You know you want to be there…..
Posted by Andrew Coulon on March 30, 2010
Posted by Andrew Coulon on February 26, 2010
One last reminder to check out the Zine activities at this year’s Much Ado About Books! We will be located in the Zimmerman Overlook (first floor, near the DVDs and the Zine Collection).
10:45 – 11:30
Ian Koss (Ink 19), Joe LaChut (Seven Inches to Freedom), Tom Pennington (The Hum, Reax) and Max Michaels (Movement Magazine) will be discussing their history with zines, the importance of independent publishing, and the role of the Internet in publishing.
12:00 – 12:45
Authors Duncan B. Barlow (Super Cell Anemia), Patrick Hughes (Diaries of Indignities), Shelton Hull (Folio Weekly, Section 8) and poet Alan Justiss (too many to list) will read from their own original work.
If you want more info on the events or bios on these authors, click here or on the logo at the top. Hope to see you there!
Posted by Andrew Coulon on January 30, 2010
As promised, we will have a big batch of zines ready for check out at February Art Walk. But there’s more….
We will have special guests!
And come hear the music of…
Samantha Jones (of the bands Cassette, Bitchin, Slang, Rumbleseat etc) and Chelsea C (1/2 of the duet know as Dirty Fist)
5:30-7:00at the Main Library right by the zine collection! You know, first floor by the DVDs!
Here is the list of new goodies:
- Abort Vol. 20
- 904 Skate Magazine Photo Issue: Summer 2006
- Abort Vol. 21
- ABC No Rio: Enter the Nineties
- Adventures in Menstruation Vol. 1
- Adventures in Menstruation Vol. 2
- Adventures in Menstruation Vol. 3
- A’ La Maison w/ mix CD
- Anarchism: An Introduction
- The Black Cloud Vol. 2
- Blast Asteroid and the Space Patrol
- Blast Asteroid Returns
- Boy~Girl Vol. 2
- Carbusters: Nov. 2008 – Feb. 2009
- The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting Vol. 5
- Dwelling Portably v. 3
- Dwelling Portably v. 4
- The F-Word Vol. 3
- Elephant Mess Vol. 21
- Emergency Vol. 5
- Even Noisy Sparrows Vol. 4
- Feedback Vol. 4
- Frost Vol. 0
- Greenwoman Vol. 2
- Griot Vol. 6
- Grooves: Experimental Electronic Music Magazine
- The Hum Vol. 1/ Alley-Oop! Vol. 9
- Human Waste Vol. 4
- Human Waste Vol. 6
- Jesse Reklaw’s Ten Thousand Things To Do
- The Juniper Vol. 5
- The Juniper Vol. 6
- The Juniper Vol. 9
- The Juniper Vol. 11
- Make Something
- Maximum Rock and Roll Vol. Vol. 242
- Maximum Rock and Roll Vol. Vol. 265
- Maximum Rock and Roll Vol. Vol. 267
- Maximum Rock and Roll Vol. Vol. 268
- Maximum Rock and Roll Vol. Vol. 272
- Maximum Rock and Roll Vol. Vol. 273
- Maximum Rock and Roll Vol. Vol. 274
- Maximum Rock and Roll Vol. Vol. 275
- Maximum Rock and Roll Vol. Vol. 278
- Maximum Rock and Roll Vol. Vol. 318
- Momentum Vol. 32
- New Orleans… My Love
- The New Wave of Cut and Paste Vol. 6
- The Night of Your Life
- Notes from the Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture
- Our Lives Vol. 1
- Our Lives Vol. 2
- Paper Bird: Styrofoam Flowers
- Paping v.10
- Privilege and Solidarity
- Razorcake Vol. 33
- Razorcake Vol. 43
- Razorcake Vol. 44
- Razorcake Vol. 45
- Reciprocity Vol. 2
- Regeneration Vol. 6
- Seven Inches to Freedom Vol. 5
- Sick: a compilation on physical illness
- The Silk Screen Zine
- Slug & Lettuce Vol. 78
- Slug & Lettuce Vol. 89
- The Strange Voyage of the Leona Joyce
- Telegram Ma’am Vol. 8
- Uncle Eno’s Magazine
- The Wave Project Vol. 5
So many… can’t… catalog… another…
Posted by Andrew Coulon on January 17, 2010
For a zine, Going Postal v.1 is surprisingly dense and informative. I know how that sounds, and I’m really not trying to discount content levels in others zines but seriously; GP jumps from Kris Mininger’s personal remembrances of DIY godfather Irving Stettner to a brief history of zines from early table top presses through the Internet age of Big Brother and on to a second piece by Mininger about English anarchist, artist and bus driver Arthur Moyse… and that’s just the first half. GP even dips a toe into the academic realm with an excerpt from Steve Bailey’s and Anita Michel’s published paper on perzines and personal identity. Heck, much of GP’s content includes full citations for the discerning reading. But don’t think the editors of Going Postal are just a bunch of stamp collecting eggheads. They want you to share their love of print zines and mail and they don’t seem too concerned that their entire premise for GP may be judged as anachronistic. So if you’ve got some spare time and you have been ruminating whether or not to actually produce that zine you have been thinking about (come on, we know you have ideas…), check out Going Postal for a good kick in the pants.
