Zines I Like #8: Star Farmer by FyreFies

Star Farmer is an awesome series of mini-zines written & hand-drawn by SuperMay of FyreFies.  Each 16 page zine introduces a range of plants grown by the star farmers (each illustrated and including its latin name), notes on the properties of the plants, cultivation tips and warnings such as: “The bud of the Red Dwarf was … Continue reading Zines I Like #8: Star Farmer by FyreFies

Zines I Like #7: Once Upon a Time by Dudley Redhead

Yes I know, it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to something fairy tale-based, but this particular mini zine appeals to me on so many levels: not only is it a mini mini zine (half the usual size), but it comes in the cute packaging shown left, and comes with a matching badge.  What’s not to love? … Continue reading Zines I Like #7: Once Upon a Time by Dudley Redhead

Zines I Like #6: One a Day May 2011 by WalkerWorld

Yipes – thought I had better blog this before it becomes 2 months overdue, rather than just 1…!  The May issue of Laura Walker’s One a Day project features more daily snippets from her zine-filled life – from newspaper headlines to comic strip re-enactments, from photos of shadows to taking the dogs for a walk, … Continue reading Zines I Like #6: One a Day May 2011 by WalkerWorld

Zines I Like #5: How to draw like a Nut by Andrea Joseph

Yay – another handwritten – and hand-drawn – zine!  This 16 page, half-size zine is completely jam-packed with incredibly detailed drawings (all drawn with ballpoint pens), creative inspiration, tips & techniques, and lots and lots of text meandering around the prolific illustrations. The first double page spread, in a ‘cunning’ play on the zine’s title, … Continue reading Zines I Like #5: How to draw like a Nut by Andrea Joseph

Zines I Like #4: Miss Sequential #4 by Marissa Falco

I love handwritten zines!  And this 24 page, half-size zine is entirely handwritten & hand-drawn.  In addition, it’s subject is entirely postal related, so this zine could really hardly fail to win me over.  The zine charts Marissa’s relationship with letters & mail from pre-school onwards, including letters written in code, early penpal failures, a … Continue reading Zines I Like #4: Miss Sequential #4 by Marissa Falco

Zines I Like #3: Dark Side of the Building by Fiftysticks.com

This 16 page, half-size zine is mostly handwritten (with a typewritten essay by Grace), and has a machine-stitched spine.  Nice.  Contents give a thorough explanation of the concepts of dumpster diving and freeganism (extreme recycling), including advice on getting started, tools of the trade, safety, and how to deal with potential run-ins with the police… … Continue reading Zines I Like #3: Dark Side of the Building by Fiftysticks.com

Zines I Like #2: So You Wanna Write a Manifesto? by A4DS

From the inside front cover: “Art for a Democratic Society is dedicated to the promotion of a conscious and public discussion of art and its role in society.  We believe that open and democratic debate, discussion, and critique are preconditions for progressive and inclusive movements in politics, art, and culture.  We seek to engage artists … Continue reading Zines I Like #2: So You Wanna Write a Manifesto? by A4DS

Zines I Like #1: One a Day by WalkerWorld

Zines I Like is going to be a recurring if sporadic feature on this blog – in no way comprehensive, but just a heads-up to some cool zines I have discovered.  After ‘researching’ my treasuries a couple of weeks ago I had a small spree, so the next few days will feature some zines I have … Continue reading Zines I Like #1: One a Day by WalkerWorld

A couple of new zines

Just added to TheTangledPress Etsy Store: ‘Profound Tapestry’, a 24 page, A6 (quarter-sized) zine.  I umm-ed and aah-ed over whether to put this in the Tangled Press or the TangleCrafts store, but it’s poetry, not a practical craft zine, so the Press won out.   It is a collection of found poetry, that I discovered within … Continue reading A couple of new zines

Zines again!

I’m not really into poetry (with the exception of the ‘found’ poetry, that I included in some of my recent posts!), but I love haiku – capturing fleeting glimpses of moments (like a photograph) in condensed, image-rich words.  I have put together a 3-part mini-zine, with a booklet of Corey’s haiku, a collection of my … Continue reading Zines again!