Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dreams of Donuts #1-10 Anthology



Remember this?  Well I just added it to my etsy store!

Flier


Paper Trails #2

While in Sacramento last weekend visiting, I found some mail from Tim Collapse that contained their mag, Paper Trails #2.  Not only was I pleasantly surprised to find a zine review zine that is still being made (where'd the rest of em go???), but also that it contained a really nice review of Dreams of Donuts #17 (my only complaint being that it is listed as "Dreams and Donuts").  This zine is definitely worth checking out, because in addition to loads of zine reviews (which contain actual postal addresses to order zines with instead of just email addy's) it also has letters and book reviews.  You can inquire about ordering Paper Trails at: Tim Collapse/PO Box 72/Altamahaw, NC 27202

8/24/13 - Received Dreams and Donuts #17.  An outstanding comic zine by Heather Wreckage.  Her artwork is tremendous and she's not afraid to get wordy when necessary.  Mostly slice of life type stuff about her friends and trips she takes.  A really cool interview with her friend Jimbo, who in spite of depression travels from Nevada to Seattle on foot.  Don't expect a Mack Evasion style story here though where all the secrets of the universe are revealed through vagrancy, though.  The trip doesn't fix all his problems, but it's a great story of finding a positive way to cope with something rather than popping prescription drugs.  I can't recommend this one enough.

Thanks Tim!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Flyer

I was telling myself I was gonna take a break from making flyers, but this is a special case, since it's my dear buddies the Healers welcome home show after their tour!  It's not done yet because the location hasn't been determined yet.

Slingshot Weeks

Summer's here, and it's time again to work on the Slingshot Organizer!  Wanna help?  Contact us at slingshot@tao.ca!





Thursday, July 3, 2014

Heyoo!

The weird crappy computer Vanessa X and I share recently got stepped on (punks can't have nice things) so it's back to the Oakland Public Library for my computer needs.  Speaking of Vanessa X, she just finished Asswipe #6 yesterday, which is available for probably $2 or $3 at P.O. Box 1196, Oakland CA 94604!

Anyways, I recently got back on track with keeping stores stocked with Dreams of Donuts.  You can find them at 1234 Go Records and the Pegasus Books in downtown Berkeley, as well as Book Thug Nation in Brooklyn.  At Go Records, I finally was able to track down the new issue of Razorcake, which I've been hearing I have a zine review in, and it's TRUE!

DREAMS OF DONUTS #19
Picked this baby up and I just couldn't put it down until the very end, and even than I flipped back through to gaze at all the lovely, bizarre, and truly awesome pictures.  I know Heather Wreckage as an incredible artist.  I've been lucky enough to have her design a couple of show flyers for us in the past, but my mind was truly blown by her funny, clever, and insightful little tidbit stories in this version of Dreams of Donuts.  From one female punk to another, it really spoke to me on so many levels.  Not to pigeon hole her zine to just feminist punk (would that really be so bad?!) but it's her  own personal narrative that she speaks, from tongue-in-cheek to brutally honest.  Highlights include weird escapades to rural punk shows, simple how-to's in zine making, bad punk haircuts (are you an offender??), the depths of despair in dating, into a thoughtful discourse on self-awareness, feminism, and gender politics surrounding punk shows (politics of the pit).  This issue also has an incredible contribution from Robert Eggplant on the history of 510-BAD-SMUT.  For those of you who don't know what that is, it's a phone number in the Bay Area that you can call for free to find out local DIY and independent happenings daily since 1996 and it's still around!  Each page is jammed packed with detailed images, both hilarious and, at times, deeply disturbing.  YOU'VE GOT TO GET THIS! -Camylle Reynolds

Wowee, thanks Camylle, what a review!