tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488Mon, 01 Aug 2011 16:37:22 +0000Black Budgie Zines Distrofrom the leaky suburbs of vancouver come zines and independent publications from all across the worldhttp://www.blackbudgiezines.com/ashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)Blogger26125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-40617091858731657Fri, 27 May 2011 04:18:00 +00002011-05-26T21:24:46.253-07:00The Much Disputed Hat<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4oHP5yh92cU/Td8mYEBLX2I/AAAAAAAAAyA/thVfNr_NOWs/s1600/IMG_0002.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 195px; height: 320px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4oHP5yh92cU/Td8mYEBLX2I/AAAAAAAAAyA/thVfNr_NOWs/s320/IMG_0002.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5611245855564324706" /></a><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><br /><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="ACVLAFU6MTBYE"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt from "Urban Silver":<br /><br /><blockquote>Out numbered but hopeful / the moon hangs its glamour / on a streetlamp.</blockquote><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">The Much Disputed Hat<br />and other short poems by Ashley Jones<br />$6.50 / poetry chapbook / 2004</span><br /><br />Be sure to also check out <a href="http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2011/05/zen-broom-cleans-kitchen.html">Zen Broom Cleans Kitchen</a>, another poetry chapbook by Ashley Jones!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-40617091858731657?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2011/05/much-disputed-hat.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-8741328908327054189Fri, 27 May 2011 04:12:00 +00002011-05-26T21:23:38.726-07:00Zen Broom Cleans Kitchen<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6Vk3qv5pcHo/Td8k7i56zxI/AAAAAAAAAx4/YN-TAo_3ghE/s1600/IMG_0001.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 192px; height: 320px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6Vk3qv5pcHo/Td8k7i56zxI/AAAAAAAAAx4/YN-TAo_3ghE/s320/IMG_0001.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5611244266127544082" /></a><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="D6STY4R4FB4UY"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt from: "Poems at a Late Hour"<br /><br /><blockquote>Scatterings of Autumn / On the doormat, / A dying year / Spread across the bamboo floor, / Greying my hair.</blockquote><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Zen Broom Cleans Kitchen <br />And other short poetry by Ashley Jones<br />$6.50 / poetry chapbook / 30 pages / 2009</span><br /><br />Be sure to check out <a href="http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2011/05/much-disputed-hat.html">The Much Disputed Hat</a>, another poetry chapbook by Ashley Jones!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-8741328908327054189?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2011/05/zen-broom-cleans-kitchen.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-1496593735783528673Sun, 13 Mar 2011 22:09:00 +00002011-05-26T21:11:56.673-07:00just can't maintain<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-594twBt7ZvM/TX1CuypLrBI/AAAAAAAAAxg/ev4RLn2mQgI/s1600/justcantmaintain%2B.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 202px; height: 320px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-594twBt7ZvM/TX1CuypLrBI/AAAAAAAAAxg/ev4RLn2mQgI/s320/justcantmaintain%2B.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5583692484645202962" /></a><br /><br />A classic zine, Just Can't Maintain is an interesting collection of photographs, drawings, poetry, interviews, and jokes about muffins!<br /><br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="JDPA4HQB5Q93N"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/WEBSCR-640-20110306-1/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/WEBSCR-640-20110306-1/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt from "Continent Soliloquies":<br /><br />The cavity clucks, the sound fluxes found fixed,<br />clung to the roof of my mute moth mouth,<br />have pinned my limbs to milky holocausts.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Just Can't Maintain Volume 1, November 2009<br />$1.00 /perzine / half-letter / 12 pages / 2009</span><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HXzlZeKcr4M/Td8kUqphNdI/AAAAAAAAAxw/MHN3WHAMQ84/s1600/IMG.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 186px; height: 320px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HXzlZeKcr4M/Td8kUqphNdI/AAAAAAAAAxw/MHN3WHAMQ84/s320/IMG.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5611243598191343058" /></a><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="PU9VMS54YPGY8"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Just Can't Maintain Volume 2, February 2011<br />$1.00 /perzine / half-letter / 12 pages / 2011</span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-1496593735783528673?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2011/03/just-cant-maintain.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-8010359211526593478Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:42:00 +00002011-03-13T15:07:24.387-07:00Year of the Shorts<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7r318wZixyQ/TX09DeSRjnI/AAAAAAAAAxI/iJ9DkWUaJNw/s1600/IMG.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 264px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7r318wZixyQ/TX09DeSRjnI/AAAAAAAAAxI/iJ9DkWUaJNw/s320/IMG.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5583686242887896690" /></a><br />From <a href="http://yearoftheshorts.wordpress.com/">Year of the Shorts</a>:<br /><br /><blockquote>"Year of the Shorts began as a Christmas card to friends and family friends. This functional piece of design contained short stories and anecdotes, keeping the audience entertained throughout the year.