Happy new year + the zines never end

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Happy new year! Here’s the cover of one of the beautiful zines we just added to the mail order site! It’s The Newport Doll’s new(ish) zine/album. The Newport Dolls are one of our favourite bands, from Melbourne. You should check out their stuff, starting with this.

Also new in stock we have:

  • Social Carbon Copy (South-East Asian, punk-rock tour diary)
  • Whorepobia (zine on the titular subject, all proceeds to Scarlett Alliance)
  • From What I’ve Read Of Yours So Far, It Sounds Like Every Man In Macedonia Hit On You, Lezbianka and The Menkas (three new zines by Tamara Lazaroff)
  • Tales of Hobartian Life (reprint of a classic comic by Leigh Rigozzi)
  • Fulsome Prism #6/YOU split (a split zine featuring a tribute album dedicated to Prince’s Purple Rain)

Back in stock we have:

  • Careers in Retail
  • Tonight, Everybody in the Street!
  • Well, That Was Weird
  • Sex Industry Apologist #1 and #2
  • Walnuts, Almonds, Nuts

And there will, no doubt, be more to come!

Jitter Fest + Xmas zine open day


Our friends at Jitter Records host the inaugural Jitter Fest next Sunday in Sydney! The dress up theme is punk rock xmas: how can you resist?

Speaking of XMAS: the following weekend – Sunday 14 December – we’ll once again open the doors to our secret headquarters – Junior Gazette – for a zine open day so you can get all the zines you want from the Take Care stable, sans postage. More details to come, stay tuned!

Zen and the art of zine distro maintainence + Waterloo Zine Fair

Hello, finally found the time and head-space to do a bit of long overdue shop-site retuning. We have added descriptions to some of the zines that have been languishing, undescribed, for the past month, including the Refugee Art Project Zines, The Good Son, I am a Camera #17, La Petite Mort, The Time You Were in Paris and The Nostalgia Prescription.

The aim is to have all the descriptions updated before adding any more new zines, of which, as aforementioned, we have many. And many and many.

While I’m here, let me tell you that we will be at this zine fair, next weekend!


Organised by the City of Sydney with the aid of the estimable Nicholas Beckett, we hope to see you there!

Drowning in zines + the latest issue of YOU is particularly beautiful


We are drowning in zines. We’re back from holiday and slowly getting back into updating the Take Care shop. We’ve got quite a back log of new zines to add and also quite a few descriptions to update, so keep your eyes peeled over the next couple of weeks, cuz we’re gonna get stuck into it. Thanks everyone who’s ordered from the new site since we launched it! We trust it’s been slightly easier to use than the old set up.

Also, I just wanted to mention that one of the issues of YOU that arrived this week is particularly beautiful. Pick up a copy from Sticky in Melbourne, or from us when you place an order for other zines. (We haven’t put YOU on the new site yet – sorry for the tardiness – but let us know in the note to merchant field in Paypal if you’d like it to be added to your order.)