Take Care will be at the Canberra zine fair, next weekend!

Here are all the details, from the ACT Writers Centre website:


10am-4pm Saturday 9 April

Presented by the ACT Writers Centre and Canberra Contemporary Arts Space. Includes zines, artwork, badges, buttons, t-shirts, great designs as well as cupcakes! This event is part of the ‘A Fair with Art’ Saturday markets at Gorman House to be held during National Youth Week.

Cost: Free
Venue: Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman House Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
Bookings: No bookings required. Enquiries on 6262 9191.



Last year’s fair was really great, so if you’re in Canberra or able to get there we highly recommend it. Vanessa Berry will be conducting a zine work shop on the day. You need to book in advance to attend that, so direct all inquiries to the number above, or checkout the ACT Writers Centre website for more details.

Edit: Site updated today! We have issues of Doris zine back in stock! That’s Doris #21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 (Thanks to Cindy’s enormous generosity these issues are priced 50c cheaper than when we had previously listed them. Thank you Cindy!) and copies of the wonderfully amazing, amazingly wonderful Doris zine anthology. Unfortunately, we have no copies of the latest issue, issue #28, of Doris yet, but we’ll get onto that soooooon… Also, we have added newish issues of Culture Slut (in the time it took for surface mail to get from Canada to Australia Amber made another issue): there’s another beautiful, full colour polaroid edition (Culture Slut #23) as well as the previous issue (#22), and the latest issue (#5) of Fight Boredom, extolling the joys of feminism, DIY culture and girl love. Usual disclaimer: there are no descriptions yet, but we’re working on them.

Yeow, we will be taking all these zines with us to the fair on Saturday, so watch out, Canberra.

Yesterday a stack of back issues of the wonderful Fanzine Ynfytyn arrived. Fanzine Ynfytyn is by UK zine maker, photographer and general doer of things Emma Jane Falconer. She writes light-hearted zines full of favourites lists, amusing anecdotes and gentle witticisms. Descriptions, as usual, will take a few days to get up, but in the meantime just believe us when we say they’re worth your time (as is Egeszsegedre!, another of Emma’s zines, about travelling to Hungary).

We’ve also added another page to the catalogue called ‘Other things to buy’ which is where, (you guessed it) things that aren’t zines will be relegated from now on, including Emma Jane Falconer’s haiku ode to Ernest Hemingway postcard and the Church of Hysteria’s CD and EP. We should say maybe that while we do want to keep the focus of the distro on zines, it being a zine distro and all, if you are a zine maker and happen to make something that you think might be of interest to us – things that started as zines and mutated into something else, very DIY music projects etc – do consider getting in touch if you’re looking for distribution.

Likewise, if you have or know of any upcoming zine related events or call-outs and would like us to advertise them on this here blog we’re very happy to, just get in touch: takecarezines@gmail.com.

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

Latest zines:

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!

Coming soon:

Come Back (home to me), latest Ampersand after Ampersand, Village Ghosts, Tomorrow’s Machine Today, Fergus/Love Like Pop split, Robot Etiquette

Dust/Leopards in Leotards (mini flip comic A& £2)Tubetastic/Unicorns and Werewolves