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These days, there aren’t many places to send your zine for review.  The most well known (and the longest running) is Maximum Rocknroll.  I’ve usually had good luck with reviews in MRR, and this was no exception.  Here is a picture of the review of All Things Ordinary #1 as it appeared in issue #324.  If i feel ambitious down the road i may type it up.

Edit: here is the review as i retyped it:

“This perzine is all about one man’s shocking decision to do something he thought was always for suckers- move to Portland.  He describes his solemn final days in Buffalo, NY.  It’s cute as hell.  He sells his bike he loves so much, does laundry at the terrifying place with the horrible woman, eats stupid amounts of greasy vegetarian food at the local spot.  He waxes about how different it will be to be the new guy who is capable of anything in a new town after being so entrenched in the scene in Buffalo and losing sight oh whether he actually likes all the bands he sees all the time or just loves his friends and everything they do is precious.  For some reason, I kept thinking the author must be female while I was reading it, but it’s actually this lovely sentimental fellow, Derek.  How does the bumper sticker go?  Question reality, doggies.”

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I’ve Been Blogged!

The IPRC just featured All Things Ordinary #1 in their “made at the IPRC” blog.  You can check out the post here.

In other zine related news, i currently have writers block so i’m stuck at 19 pages still.  I did however get a sneak peak at the cover which is being drawn by a friend of mine and it looks really awesome! I can’t wait to see the final product.

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The first time i went to Chicago, my friend Marc Moscato told me to check out a really cool zine shop called Quimby’s.  I followed his advice and i definitely wasn’t disappointed.  I had never seen so many zines in a store before and definitely spent more than i should have there.  Fast forward 5 years and now one of my zines is available on the shelves and online at Quimby’s.  Here is what they had to say about it:

Talk about a pre-emptive strike! Instead of moving to Portland and then writing a zine about moving, Derek did it all out of order and wrote the perzine in Buffalo before moving to Portland.  Welcome home, man.

It feels good to have my zine in stores all around the country.  Currently my zine is available at:

Atomic Books (Baltimore, MD)
City Lights Bookstore (San Francisco, CA)
Floating World Comics (Portland, OR)
Guapo Comics (Portland, OR)
Powell’s (Portland, OR)
Quimby’s (Chicago, IL)
Reading Frenzy (Portland, OR)

If anyone knows any other stores that sell zines, let me know because i would love to get my zine in as many stores as possible.

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All Things Ordinary #1 is out now! This is a personal zine about the last month i spent in Buffalo, NY (where i have lived all 27 years of my life) before i moved to Portland, OR (where i’ve been living since April 2009). It mostly consists of reflections on my time in Buffalo, thoughts about what lies ahead of me in Portland (i had never visited Portland before i moved here), and things that happened to me during my last month living in Buffalo. It is 24 pages and quarter sized.


I love trading zines and would prefer that, but if you don’t want to/can’t trade it is $3.00ppd. My paypal address is derekneuland@gmail.com.

send zine trades or $3.00 well hidden cash/money order to:
Derek Neuland
5723 SE Henderson St.
Portland, OR 97206

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