<br /><br />Now in its fifth year I have come to realise I spend much more time on the content than on the design. I love to write as well, but it has been more and more difficult to come up with content on my own."</blockquote><br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="B9XDEMALYNPWQ"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/WEBSCR-640-20110306-1/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/WEBSCR-640-20110306-1/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />All tied together in a nice little package, Year of the Shorts is a a compilation of short works, some set to music, some accompanied with artwork, all with a bunch of fun stickers through in for good measure. <br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RlZsMrQgm24/TX0_mmI77LI/AAAAAAAAAxQ/BxaSxTKmN5M/s1600/IMG_0001.jpg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 152px; height: 320px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RlZsMrQgm24/TX0_mmI77LI/AAAAAAAAAxQ/BxaSxTKmN5M/s320/IMG_0001.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5583689045314890930" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Hi82uyAB1-M/TX1AB8rcg7I/AAAAAAAAAxY/L1GBjjII2jY/s1600/IMG_0002.jpg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 248px; height: 320px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Hi82uyAB1-M/TX1AB8rcg7I/AAAAAAAAAxY/L1GBjjII2jY/s320/IMG_0002.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5583689515221681074" /></a><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Year of the Shorts 2010 (Australia)</span><br />$15.00 / multi-media compilation; audio cd, stickers, print work / 2010<br /><br />http://www.yearoftheshorts.wordpress.com<br />http://www.myspace.com/yearoftheshorts<br />http://www.facebook.com/yearoftheshorts<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-8010359211526593478?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2011/03/year-of-shorts.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-6788418606689844951Tue, 07 Dec 2010 22:19:00 +00002010-12-07T14:30:22.616-08:00non-profit organization to destroy the world<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TP6zbpDFJOI/AAAAAAAAAwc/NCbaq7JHBOs/s1600/npodw.JPG"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 150px; height: 200px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TP6zbpDFJOI/AAAAAAAAAwc/NCbaq7JHBOs/s200/npodw.JPG" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5548069078423643362" /></a><br /><br />After volume one's self-proclaimed 'crazy experiment,' the Non-Profit Organization to Destroy the World are back with a second edition, containing prose, poetry, plays, recipes, art work, and all other kinds of thought-provoking work.<br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="SFUXJKTA2N3MS"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt from "Manifesto":<br /><br /><blockquote>We're no longer being allowed to die.<br />In this future we are living on, something intangible has been stolen,<br />But no one is angry, because they weren't aware of it in the first place.<br />A new generation has been born, seeking deaeth, seeking to truly die.<br />We are not afraid.</blockquote><br /><br />Non-Profit Organization to Destroy the World 002 (Vancouver, BC)<br />$6.00 / comp-litzine / book / 2010<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-6788418606689844951?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/12/non-profit-organization-to-destroy.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-8035796028078924530Mon, 06 Dec 2010 17:10:00 +00002010-12-07T14:33:46.774-08:00the lovely heads<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TP6yJZFmQ3I/AAAAAAAAAwM/jtSGT-4-oCI/s1600/lovely%2Bheads.JPG"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 240px; height: 320px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TP6yJZFmQ3I/AAAAAAAAAwM/jtSGT-4-oCI/s320/lovely%2Bheads.JPG" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5548067665389962098" /></a>With beautiful, simplistic artwork and storytelling, Melanie Furtado has crafted an illustrated story zine that follows the intriguing life cycle of the lovely heads.<br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="SPBCQXFJSVSWQ"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt: <br /><br /><blockquote>may found lovely heads bloomed<br />with hair of fragrant nectar<br /><br />whose scent did draw<br />a flock of moths<br />to feast on<br />such sweet locks<br /><br />and dawn found them bald and bare,<br />dark eyes filling at the loss of their hair-</blockquote><br /><br />The Lovely Heads (Victoria, BC)<br />$6.00 / art/lit zine / half-legal / 16 pages / 2010<br /><br /><a href="http://www.milatropolis.com">www.milatropolis.com</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-8035796028078924530?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/12/lovely-heads.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-4122640709644346449Tue, 02 Nov 2010 19:46:00 +00002010-12-07T14:44:30.609-08:00Broken Pencil #49Black Budgie was interviewed a while back for Broken Pencil and the little featurette has hit the stands!<br /><br />Get Issue 49 / Fall 2010 now!<br /><br />Or read the article <a href="http://brokenpencil.com/view.php?id=5411">here</a>!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-4122640709644346449?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/11/broken-pencil-49.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-1688501165175958862Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:15:00 +00002010-08-11T20:56:50.224-07:00zines / bouncy ball<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TGMTE2vCDbI/AAAAAAAAAuU/eJ5jdzWXT1o/s1600/bouncy+ball+cover_0002.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 207px; height: 320px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TGMTE2vCDbI/AAAAAAAAAuU/eJ5jdzWXT1o/s320/bouncy+ball+cover_0002.