Posted by Andrew Coulon on January 9, 2010
Here is a list of the new zines we have cataloged for January. Keep sending in any donations you have and we will keep cataloging them for th general public’s reading pleasure. We have a special event comig up on January 30th so check in for details on that as they develop. Also we be at Warehouse 8B this Saturday to promote the collection. Come out to hear The Body, Nuclear 2 and Civilization and pick up a library card application while you’re at it.
Alley-Oop! Summer 2005
Broken Hipster: the Epilogue
Cracks in the Concrete v.9
Cracks in the Concrete v.10
Elephant Mess v.17
Going Postal v.1
The Hum v.3 / Alley-Oop v.10
Late Era Clash v.20
Let It Be Know v.3
Next Stop Adventure v.3
A Rough Guide to Bicycle Maintenance
The Sixth Minkey’s Guide to Herbs
The Sixth Minkey’s Guide to Random Movies!!
The Sixth Minkey’s Guide to Vampires!!
The Sixth Minkey’s Guide to Zombies
Strike the Inertia
The Urban Hermit v.22
Valet of the Dolls
Posted by Andrew Coulon on January 8, 2010
On Saturday, February 27th, the Zine Collection will have a place in the spotlight at the 15th annual Much Ado About Books. Hosted by the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation, this two-day fundraising event will include presentations and panels with a variety of popular authors.
For the zine portion of MAAB, we are planning a discussion panel about the importance of zines and independent publishing followed by a reading by independent authors. These sessions will be free and open to the public.
In the mean time, be sure to check out the Zine Collection at the Main Library and support this new and vibrant collection.
Check back here for more information and author lists.
Posted by Andrew Coulon on December 24, 2009
The Zine Collection will continue to thrive and grow if you help us. There are a number of ways you can contribute to the collection but here are just a few suggestions:
- Donate old zines you never read anymore
- Suggest zines you want to find in the collection
- Share ideas for programs or events we can hold at the library
- Most importantly, check something out!
We are especially interested in zines from Jacksonville and around Florida. If you have written a zine or know of any local zines, let us know…. We are always looking for new items.
If you want to know more about the collection, want to donate or have ideas you would like to share, drop us a line here on the blog or send an email to JPLZine (at) coj (dot) net.
Posted by Andrew Coulon on December 23, 2009
Science fiction fans know that the genre has a keen sense for social commentary by repackaging contemporary issues into futuristic operas involving robots, space travel and to some extent real science. With those expectations in mind, Simon Roy’s Jan’s Atomic Heart doesn’t disappoint. In this comic, Jan awakens after a car accident to find himself with a robot body in a futuristic (though thoroughly bombed out) Frankfurt. With news reports of suicide bombers trickling in, it doesn’t take Jan long to realize that his recycled body matches the model of the suicide bombers and that he in fact has a bomb where his heart should be. Jan’s not a terrorist though and he turns to friends to help him solve this frightening dilemma. Simon Roy’s artwork is outstanding and I can’t recommend this highly enough.
Posted by Andrew Coulon on December 8, 2009
As promised, we have new zines available for your reading pleasure. For those of you counting, this is indeed the third month we have added to the collection and we anticipate an even bigger bunch for January. Check back for more details later in December. For now, why not kick back with some new issues of the self-published persuasion? Of special interest are Molly the Popsicle, Scrabble Freaks, Elephant Mess and Today Terrific.
December 2009 Zine release
- Cracks in the Concrete #11
- E.C.F.U. #6
- Elephant Mess #18
- Elephant Mess #19
- Elephant Mess #20
- Elephant Mess #21
- Elephant Mess #22
- Elephant Mess #23
- Elephant Mess #24
- Elephant Mess #25
- Molly the Popsicle
- Salt and Light #2
- Scrabble Freaks
- Slingshot #75
- Slingshot #76
- Slingshot #81
- Slingshot #85
- Slingshot #86
- Slingshot #87
- Slingshot #88
- Slingshot #89
- Slingshot #90
- Slingshot #91
- Slingshot #92
- Slingshot #93
- Slingshot #94
- Slingshot #95
- Slingshot #96
- Slingshot #97
- Slingshot #98
- A Strange Day
- Today Terrific #2
- Today Terrific #3
- Today Terrific #4
- Today Terrific #5
- Today Terrific #6
- Today Terrific #7
- Trailer Trash #19
Posted by Andrew Coulon on November 24, 2009
King-Cat Comics and Stories No. 68
by John Porcellino
In these hard economic times, anything that can bring a simple smile to my face without a price tag is very much appreciated. With that in mind, I have been smiling all week whenever I think about John Porcellino’s King-Cat comics. Like traditional Japanese haiku, Porcellino’s Zen influenced comics are firmly rooted in nature and the peace he sometimes feels when present in the moment. Likewise, his ultra-simple line drawings and understated narrative only begin to tell the story. Along the way, the reader is reminded of his or her own experiences and invited to observe life in a more mindful way, bringing the story into the real world. But hey, this is Zine of the Week so I better pick just one. Issue 68 contains several comic strips about moving, observing nature and a very brief biography of Greek philosopher Diogenes. Also be sure to read the Nature Notes and the Top 40 section. Luckily, the Zine Collection has a few other issues so the joy doesn’t have to end… at least not right away.