While there are ten million zines out there dealing with “issues” ranging from one’s favourite band to what one did on summer break, you won’t find many of them here. I am specifically interested in political zines, preferably from a feminist, queer, or far-left point of view. While I don’t agree with some stuff found in some of the publications I carry, if there’s anything outright evil I will pull it.
The advantage to zines is that they’re cheap and easy to produce, which is also their major disadvantage. If you’re looking for something to rival Das Kapital you’d do better to check out my books and pamphlets page, but if grassroots do-it-yourself self-expression is what you’re after check these out:
Daddy Donnie – 12 pages 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, $1.50 Queer comic book by Danny Evarts of Trip Records and Baby Rhino Press. Two pieces, one on the sexual predilections of a certain homophobic hatemonger, one on the pain caused by racism in the author’s life.
Punk Fiction #9 – 46 pages 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, $2. Political punk zine from Oakville, Ontario. Major interview with three anti-fascist skinheads, stuff on vegan meat-substitutes, corporate crooks, anti-racism and more. The folx who put out this zine also play in the band Hoodrat, whose stuff is also available elsewhere on this site.
Can You See Yerself, $1 for 24 pages 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Articles on womyn-abuse, abortion and horror movies in this zine by Allison of Riot Grrrl Brampton (Ontario). .
Twat, $1 for 54 pages 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. A one-shot zine about womyn’s health issues produced by Riot Grrrl Brampton (Ontario). Breast cancer, HIV, violence against women, your period and more.
Body Count/Fem-Uh-Nist #2 26 pages 8 1/2″ x 11″ #3 22 pages 8 1/2″ x 11″ $2 each. Riot Grrl style feminism from Cincinnati. Articles deal with abortion, the death penalty, animal rights and Bikini Kill.
Check out my links to other internet sites where you can purchase fine reading materials, or perhaps even find an e-zine to subscribe to.