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5504264143710064050" /></a>Bouncy Ball #1 is an eclectic and wonderful compilation that earns its name as it bounces to everything from comics to interviews to poetry to prose to art to photographs to word puzzles and more. <br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="QMFTVTUXWDBCE"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt from "Potential Last Words" by Paul Beer:<br /><br /><blockquote>If Oscar Wilde's last words really were, "either those curtains go or I do," they were almost certainly prepared in advance. Maybe the quip was originally written for one of his characters and Wilde, realizing he'd captured lightning in a bottle, decided to save it for his own final moments. Since good last words are too important to be left to improv, I've decided to script pithy one-liners for as many potential deaths as I can. A partial list follows:<br /><br />"I just can't seem to stop smoking." - I've been set on fire. <br /><br />"Hold on, I think he's trying to communicate." - A chimp is mauling me. <br /><br />"The real tragedy here? I liked 'Blues Brothers 2000." - Murdered by John Goodman. </blockquote><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Bouncy Ball #1</span> (Toronto, ON)<br />$2.50 / compzine / half-page / 24 pages / 2010<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-1688501165175958862?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/08/zines-bouncy-ball.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-6122075797672111648Tue, 27 Jul 2010 04:40:00 +00002010-07-26T22:51:29.655-07:00zines / go, ratray, go<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TE5maFQc_pI/AAAAAAAAAtU/RSbnvCUoF1U/s1600/go+ratray+go+cover.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 198px; height: 320px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TE5maFQc_pI/AAAAAAAAAtU/RSbnvCUoF1U/s320/go+ratray+go+cover.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5498444793339772562" /></a>From the author, Rue Diego Ratray: <br /><br />Here is issue #2 of Go, Ratray, Go, Pedal/Medal (get it?). These stories have been written over the past year. They are all about running and cycling. This isn't good writing, but it is heartfelt, which can be better sometimes. Issue #1 was Head/Heel, but there was only one copy of that, for Kim, and yr not her, so no dice. <br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="YVECCFJBCERDS"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt from "You Will Run Forever":<br /><br /><blockquote>Teachers started cursing me from a young age. Not cursing at me, that happened later, but an old-fashioned curse, setting your destiny in stone, fait accompli. Most adults believe in magic and curses and luck. If you don't believe me, go watch people play that computerized horse race the lottery runs in convenience stores. If adults are susceptible, then kids are doomed. I fell for it every time. </blockquote> <br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Go, Ratray, Go #2 - Pedal/Medal</span> (Jamaica Plain, MA)<br />$3.00 / perzine / half-page / 48 pages / 2010<br /><br /><a href="http://goratraygo.blogspot.com/">Go, Ratray, Go Blog</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-6122075797672111648?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/07/zines-go-ratray-go.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-8575864825880511582Tue, 27 Jul 2010 04:12:00 +00002010-12-07T14:43:12.589-08:00zines / concisely<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TP635C5mY3I/AAAAAAAAAw0/S2nwCipEdjE/s1600/concisely.JPG"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 240px; height: 320px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TP635C5mY3I/AAAAAAAAAw0/S2nwCipEdjE/s320/concisely.JPG" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5548073981625918322" /></a><br />Concisely<em>: stories under 500 words</em> is back with issue #4, featuring short fiction from writers all over the world.<br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="PHHZEZ7X72BM8"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt from "Feathered, Giving the Bird" by Jade Ramsey:<br /><br /><blockquote>When Frank sets the garbage out in the hallway overnight, the rank odor wafts like grape skins on teeth. His neighbor, Bette, calmly wraps the parakeet she's been saving in silver gift wrap and a pink ribbon and scribbles <em>FRANK </em>on an attached card. She sets the present next to the now leaking trash.</blockquote><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">concisely: stories under 500 words #4</span> (Chicago, IL)<br />$3.00 / litzine / half-page / 24 pages / Fall 2010<br /><br /><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TE5h3I0i3qI/AAAAAAAAAtE/Ams0xyqPo9M/s1600/concisely+3+cover_0001.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 206px; height: 320px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TE5h3I0i3qI/AAAAAAAAAtE/Ams0xyqPo9M/s320/concisely+3+cover_0001.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5498439794954526370" /></a>A unique and assorted mix of short prose, from the hilarious to the bittersweet to the heartbreaking to the though-provoking, issue three of Concisely includes contributions from writers across the USA and Australia and is edited by Daniel Copulsky.<br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="FWYUHTQQUEY7C"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">concisely: magazine of short prose #3</span> (Chicago, IL)<br />$3.00 / litzine / half-page / 24 pages / Summer 2010<br /><br /><a href="http://www.conciselymagazine.com">ConciselyMagazine.com</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-8575864825880511582?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/07/zines-concisely.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-974539491936520839Thu, 17 Jun 2010 23:39:00 +00002010-07-26T22:24:21.486-07:00zines / blue okoye!