go listen – The Newport Dolls, The Absolute Boundary Of The Entity

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This was created as part of the the 2021 Festival of the Photocopier. You can see part of that recording on youtube here

This is a lovely, calming experience for me. Folksy, spoken word and improvisational, but not meandering or purposeless. It evokes a sort of spiritual sensation, like monks chanting.

It features quite a few creators and instruments, with the typewriter actually being a surprisingly effective part of the whole.

It almost reminds me of the Velvet Underground or The Incredible String Band, but not touching either very closely. Maybe even Devendra Banhart’s early, just after being found busking albums or Black Mountains first ep might be even more apt as it features women vocalists with emotional voices.

My favourite track is Admiring Axl Rose From Across The Hall

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go look – Stan Miller

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go look – nullset overdrive

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not active recently by the looks of things, but there’s a lot to look at and like in there

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lazy sunday read – Darling Zine

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Darling Zine focuses on promoting creative womxn whether in art, music or film. On the website there’s lots of music reviews and there’s also profiles of artists involved in the zine and some comment pieces. I always appreciate a music zine, because I’m always looking for something new to listen to. the print mag

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SHOP! – The Comix Company

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Header image by Aaron Lange

The Comix Company is run by Dexter Cockburn, publisher and maker of underground porn comix. Featuring some great cartooning and lots of spunky action. He also publishes other creator such as Aaron Lange above.

You can also find Dexter Cockburn here –

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(any of the social media accounts may be currently suspended because social media isn’t keen on allowing porn cartoons)

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foto friday – Toronto Photobook Library

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this sounds like such an exciting idea, curated exhibitions of photobooks from self-published to big production!

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go look – 16 pages

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Jean Philippe Gilliot in his publication Kermesse is one of the first places where I had work in zines.

He’s a great supporter of zines and art makers and I’m a huge fan of what he does to support others. A true gentleman.

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Comic Cuts, a review

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About 3 weeks ago I gave this as a recommendation and every Friday there’s been another episode to listen to which I have enjoyed immensely. So I thought I’d do a proper review.

This is a good show. Firstly, it’s funny, always funny and fun,. There’s an atmosphere, which certainly comes from some good decisions by Kev F Sutherland, of friendliness and openness that makes it feel inviting to listen to.

Secondly, these are good guests, willing to be involved as well as interesting in their own rights. It makes for good listening because they bring a bounce to the whole proceedings. They all have interesting stories to tell. It’s also interesting to see the breadth of people involved in comics as fans and creators. Without saying so, it’s putting the lie to the image of comic fans and creators as boring middle aged men pedantic about the smallest detail. I think this is deliberate in itself and nice to see.

Third and last, it’s a good format for the fun above, but also for getting little mini-interviews with the guests who are, as noted before, very interesting in their own right.

I think it was a tweet in which I compared Kev F to Nicholas Parsons, somewhat flippantly. It strikes me as the best possible comparison because this show reminds me of nothing less than a Radio 4 panel show, interesting people given something interesting to do with a host that pulls it all together and keeps it light and insightful.

Good work on this!

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go look – Julie Hollings

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An alumni of Deadline magazine, great strips from that end of yuppie era

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go look – Artists Responding To…

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lazy sunday read – fanzines (including zine shop map)

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organised by zines – who are on twitter tumblr facebook

on insta they do a good feed of zines to look through

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and on facebook they run the awesome ZINE CLUB group

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SHOP! – Strip for me (Douglas Noble)

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Douglas not only creates his own fascinating comics, he often works with a raft of other interesting creators including Sean Azzopardi, Jon Paul Milne and Olivia Sullivan who all produce amazing work of their own.

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What We Know About Falling Apart

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Black Leather #1

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Get The Human Face

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foto friday – projet514

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images of urban life, often juxtaposed to great effect

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go look – Owen Sherwood

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zine library! zineopolis

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with a whole online collection of zines available to look through, this is an exciting online journey as well as being a physical resource in the University of Portsmouth

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Check out the work of Jackie Batey, one of the curators, on twitter

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go look – Brett Hobson

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lazy sunday read – Artisterium

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This seems to be a new blog started by Miguel A. S. Correia of Ultra Violenta (great zine you should check out here) with posts about various museums and galleries he has visited. There’s only a few posts up, but they are fun. Particularly nice to see so many photos. I was led here when Miguel posted in the zinelove chat group we run on facebook.

This is the article and it’s about visiting the Fanzineteca run by Ogata Tetsuo, another member of the group. That’s a beautiful looking place and is definitely somewhere I’d love to see!

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SHOP! – Fraser Geesin

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Fraser Geesin’s humour hits a spot with me, drifting from nonsense to satire it aims squarely at humanity and hits the mark

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The Cleaner is both funny and dirt cheap, there’s not much more to ask than that

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foto friday – Brighton Shit Graf

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this isn’t about quality photos, it’s about the fun of watching humanity

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go look – Eric Orchard

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go listen – Mutiny by Damas Prospect

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Album is on Bandcamp here

Favourite tracks are

Recoil Effect – I always enjoy crackling radio conversation in a track and this is accompanied by some driving music; it’s giving out energy

Human Artillery – the start with its driving, repetitive rhythm is enough, but the out of time iron work and their meeting tempo is perfect doing music

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go look – Ben Humeniuk

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go look – Sarah Harris

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Occasional zinester, current editor and often wall sprayer, Sarah basically makes awesome things and if you ever get the chance to own something made by her, go for it

Buy her zine Unravelling

Unravelling by Sarah Harris (Colossive Cartographies 22)

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go look – Crash Reynolds

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Sometimes Human Issue 4 Perzine Zine

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go look – Pepsi Scrolls

Not active at the moment, but I still go back and look every so often, because it’s just great to see someone on their journey into art and how they shape their own style. It’s a style I very much enjoy seeing as well.

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