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
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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.
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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.
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Posted by Andrew Coulon on December 23, 2009
Jan’s Atomic Heart
by Simon Roy
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.
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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
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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.
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Posted by Andrew Coulon on November 9, 2009
Here is a list of the newest items to be added to the Zine Collection. You may recognize a few titles as we have other issues in the system already but there are several new series on this list as well. Search JAXCat for more details on these or other zines.
We expect to release new zines on a regular basis so remember to stop back here for updates, reviews and announcements about the Jacksonville Public Library Zine Collection.
13 Years of Goodluck
Assassin and the Whiner v.15
Atmospheres by ehype
Big Hands v. 2
Biodiesel Smarter v.9
Burn Collector v.10
The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting v.4
Clamor Communique v.28
Duplex Planet v.175
Food Geek v.1
Food Geek v.2
Food Geek v.3
Food Geek v.4
Food Geek v.5
Give Me Back v. 4
The Heart Star
I am a Camera v.1
I am a Camera v.2
I am a Camera v.3
I am a Camera v.7
I am a Camera v.9
Journal Song v.6
Mindless Mutant v.3
Natural Disaster v.1
Off the Map
Rad Dad v.11
What a Whopper
Witches, Midwives and Nurses
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Posted by Andrew Coulon on October 17, 2009
I prefer to read words accompanied by pictures and so I naturally gravitate toward the comic zines in the Zine Collection. Of all the comic zines I have read, I recommend that you check out You Ain’t No Dancer Vol. 3. This solid anthology has bunches of comics from 30 creators. As in past volumes of YAND, there’s more than a few creepy comics, funny comics and weird comics to wet your appetite and (fortunately) there are no super-hero comics. Well, there may be one super-villain comic, but I’ll let you figure out which one that is. Overall, the artwork and writing are great but a few stand out. Jason Turner’s romantic “The Day of the Builders” is one of the best in this anthology. You can also see his work in the True Love series right here in our own Zine Collection. Another bright spot is “War of the Acorns” by Lars Brown. I love the image of the woman with the acorn in her teeth. That image alone makes this book worth checking out.
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