<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TBqyvWLxtvI/AAAAAAAAAr8/eicrQ7kWfDo/s1600/blue+okoye+cover_0001.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 205px; height: 320px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TBqyvWLxtvI/AAAAAAAAAr8/eicrQ7kWfDo/s320/blue+okoye+cover_0001.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5483892022755571442" /></a><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;"></span>"It’s not a comic, it’s a zine about a guy trying to teach himself how to draw comics, or generally about that struggle we all have to face, sooner or later, to figure for ourselves out what means the most in life...." - from author Uzodinma Okehi<br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="DUBJB7CNTZ8RS"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt:<br /><br /><blockquote>I was already half-hearted about playing pranks, I knew better, but the other side of it was a day-job boredom like a caged-up, tranquilized tiger, that is, <span style="font-style:italic;">gimmie something</span>. Don was another East Village refugee, a real droner, on and on, about conspiracies, the government and whatnot. He wasn't even talking to me most of the time, yet I still somehow wanted to plunge a stake in his heart. Instead of that, I bought one of those rubber bouncing balls.</blockquote><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Blue Okoye! #1</span> (Brooklyn, NY)<br />$1.00 / litzine / half-page / 22 pages / 2009<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-974539491936520839?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/06/zines-blue-okoye.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-9055999048677122792Wed, 09 Jun 2010 00:40:00 +00002010-07-26T22:37:44.152-07:00zines / out of the city and into the trees<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TA7jXAwYI4I/AAAAAAAAAr0/TuW_pCV4Rs4/s1600/Out+of+city+cover.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 229px; height: 320px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TA7jXAwYI4I/AAAAAAAAAr0/TuW_pCV4Rs4/s320/Out+of+city+cover.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5480567781035877250" /></a>"I first moved out into the woods, to live in a treehouse on a protest site when I was 16, and I've kept diaries, pretty much ever since. This zine is the start of those writings..."<br /><br />So begins this perzine, exploring diary entries and poetry written out "into the trees." <br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="6TQ8KW8PPXKTN"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt:<br /><br /><blockquote>After about 45 minutes I got cold and had to get dressed again. Traffic was suddenly pouring into the base so it was time to take action. Me and one friend locked onto each other and lay across the road - blocking traffic for about 20 minutes and causing tailbacks. They cut off our lock on tube and I lay limp on the ground. I was struggling as four cops picked me up - as they threw me in the van I was told I would be charged with resisting arrest as well as breach of peace, I just cheered, which seemed to piss them off. Smile on my face and everything - they dragged me across the street, me singing power to the people - they couldn't break me on a day like that. Never surrender, never give in. </blockquote><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Out of the City and into The Trees # 1</span> (Edinburgh, Scotland)<br />$2.00 / perzine / half-letter / 52 pages / 2010<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-9055999048677122792?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/06/zines-out-of-city-and-into-trees.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-3928698358950509982Thu, 08 Apr 2010 04:05:00 +00002010-07-26T22:36:13.914-07:00zines / mélange<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S71Wkck3r1I/AAAAAAAAArs/8-9aMOlo8UQ/s1600/melange+2+sensualist_0001.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 222px; height: 320px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S71Wkck3r1I/AAAAAAAAArs/8-9aMOlo8UQ/s320/melange+2+sensualist_0001.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5457613507589025618" /></a><br />Mélange #2: Sensualist is a beautiful and tongue-in-cheek journey through one's relationship with sustenance and alcohol. From the 5 senses of wine to anatomizing a hangover, Sandy's meditations on food and drink are both entertaining and enlightening in their exploration of what food means to us and how it connects us with each other. <br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="CJX75HA8AJWVQ"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br />Excerpt from 'tasting notes':<br /><br /><blockquote>I asked him whether the weather would make a difference to our wine.<br /><br />"Yes, of course," he replied. "Weather, soil quality, rainfall..."<br /><br />"So, if there's a drought, or a war, or a volcano erupting in the Philippines - does that all affect the taste?"<br /><br />A pause. He concluded: "That's what appreciating wine & food is about. Everything is connected, and what you get is like a snapshot of what's going on in the world." Then ate the last scoop of peanut butter. </blockquote><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Mélange # 2: Sensualist</span> (Perth, Australia)<br />$2.00 / food/perzine / half-letter / 32 pages / 2009-2010<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-3928698358950509982?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/04/zines-melange.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-5969717920321782099Thu, 08 Apr 2010 03:40:00 +00002010-07-26T22:23:54.793-07:00zines / attack<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S71Q6AjUehI/AAAAAAAAArU/-NMYLIrdHLk/s1600/Attack+Cover_0001.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 200px; height: 320px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S71Q6AjUehI/AAAAAAAAArU/-NMYLIrdHLk/s320/Attack+Cover_0001.