This is what we have left after the ZIne Fest…we’ll have more again soon:
Witches, Midwives and Nurses 50p
Tells the story of how women were dispossessed of their status as healers and midwives through accusations of witchcraft and the spread of superstition.
In the Hall of the Mountain King by Jimmy T Hand £1
Awesome writing, tells the story of Jimmy, a young teenager whose parents don’t understand him. At this point I cringed and thought it was going to be a big whingy cliche-fest, but it really really isn’t, and is actually really touching and lovely. And punk.
The Road to Either Or by Jimmy T Hand £1
A continuation of Jimmy’s story, picking up a few years after the end of the Mountain King zine, this is naturally more mature, there are tales of travelling, polyamory, forests, protests, protests in forests, polyamory in forests…you name it. It’s wonderful.
The World Below and Here Comes the Fucking Circus 50
This is really cool, two stories from Jimmy The Hand, more whimsical and fictional than the other stuff we have by him which seems more autobiographical.
Tales of Modern Tragedy (comic) £1
I love this comic, it’s based on the true story of a 12 year old and 23 year old who had a “romantic” relationship in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, which is wrong enough to be getting on with, but then they plot to kill the girls parents together!! In reality they do it, but strangely enough the comic doesn’t get that far…maybe the artist didn’t wanna deal with gory murder pics.
Said the Pot to The Kettle, a feminist reader for anarchist men 50p
This is really well done and manages to be funny and not patronising at all. Some men will appreciate it, some might be offended, but they might be the ones who need it most!
The Nightly Zine £1
Quite poetically written and artsy fartsy, tied up with red string. I liked it a lot a lot a lot.
Conscious Defect 50p
Crimethinc-y passionate ranty stuff, quite nice! And A4, unusually.
Take Back Your Lives (women’s DIY health) 50p
Getting to it!
Out of the Closets and into the Libraries 50p
Queer history! Wow. Lots of stuff I didn’t know and I’m glad I do now.
This Was Before you Were Born £1
Stories passed on to the writer by family members and family friends. Really sweet and really nicely printed
The House You Grew Up In £1
Stories related to….the houses people grew up in! Again, beautifully printed
Elvis Killed OJ £1
Getting to it
Give Up Activism 50p
Ha! Yes. Well, this is just an explanation of why maybe labelling yourself an “activist” is not the best thing in the world to do.
My First Little Book of GM Crop Decontamination 50p
This is pretty f-ing awesome, I like that it’s so totally practical, more practical zines please!! It’s full of ideas and tips for decontaminating gm crop fields!
Hell yes, punk zombie story!!
Murder Can Be Fun £1
These are zines written in the 90s about various real-life deaths, accidental and not. Mad.
Lock Out the Landlords £1.50
Getting to it. It’s a cool shape and it’s about squatting.
Cracking the System £1
Euro-centric squatting stories, haven’t read it all yet
A Chefs Tale by Joshua Ploeg £1
A travelling chef!! If I liked travelling, that’s how I’d like to do it. Joshua travels around doing private functions for cash and lodgings. If you’re in to cooking or travelling you’ll definitely get a kick out of this, and especially if you’ve cooked in any kind of “professional” manner, I mean even in the sense that you’re always the one cooking for the benefit gigs and squat cafes. Oh and there’s sex in this too! Yeah!
Human Waste £1
Surprising, the cover and the contents are pretty incongruent, the comic inside is really great, funny and childlike and a bit dark.
Nuns I’ve Known 50p
You have to love this concept…short stories about nuns. I ❤ zines with religion in them. What’s my problem? Oh yeah, Irish Catholic background…
Stories about RATS!!! We all like rats right?
Patient Files £2
Getting to it. Cool cover.
I Love You More Than Whiskey £2
Bound with red ribbon, this is a very special comic by Ms Nhatt Attack. Romantic, catastrophic and emotive.