Thank you to everyone who came along to the Other Worlds zine fair today. We’re a bit overwhelmed by how successful the day turned out to be. We hope you had a good time. We got pretty cleaned out of stock so we’ve closed the mailorder temporarily until we’ve done a proper stock take. It’ll be open again soon with some new zines we picked up at the fair!
We have many great new zines in stock! Descriptions to come, but the following are now available to order:
- The Dream of Maxen
- Cheap Toys (#11, 13 and 14)
- A Homo Healed
- Wild and Blue
- Love Like Pop (#10 and 11)
- The Collected Scathings of Ioana Poprowka
Coming soon, multiple issues of Piss Factory, stay tuned.
- How to Be Alone #2
- Hole in the Ground
- Sex Industry Apologist #1 and #2
- Plastic Knife #1, #2, #3, #5, #6, #9 and #11
We’ve just added a new zine by Emma Markala, author of zines such as The Department of Forgiving, Shiny Prairie and Tower of Journal. As with those zines, it contains Emma’s choppy collages and poetry.
We have also finally updated the details for Folklore, a CD-R by Syd Terminal (Hole in the Ground, A Walk Around Pendle Hill etc) so that you can now actually buy it! Sorry it took so long, Syd.
Of course, we haven’t given you enough time to order these for Christmas, but we hope you have a good one anyway, and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support over this year, particularly to everyone whose zines we’ve stocked and everyone who’s ordered from us. This year has been a very productive one for Take Care, in terms of mail-order: over the years (ha! we can actually say that now, pretty good, hey?) we’ve gone from having very sporadic mail-order sales and having to rely on attending lots of zine fairs to sell zines, to having a pretty reliable, steady, weekly flow of mail-order sales. Which is great, because that’s what we really wanted the focus of the distro to be: a mail-order zine service. It feels very cool to have achieved this. So, thanks again!
So, January 1 2014 will be our official 4th anniversary. In previous years we’ve made a newsletter to mark this occasion (the 2013 newsletter was pretty delayed and didn’t come out till March) but this year we’ve printed a mini pocket calendar on Tim’s Adana letterpress, which will be sent out in lieu of a newsletter. We have a lot of cutting and trimming to do to get in out in time for January, but stay tuned for progress.
Just added that stack of new zines we’ve been accumulating since the MCA zine fair. They are:
Underground Fairylands; Well, That Was Weird; Walnuts, Almonds, Nuts; Picture This; Tonight, Everybody in the Streets; How to be Alone #1 and #2; Ella Funt; Bunny Man; Anti-Journey and last but not least Ampersand after Ampersand #4.
EDIT – and Picture This! A Deborah Harry fanzine by Pablo Says! How could I forget that?
Descriptions for all these will be coming soon. Edit – as usual.
Thanks to those folks who’ve come alone to our zine open days. We’ll be organising another round soon, along with another block of screenings for the Dexter Fletcher Feminist Film Club.
- Sex Industry Apologist #2
- If Destroyed Still True #7
Haven’t added the cover scans or all the info i.e. page counts and weight for OS orders, but people have been asking if we had them so we thought we’d better get em up quick smart!
Also, just a note about the new site. It’s a newer WordPress theme so it looks good on fancy new computers but Emma has just noticed that when you view it on her (older, crappier) computer the framing is different. Ok but different. We’re just concerned that if you have an older and even crappier computer than her you might not be able to see all the menu links on the left hand side. If this is the case please let us know? Email takecarezines(at)gmail.com. Thanks!
In line with my new ambition to become a Badge Millionaire, I have been working on the Badges page this morning. You can now order individual badges. I’ve put five new designs up, featuring images appropriated from an old Collins’ Book of Our World. There will be more to come, as well as custom/bulk badge making facilities. Exciting.