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5457607280953686546" /></a><br />A new art zine from Aaron Moran and Smoke Signals Publishing, follows a quirky "attack" in Moran's trademark artwork.<br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="327V587AZGJJL"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Centre spread:<br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S71VowLqPUI/AAAAAAAAArk/uwD7NVJzMR8/s1600/attack+pic.jpg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 200px; height: 153px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S71VowLqPUI/AAAAAAAAArk/uwD7NVJzMR8/s200/attack+pic.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5457612482059844930" /></a><span style="font-weight:bold;">Attack</span> (Langley, BC)<br />$2.00 / artzine / half-letter / 36 pages / 2010<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-5969717920321782099?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/04/zines-attack.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-5885833869311129193Wed, 03 Feb 2010 05:50:00 +00002010-07-26T22:50:10.317-07:00zines / Pink LemonadePink Lemonade is an exciting new zine from Aaron Moran, combining stylish surreal images and enigmatic prose. <br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S6xJC3KdB-I/AAAAAAAAArM/tvt9WFeaKzo/s1600/Pink+Lem+3+cover.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 198px; height: 320px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S6xJC3KdB-I/AAAAAAAAArM/tvt9WFeaKzo/s320/Pink+Lem+3+cover.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5452813562355189730" /></a> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="BS6KTK6HVYNXY"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br />Excerpt from "Kindred Spirits":<br /><br />Do I don't hate dogs, but it's one of those fucking dogs that jumps up on you and leaves red scratches on your arms, dirt on your clothes, and saliva on your face. You pretend to chuckle and laugh it off as if to say 'I don't mind,' but realistically, you wouldn't shed a tear if it dropped dead in front of you. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Pink Lemonade, Issue no. Three</span> (Langley, BC)<br />$1.50 CAN / art/litzine / half-letter / 20 pages / 2010<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S2kZmx0jomI/AAAAAAAAAqo/ggSZK6Sn--M/s1600-h/pink+lem+2+cover.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 257px; height: 400px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S2kZmx0jomI/AAAAAAAAAqo/ggSZK6Sn--M/s400/pink+lem+2+cover.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5433902579398713954" /></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="KE5MGEHV9QU74"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt from "Melanie":<br /><br /><blockquote>When she walked by, it was clear that she wore too much perfume. If she sat next to you your lungs would fill with the smell of artificial flowers, glucose, and chemical sweetness. The perfume coated the back of your lung, and even after she left it would remain there for you to taste for the rest of your evening. </blockquote><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Pink Lemonade, Issue no. Two</span> (Langley, BC)<br />$1.50 CAN / art/litzine / half-letter / 20 pages / 2010<br /><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S2kaNLgKjWI/AAAAAAAAAqw/vKjxH569Q-0/s1600-h/pink+lem+1+cover.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 254px; height: 400px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S2kaNLgKjWI/AAAAAAAAAqw/vKjxH569Q-0/s400/pink+lem+1+cover.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5433903239127534946" /></a> <br /><br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="GQF5L3WB3QBS2"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt from "Daytripping":<br /><br /><blockquote>My place has black tinted windows and I see the crimes through them. The glass is so dark it acts like mirrors if you focus just right. I can see the whole room behind me in its reflection. The faces can't see me looking at them, which is a good thing because I don't have enough energy to give them all sympathy.</blockquote><br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Pink Lemonade, Issue no. One</span> (Langley, BC)<br />$1.50 CAN / art/litzine / half-letter / 20 pages / 2010<br /><br /><a href="http://www.smokesignalsarts.com/">Smoke Signals Arts</a><br /><a href="http://smokesignalsarts.blogspot.com/">Smoke Signals Arts Blog</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-5885833869311129193?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/02/zines-pink-lemonade.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-6658965268217889408Sat, 09 Jan 2010 04:27:00 +00002010-08-18T21:12:04.521-07:00zines / Sh*t Sh*t Sh*t<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S0gGiPEMKfI/AAAAAAAAAp8/I8xSIdIsQLI/s1600-h/Shit+shit+shit+cover.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 250px; height: 400px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S0gGiPEMKfI/AAAAAAAAAp8/I8xSIdIsQLI/s400/Shit+shit+shit+cover.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5424592936397187570" /></a><span style="font-style:italic;"><br />Sh*t Sh*t Sh*t or 'The "We Fucked Up" Zine'</span> is a new fiction zine featuring the stories "Planet of the Cannibals," written and drawn by Natty Pilcher and "Welcome to Death," written and drawn by Elli Pearson. With existential questions and an absurdist sense of humour, <span style="font-style:italic;">Sh*t Sh*t Sh*t </span>makes for a fun read!<br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="11040089"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt from "Planet of the Cannibals":<br /><br /><blockquote>How it works: When a Doornuppian happens across another Doornuppian that is feeling sad -sad for any reason, maybe she is hearing a sad song, maybe her mother just died, it doesn't matter- they lift their vacuum cleaner arms and with a sound like <span style="font-style:italic;">shlooop</span>, the Doornuppian pulls the sadness into their oversize tummies.