The Zine Collection

…at Jacksonville’s Main Library

Punks, Punx, and Punxxx

Posted by Josh Jubinsky on July 18, 2012

You can’t live in two places at once, but the recent punk-related gems of catalog additions are a solid jog down memory lane for anyone involved in hardcore punk in the mid-2000’s. They are here on the shelf at Jacksonville’s Downtown Library with little vouching for them these days but the fact that they still exist. So here’s a heads up on the paper product in case you missed the boat this first time around, with a nod to a few digitized reincarnations.

Slug and Lettuce.

Bust out your magnifying glasses for this classic! Editor/writer/publisher Christine Boarts Larson makes sure this FREE publication in jammed back with as much great stuff as possible, hence the wee text size. Don’t let adjusting your glasses stop you though! Spring of 2012 marks it’s 25th year, so you know something great is happening here. (That’s 1987 for the math challenged.) Twenty five years of focusing on the general DIY / anarcho-punk themes of anti-authoritarian politics, vegetarian/vegan action, radical parenting, gardening, DIY culture.   You can even check out a ton of the the columns online at the recently created http://www.slugandlettuce.net.  The website also serves as an archive for a lot of great band photography Chris has done over the years. That archive has a lot of the art from the issues as well – Jeremy Clark’s artwork is amazing.  The site also contains some new content, two different podcast series; on Eco-punk and Permaculture.

 

 

Equalizing X Distort

Another no frills and no space wasted, pedal to the hardcore punk, zine.  Named after the classic Gauze LP you probably only own a bootleg of, the Equalizing Distort  zine is an extension of a radio show these four Canadian chaps put together.  Lots of interviews with bands and record reviews.   The issue we have at JPL is from 2006, but these Toronto locals have been busy since then. They operate a great website of the same name here.  It chronicles playlists from the show (complete with plenty of MP3’s!!) and information on the zine and local shows.   They also have archived some of the older issues here.

So come check them out soon! And until then, you have plenty of new websites to explore if hanging at a computer is your thing.

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(Micro) Zine Of The Week: Taking The Lane Vol. 3

Posted by Matthew Moyer on July 17, 2012

Taking The Lane Vol. 3: Unsung Heroes
By Elly Blue

This handsomely designed, pocket-sized tome looks at bicycling from a feminist perspective and is all the better for it. This time around, Elly Blue and company highlight inspirational figures– past and present– for women who travel by two wheels. Look out for Annie Londonderry!

Find Taking The Lane at your library.

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New Zines For July 2012

Posted by Matthew Moyer on July 10, 2012

And what would International Zine Month be be without zines? Enjoy!

Adorn. Vol. 20
Art: A Critique
Box Of Fumes. Vol. 1
The Christopher Worm. Vol. 1
Chumpire. Vol. 171: Nine Weeks Done Eight Times.
Cool Spots, USA: Delaware
Depression 2.0
Don’t Tread On Me. Vol. 9
Dork Book. Vol. 1
Equalizing-X-Distort. Vol. 6.8
Etc. Vol. 4
Fiat Lux. Vol. 1
A Guy Is Fighting A Monster Out Of Nowhere
Head Shy. Vol. 5
Heartattack. Vol. 45
Hip Mama. Vol. 46: The Secrets Issue
Indigo. Vol. 16
Interesting. Vol. 9: Striving To Be The Best Of Bathroom Reading.
Jimmy. Vol. 9: The Accidental Teleporter.
Kingfisher. Vol. 6: Collaboration.
Moments Of Madness Comics. Vol. 9
Moments Of Madness Comics. Vol. 5
Movement Magazine. Vol. 2.3
My Little Corner.
Nez Perce Indians.
Obloquy.
O.D. Vol. 11: Alternative Literature And Reviews.
Ours For The Taking. Vol. 3
Picturebook Comics. Vol. 1: Framed.
Profane Existence. Vol. 45
Pulse Zine. Vol. 9
Second Nature Magazine. Vol. 6
Second Nature Magazine. Vol. 9
Shaman Jump. Vol. 1
Shish-Kebob. Vol. 1.2: The Bran Flakes Quarterly Journal.
Shattered Wig Review. Vol. 27
Skill Shot. Vol. 23 : Seattle’s Pinball Zine
Slug And Lettuce. Vol. 86
Slug And Lettuce. Vol. 81
Small Press Creative Explosion. Vol. 1
Sounds Of A Democratic Society. Vol. 2
Status Magazine. Vol. 14
Taking The Lane. Vol. 3: Unsung Heroes.
Taking The Lane. Vol. 5: Our Bodies Our Bikes.
Twenty-Nine Drawings In Twenty-Nine Days.
What Binds, What Makes, What Breaks.
The Yeti Times. Vol. 5
The Yeti Times. Vol. 7
Zero Gravity. Vol. 3

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Happy International Zine Month!

Posted by Matthew Moyer on July 3, 2012

To kick Zine Month off in style, we’re unveiling our limited edition, FREE John Waters “Read Zines” poster! Thanks to Folio Weekly photographer Walter Coker for snapping it for us! You can get your copy now at the Main Library at the Zine Display on the first floor. Check out some zines while you’re grabbing yours, why don’t you?

