Thursday, January 30, 2014


Buy one if you want..


I was recently gifted two very different zines by two very different friends, and wanted to tell you about how rad they are.  First up is Salty Dogs, by my good friend Eric Brose (I wrote about meeting him way back in Dreams of Donuts 12).  This zine is a journal-like account of Eric and his friend Roberts sailing adventure through the San Juan islands, and not only is it intimate and funny, bonus points go to Eric for including maps, historical information about towns, native plant observations, and all that fancy scientific stuff.  It's a great and entertaining read that I would highly recommend to landlubbers and sea hags alike, but unfortunatly I think I have the only copy right now, so you're gonna have to hang tight.

Next up we have the latest issue of No Gods No Mattress (issue 21).  Even if Enola D wasn't my friend, I'm pretty positive NGNM would still be my favorite zine.  The writing is always brutally honest, thought provoking, and totally relatable.  This issue starts of with Enola's bizarre experience working at the West Oakland staple Cafe Revolution, followed by her equally strange experience squatting at Maniac Mansion. Enola also shares her struggle with a recent break up and her struggle to maintain self care.  It's probably Enola's best issue of NGNM yet, and I know for a fact you can buy it at 1,2,3,4 Go Records (in Oakland) right now.

Best Going Away Presents Ever

Last night I was gifted some incredible Bad-Smut stickers by the ever so talented Phil Franklin.  Not only are there the regular ones

he also made some of these neon orange ones

and also this wooden print as a gift to Eggplant.

But Phil's radness doesn't end there!  He also made this super special surprise!!!

Coasters!  I'm pretty much hella spoiled with rad, talented friends.


I have crawled out of the covers momentarily, despite my hangover, to inform you that I'm moving back to Oakland tomorrow.  Yes, tomorrow.  After a while of thinking about moving, things pretty much just fell into place all at once, leaving me feeling very spoiled and rushed.  More news soon.

Saturday, January 25, 2014


  Dreams of Donuts 15, 16, and 17 all got reviewed on One Minute Zine Reviews recently.  It's definitely not the best review I've ever gotten, but it's not the worst either.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Zine Reviews: Dreams of Donuts #15, #16, #17

Dreams of Donuts is a zine in the autobiographical comic / perzine format that Ayun Halliday perfected with The East Village Inky. Heather Wreckage covers a lot of territory (literally and metaphorically) within these three zines. Issue #15 delves into what it was like to Occupy Oakland, yet the socio-political aspects of what Occupy was about seem mysteriously overlooked. #16 relates tales from the Portland Zine Symposium and #17 includes a lengthy and very insightful interview with Jimbo who walked from Nevada to Seattle to fend off depression. In Dream of Donuts there are friends, relationships, travels, punk shows & glimpses into Heather's worldview.

Learn more about Dreams of Donuts

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

19 is done!

However, I had scanner issues today (my mom's broke and I was at the photocopy place to long to bother) so I have minimal pages for you to check out.  I will scan the whole thing when I feel like it.

Friday, January 10, 2014


I got a package in the mail today of 100 professionally printed copies of Dreams of Donuts 15, courtesy of Marc from the Arts Exchange Program zine grant I won!  So cool!  This is my first time having copies of my zine printed, not photocopied, and I gotta say, I don't miss doing all the folding and stapling.  Thanks Marc Calvary!

Dreams of Donuts 19

Here's another panel I really like.  Done real soon, I promise!

Paint Doodle

Made this real quick-like on my day off.  I had a really hard time taking a photo of it, though.


My friend Phil Franklin has offered to silk screen stickers for me, but because my zine is so close to done I printed a couple today to have on hand.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Back Cover

I'm pretty much two pages and some detail work away from finishing Dreams of Donuts #19, which is really exciting to me.  However, usually at this stage I start to rush myself, but this time I'm enjoying just savoring being on the edge.  This issue is going to contain a history of 510-BAD-SMUT (written by Eggplant, drawn by muah), and I'm thinking I would really like to include a sticker with each issue, which would look like this.  It's pending on a couple factors, so we'll see if that works out.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Almost Done

Also, here's more fan art from an incarcerated comrade.  This person submitted this piece as a potential cover, but unfortunatly I pretty much never use submitted work in Dreams of Donuts.  However, if you like their style, feel free to drop me a line ( and I can hook you up with their contact info.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's A New Year

I'll never understand how I'll stay up and spend hours working on Dreams of Donuts, just to end up with a page and a half done.  I mean, I guess I kind of understand; if I did things the easier way, I would have a copier/printer at home, that way I could just reverse the black and white, instead of doing what I normally do and just color all the black parts with ink.  But the easy way is also the expensive way.  Either way, this panel is turning out to be one of my favorites from the new issue thus far, so I thought I would share it here.

I woke up to it being a new year.  I normally don't give one bit of a shit about the whole holiday, but this year is different for me.  2013 may have been one of the shittiest years of my life.  Don't worry, nothing major happened, it's more like the whole year I just felt miserable and trapped in my misery.  Disliking my life but being too depressed to have the urge to change it.  So I have found a sense of optimism in the "new year, fresh start" mentality, and hopefully this year can give me a break.