Just did a little update:
New zine in the catalogue – The Plural of Deer is Deer. And coming soon – Fergus #24 + 25, Sex Industry Apologist (still waiting to have the price confirmed on the latter).
Hello to our comrades at the Sticky Institute and all who are down in Melbourne to celebrate the I Am Typewriter festival. We couldn’t go, obviously, mainly because Emma has a show on at the moment (read about it here). But we will be having a stall on the 20th of February at Stucco (or in the park across the street if it’s a nice day), as part of the Anarchist Summer School. I’m assuming that you don’t have to identify as an anarchist to attend, so bring yourselves and your zines!
Anarchist Summer School Zine Fair
197-207 Wilson St, Newtown (Stucco)
3:30-6 or later, Sunday 20th Feb
BYO picnic blanket/table/zine hocking facilities
In other news, we finished making our first little newsletter zine, the Take Care Zine Distro Zine (explanation for laborious title included within). Here’s what it looks like:
If you have ever ordered from us or stocked your zine with us you should expect to see one in your letter box soon. If you don’t receive one it means that for some reason we haven’t got your address on file, so drop us a line and we’ll fix you up. Otherwise they will be inserted into every order we receive from now on. Aiming to make this a bi-yearly, possibly quarterly thing, let’s see how we go.
Descriptions updated, finally, with the usual apologies for tardiness. If you’re wondering what’s been going down in Take Care land recently, I’ve finished my masters, Tim’s still working on his, and we’re writing a newsletter/zine that documents, in tedious detail, the distro’s first year. The recent months have been marked by tragedy and sadness not worthy of expression in this site update, but I have just about regained my energy and enthusiasm for the distro, and things should start picking up now. In fact, I’m looking forward to it.
So, those zines that are now described:
The Portable Self, Atom Bird, Ladybeard #2, Rink & June Graveyard, Love Like Pop #6
The Plural of Deer is Deer, Sex Industry Apologist
Hello again! We’ve just added a few new zines to the site as promised.
Love letters to monsters #3/Alabama grrrl #9, Ladybeard (back in stock), Ladybeard #2: Transhairstorical, Bangor
While I’m at it, apologies to anyone who trekked out to Earlwood on the weekend hoping to catch us at the DIY Market. We had to cancel at the last minute due to the aforementioned crisis.
Now on a more positive note Little Boy (see below) has been working hard putting together a list of his favourite zines for 2010. You can check it out here.
Once again a BIG thank you to everyone who wrote us letters or emails throughout the year, we really appreciate the effort you guys have made in getting in contact. And it’s been really great meeting folks through correspondance or zine fairs. Hopefully we’ll see some of you again in 2011. And lastly thank you to everyone whose zines we stock. We love you. See you in the new year!
Myriad events ranging from the rather small to the soul destroyingly enormous are currently taking place in our lives and are preventing us from properly dedicating time to the distro.This is just a quick note to apologise to the folks who are still waiting for their zines (and descriptions for their zines) to appear here, to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas, and to thank every one for supporting Take Care in our first year!
Oh, and while we’re at it, don’t take this to mean that we’ve stopped taking orders for the year – order away! Indeed, if you’re quick you might even be able to get in some zines for Christmas…
Greetings! To celebrate finishing my master’s thesis I have just added 17 new zines to the site! And my did it take a long time. Check it out:
Blue Floral Gusset; Cut & Paste #1; Emergency Poncho; Hugh; I am my Cat’s Keeper #2; Atom Bird #1; Love Like Pop #6; The Portable Self; Outshine the Sun; Metal Hearts; Rena Versus World; Rhetorical; Rink; The Portable Self; Still Looking for Junk; Strange: Seven Times with You; Teen Film Clichés and last but not least the mighty Tower of Journal.
That’s a lot of zines.
Also, June Graveyard and Sing Me to Sleep are back in stock, and meritorious as ever.
Stay tuned for descriptions, we’re still working on them. Apologies to folks who’ve been waiting for us to put their zines up. It’s been a hectic few months, but we’re on top of it now.
And finally, thanks to everyone who said hello, bought or gave us zines at the NGA zine fair, and to Elle and Luke at Sticky for organising it. We took some photos, but being the incorrigible luddites we are we used an actual film camera. As soon as they’re developed we’ll post some here.
That is all for now.
Yours drowning in zines,
FYI, in the spirit of further improving the site, we just updated the ‘About us’ page.
As promised, today we’ve done a lot of work on the catalogue, and site in general.
Most exciting: we now do international orders! If you’re ordering from outside Australia it’s now really easy, just refer to the postage charts when you’ve chosen what zines you want.
The following zines have just been added to the catalogue:
Fergus #23/Love Like Pop #7 split; Fergus #20; Disposable Camera (Slippery Dip); Village Ghosts; Come Back (home to me); Robot Etiquette; Ampersand After Ampersand #3; Tomorrow’s Machine Today #1
And the following have (finally) had their descriptions added:
Department of Forgiving; Chiaroscuro #4; Disposable Camera (Bunny); I Am My Cat’s Keeper; Nearly Healthy
Descriptions still to come:
I am a Camera #14
We’ve also updated the submissions page. Please check it out before you send us zine submissions. Thanks!
Thanks everyone who came along to the Manly Library mini zine fair last Saturday! We like libraries, and librarians who like zines, and everyone else.
Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel our table at This Is Not Art this year, due to uni and work commitments. Bummer. However, that leaves us a lot of time to prepare for the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra) zine fair that Sticky are organising to coincide with an exhibition (featuring zines) called Space Invaders in late October. More details as the date approaches.
We’ve set aside this coming Monday (13/09/10) to add the rapidly expanding pile of new zines and descriptions (see below) to the catalogue. You should look forward to that date, because we’ve been getting some good stuff. Until then,
xE & T
Astronauts are not Excitable, Nearly Healthy, latest Disposable Camera, latest I am a Camera, Chiaroscuro #4 (plus awesome fabric edition), I am my Cat’s Keeper, The department of Forgiving. Descriptions still to come!
Come Back (home to me), latest Ampersand after Ampersand, Village Ghosts, Tomorrow’s Machine Today, Fergus/Love Like Pop split, Robot Etiquette