I just wanted to post something about some fundraisers that I think deserve your attention.
The first is this Sparkplug publishing project. Sparkplug is run by some awesome Portland folks and past Portland Zine Symposium volunteers and that could really use your help to publish some awesome project and you can get your mitts on those awesome projects by donating.
Next up, Show and Tell Press could use your help in publishing the reprint of issue #6 of Craphound. You know you love Craphound for all your zine clip art need. DEATH! TEPEPHONE! SCISSORS! The scissors alone make this worth it. I can’t believe I don’t own my own copy of this. I always borrowed mine from the IPRC, but I think some Craphound back issues were stolen, grrrr. Get in on this now!
The last project is near and dear to my heart. The Roberts Street Social Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada houses the Anchor Archive Zine libray and is moving. They have lost their lease and have to relocate. They are raising funds for the move. The site says that are funded but every little bit more is totally helpful. The Roberts Street Social Center hosts the Anchor Archive Zine Residency. I was a resident in October of 2009 where I lived in the shed and came inside the house to create Brainscan #24 &25 (available here) Here are some photos of my time in Halifax. I met lots of awesome dedicated people and I really hope this project lives on forever and ever.
FYI, I have donated a bit to each one of these. Do you know what else I have donated to? My own zine…
And in pure self interest, I thought I might post about my new zine, Brainscan #29. It is a split from Chicago based Ben Spies. He challenged me to do a fiction split with his fiction zine, No More Coffee. We released it onto the world at the 2012 Chicago Zine Fest. Maybe you might like to check it out?