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Cheaptoys #21

$3.50AUD/A6/62 pages

 

Giz's bilingual (French/English) punk personal/travel zine, from March 2018. "For a good part, this issue is about the feeling that our surroundings disappear into a uniformity, though this time I tried to talk with others about it. About what they do to resist, and how to keep things beautiful, or at least a little bit."

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Cheaptoys #22

$3.50AUD/A6/64 pages

 

"Lately, I've been trying to figure out better what anarchism means to me... Knowing better what it is that I want to go towards, instead of endlessly reading and halfway supporting wannabe political leaders till I get the catch..." The northern-winter 2018/19 issue of Giz's bilingual (French/English) self-described 'anarchopunk zine' contains tour notes, a discussion about Detroit's Printing Co-op, and more.

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Digging #2

$2.00AUD/10x10cm/40 pages

 

The second issue of a zine made nearly ten years ago by Emma D. The first issue of Digging was written while Emma was a student at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), and is about work that she was making and thoughts that she was thinking then. For the second issue she revisits SCA and the parkland that surrounds it, and revisits the themes of the first Digging: art, ghosts, ancient monuments, Ireland, time, gardens, motorbikes and memories.

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Para no sentirme solo/Typing Pool

$4.00AUD/42x14.7cm/42 pages + A5/8 pages

 

"During a week-long residency at Frontyard Projects (30 July-5 August 2018) I made a 'Simultaneous Collaborative Writing Machine' by looping a long strip of paper between two typewriters. I invited people to come and type with me, and this is the result." Typing Pool is accompanied by an eight page zine titled Para no sentirme solo, a piece that was also written during the Typing Pool residency, which is mostly about working in a post office.

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Plastic Knife #17

$3.00AUD/A5/124 pages

 

Plastic Knife is a description-defying zine of humorous, absurd and/or macabre observations, aphorisms and statements – or, as we recently heard them described more simply – poems. If you are familiar with the work of Ivor Cutler, Mark E Smith or Yoko Ono, and you are sympathetic to the general aims of conceptual art, you will understand Plastic Knife. If not, you will not understand – but don't let that deter you.

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Not to Attach Any Fixture: A Social History of Blu-Tack and its Uses and Abuses Among Members of the Renting Classes, With Slides and Commentary

$5.00AUD/A5/116 pages

 

Not to Attach Any Fixture is a groundbreaking lecture and slide presentation by Sydney-based mysterious, revolutionary feminist art gang Dexter Fletcher. The lecture was first presented in October 2017 at Melbourne Festival, and an abridged version was performed in May 2018 at Read to Me, Sydney. This zine version reproduces the original, unabridged palm cards and accompanying slides. "In our contemplation of Blu Tack, we have come to understand that the possibilities for living are infinitely greater than the conditions that we now endure."

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Huffin' Textas

$5.00AUD/A6/104 pages

 

Huffin' Textas: A Secret History of Dexter Fletcher is a cut-up memoir by Sydney-based mysterious, revolutionary feminist art gang of two, Dexter Fletcher. They splice the common elements of their formative influences together to form a single narrative about punk, dada, art school, Manic Street Preachers, the Mekons, working in shops, meeting each other, gangs, grief, Billy Casper, and the 1984 British Miners' Strike. A zine dedicated to childhood (and childish) dreams (so hard to beat), where every 'I' becomes 'we'.

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Cometbus #51

$4.50AUD/13.5x19.5cm/96 pages

 

The Loneliness of the Electric Monorah. "Once upon a time in Berkeley, two incredibly difficult, stubborn men decided to go into business together." A social history of the independent booksellers of Telegraph Ave, Berkeley.

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Cometbus #52

$4.50AUD/13.5x19.5cm/65 pages

 

The spirit of St, Louis, or How to Break Your Own Heart, a tragedy in 24 parts. "There were only two types of job available in St. Louis. Bartending, for the elite, lucky few – and for the rest, joining the military."

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Cometbus #54

$4.50AUD/13.5x19.5cm/96 pages

 

In China with Green Day?!! "What happens when friends grow up together but make choices that lead them down fundamentally different paths? Can they still travel together, despite their differences?" Again, Aaron asks the eternal questions, which apply whether your friends are members of Green Day or not.

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Cometbus #55

$4.50AUD/13.5x19.5cm/72 pages

 

Pen Pals. "In the summer of 1988 I spent an inordinate amount of time in downtown Berkeley, just smoking and sitting on top of the newspaper machines. It was then that I noticed one newspaper stand unlike the rest." The story of Yula – one of my favourite issues of Cometbus; aching in all the right ways.

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Cometbus #56

$4.50AUD/13.5x19.5cm/112 pages

 

A Bestiary of Booksellers. This issue, published 2015, profiles the used-booksellers of New York, of whom Aaron is one.

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Cometbus #57

$4.50AUD/13.5x19.5cm/100 pages

 

The 35 anniversary issue of Cometbus, first published in 1981! This issue contains interviews with independent cartoonists: Gabrielle Bell, Robin Enrico, Adrian Tomine, and more.

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Cometbus #58

$4.50AUD/13.5x19.5cm/44 pages

 

Zimmerwald. Aaron looks back to San Francisco: "a foggy, boggy, lost outpost full of cult leaders and leather daddies, more Asian than European, ans so removed from East Coast tradition as to be not just a different coast but a different planet."

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Cometbus #59

$8AUD/13.5x19.5cm/139 pages

 

Post-mortem. The latest issue of Cometbus, published 2020! So fresh I haven't even read it, or even skimmed through. I think we can safely assume quality? Yes, I think so.

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