</blockquote><br /><br />Excerpt from "Welcome to Death":<br /><br /><blockquote>She wondered what death would be life. A release? An explosion? A sudden disappearance? Would there be a reckoning in which she met God? The Devil? Would she be forced to pay for all of her sins? Would she immediately reincarnate into another person or animal? Would there be a lag in time between being dead and being reincarnated? Or would it just be blackness? Non-existence? A few moments later she realized that she was wrong about everything.</blockquote><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Sh*t Sh*t Sh*t or 'The "We Fucked Up" Zine</span>' (Ross, CA)<br />$2 / litzine / half-letter / 28 pages / 2009<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-6658965268217889408?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/01/zines-sht-sht-sht.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-6824898881638005263Sat, 09 Jan 2010 04:17:00 +00002010-07-26T22:22:07.113-07:00zines / downtown weekend<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S0gMt9QXGOI/AAAAAAAAAqE/UHGETMVd1-s/s1600-h/downtown+weekend_0002.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 286px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/S0gMt9QXGOI/AAAAAAAAAqE/UHGETMVd1-s/s400/downtown+weekend_0002.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5424599734844594402" /></a>A brief and poetic reflection by Ashleigh Rajala on a weekend spent downtown Vancouver, with throngs of Christmas shoppers and two children growing up all-too-quickly. <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="11040227"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br /></form>Excerpted haiku:<br /><blockquote>two stone lions perched<br />time slips away, al fresco<br />nickels into ponds</blockquote><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Downtown Weekend Zine</span> (Vancouver, BC)<br />50 cents CAD / perzine/litzine / eighth-page / 16 pages / 2009<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-6824898881638005263?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2010/01/zines-downtown-weekend.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-3474760478149405264Sun, 15 Nov 2009 19:32:00 +00002010-07-26T22:47:09.051-07:00zines / Whoosh! The Zine for Whale Lovers<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/SwBX8VIV7WI/AAAAAAAAAlU/ghbb3nEeiiY/s1600-h/Whoosh+2.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 202px; height: 320px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/SwBX8VIV7WI/AAAAAAAAAlU/ghbb3nEeiiY/s320/Whoosh+2.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5404416246820498786" /></a><br /><span style="font-style:italic;">Whoosh! A Zine For Whale Lovers, Issue #2</span> has all sorts of fun and fancy from How to Pick a Whale Watch Boat, to West Coast Winter Whale Watching Hot Spots, Whale Watch Lingo, an interview with the Whale Whisperers, and whale artwork. A fun, informative, and thought-provoking new zine from Katherina Audley. <br /><br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="9720624"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt from "Meet the Whale Watchers":<br /><br /><blockquote>The Tlingit [...] have a very strong cultural connection with orcas. They consider the orcas to be a first nation tribal society living in the water. Orcas are featured prominently in their totem poles and origin stories. They have paddle songs, which they sang to the whale during long journeys across open water. They tapped on the bottom on the canoe to keep rhythm and would hear whales vocalizing and echolocating back through the hull. Orcas often accompanied them for long periods during these trips. Wouldn't you have loved to be on one of those boats?</blockquote><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Whoosh! The Zine for Whale Lovers, issue 2</span> (Portland, OR)<br />$3 / fanzine / half-letter / 24 pages / 2009<br /><br /><a href="http://www.kpetunia.com">kpetunia.com</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-3474760478149405264?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2009/11/zines-whoosh-zine-for-whale-lovers.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-4601557328512349393Sat, 19 Sep 2009 19:35:00 +00002010-07-26T22:44:27.411-07:00zines / sublimation<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TE5x_t-_n0I/AAAAAAAAAt8/4yO2uHpmMWk/s1600/sublimation+cover.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 235px; height: 320px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TE5x_t-_n0I/AAAAAAAAAt8/4yO2uHpmMWk/s320/sublimation+cover.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5498457534555463490" /></a><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Sublimation </span><br />5. a. Elevation to a higher state or plane of existence; transmutation into something higher, purer, or more sublime.<br /> b. An elated or ecstatic state of mind.<br /><span style="font-style:italic;">Oxford English Dictionary</span><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="8327387"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form>A new perzine from Ashleigh Rajala featuring essays, stories, comics illustrations, poetry.<br /><br />Excerpt from "My John Hughes Wedding":<br /><br /><blockquote>Thus, if I ever get married, I will have a wedding somewhere rather rustic and small. Thus creating a boiling kettle-like situation in which all my family and my funniest friends and my future in-laws (whom no one will be introduced to ahead of time, to encourage a proper comedy of errors) are stuck together with tensions running high. [...] And I will randomly toss wrenches here and there. I will randomly go missing for an hour just before the rehearsal. I will unleash a live squirrel in the reception hall just after everything is set up. I will slip my mom a few extra Vicodin just before the ceremony. I will blast all kinds of eighties post-punk the whole time. It will be glorious.