Tigers Sniffing Catnip

Zines and such by Sara Chittenden

smallasszines:

ZINES FO’ DAYS ~ I’ll be bringing 30+ artists overseas to this years Tokyo Art Book Fair! Come by and say hi at the GAIEN CAMPUS(1-7-15 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan) Dates: September 19th(Fri): 15:00-21:00, 20th(Sat): 12:00-20:00 :D

m-i-s-o:

Miso : Zine : ‘Home-Made Tattoos & Polaroids’ : 2013

+ Self-published zine, 40 pages
+ Offset printed & bound in Fitzroy, Melbourne

Launching Friday Oct 18th at ‘Bright Night Sky’ > OR : miso.bigcartel.com 

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it’s been a while since I’ve been active on this blog. i think it’s because this is separate from my personal blog, which i don’t really share widely due to harassment concerns and whatnot.

however, i’m feeling all warm and fuzzy about zines, so i’m going to try to post more on here. i’ve been kinda bummed out lately, and i find that talking about zines makes me happy. so yeah.

right now i’m planning on doing some mini-zines—one on my new kitten potato, and one on my favorite feels songs. i have 2 zines pretty much ready to go—“mansplaining” which is self-explanatory and “pebbles and aches” which is a more abstract collage zine reflecting on major life events.

after i get those printed, my challenge for myself is to do something non-perzine. whether it’s an info, how-to, fiction, etc…just something to push me out of my comfort zone. someday i’d really love to do a huge info-dense zine that covers all the stuff i’ve researched and learned about sexual assault, but i’m not in the place for that right now. the department of ed is investigating my school per my report, which is kinda a big deal and feels overwhelming when i dwell on it. but yes, someday.

mid michigan zine fair was great, and i really liked talking to a few new rad people and seeing some familiar zine faces! i got to meet the woman who distros issue 3 of angry confetti at back pocket press & it was really affirming to hear that people dig what i do, especially since i’m still finding my groove.

finally, this was the second time that i had my small rape culture zine out for free, and more people took a copy that at grzf. granted, i wasn’t at my table very often for grzf being an organizer, but still. i’m glad that people are too scared to grab it. even better, some people were happy to see it & that it was for free—it feels really good to see others interested in the topic either for their own self-care or for helping others.

now i’m going to go home and cuddle with my kitten and eat something good, cause it’s been a rough day. this last semester is seeming to take forever, and i’m having some bad anxiety about a possible new job. i was offered the position, but there’s a ton of paperwork and stuff that has to go through before i start, and my bank account is scary low.

keep it rad,

sara

mmzf haul!

zine-reviews:

zine-reviews:

A Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism’

by Lindy West and Jessica Yee, April 2012

$5-7 sliding scale at POC Zine Project Tour

18 pg. at 1/2 letter size

Man, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just say you’re not racist and it’d be so? If you could just hop right out from under hundreds of years…

Queueing up some classic zine reviews to remind you-all of some of my faves.

polarink:

mosscarpet:

i made a new print and my roommates tigerssniffingcatnip and drewdamron brought home their new kitten. life is too good today.

my new kitten! her name is potato <3

mosscarpet:

quick little experiment linocut, first time printing in multiple colors, i think i’ll be trying this again soon!

drewdamron:

This comic first appeared in the “Your First” anthology zine that sarabearcomics put together in 2013.  The theme was ‘your first album’ and I thought that my story was pretty relatable.  There is something very important and formative about your first album, and I’ve always wondered what I would be like if I did start off with The Ramones instead of Alien Ant Farm.

mosscarpet:

wearepioneerspress:

image

so proud to see my drawing in the wild! GRZF was a huge dang old blast. so grateful for all the amazing people who were invlved, and for tigerssniffingcatnip and drewdamron who put so much work into organizing it.

crafthousegrandrapids:

Clothes. They protect you, express your personality, and generally connote your place in a broad social structure. Kate Garman, one of our Co-Op Project members, used clothing to engage ideas about home and community in the Co-Op’s latest exhibition, Thoughts of Home: Each Other’s Stories. 

This post is the first in our series that will spot-light each Co-Op artist. In talking separately with each of them I began to see how their work was connected, not just thematically, but in terms of what motivated them to explore certain topics. So I asked each artist, “where does your motivation for this most recent work originate?” 

Kate’s answer:

I had been playing with the idea of a sort of community mending service since attending the Open Engagement conference this past May, so the Mending project was one of my bigger projects that I was thinking about for the Co-op project, but it needed some work. When the second show came around to this idea of the Co-op as a group, I was interested in thinking of the five of us as a small community. How could we support one another? What could we learn from this exchange? And what would be the experience of this project? So the Mending Project ended up being this very personal relationship with someone else’s clothing, just looking through and touching each other’s clothes was very intimate. Most commonly the wear and tear of clothing is due to our love of the piece, and to touch and repair these prized possessions was a sharing of trust between all of us.” -Kate Garman

Her statement of intent follows:

“The practice of mending, normally done in one’s own home, is traditionally a solitary activity, in which one mends their own clothing. In this practice however, myself and fellow Co-op members have mended each other’s clothes. Through this exchange we have gotten close to the skin, repairing each other’s own wear and tear. This simple act of mending what is broken, has brought us closer.” -Kate Garman

-Amanda Carmer

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