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(Micro) Zine Of The Week: Lou Reeder

Posted by Matthew Moyer on June 8, 2012

Lou Reeder / You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory split-zine
by Corrina Fastwolf and Matt Monochrome

A chance conversation while out on a record shopping expedition
birthed this split-zine, wherein memories of Lou Reed fandom (circa
Berlin no less!) segue gracefully into a tale of high school
misfits trying to turn a whole school onto the Violent Femmes.

Find Lou Reeder at your library.

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(Micro) Zine Of The Week: 904 Pinball Zine Vol. 2

Posted by Matthew Moyer on May 26, 2012

904 Pinball Zine Vol. 2

904 Pinball Zine, already a fun and useful local resource, tweaks their format with issue 2. Besides the foldout map listing every pinball machine in Jax, this one adds interviews and event recaps – inspired by Seattle’s Skillshot. Grab it!
 

Find 904 Pinball Zine at your library.

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New Zines For May 2012

Posted by Matthew Moyer on May 22, 2012

This month’s selection of zines is a bit different than what we’ve been offering the last few months. Sure we’ve got a great selection of newer zines (you’ve got to check out Taking the Lane), but we also cataloged a bunch of donations – including those gifted to us by the great Dave Mitchell – so what that means is this month you can read hardcore zines from the mid to late-Nineties, minicomix and Sci-Fi fanzines from the early Nineties, and a fan newsletter for Seinfold devotees. Don’t bother cranking up the time machine, just head to the Main Library downtown!

Basic Paper Airplane. Vol. 3
Bikenomics: How Bicycling Will Save The Economy (If We Let It).
Burn Brandon. Vol. 15
Charette’s Eye View. Vol. 9
Chihuahua And Pitbull. Vol. 2
Creepco. Vol. 3
Creepco. Vol. 2
Destined. Vol. 3
Disappointed: The Human Condition.
Dr. Agon dreams. Vol.3
The Duplex Planet. Vol. 132
The Duplex Planet. Vol. 138
8-track Mind Magazine. Vol. 90
Eventide. Vol. 3
Fantast. Vol. 1.2: Entertainment For Imagination Junkies.
Hardcore For The Kids Collective. Vol. 1
HeartattaCk. Vol. 49
Hotel Dire. Vol. 17: Death To Normalcy Issue.
The Hungry Maggot. Vol. 10
Interesting! Vol. 2: A Compilation Of Things I Find Interesting.
Love Dreams. Vol. 3
Mob Guy Comics.
Mole. Vol. 8
Nepotism Comix. Vol. 1
Nothing. Vol. 1.3: The Newsletter For Seinfeld Fans.
PDX By Bike: Your Guide To Exploring Portland, Oregon by Bicycle.
Piss And Vinegar. Vol. 4
Profane Existence. Vol. 57
A Punk Kid Walks Into A Bar…. Vol. 8
Rap sheet. Vol. 43
Razorcake. Vol. 27
Razorcake. Vol. 64
Razorcake. Vol. 65
Razorcake. Vol. 63
Science fiction randomly. Vol. 13
Second Nature Magazine. Vol. 5
Shish-Kebob. Vol. 1.1: The Bran Flakes Quarterly Journal.
Skill Shot. Vol. 2: Seattle’s Pinball Zine.
Slingshot. Vol. 108
Taking The Lane. Vol. 6: Lines On The Map.
Taking The Lane. Vol. 4: Sexy On The Inside.
(unTITLED) Vol. 2
Washing Machine.
The Yeti Times. Vol. 4

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New Zines For April 2012

Posted by Matthew Moyer on April 28, 2012

New zines for April! Check out the the local goodness: All Your Friends Are Here, the first issue of Movement ever, These Are The Quotes From Our Favorite Christmas Films, and the new issue of 904 Pinball Zine!

All Your Friends Are Here. Vol. 1
Clutch. Vol. 19
Gutterslug. Vol. 2
How And Why: A Do It Yourself Guide.
How To Rock And Roll: A City Rider’s Repair Manual.
Miss Sequential. Vol. 3
Movement Aagazine. Vol. 1.1
Never Kneel. Vol. 2
904 Pinball Zine. Vol. 2
No More Coffee. Vol. 3: Stories, Etc.
Omitted. Vol. 1: Muses & Bruises.
The People I Love Best. Vol. 3
Play: A Trees And Hills Anthology.
Proof I Exist. Vol. 12
Q For Treason. Vol. 12
Show Me The Money. Vol. 32
A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Life. Vol. 1
A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very bad Life. Vol. 2
These Are The Quotes From Our Favorite Christmas Films.
You Don’t Get There From Here. Vol. 15

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(Micro) Zine Of The Week: Cryptic Slaughter Vol. 25

Posted by Matthew Moyer on April 25, 2012

Cryptic Slaughter Vol. 25
by Giovanni

Giovanni picks up his pen again for the first new issue of CS in five
years. We find him in Syria and then Turkey, reminiscing on what got
him started writing as a teenage punk, in between razro-sharp
vignettes and observations of his travels.

Find Cryptic Slaughter at your library.

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(Micro) Zine Of The Week: Peops Vol. 6

Posted by Matthew Moyer on March 31, 2012

Peops Vol. 6
by fly

You’re in NYC, running into all of these amazing people, what do you do to remember these meetings? Instead of taking photographs, fly drew pictures, and Peops collects them. Included in this one is Nick Zedd, Sophie Crumb, and Hettie Jones.

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