</blockquote><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Sublimation</span> (Vancouver, BC)<br />$2 / perzine / quarter-letter / 48 pages / 2009<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-4601557328512349393?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2009/09/zines-sublimation.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-6776046819460046925Tue, 07 Jul 2009 07:03:00 +00002010-07-26T22:33:59.329-07:00zines / hacksaw<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TE5ubmV3J6I/AAAAAAAAAtc/VQ8OsPhTNzQ/s1600/Hacksaw1.2+cover.png"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 264px; height: 320px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TE5ubmV3J6I/AAAAAAAAAtc/VQ8OsPhTNzQ/s320/Hacksaw1.2+cover.png" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5498453615493719970" /></a>The second issue of Hacksaw out! This issue takes a winding path through the global village, in keeping with the Hacksaw tradition of exploring traditional media in a new, inventive way!<br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="5346190"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br />"A new literary arts ‘zine headed by SFU student editors, Hacksaw, has emerged to “crudely break things apart so the architect can put the pieces together as something new and wonderful.” At least that explains the magazine’s title and its messy cut-and-paste, DIY look. A look at the back cover will inform you that Hacksaw was indeed printed and assembled by hand. This first issue is said to “blend contemporary youth cultures with civilizations long past” while “both creating and deconstructing our world through arts and the written word.” The ‘zine features experimental and innovative prose, poetry, and art all in one unique, eye-catching package."<br /><br />- Tessa Perkins, The Peak (review of Hacksaw Vol 1 Issue 1)<br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Hacksaw Literary Arts Magazine, vol 1, issue 2</span> (Vancouver, BC)<br />$4 / literary zine / half-legal / 28 pages / 2009<br /><br /><a href="http://hacksawzine.blogspot.com">more info</a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TE5ulvO23PI/AAAAAAAAAtk/01t9pw96Lds/s1600/Hacksaw1.1+cover.png"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 265px; height: 320px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TE5ulvO23PI/AAAAAAAAAtk/01t9pw96Lds/s320/Hacksaw1.1+cover.png" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5498453789678951666" /></a><br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Hacksaw Literary Arts Magazine, vol 1, issue 1 ***SOLD OUT***</span> (Vancouver, BC)<br /><br />$4 / literary zine / half-legal / 24 pages / 2008<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-6776046819460046925?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2009/05/zines-g-l.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-5885492527612300760Sun, 05 Jul 2009 01:52:00 +00002010-07-26T22:23:16.217-07:00books / fast fictions <a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/SlAKKWVOL8I/AAAAAAAAAe0/vL7dQRFFLA8/s1600-h/fastfictions.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 186px; height: 320px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/SlAKKWVOL8I/AAAAAAAAAe0/vL7dQRFFLA8/s320/fastfictions.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5354791129853079490" /></a><br />For three years, Kevin Spenst has been writing a short story every day. These are a few of his favourites. These "simple yet strange... tales of the sad & beautiful" are a wonderfully eclectic collection of microfictions featuring characters as quirky as a coffee bean and as profound as two men walking around the world, one heading west, one heading east, who meet in the middle. <br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="6585153"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />Excerpt from "Falling Out Freestyle":<br /><br />Last Tuesday morning at around seven, Paul Walden found himself falling down the side of a building. He screamed and flailed all four limbs until he exhausted himself. He looked down and saw nothing but fog that was as distant as the clouds overhead. He opened his mouth to scream again but thought better. How would screaming help anything? He wondered what position to take. Should he curl up into a ball or flatten himself out into a pancake? <br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Fast Fictions</span> (Vancouver, BC)<br />$7 / lit book / paperback, 4" X 6.75" / 46 pages / 2007<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yOV4qKNEpo">more info</a><br /><a href="http://kevinspenst.com/">kevinspenst.com</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-5885492527612300760?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2009/07/books-fast-fictions.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-3203854592945852548Sun, 10 May 2009 07:38:00 +00002010-07-26T22:41:17.548-07:00zines / what i did on saturday afternoon<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TE5xUjGQs1I/AAAAAAAAAt0/LLWjvCax1d8/s1600/saturdaycover.jpg"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 247px; height: 320px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Mv4KQkmEdcI/TE5xUjGQs1I/AAAAAAAAAt0/LLWjvCax1d8/s320/saturdaycover.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5498456792898777938" /></a>Introducing the new perzine from Ashleigh Rajala. For $2, you get a wonderfully eclectic creation: 48 pages drawn from the depths of Rajala's "orphaned artworks." <br /><form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><br /><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><br /><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="5346217"><br /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"><br /></form><br /><br />From the author:<br />"...that miniature memoir, coupled with poetry, microfictions, a monologue, drawings, photographs, and photocopies of random things I found in the cupboard under the stairs (where I keep the photocopier), when assembled into a whole, went from what I intended to be an exercise in randomness to an interesting study of self. When placed together, these orphaned artworks of the last ten years of my life presented a fantastic collage of all the people I've been in that time. It was such a remarkable side effect of self-reflexivity and past/present/future that I feel somehow changed."