• Zine Reviews

    Zine Review: Tasteful Insect Nudes

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    Tasteful Insect Nudes
    Steve Steiner
    Mulletturtle.storenvy.com

    If insects had adult classifieds, then they would look like this zine.

    I can’t help but laugh whenever I think about this zine (look at this zine, pick up this zine, show this zine to other people) – for all the right reasons. Featuring up-close-and-personal insect ‘nudes’, you may feel a little bit squeamish and amused at the same time when reading these ads for insect companionship.

    What’s even better is that it’s so easy to imagine a game show host-like voice announcing these ‘sexy bachelors and bachelorettes’.

    This zine is an excellent antidote to taking yourself or life too seriously.

  • Zine Reviews

    Zine Review: Big Tight #6: Below Zee Level

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    Big Tight #6: Below Zee Level
    Big Tight
    https://bigtightzine.wordpress.com/
    m.murasovs@gmail.com
    IG: big_tight.zine

    Big Tight #6: Below Zee Level combines a travel zine with a photography zine with a dash of humour that takes you on a bike journey to Amsterdam. Big Tight tells a tale of bugs, slugs, helpful Dutch people, and a lot of rain.

    Not one to babble on, Bit Tight is almost poetic at moments in taking out the snippets of the journey shared in this zine. There is plenty to read here, but the amount of writing feels like a good balance to the pictures included.

    The humour I mentioned is subtle and somewhat dry, but I think that makes it all the better. It’s unexpected and pops up only often enough to keep you smiling. My favourite was part of a description to go along with one of the pictures:

    “the Oosterscheldekering, menacing in views and pronunciation…”

    I was really impressed with the quality of this zine. It’s lovely to look at and to touch. The cover is made of a slightly-thicker glossy paper while the inside is made of similar quality paper that is matte instead of glossy.

    If magazines were produced like that, I might actually buy them.

    I don’t want to mention my one little niggle, but I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t: Spelling/typos. I don’t want to be the grammar police or anything like that, but it is probably a good idea to get a second set of eyes looking over your work. (A lesson I’m currently learning, believe me.) I know things in the zine community are very relaxed, but there are words in there that I’m not sure if I don’t know because they are foreign or if I’m just not clicking onto something that has a typo in it.

    All up, it’s a small thing in the grand scheme of it all. From its production quality to the journey held inside, this zine has been an enjoyable one to read and experience. I will definitely be opening its pages again.

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    Call for Submissions: Grown Ass Lady wants YOU

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    WE WANT YOU TO SUBMIT TO GROWNASSLADY.COM!

    We’re an online & print zine by and for women that chronicles the offbeat, opulent, vintage, and smutty side of life, with subversive humor and wit. GrownAssLady is a spot where like-minded gals can talk about owning who you are, being a rebel, and living without apologies. We think of ourselves as a female hedonist’s guide to life, and we’re looking to expand out community. GAL is looking for submissions for our online & printed zine so if you’re a writer, illustrator or artist and are interested, please drop us a line!

    http://grownasslady.com/submit/
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    Born in the murky swamps of the suburbs and raised on a steady diet of trash TV, hypersexual R&B, and Pop Rocks, Jenny and Molly now live and work in Brooklyn, NY. They created Grown Ass Lady as a place to obsess about all things sleazy, strange, and beautiful.

  • Calls for Submissions

    Call for Submissions: Grown Ass Lady wants YOU

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    WE WANT YOU TO SUBMIT TO GROWNASSLADY.COM!

    We’re an online & print zine by and for women that chronicles the offbeat, opulent, vintage, and smutty side of life, with subversive humor and wit. GrownAssLady is a spot where like-minded gals can talk about owning who you are, being a rebel, and living without apologies. We think of ourselves as a female hedonist’s guide to life, and we’re looking to expand out community. GAL is looking for submissions for our online & printed zine so if you’re a writer, illustrator or artist and are interested, please drop us a line!

    http://grownasslady.com/submit/
    emailgrownasslady@gmail.com

    Born in the murky swamps of the suburbs and raised on a steady diet of trash TV, hypersexual R&B, and Pop Rocks, Jenny and Molly now live and work in Brooklyn, NY. They created Grown Ass Lady as a place to obsess about all things sleazy, strange, and beautiful.

  • Calls for Submissions

    Call for Submissions: Grown Ass Lady wants YOU

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    WE WANT YOU TO SUBMIT TO GROWNASSLADY.COM!

    We’re an online & print zine by and for women that chronicles the offbeat, opulent, vintage, and smutty side of life, with subversive humor and wit. GrownAssLady is a spot where like-minded gals can talk about owning who you are, being a rebel, and living without apologies. We think of ourselves as a female hedonist’s guide to life, and we’re looking to expand out community. GAL is looking for submissions for our online & printed zine so if you’re a writer, illustrator or artist and are interested, please drop us a line!

    http://grownasslady.com/submit/
    emailgrownasslady@gmail.com

    Born in the murky swamps of the suburbs and raised on a steady diet of trash TV, hypersexual R&B, and Pop Rocks, Jenny and Molly now live and work in Brooklyn, NY. They created Grown Ass Lady as a place to obsess about all things sleazy, strange, and beautiful.

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