• Happy Mail

    Happy Mail Monday – Bouncy Edition

    Happy Mail Monday! It’s that time of the week when I share my beloved mail with you. This week we have fun mail from the US. Zines and a cheeky sticker as well.

    As always, thank you for watching!

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    Thank you to the wonderful people who sent me mail:

    *Jason Rodgers
    *Brusque Babes – https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/LadyGardens

    Other Mentions:

    *Zines A Go Go – https://www.facebook.com/groups/ZinesAGoGo/
    *True Zine Marin – https://www.instagram.com/shellbobmv/
    *Nina Echo Publishing – https://echopublishing.wordpress.com
    *The Zine Collector – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeV1sxXId28&list=PLORbjJcRAiTnp2hZ4DFeTu-IFSoIGiL8S

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    My PO Box:

    Jaime Nyx
    PO Box 378
    Murray Bridge, SA 5253
    Australia

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    You Can Find Me At:

    seagreenzines@gmail.com

    Sea Green Zines: https://seagreenzines.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeaGreenZines/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seagreenzines/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/zineninja
    Etsy: https://www.seagreenzines.etsy.com
    Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/seagreenzines
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seagreenzines

    Want to listen to The Zine Collector Podcast? Find me at: https://shows.pippa.io/thezinecollector

    Also on:
    Spotify: https://www.spotify.com/
    Pocket Casts: https://play.pocketcasts.com
    Cast Box: https://castbox.fm
    And other podcast apps

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    Happy Mail Monday – Birthday Week Edition

    Happy Mail Monday, wonderful friends. In this week’s somewhat bubbly video, I share some lovely zines as well as a few musical goodies from overseas.

    As always, thank you for watching!

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    Thank you to the wonderful people who sent me mail:

    *Kellyn – https://www.instagram.com/plaidqueendom/
    *Latibule – https://www.instagram.com/latibule_art/
    *Poop Sheet Foundation – https://www.instagram.com/poopsheet/
    *George Rex – http://www.georgerexcomics.com
    *Fishspit

    Other Mentions:

    *24 Hour Zine Challenge – http://24hourzines.com
    *Five O’Clock Reviews – https://www.instagram.com/fiveoclockzine/
    *Natalie Michelle Watson – https://www.nataliemichellewatson.com
    *True Zine Marin – https://www.instagram.com/shellbobmv/
    *We Make Zines – http://wemakezines.com

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    My PO Box:

    Jaime Nyx
    PO Box 378
    Murray Bridge, SA 5253
    Australia

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    You Can Find Me At:

    seagreenzines@gmail.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeaGreenZines/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seagreenzines/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/zineninja
    Etsy: https://www.seagreenzines.etsy.com
    Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/seagreenzines
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seagreenzines

    Want to listen to The Zine Collector Podcast? Find me at: https://shows.pippa.io/thezinecollector

    Also on:
    Spotify: https://www.spotify.com/
    Pocket Casts https://play.pocketcasts.com
    Cast Box https://castbox.fm
    And other podcast apps

  • Happy Mail

    International Zine Month 2018 – Day 9 – Zine Friends

    Hello, zine friends! Hello, beginning of a new week. A busy week, too. Plenty to do and never enough time to do it, right? However, today’s prompt lined up perfectly with something that has been on my to-do list for a while.

    Today’s prompt is:

    Write a letter to a zine penpal

    Maaaaaail. Happy zine mail.

    You have to send mail to receive mail, and the envelopes pictured above are what’s left out of a big ol’ mail out. Spreading the zine sunshine around the world. 🙂

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    List of activities: http://www.stolensharpierevolution.org/international-zine-month/
    Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/internationalzinemonth/

    Others Joining In :

    *Echo Publishing – https://echopublishing.wordpress.com
    *Feral Publications – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-dA2HTUon0
    *You?

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    Happy Mail Monday – Hello December Edition

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    Hello, and happy Monday, zine friends!

    This especially chipper hello comes to you courtesy of the proper internet connection I finally have in my home. No more living by expensive mobile data for me! Phew. Happy, happy day.

    And an especially happy day thanks to wonderful mail!

    Hats off to Sober Bob big time. It is no small feat, and yet she keeps on rocking week in and week out. I absolutely love it and am thrilled to be on the $50 Minimum mailing list.

