Check out For the Birds! It is an NYC-based feminist collective and zine distro - from their "About" section, they are self-described as:
FOR THE BIRDS is a New York City-based feminist collective. We work towards establishing alternative spaces that promote the creative interests of women-identified* community members. For the Birds is a collaborative group of organizers with backgrounds in feminism, social justice work, and various artistic pursuits. Through DIY feminist cultural activism, For The Birds aims to empower and support radical women of action.
(In short, they're just awesome.)
-- Jordan A.
Just now in the thick of processing a box of donations from the presumably wonderful Sarah Rose, of Tazewell’s Favorite Eccentric and other zines. Let me be the first to tell you: this box is full of gems. We now finally have stacks copies (hell yes that means they’ll circulate) of a bunch of stuff, and archival copies of way, way more, including an issue of Girl Germs I have never even seen before (and I am getting on in years). I’ll post updates to the archives as they’re processed, but for now, check out what’s new to the stacks:
Márcio Sno, Brazilian documentary film maker recently launched a new documentary, "Last Century Zinesters," in January this year. Check it out on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/22319370!
This documentary is aimed at showcasing Brazilian zine-making before the advent of computers and the internet. "Last Century Zinesters" includes interviews with 21 zine creators that worked in the days of typewriters and cut and paste. You can expect to enjoy the '80s and '90s flashbacks that this film provides, and get an in-depth look at the people behind the pages.
This is a great opportunity to share your zine with a very different group of people than the Barnard crowd - and it can throw you back to your Bookmobile days! Submit your zine to the Anchorless Archive Zinemobile operating in Nova Scotia. Read on for more information!
I'm working my way through our cataloging backlog, which I hope to finish by the end of the semester. This weekend, I'm tackling zines starting with the letter U. Much can be gleaned about girl and feminist culture from zines, even from just their titles, so I thought I'd list the titles of the U zines I'm working on. For your delectation and edification:
Hey there! It's time for the abstracting report - this week we have a plethora of perzines and political zines for your perusal.
Let's Talk About Consent, Baby by Honor |
Listen to Me Whine #6 by Michelle |
Lite by Nadia Yaron |
Living Doll Disaster by Jennifer Whiteford |
Lollygag by Deanna Lehman |
Lost Star Found by Mary Fraser |
Loud As Hell by Anne and Jenna |
Loudmouth! by Claire Sewell |
Love Bubbles by Ellisa Goldberg |
Love Letter by Thara Harris |
Love Letters to Monsters #3/Alabama Girl #9 (split zine) by Ciara Xyerra and Aleicia Ruscin |
Love Like Pop by Rachael Kuan |
Lovely Ugly Cruel World: The Halloween Episode by Amanda Rehagen |
Lovesongs by Laura Nicole Faulds |
Mind Maps by Robin Sarah Cameron |
Mindfill #1 by Kisah Feder |
Minimum Rock n Roll by Allison |
Mischa by Natascha |
Miss Mary Mack #4, #5 by Marina Vishmidt |
Miss Sequential #3, S.F. 2009 by Marissa Falco |
Mistake by Sarah Gion |
More Signs You Do A Zine by Davida Gypsy Breier |
"doubts started to creep in at me today, as i looked through my zine collection and noticed how few of those zines are still publishing. what was i doing, starting now?
Hey there! Here are the new zine abstracts in the collection this week, including many comics and litzines - check it out!
There are new abstracts in CLIO for the following zines:
- Cherry #5/Jellybean #15 (split zine) by Kate K. & Katy Weselcouch
- Flaming Eggs #6 by Hilary Davis
- Hip Hop Punk Rock Power! (issued with Plunger)
- Homo Health and Fitness
- I Had a Great Ride! by Veronica Liu
- I Play Life, and Grow by Meghan Lake
- I Think So by Esther Singer
- I Was Not Mommie's Lil' Angel... Not Even Close by Taryn Hipp
- Iceblink by Renee
- Ilse Content by Alexis Wolf
- Imaginary Windows #5 by Erin Fae
- (In Parens) or How to Be a Writer and Have Really Bad Sex by Megan Honig
- In the Backseat by Muffie White
- In the Humor for a Tumor by Rebecca Katherine Hirsch
- In Transition by Lauren Michele Fardig
- Incommunicado #6 by Maya Raye
- Indie Rock 2 Tha Max by Becky Cloonan
- Infandum! Adventures in Intoxication by Molly Lawless
- Insipid #4, #5 by Allison Reach
- Inkling by Melissa Klein
- Inner Monologue #6 by SaraEllen
- Inside the Test #2 by Jaime de Anda
- Inspiration Finally Came... by Angee
- Inspiration Point by Amy Antonissen
- Insterbate & Destroy
- Invasion of the Killer Slut Monkey #2, #3 by Jaime de Anda
- It's Not the End of the World!: Building a Life with Limp Wrists by Ocean Capewell
- Karin and Elizabeth in Clubland by Gillian Beck
- Ker-bloom! #27, #35, #36, #57, #58, #72 by artnoose