Verdun, Tomorrow’s Machine Today, We don’t talk about love, Cheaptoys and more

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Hi zine friends, have just added the following to the shop:

  • Verdun and Cheaptoys #16 from Giz
  • Tomorrow’s Machine Today #4 from Emma D, and Guest Informant #1 from Emma D and Luke You
  • More copies of the excellent We don’t talk about love we only wanna get drunk, and a zine about making Cheap Cocktails for fundraiser bars, from Lou

And a little white ago we updated the shop with:

  • A new issue of Plastic Knife
  • Self-Conscious Selfishness, a beautiful comic from Alice Kazam
  • Secret World, a found poem by Emma D

And A walk Around Pendle Hill and Tomorrow’s Machine Today #2 are back in stock!

You can also buy You Need To Practice More recordings directly from the Take Care site. YNTPM is a mini record label releasing bedroom recordings, rough takes and other interesting and experimental music.

Other Worlds 2015


It’s happening again! Do as the the flyer says, save the date(s), and apply for a table by filling in this form by 22 March!

Also, I’ve done a quick tidy up of the mail order. All of the Refugee Art Project zines are now BACK IN STOCK. Probably won’t be long until they sell out again, so get in quick if you’ve been hanging out for them.

We had a fantastique time at Festival of the Photocopier in February, too. Giant thanks to our friends at Sticky for all their efforts. Here’s a shot of some of the zines I picked up at the fair:


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!

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!

Our favourite shop

Our favourite shop is our new shop!

As well as having a lot of really amazing new zines in stock, we have built an entirely new mail order shop from which to purchase them! It is HERE!

We were fond of the old shop template we used, but it was quite difficult and time-consuming for us to update, and made it complicated to add options for international postage. So we decided to move everything over to a site with a dedicated shop template. It looks a lot snazzier than our old shop, but the main benefits are those that I’ve just mentioned: it’s HEAPS easier for us to update, and probably heaps easier for you to order from, too. There’s also more room for pictures of inside pages of zines, so you don’t have to rely on our sometimes haphazard descriptions to get an idea of what you’re buying, hurrah!

We’ve checked and double checked and triple checked the new site for bugs, but if you do notice anything going wrong when you order, please let us know!

And yes, you can now order from outside Australia without having to worry about weights and emailing us etc.

There are still a few more things to transfer over from the old shop, but there are a lot of new things up as well, including:

  • Pen Erases Paper by Sam Wallman, and Fluid Prejudice, the comic anthology he edited.
  • The Good Son by Safdar Ahmed
  • All seven Refugee Art Project Zines (all proceeds to the RAP)
  • A selection of zines about the darker side of suburban life by Daniel Vandenberg
  • La Petite Mort and The Time You Were in Paris by Leigh Rigozzi (the later in collaboration with Vanessa Berry)
  • I am a Camera #17, also by Vanessa
  • a new issue of Cheaptoys, bilingual zine by Giz
  • Plunder #3 split with Confessions of an SHS Worker, perspectives on the housing crisis in Sydney and Melbourne
  • and The Nostalgia Prescription, a new collage zine by Emma Markala.

As usual, bear with us while we write descriptions for some of this new stuff. And there’s more new stuff to come: we’re restocking Tamara Lazaroff’s zines, and Nine’s Sex Industry Apologist, and others.

And finally, we will be at the NYWF/TINA zine fair next Sunday! See you there.

Manly, NYWF and Verge gallery

We’ll be at this on Saturday, come along and say hi!


Also, the National Young Writers Festival zine fair is happening once again in Newcastle, on October 5th. We’re not sure if we can make it this year, but here’s the application info if you can!

Finally, Verge Library – which is run by the University of Sydney Union – has put a call out for their upcoming zine library. It looks as though they are also looking to sell stuff: here’s the EOI form.

P.S. We’ve been working very hard behind the scenes on a shiny new mail order shop. It will be launched very soon, with lots of new zines, prints, postcards and badges! Stay tuned!