    Yes, I really do love ‘slice of life’ zines. Little (or sometimes big) free zines that give us another chance to connect – as friends, strangers… Whatever it happens to be. <3

    This out of the blue postcard came all the way from Las Vegas! Allysha Webber was so kind to think of me during their travels here and there. A little surprise to make the start of the week that much brighter. 🙂

    Woo! This arrived so quickly. I’m very impressed (and not so sad faced about postage costs – haha). I have had this on my wishlist since I first saw Alex Wrekk post about it on their Instagram. You see, witchcraft is one of a few things I want to learn more about, and this zine popped up as a perfect place to start. The financial stars aligned, and here we are. I’m very excited to start reading it.

    Thank you for the lovely mail, making my little bubble in the world a little brighter. Thank you to everyone who reads and shares in my love for happy mail.

    That’s me for today. I’m not really sure what’s up next. I’m a little exhausted after ZineWriMo and have a lot of catching up to do now with the proper internet connection.

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    Happy Mail Monday – Trades Edition

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    Hello and happy (mail) Monday to everyone. It’s my favourite day of the week where I get to share the beautiful bits and bobs that brightened my days by landing in my post box and thank those who were so generous to mail things to me.

    Zine trades! This pack of zine-y goodness comes from Nina in Belgium who has quickly become a regular zine trade partner. ^_^ A little pleasure of mine is being able to get the entire series when I find a zine I like, and I’m slowly trading my way to having all issues of Same Heartbeats.

    Definitely check out her blog – Echo Publishing – because she’s just finished her latest zine Same Heartbeats 12 as a part of ZineWrimo. (And she has so many other zines to check out, too!)

    Thank you for trading with me, Nina!

    How cute is the little bunny?! So adorable.

    This set of three wasn’t a trade and thus was a lovely surprise from Rae in sunny Queensland in Australia. I’m so excited to connect with more Australian zinemakers. (Especially ones who like cute stickers. 😉 ) Rae also happens to be a part of the Hanging Affair zine exhibition, so if you’re in/around Brisbane on December 1st, check it out!

    Thank you, Rae!

    I am slowly working my way through my ‘once I’ve moved’ wishlist, and I am very excited to cross off ‘Trade with Pen Fight Distro‘. It started as ‘order from’ but when I realised that my order would cost just as much as shipping over some zines for a trade, I figured a trade could be just as fun.

    Pen Fight agreed!

    They even threw in this badge that I really love!

    Thank you so much to Pen Fight Distro for trading with me and for everyone who has made my little world bubble a happier space with the mail they send.

    I’ll be back in a tic with ZineWriMo Day 20.

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    Happy Mail Monday – Glorious Pins Edition

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    It’s Happy Mail Monday, and oh what a happy Monday it is! So much fun mail. 🙂

    Pins, glorious pins from Sober Bob! We made a trade, but Bob had to wait for the pins to come in. Obviously, they’ve arrived! I’m so excited. I’ve had eyes for the ‘prepared for nothing’ pin since I first saw it.

    Yay for trades, and yay (and thank you) for Sober Bob!

    Issues 3 and 4 of Lost Projects Zine came as a complete surprise – and came with a sticker and pin!

    If you’re not familiar, Lost Projects zine is:

    This zine is about those lost things, that snarl at you across time and space… the ones that you don’t or won’t let go… those that skew memories and alter self-image and friendliness sharing…

    I love the whole concept of this zine, and I am absolutely thrilled they thought to send me copies of their zine. I’m eager to dig in – and to submit work to future issues!

    Thank you, Lost Projects!

    Latibule Art got in contact with me after reading Don’t Call Me Cupcake 1. We ended up sorting out a big ol’ zine trade (lifeblood of the zine community!), and Latibule included some extras as well!

    Check out those art skills! Colour me envious. 🙂

    Check out that pin! And what a lovely message on it, too.

    Thank you, Latibule Art (not sure it’s okay to share the legal name, so playing it safe)!

    This is a zine from across the big oceans blue from @Cavedweller71. It seems to be a very personal zine, so I’m playing it safe and keeping most of it covered. I apologise if that riles anybody. I want to share all my mail no matter what, so there we go.

    Anyway, thank you to Andrew (aka cavedweller) for sending your zine and such a lovely note to go along with it. 🙂

    What a wonderful week for me and my post box. I am always stunned and grateful for the generosity of everyone who sends me zines and other goodies. ^_^

    That’s me for the moment. I’ll be back soon with ZineWriMo day 13.

  • Happy Mail

    Happy Mail Monday: Zine Bliss Edition

    Hello, zine friends! I hope the start of your week is going well and that the weather is fine where you are.

    The weather is all kinds of gorgeous here in this beautiful springtime. It’s so nice to be living in a place quiet enough to hear birdsong! I’m having a hard time focusing on getting anything done. Haha.

