Saturday, 28 February 2009

List of zines and similar things

I keep adding to this each time I remember something else I did, or took part in.
An asterix next to a title means there's still copies left. Everything but Wor Diary is free.

2009 December, page from Bothy Zine in the Bothy Notes Newsletter

2009 Zines contributed & displayed in Sunderland Winter Garden's Collected Fragments Exhibition.

2009 December Pythagoras Zine 60 copies, A6, 8 sides stapled.*

2009 December Christmas Zine 100 copies, A6 24 sides stapled.*

2009 November Wor Diary 2010, 365 copies, ringbound, A5.*

2009 October 'It Happened at the Star & Shadow' Story Zine, 30 copies, collaborative, A5 folded.

2009 Roman Philosophers Zine 1, A6 stapled, including a page from a book on Rome.

2009 September Bothy Zine 300 copies, square shape, stapled, chunky.*

2009 September Space Monkey, collaborative child-friendly comic by the Paper Jam Collective, A4 stapled, colour cover.*

2009 August Newcastle Zine Review 1 50 copies, A5 folded.

2009 August Comic-drawing Workshops at Redesfest, Northumberland

2009 March Manual Zine, 18 copies, as part of DIY Aye Event. A6 in origami envelope.

2009 March George zine, 300 copies, A5 stapled, colour cover.

2009 March Shed zine, 150 copies, A4 folded.*

2009 March Abraham zine, 150 copies, unorthodox long shape, stapled.

2009 March Fantastical Beastes / Topsell Zine, 150 copies, A5 stapled.*

2009 February Kino Bamboozler, A6 fold-out to A4, 150 copies.
During 'Don't DIY Alone' festival in Edinburgh

2009 January Zine from my childhood, 250 copies, A5 stapled.
Cheaply (badly) copied - but with original artwork in each one!

2009 January Article on Wor Diary in Interface Journal

2009 Review of Jane Eyre: the Graphic Novel, for Bronte Studies.

2008 November, Wor Diary 2009 (collaborative) 600 copies, ringbound.*

2008 Autumn, contribution to '24 Minutes ... and that' anthology.
One of a series by the lovely 'paper jam' guys.

2008 July Examzine, 250 copies, A5 fold-out to A3.*

2008 April The Secret History, 1000 copies, A5 stapled.*
Produced for Projectile Film Festival.

2008 March Spring zine, 150 copies, A5 stapled.
Produced in a hurry for the Pigeon parlour art squat in Heaton. Last few given out at Newcastle Community Green Festival.

2008 February Sex zine (with contributions) 250 copies, A5 stapled.
All gone except some faulty ones I should mend one day.

2007 November Wor Diary 2008 (collaborative), 500 copies, A5 ringbound.

2007 October Gig zine, 250 copies.

2007 July Phd Thesis, finally done, using 'ephemera' like zines as source for tracing ideological debate.

2007 Zine Trail, with Chez, A6 loose pages dotted around the city, 50 copies.

Summer 2006? Comic about Red & Sam's wedding. A4 stapled, 3 copies!

April 2006? Anarchism in a Provincial City, A5 stapled, 50 copies.
To support academic talk on zines & activist dialogue at Alternative Futures and Popular Protest conference, Manchester Metropolitan University.

2006 A Story About a Rat, A6 stapled, 50 copies.

October - December 2005 Comic strips in Arthurs Hill Time Exchange Newsletter.

Summer 2005? A Zine about love, A6 stapled with photograph cover, 50 copies.
As part of Participatory Zine Workshops at Bookville (we miss you Bookville!)

Summer 2005? Workshops on pre-digital animation (characters, storyboards, flickbooks, fantascopes, zoetropes etc..) with Laura Maragoudaki (digital animation) Queens Hall Hexham.

'Hello 2008', A6 zine to record some of the leapday actions done by Ross McGuigan and friends in Newcastle.

May 2004? What if the Tide were Rising? Environmental zine for kids, produced for Newcastle Community Green Festival. A5 stapled, 50 copies.

January 2004? Dilemmas of an Activist Academic, A4 folded, 50 copies.
For Investigaccio conference of social movements, Barcelona.

2003? I Don't Care What Anyone Else Says, I Think EF! is Ace!, A5 folded, 50 copies.
2000-2001 EF! Action Update (shared editing), 13 editions, A4 folded, 300 copies each.

1999-2005 Think Globally Act Locally Various contributions and shared editing, A5 folded, 150 copies each. Occasional comic strips and illustrations.

new zines and works-in-progress for spring

I have a boxload of zines on its way from footprint in leeds, which will soon be out and about in town. They are:

George zine - a comic-diary about the cat who used to live here. An inspiration to us all!

Abraham zine - full name too rude to print. Done in one evening sat in bed (and it shows).

Shed zine - just a double-sided A4-er, comic-zine about a mysterious shed. A true story.

Fantastical Beastes - cut-n-pasted via the internet from the amazing Mr.Topsell, a true genius and brilliant 16th century cartoonist. We need his magic back in our life.

Works in progress:

Fenham zine - ruminations about my neighbourhood, and what was here before.

State zine - something I dip into now and then and probably won't produce for at least a year.

Ingatestonia - one I forgot to finish from 2006-7, about my experiences in Essex.

Umming and ahhing about a blog

I like zines, not blogs. Textures of paper, thumb-prints and creases. mmm, and the smell of coffee and ink soaked thru the pages...

But I'll try out having a blog for a bit, and it'll be a home for me to put new zines, comics & workshops. It may even encourage me to draw some things more carefully - 'worthy' to go on the web.

Hello if you're reading this, you can always send me a postcard or a zine to swap to:

42 Curtis Road
Newcastle upon Tyne