<br /><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">What I Did On Saturday Afternoon</span> (North Delta, BC)<br />$2 / perzine / quarter-letter / 48 pages / 2009<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-3203854592945852548?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2009/05/new-what-i-did-on-saturday-afternoon.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-1400000444964110412Sun, 10 May 2009 07:24:00 +00002011-03-26T19:29:08.696-07:00about / contactBased out of the leaky burbs of Vancouver, Black Budgie Zines is a new online zine distro. One day we will take over the world. Slightly frustrated by the relative lack of a zine subculture on the West Coast in Canada, I am aiming to get things going north of the border. Like most zinesters, I'm an ardent believer in the punk-rock ethos of doing things for yourself, but I also believe in accessibility and community. If you're doing things for yourself in your basement without any feeling of being part of the zine community, things get boring pretty quickly! Don't hesitate to drop me an email and we can get a good dialogue going! <br /><br />My email: <span style="font-weight:bold;">ashleigh.rajala@gmail.com</span><br /><br />I'm usually pretty good about checking my email frequently, so you shouldn't have to wait too long for a reply!<br /><br />We are also on Facebook at <span style="font-weight:bold;">Black Budgie Zines Distro</span>!<br /><br />Ashleigh<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-1400000444964110412?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2009/05/about.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-8000796719371609953Sun, 10 May 2009 07:24:00 +00002010-07-26T21:59:19.191-07:00submissionsI'm always looking for zines to have available through this distro. As you can probably tell, Black Budgie Zines is brand spanking new. I am always in favour of anything and everything, so don't feel limited by what you have to peddle, I'll almost certainly be open to it! If you have any arts and crafty things, clothing, or anything else wonderfully wacky, brilliantly beautiful, heartbreakingly hilarious or insightfully indie, simply ask me and I might just love to carry it. <br /><br />You can drop me an informal email query (ashleigh@qlp.ca) with the name of your zine or publication, some information about it, how many pages it runs, what size it is, how many copies you were wanting me to carry, and how much you want to sell it for. I would also like to know a little but about you, too! <br /><br />I carry zines on a 15% consignment, which means that I'll carry the zine until it sells. And when it does, I forward the money on to you, minus 15%. (You'll find 15% is pretty generous, as most retailers that work on consignment take 20 or 30%). This 15% consignment would go for products other than zines as well.<br /><br />Beyond this, I'm not into making too many rules off the bat, such as how often I would forward the money from your sales on to you. I'd rather get to know you and we can tailor a special relationship! Just email and we can go from there!<br /><br />I also advertise the zines on our facebook group at <span style="font-weight:bold;">Black Budgie Zines Distro</span>. If I get the chance, I sometimes take them to zine fairs or symposiums around Vancouver. I will let anyone who's zines I carry on here know beforehand, though!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-8000796719371609953?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2009/05/submissions.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2121803365573001488.post-5674981578719049676Sun, 10 May 2009 07:11:00 +00002010-07-26T21:58:44.041-07:00ordering<strong><em>How to Order</em></strong><br /><br />This site is set up through Paypal, which allows you to use your Paypal account or simply a credit card. If you did not want to use your credit card or Paypal, we can kick it old school and use snail mail. In this case, email me (ashleigh@qlp.ca) with your order, stating the name of what you wish to get, the cost, the quantity if you're ordering more than one, as well as your mailing address. I'll reply to you, set aside your order, and give you my mailing address so you can send a cheque, money order, or straight-up cash. Once I receive the payment, I'll mail out your order ASAP!<br /><br /><strong><em>Shipping</em></strong><br /><br />In the interest of fairness, shipping is calculated as a percentage of the total cost of the order: <br /><br />Orders from $0.01 to $2.00, the shipping is 50% (i.e, if you buy a two dollar zine, shipping is a buck).<br />Orders from $2.01 to $10.00, the shipping is 40%.<br />Orders from $10.01 to $20.00, the shipping is 30%. <br />Orders from $20.01 to $50.00, the shipping is 20%. <br />Order over %50.01, the shipping is 15%. <br /><br />There are also Paypal fees to contend with, and I've estimated those as part of the shipping costs.<br /><br />***There were recently some issues with Paypal overriding this percentage-based shipping method and charging per item, but I've since fixed these!***<br /><br />All funds are in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise stated.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2121803365573001488-5674981578719049676?l=www.blackbudgiezines.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.blackbudgiezines.com/2009/05/clothing-skirts.htmlashleigh@qlp.ca (Ashleigh Rajala)0