Emma’s new zine is now available for purchase in the Take Care catalogue. It is called Trabajar en una Tienda and is a ‘best of’ zine, pulling material from zines she made between the ages of 17 and 25. Part of it was printed on the Rizzeria in alluring reddish orange and blue. It features a couple of new comics, too, including the long anticipated final of ‘The Black Dog’, for those of you out there who read her zine Penny Sentinel, years ago.
Edit: This block of open days and film screenings are being postponed! We will let you know when we’ve confirmed the new dates. Sorry if this puts anyone out – stay tuned!
The next round of our zine open days at Junior Gazette starts this weekend! Dates and times: Sunday 8 September, 2-6pm Sunday 22 September, 2-6pm Sunday 6 October, 2-6pm At 6pm screenings of the Dexter Fletcher Feminist Film Club commence, starting with Dreams of a Life this Sunday. See Junior Gazette site for full details.
While I’m still here, one of my resolutions for International Zine Month was to be more active on We Make Zines (in a Take Care capacity). So if you’re on there, doing that social networking thing, find us and read slight variations of what you can read here!
Happy International Zine Month!
Tomorrow we’re holding our third open day. Thanks to everyone who’s come along over the past couple of fortnights to check out some zines in our space!
The details for tomorrow’s open day are the same as usual: 12pm – 5pm, at Junior Gazette, Level 1, 91 Railway Pde, Marrickville.
At 5:30 will be the final installment of the first block of screenings for the Dexter Fletcher Feminist Film Club, BORN IN FLAMES.
Hope some of you can stick around for it, it’s gonna be ace. Popcorn and tea provided.
This Sunday (30th June) we’ll be having another open day at our studio, Junior Gazette. Check out two shelves of zines from the Take Care catalogue. No postage, yippee! We’ll be open from 12pm til around 5pm. At 5:30 you’re invited to join us for the second screening of the Dexter Fletcher Feminist Film Club.
Level 1, 91 Railway Pde Marrickville (opposite Sydenham station)
From next weekend we’re going to be having regular open-shop days at our studio space, Junior Gazette, where you can come and buy/browse zines in person!
The dates for the first open days are:
Sunday 16 June, 12 – 5pm
Sunday 30 June, 12 – 5pm
Sunday 14 July, 12 – 5pm
Junior Gazette is located at Level 1, 91 Railway Pde Marrickville (opposite Sydenham station).
At 5:30 on the same days Junior Gazette will be hosting the Dexter Fletcher Feminist Film Club, screening films that deal with gender, sex and patriarchy. So come next Sunday, get some zines then watch Dolly Parton in 9-5, yes!
Subscribe to the Junior Gazette newsletter to keep in the loop.
Well, we forgot to actually mention that we were going, but thanks to everyone who visited us at the MCA Zine Fair last weekend, to say hello or buy zines or both.
We’ve made a few new zines over the last couple of months and we got a lot of new stuff from people at the MCA, so expect to see the following for sale here soon:
- Ampersand After Ampersand #4 by Amanda
- Picture This by Pablo Says
- How to be Alone #1 and #2 by Bastian Fox Phelan
- Anti-Journey; Bunny Men; Well, That Was Weird; Tonight, Everybody in the Street and Walnuts, Almonds, Nuts by Tamara Lazaroff
- Underground Fairylands by E Davidson
- Tomorrow’s Machine Today #3 by Emma D
- Careers in Retail zines and badges, from enigmatic art collective Dexter Fletcher
BACK IN STOCK:
- I am a Camera #14 (Vanessa Berry)
- Disposable Camera (dandelion/fireworks issue) (Vanessa Berry)
- Digging (Emma D)
- Walk So Differently (Lou, Anwyn, Emma D)
- Description added for Fergus #31
- Cover scans added for If Destroyed Still True #7 and Sex Industry Apologist #2
TAKE CARE PRINT GIVEAWAY:
Some posts ago we mentioned having exciting news which it’s maybe time to reveal: a few months ago we bought a beautiful Adana 8×5″ letterpress. We’ve been working on a few small projects and a couple of weeks ago made this lovely postcard-size print. The text was printed on the Adana by Tim and the picture was drawn and separated into a three layer Gocco print by Emma. The illustration is based on a sketch of Railway Parade with the Marrickville skyline behind it, as viewed from a window at Sydenham station, Sydney. Until the end of May every order over $10 will receive a print for free, after which they’ll be available to buy.
Hello… we have just updated the site with some…NEW ZINES!
Plastic Knife #9/YOU (it’s huge and impressive)
Rhetorical #8 + #9 (they’re small and impressive)
They Want To Socialise You (a close, sociological reading of Sleater-Kinney lyrics)
World Without End (a collage zine with a gocco printed cover. OMG that sounds like such a zine cliche. But it’s good)
Fergus #31 (it’s the new Fergus!!!)
A Walk Around Pendle Hill (does what it says on the box, to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials)
Also, back in stock we have Nearly Healthy, Tomorrow’s Machine Today #1, The Book Rehousing Project and Raining in my Room (which was never actually out of stock but we just realised that its ‘buy now’ button wasn’t actually linked to paypal – no wonder no one’s been buying it…)
And we have more zines to come, including reprints of Digging and Walk So Differently…
See you at the Canberra Zine Emporium! 23rd of March 2013…
Hi there, it’s…
Again the estimable Sticky Institute, Melbourne, is throwing a zine fest this February. And, again, we’re not able to attend. Damn. See, this year it coincides with the first extended amount of time off work we’ve had in well over a year, and we’ve decided that we’re actually desperately in need of a proper holiday where we just sit around in some idyllic location doing bugger all and reading books, so that’s what we’re doing. Sorry folks.
Anyway, this year the fest is going by the name Paper City, and will presumably encompass all kindsa activities, not least of which will be a zine fair at Melbourne Town Hall, which if accounts of previous years are anything to go by, will be monumental:
And there’ll be a launch party on the 7th of Feb:
It looks like it’ll be great fun indeed, you lucky ‘uns.
We WILL be going to this:
Co-organised by Chiara of the rather excellent Rhetorical zine, this fair looks like it’s gonna be a damn winner. We’ve had good experiences in Canberra where zine fairs are concerned, so we’re looking forward to it.
While we’re on the zine distributing front, we received an email from Red Eye records a little while ago in which they expressed a keen interest in getting more zines on their racks. So if you’re a zinester in Sydney you should definitely think about dropping by some copies of your zine. Here’s their website for out of towners who have questions about stocking with them. I have quite a lot of nostalgia for the days when you could stock and buy zines in record stores (Red Eye was one of the places that I first discovered zines), so it would be pretty cool if it became popular again. Red Eye are located on York St now, in case you haven’t been there in a while…
In terms of what’s new at Take Care, well, we’ve been very busily working on a lot of exciting projects that should see the light of day very, very soon. We’ve both been working on new zines and a new issue of the Take Care annual newsletter. There’s a very good reason for the delay in getting that together (the past two years it’s come out in Dec/Jan, to celebrate our anniversary), but I’m gonna leave that as a surprise. It’s very cool, that’s all I’m saying!
Finally, we have just received some new zines from the aforementioned, Canberra-based creator of Rhetorical, Chiara, which will be up on the site soon, so stay tuned.