Self-described “precocious student and wannabe illustrator” Elizabeth Goodspeed has been putting out these snazzy, glossy, one-woman produced art magazines, because, well, why not? We received the latest issue of Domestic Etch (#4), and took a few snaps of the thing, but it’s so damned glossy and snazzy that it is hard to capture in a photograph. Check out Elizabeth’s work over here and the Domestic Etch website where you can get a copy. Elizabeth is looking for submissions for her next issue there too. Above art by Daniel Abensour, Elena Kostyrina & Julia Lukyanchenko, Lauren Kolesinskas, and Liam Byrne.
We are in a stellar age for small publishing with so many options for reproduction and a global audience hungry for excellent small press books. Above art is a shot of Colin Henderson‘s work from Landfill Editions‘ Mould Map #1.
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Here is a new thing from Meathaus, Melting Pot #1. Download it, print it, fold it, have it by going here where you can see the contributors list and learn how you can join in on the next one.
Zines are fun to make and to read, especially zines about comics. Although I don’t remember how I acquired LADYGUNN at MoCCA, I seem to have it now, so I was interested to see that inside there were interviews with some bigshot comics people such as personal favorite Julie Doucet. LADYGUNN is edited by Koko Ntuen and also has a slick website here. I didn’t see where you could get the printed zine version on the website, but you can probably figure it out by writing Koko. I think this is a cool idea to make a zine both online and in print in the traditional shitty photocopy style that is so dear to my heart, because besides the cheap portability of print that digital will never vanquish, some content is more pleasurable to experience in one format over the other. For example, the hand written letter from Joe Matt is much nicer to read on the page, and the fashion photos are a lot nicer on the screen. Checkitout.
Mineshaft Magazine is an off-set printed little comics zine with contributors that span generations of comics scenes including big names from the “underground” like R. Crumb, Kim Deitch, Jay Lynch and Skip Williamson. The first few issues were put together with rubber cement in some kind of combination of log cabins and chicken coops, but they’ve now got their production methods down and serious fans looking forward to each issue. Older issues are getting sold out. It would be cool to see PDF versions on the website of sold out issues and more art, but there is enough stuff there to whet your art desire. Checkitout and buy issues here.