The Zine Library
has hundreds of zines
in pdf format for your perusal. They are organized into categories ranging from the common political (anarchism
, political prisoners
& animal liberation
) and identity based zines (indigenous
) to the more esoteric (anarchist history
) as well as the useful (cooking
& organizing manuals
) and arty (art
). Now, zines are by their very nature hit and miss but there are some real treasures to be found. I recommend these three: [all links pdf] The Rebel's Dark Laughter - The Writings of Bruno Filippi
, Barefoot in the Kitchen
and Delivery from Below, Resistance from Above - Electricity and the Politics of Struggle in Tembisa, South Africa
. Note: Many if not most zines are set up to be printed out and bound together in chapbooks. That requires a bit of going back and forth when reading in pdf-format, but they wouldn't be real zines if they were straightforward to read ;) Don't know what a zine is? A pretty good overview is provided by zine librarian Jenna Freedman in Zines Are Not Blogs: A Not Unbiased Analysis
. [This site has been posted previously but was buried deep in the weeds of more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Mar 10, 2009 -
Two examples of community weblogs that revolve around DIY-comix-by-flash-template: Toonlet
, where the comments are in comic form, too; and Pixton
, which allows for a bit more creative control (but no comix-comments).
posted by not_on_display
on Feb 20, 2009 -
Death (?) of a Small-Press Legend
The link points to a page dedicated to Bill-Dale Marcinko, one-time gonzo Rutgers University newspaper editor, small press publisher and a character it seems no one who knew could ever stop thinking about.
Marcinko, who had been supporting himself selling CDs on eBay, apparently died in a house fire when firemen were held back by cardboard boxes full of his collections. Still, he did fake his death several times before. His friends, most of whom haven't spoken to him in years, are hoping this is just a more elaborate prank.
Clifford Meth's tribute page celebrates Bill-Dale and his work, including AFTA
zine, described as perhaps "the first comics 'zine distributed to book and comic shops that combined comedy, politics and reviews on books, films, and comics. It was very much an underground version of Crawdaddy
, though with vastly personal content."
(via Mike Appelstein
, a contributor to the Rutgers Livingston Medium
posted by Scram
on Dec 9, 2005 -