    It’s not hard to focus enough to share the lovely mail that has come my way this week, however!

    I couldn’t stop smiling the day this arrived in the mail. I remembered seeing Ashley’s zines at We Make Zines and making a mental note to check them out further. WELL, turns out I really need to write everything down, because I hadn’t gotten in touch with Ashley by the time these zines arrived in my post box. What a wonderful surprise!

    Thank you so much, Ashley. I’ll be replying to your note soon. ^_^

    Woohoo! All the way from the UK. This zine order has been sitting in wishlist land ever since someone told me about Holly Casio’s PCOS zine ‘Joining the Dots’. I figured I’d pop a few more things in my online trolly as well while I was at Holly’s zine shop, and this bundle of goodness arrived today!

    Talk about wanting to drop everything and start reading zines. Hehe.

    Completely unexpected zine mail from the US! At least, I think it’s a zine. Definitions are very flexible in this arena, and it is four unbound, single-sided pages, but you can’t miss the cut and paste visuals. ^_^ There was no note or anything inside, so it’s a very mysterious happy mail arrival. Haha.

    Thank you, Jason!

    Zine goodness from Queensland! Like Ashley, I swear Sober Bob is psychic because I’d seen a few photos that included these zines, and Sober Bob went and sent some to me. We’ve been talking trades and various zine event things, but these were so out of the blue and such a lovely surprise.

    As always, grateful thanks to you Sober Bob.

    And thank you to everyone who makes my post box and my world bubble a brighter, better place by sending me mail. It really is so lovely to open up that post box and see something inside. I’m smiling just posting about it.

    That’s me for today, zine friends. Be sure to check in tomorrow. I have an extra special little something to share with you.

    Until then.

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    Happy Mail Monday – New Post Box Edition

    Hello, wonderful zine friends! I hope the start to your week is or will be as peaceful as mine was (despite the early wake up from the dogs). Internet issues rage on, and it’s always so frustrating to see things not happen simply for lack of money, but this is life. I can get online, and I have wonderful mail to share.

    Happiness abounds. 🙂

    Postcards! These two lovelies were sent via SendSomething. (I highly recommend checking it out. It’s not exciting for the eyes, but it’s like a catalogue of thousands of people to send mail to!) The black and white one is actually a postcard for colouring (woo!), and the other simply arrived with quotes from Broadway musicals. Mysterious and fun.

    If the people from Send Something happen to check out this blog, thank you for the fun postcards.

    Zippity Zinedra is well and truly in the running for colourful mail art. Check out all those stickers! And the tape is fabulous. Xyendra sent the very last bit of mail to squeeze in at 786 before the mail redirection went through, and what a lovely whopper of a stuffed envelope!

    The envie was like a zinester care package. A sticker, magnets (I don’t think I’ve seen zine-related magnets before), a Toronto Zine Library pin (my collection grows!), two zines I had to keep telling myself that I would read after the unpacking (hehe)… There was also this fun little pack of bandages…

    Aren’t they utterly adorable? I’m so in love! They are so, so, so cute, and even the wrapper is cute as well!

    What a lovely package of zine goodness that continues to make me smile whenever I think about it. Thank you so much, Xyendra!

    True Zine Marin has sent me a wonderful little pack of mini-zines, stickers and other goodness. Looking at the picture, I’m just realising how much of the envelope I covered up. Sorry about that! I love the envelopes TZM sends things in. The Stolen Sharpie Revolution sticker has a special place in my heart, and I wish I had 100 of them to send all over the place. That little book is so good! I highly recommend it.

    Tangent over, True Zine Marin has been kind enough to send me some duplicates from their zine collection, and I appreciate that so much. Thank you for the lovely ray of mail sunshine!

    Bloomurder sent me a copy of her Twin Peaks fanzine! Oh my gosh. What an awesome housewarming present. (Yep, that’s what I’m calling it. Hehehe.) I was so disappointed to have missed the launch (they had doughnuts <3 ) at Sticky. I even asked about the printer for the zine because it looked gorgeous. Lo and behold, I have one to admire in my very own hands! I have special plans for it to…

    Thank you so much, Bloomurder!

    Sober Bob snuck in with a wonderful gift in my new post box – the next up (I am assuming – not 100% on order) in the Terrible Comics. Hehe. (You may recall my review of Cashed Up Bogans.) This title makes me laugh out loud because of the ‘yeah, but no’, ‘no, but yeah’, etc Australian language quirk.

