lazy sunday read – Lumpen Archives

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The Lumpen Archive is a digital catalogue of previously published experimental visual zines and comics.

There are zines from zine love favourite (and Broken Frontier 6 to Watch recipient) Miranda Smart

Well known alt comix creators such as CF and Lale Westvind and many others too.

Lots and Lots to check out – over 100 publications

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lazy sunday read – Crafting A – Z (by Weekends in Maine)

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Weekends in Maine can be found here – website twitter instagram

an e-zine of crafting activities and ideas with an example for each letter of the alphabet. There’s some fun ideas here.

Read it here

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lazy sunday read – Darling Zine

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header art by Rebecca Reed

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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Darling Issue Three

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lazy sunday read – fanzines (including zine shop map)

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map here

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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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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lazy sunday read – Comics Anonymous

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header image from What We Don’t Talk About created by Charlot Kristensen published by Avery Hill, reviewed here

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Comics Anonymous does a lot to promote the small press and self publishers within the UK, particularly focusing on reviews and kickstarter previews. It’s a good site for finding out what’s out there, with a good range of interests, not just lots of genre work.

They also do interviews with creators.

Here are two recent reviews:

and the most recent interview

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lazy sunday read – Pipedream Comics

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header art by Nick Prolix

Focussed on indie and small press comics available in the UK Pipedream’s site has a lot of reviews, some interviews and a nice regular round up of small press comics news. It’s their reviews that are my main interest as they do a nice job of covering small press comics/

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Here’s a review we liked, the latest small press spotlight and a review with the always interesting Lucy Sullivan as a guide to what to expect.

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lazy sunday read – DeZiners

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A UK based collective posting daily images of zine on instagram. You can submit your own (they give guidelines). I like these list sites as you get to see a lot of things you wouldn’t have a chance to know about.

Three interesting zines that they’ve listed:

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lazy sunday read – Gareth Hopkins

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Gareth Hopkins is an individual, prolific and generous creator that has recently set up a collection of links where you can download a number of his comics for free.

There’s a preview of Petrichor, which I awarded the best comic I read in 2019

Here’s an idea of some of Gareth’s work

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lazy sunday read – Star Jaws (and so much more)

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header image by Martin Hand

Star Jaws is not only a parody comic, it’s a parody comic with depth. Taking the Star Wars and other comics from the 70’s and 80’s as inspiration and remixing them for fun and commentary, it’s just great looking and fun reading

It’s also got work that’s not parody by the way

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from Star Jaws 45 (art and story by Paul B Rainey)

from Star Jaws 42 (art and story by David Robertson)

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lazy sunday read – Crash Reynolds

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Zine reviews

Nothing very recent but still a nice diversion with lots to read

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The Streetlamp
put together by Andrew T

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also to be found on twitter instagram facebook

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lazy sunday read – leaf analog

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not a full read, but some snippets from their photobooks. The images are mostly double page spreads and simple seeming, but evocative of a sense of alienation or the prosaic.

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Here’s a selection of a couple of my favourites.

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lazy sunday read – narco mag

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NarcoMag

Digital and physical magazine featuring artists from Veracruz in Mexico

It is in Spanish, but google offers an English translation.

Here are three articles I particularly liked

Veracruzanas creators: Victoria

Veracruzanas creators: Amarel

Amarel Pedraza “Noctamy” – instagram facebook

Community Murals by Octavio Sánchez Oropeza

ommunity Murals by Octavio Sánchez Oropeza – instagram facebook

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lazy sunday read – bildersturm

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(header image by Katherine Longly)

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regular posts all about photobooks – it sinks very closely to my tastes in photography, so it might yours as well

here are some articles about some of the books featured that I like

Katherine Longly

Katherine Longly - Hernie & Plume - Bildersturm Blog

Masao Yamamoto

Masao Yamamoto - Small Things in Silence - Bildersturm Blog

John Cohen

John Cohen - Look Up to the Moon - Bildersturm Blog

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lazy sunday read – Ryan C.’s Four Color Apocalypse

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header art by Liesbeth De Stercke

Ryan does an amazing job of covering the small press, he’s like a machine with the amount he gets reviewed!

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great interview about an interesting anthology

also LOTS of reviews about zines, mini comics, and self-published and small press comics

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lazy sunday read – Classic UK Comics Zines

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organised by David Hathawy-Price

From his own Fanscene

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To classic fanzines (this one’s Arkensword)

ARKEN SWORD 30

to strip zines (Litratrip – cover Tony Schofield)

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lazy sunday read – Avery Hill Publishing

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Avery Hill Publishing put out some of the best UK comics made. They have a whole section on their site dedicated to 8-page previews of their comics.

There are some great reads just in these previews, I’ve included three of my current favourites.

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also, check out out interview with them here

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lazy sunday read – then there was us

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a site dedicated to, in their own words, ‘Celebrating, supporting and showcasing the less heard, the less obvious.’ focussing on contemporary documentary voices, whether journalistic or photographic.

I admire their attention to people and social issues as much as their aethetics choices

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