Jul 29, 2015

24-Hours of Sheer DIY Radness!

It's almost the end of International Zine Month but I've been busy the entire time, sending zines, getting zines, trading zines, buying zines, selling zines, pitching zines to distros, creating more snail mail art such as postcards, and of course, zine-production!
And my favorite part of it was making the 24-Hour Zine Thing as always. The 2015 challenge was to make another issue of my PMS Perzine, this one is number 11. It includes all the spontaneous deliciousness that is inherent in the 24-Hour Zine Thing world. It includes wonderful little stories such as the one about the alternative scene in Jerusalem, feminism, Slutwalk, Pride, and the metal scene in Jerusalem. It also includes a story about handmade DIY zines versus digital zines, a collage of rigor mortis, my sudden realization that my typewriter is German, and of course yet another cute segment of my comics Twigz.
And this is where I'm supposed to say "you can buy it or trade it, blablabla." But that's not accurate enough so here's what I will say:
You totally and absolutely and positively HAVE to buy/trade it because it kicks ass! If you make a zine that is just as awesome as this, I would love to trade with you! Contact me by email at this addy: fallopian.falafel@gmail.com
And if you don't have anything to trade, money is definitely acceptable. Check out my new shop on Etsy, PMS Mess! and score an awesome issue (or two or three), and receive lovely freebies along with your purchase!
Here are some samples of this rad 24-Hour Zine issue.

Apr 27, 2015

Feminist and Proud: Welcome to Jerusalem!

Are you a snail mail freak like me? Do you dig DIY? Do you want awesome cool postcards to send to your penpals but are bored of generic landscapes and flowers and buildings on your postcards?
Check out my Alternative Jerusalem postcard series, now featuring a total of six postcards, as seen below.

Every postcard is printed in color on regular postcard paper, with a description and translation of the photos on the back. Get them on my Etsy shop!

More DIY art to come later on includes buttons, patches, and a new issue of Purple Myrtle Squeegy!

Feminist Jerusalem:

Proud Jerusalem:

Queer Jerusalem:

Draining Myotonia: Life of a Jerusalemite Artist

Beautiful Jerusalem

Nightly Jerusalem

Apr 5, 2015

Whore the Metaphor

Purple Myrtle Squeegy issue 10 is now published!

It's an issue on metaphors and surrealism because everything is a metaphor and this is not a zine.

Here are a few sample pics of this odd item which can now be purchased on my Etsy shop or on the catalogue section of this site.

I also accept trades as always so drop me a line if you're interested in getting your dose of surreal shit. A free surreal sentence comes with every purchase!

Abstract reality sold separately.

Mar 18, 2015

Alternative Jerusalem Series

I know it took me some time, seeing as I was getting married and all, but I have promised and I am keeping it, so here it is!

This is a series of postcards I call "Alternative Jerusalem." And every postcard has a sub-category of its own.

This is "Beautiful Jerusalem" showing six pictures shot around the city: the charming side streets of the Nachlaot neighborhood, a breathtaking view of the city from the Baka boardwalk, an art fair at the Sultan's Pool, a fruit market in Gilo, and the entrance to an old synagogue also in Nachlaot.

This is "Feminist Jerusalem" showing five pictures of graffiti around downtown Jerusalem. The grafitti reads "Castration - We Can Do It!", "vulva", "a rapist government, a women's uprising", "Taking the law into our hands" and "4 angry dykes".

This is called "Queer Jerusalem" showing a picture of a graffiti in downtown Jerusalem. This graffiti condemns the opposition of the religious community to the World Pride March in Jerusalem in 2006 by sarcastically stating "Thou shall not march," and proudly announcing that "Jerusalem belongs to everyone" with the lion symbol of Jerusalem modified into two lions mating.

These postcards are 15 cm x 10 cm each, printed in color on regular postcard paper. A description of the pictures appears on the back.

All three are now available for sale on my Etsy shop.

Watch out for more of them to come!

Feb 22, 2015

PMS is Pretty in Blood

The new issue of Purple Myrtle Squeegy is now printed and available for sale on my Etsy shop.
The new issue of Purple Myrtle Squeegy is now printed and available for sale on my Etsy shop.

This issue is a split Zine with Nyxia Grey's first issue of Boo'ya Moon. This split zine is a special publication about Stephen King and the mutual love that Nyxia and I share for this master of horror.

My part of the zine includes stories about why I love Stephen King, the kind of feelings I get when I read his books, why I love having nightmares caused by Stephen King, a poem about horror, collages, tattoo plans based on the Dark Tower series, and more. 

Nyxia's part includes pieces on how she identifies with some of Stephen King's characters, what Stephen King has taught her, her experiences with religion and how that compares with Carrie's experiences with her ultra religious mother, many collages and more. 

Both of us explore Stephen King's feminist side with stories like Carrie, Rose Madder, Lisey's Story, etc.

This issue is a glorious 72 pages of sheer horror and blood. It's a 1/2 size zine, all cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten. The cover is in full color, the inside pages are in black and white.

See Nyxia's zines on her Etsy shop here.

Now for your viewing pleasure, here are some samples from the new zine!