for. In his piece on reagan’s death he writes “…I think my relief came from realizing that by the time reagan had actually died, my teenage rage had quit being the motivating factor in my life,…what keeps me going [now] is the sense of what I wish the world actually looked like.” With age comes wisdom and a sense that Erick wants to fight for the things he’s for and not just rage at the things he’s against. He talks for public art, squats, free breakfast programs, illegal peace demos in san francisco, punk holidays (joey ramone day, in which people gather and do a secret santa exchange of mixtapes), a booklist and various interviews with community activists and artists that round out this hefty issue nicely. Erick asks “How did it happen that we went from non-stop fighting eviction and gentrification to fighting against the new president’s vision of perpetual worldwide war, without even a slight break?” While marking the passage of time erick gives us inspiring examples of living defiantly in those times.

Blurt! #2– Lew Houston

“This time, Lew actually makes a very interesting and compelling narration of the four years of eir college, going through a few significant others and evolving from a naïve teen to a much more road-worn warrior. While there are still a few times during Blurt! that Lew has missed proofreading , the story is crafted to perfection. Any individual that has attended college, even for the shortest period, will be able to draw parallels from their to Lew’s life, and be that much more affected by the content of this issue. The sheer amount of improvement that Lew has made between just two issues is amazing, by the second issue of Blurt! I couldn’t honestly put the zine down until I had finished it. The layout is still astonishingly simple; border, text, sometimes a chapter/section number, but this works for Lew. Blurt! is not your average zine, as Lew is a great enough writer that I could honestly see this being released as a novel, it winning a number of awards, and finally being included as part of the required reading in college campuses the world over. We are left with a decent ending for this iissue, but put forth in such a way that I want to immediately pick up a copy of issue #3 and figure out what has been happening to Lew in the meanwhile. This rapid desire of mine is paradoxical: I may hate reality TV, but I love expertly written zines like Blurt!”

Chick Pea #2 – Mary Mack

Mary Mack writes about Le Tigre, reading old journals, letterpress and much more






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