    Have no idea what I’m talking about? That’s okay. Just know the grins are large, and the sarcasm runs rampant. Many thanks to Sober Bob for generously sending me more Terrible Comics.

    PS. Sober Bob has a sale on pins right now if you want to check them out

     

    What a beautiful mail week. Thank you again to everyone who has sent me mail – especially in recent times. This move has been much more soul-eating for a number of reasons that I have yet to digest, and I spent more than a few sessions simply sitting in my chair and going through the lovely things people have sent. I’m not sure what image I cast here, but I do have my very dark moments, and the generosity and kindness of people has helped me through a lot.

    Here’s wishing you all the absolute best for the day and the week ahead. Until next time…

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    Happy Mail Monday – Last Bendigo Edition

    Hello, zine friends! I hope you all are doing very well.

    Today is my last Happy Mail Monday in my current place of residence. Not my last Monday – but more on all that good stuff in my ‘what’s happening’ post tomorrow. Today is for celebrating the awesome happy mail that has come my way!

    The first bit of lovely happy mail is a set of three mini-zines from Graham all the way over in England! These were a trade set up back in International Zine Month. I’m so glad they arrived, as I was a little bit worried they’d get lost in the mail redirect. You can’t tell very well in the picture, but they even arrived in their own mini-zine-sized plastic pocket! I must get myself some of those. What a great way to add a little protection for your zines. I already love the cream-coloured paper, too. I’m eager to check them out.

    Thank you, Graham!

    Zines from Belgium! This gorgeous zine assortment came from Jessica Maybury who has my favourite Twitter handle ever @codenamewallaby. These zines came as yet another wonderful IZM zine swap. I really need to put out more calls to swap more often because I’m having so much fun with them.

    Thank you, Jess!

    Last we have a gorgeous assortment of zines that I am so excited about from the one and only Nina from Echo Publishing. Nina and I worked out a trade, and I had the opportunity to pick these five awesome zines from Nina’s awesome catalogue of zines. (Check it out! There are so many!) Of course I had to pick ‘In Movement’ for one because of my current (soon to be ending, thank goodness) moving house woes. I can’t thank Nina enough for this trade, and I look forward to another soon!

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    You all know by now how much I absolutely adore mail coming my way – especially zine mail. The happy mail this week were all trades, but expecting the mail doesn’t make it any less lovely. Things have been really rough over the past week, which makes me appreciate not only all the gorgeous mail but the wonderful, supportive comments so nice, too. It’s easy to get distracted by the disco lights of my own pity party, and all this makes things feel so much better.

    Thank you all!

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    Happy Mail Monday – Post-Fever Edition

    Hello, zine friends! Welcome back to the blog.

    Thank you all for bearing with me. An intense flu/flu-like thing knocked me off my feet Sunday night, and I spent Monday and Tuesday trying desperately to break the fever I had. I’m slowly getting steadier on my feet again, and the fever seems to be gone for good, so onward and upward!

    (My brain is still partially melted, though, so don’t be shy about getting in contact about any emails, calls for subs, or anything else I may need reminding about.)

    Before I get into the mail, I wanted to say that I hope everyone who attended ZICS Aus over the weekend had an excellent time.

    Now for mail!

    The first lovely bit of zine mail came from Meeni Levi all the way in Belgium! The zines actually came in a secure little plastic sleeve to protect it from the rigors of international travel. ^_^ We must protect the zines! And did you notice the title of the mini-zine? “Conversation Falafels”. Hehe! You all make it so difficult for me to get anything done because I want to check out your zines straight away!

    I had to take a picture of the very, very cool wax seal Meeni put on the envelope. I’ve seen pictures and the like of seals and such, but I think this is either the first time or the first in a long time that I’ve been able to check one out up close. I think I may need to add a wax seal into my bag of happy mail goodies. This looks so cool!

    Thank you, Meeni, for trading with me!

    Squee! Happy mail from Brazil, and with cute cat sketches, too! And so many stamps!

    You may recall Henry and Fafa Jeapelt who generously decided to give me a chance and sent me Catzine 1 and Bluez despite the fact that they are in Portuguese – a language I’m not familiar with. I am so excited to see Catzine 2 as well as a wooden bookmark and a super, super cute drawing of a cat by Fafa!

    Thank you so, so much!

    That is mail for today my friends. Thank you all again for bearing with me during confusing times (confusing enough with the move let alone with a sudden flu thrown in). Barring any relapse, I will be back tomorrow with a fresh new zine review for you. Big hugs!

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