I’ve been big into zines lately and the Internet is loaded with info on zines past and present. I’m more so interested in the old-fashioned, do-it-yourself paper zines, but webzines are cool, too.
I’m part of a Ning group called We Make Zines and I put the call out for anyone who wanted to pimp their zine to shoot me an email with the specifics.
Here’s what’s come in so far and a few I’ve added.
Consider supporting the independent press by visiting the links below and grabbing yourself a copy or two of the following:
This quarterly webzine dedicated to reviewing horror fiction, interviews, stories.
This webzine dedicated to the horror community and the genre’s culture
Music fanzine about the live and unsigned alternative music scene in the county of Essex, U.K. The latest issue comes with a 15 track CD of musicians featured in past issues.
The Subway Supplement was originally intended for subway readers. But don’t let the name mislead you. It is a collection of ten insightful and tightly written essays by Michael Parish and ten vibrant illustrations by Dan Tarnowski. In addition to full-color front and back cover artwork, there is also a never-before-seen centerfold pull out poster for that empty spot on the wall above your bed.
Hi, my name is sandy. i’m a short, late 20-something artist/designer in australia. Mélange is my perzine.
Essays, interviews, occasional vignettes and lists. fun and unassuming.
A compilation zine about ways community is felt, the world over.
Following in the tradition of new journalism, this is the more literary end of the zine counterculture. a true writer.
A zine institution. inspiring, heart-felt, always aesthetically wonderful.
The (sometimes) comic adventures from one woman’s former life as an evangelical teen.
Heart muscle flexing.
Beautiful Mess is a personal zine detailing Sarala’s journey through life. It includes journal entries, writing about travel experiences, animals, love, depression and anxiety, self exploration, and whatever else that leaks out of her brain.
30 stories for you to determine whether they’re fact or fiction.
Alternate Website: wtpp.etsy.com
Because I’m the king of a million-and-one projects, last night I decided to create my own fanzine focusing on superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy and geek culture in general. So, being the good little nerd that I am, I opened up another WordPress account and created the beginnings of a full-fledged geek webzine (with a forthcoming print version) called Canister X, the title a homage to the ooze canister of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the X both for X-men and just simply something that’s unknown and you’ll never know what you’ll find till you look.
The project is still in its beginning stages, but a good chunk of work was done on it last night and I plan on adding more to it later today.
This will be an ongoing thing, so check the site often.