Posts Tagged ‘Zines’

All Things Ordinary #2 now available

Since All Things Ordinary #1 was all about the last month I spent in Buffalo, NY, issue #2 is a collection of some things that I experienced in the first few months living in Portland, OR. Everything from donating plasma, getting a job at a food cart, and the fun times I had at the 2009 Portland Zine Symposium.

32 pages- black and white photocopied with 100% recycled paper, with green cardstock cover. quarter sized (5.5″ x 4.25″)

Cover was drawn by Ramsey Beyer: http://www.everydaypants.com

ATO #2 is $3.00 ppd to the USA. Click here to pay with paypal.

I also love trading zines, but when sending me a zine for trade make sure to note that. Also, a letter would be nice too!  Send zine trades or $3.00 well hidden cash/money order  to:
Derek Neuland
6435 B NE Going St.
Portland, OR 97218

You can also buy my zines on my Etsy Shop.

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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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I’m really bummed i’m not going to be able make it, but if anyone can they should go to the first Chicago Zine Fest March 12-13.  John Porcellino and Jeffrey Brown both signed on to do workshops and the reading.  I’m sure there will be more announcements as the fest draws closer.

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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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PZS is looking for art submissions for the 2010 poster. This year’s theme is
“Zine Arcade” Your art submission should be your creative interpretation of
that theme.

*The guidelines are simple – We are looking for a 11″ wide x 17″ tall poster
that will also be used in other formats (the web, post cards, buttons,
stickers, etc), so your design needs to be visible and striking at** multiple
sizes and resolutions (or have smaller, breakaway pieces). The design will
eventually be silk screened / screen printed onto t-shirts, so limit your
colors to black, white and one other color. We encourage artists to use any
medium or style. We strongly prefer that the choosen artist is able to
assist us in the process of transferring (resizing / cropping / etc) the
image multiple mediums.*

*Your design should include (or be able to include once all details are
finalized) the following:*

*- the theme*

*- the dates (TBA)*

*- the place (TBA)*

*- the website (**www.pdxzines.com**)*

*- “10th Annual Portland Zine Symposium”*

*- “A conference and zine social exploring facets of independent publishing
and DIY culture.”*
*Submission deadline is March 15th. Submissions can be emailed to **
pdxzines@gmail.com (most strongly preferred)**, mailed (to PO Box 5901
Portland, OR 97228-5901), or dropped off at the IPRC.*

here are posters from the last 2 years:

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A few weeks ago i posted my personal zine goals for 2010 in a thread on We Make Zines.  Here they are:

  • Finish 3 more issues of All Things Ordinary before Portland Zine Symposium
  • Help organize the Portland Zine Symposium
  • Table at Chicago Zine Fest and Portland Zine Symposium
  • Complete collaborative zine project about bad house-mate stories with Cortney
  • Buy a paper cutter
  • Finally become a member of the IPRC
  • Get my zines into stores and distros around the world
  • Get better at replying to mail more quickly
  • Start making my own envelope
  • Make a 24 hour zine in July

Thanks to an early birthday present from Cortney, i can already cross one thing off the list (she bought me a year membership to the IPRC).  I plan on trying to make my own envelopes out of old maps i have any day now.  I have a stack of zines packaged and waiting to go out to stores and distros for consideration.  I’ve been checking craigslist every few days for a decent paper cutter so hopefully i’ll find one soon.

As far as All Things Ordinary #2 goes, i have three pieces written and edited for it.  Hopefully this week i will get those printed and laid out.

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The Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is an amazing place in Portland, OR.  I’ve been a little timid to go there so unfortunately i printed ATO #1 at Kinkos.  I did gather the courage to go up there and submit it to the zine library though!  I have vowed to get a membership very soon in time to make copies of All Things Ordinary #2 there (once it’s finished).

After watching this short documentary by Nickey Robare about the IPRC i’m even more excited to become a member, start taking classes, and being productive there!

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