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!

Feb 17, 2015

Zines and Zombies

Presenting the unveiling of my cover of the split zine which is set to be released, Goddess-willing, before the end of this week.

Issue n. 9 of Purple Myrtle Squeegy, and Nyxia Grey's issue of Boo'ya Moon is a special about Stephen King, the most amazing horror novelist the world has ever known.

It will soon be available for purchase or trade on my Etsy shop, as well as Nyxia's Etsy shop. It will also be available during the NY Feminist Zine Fest on March 7, Chicago Zine Fest on May 8-9, and Portland Zine Fest on July 18-19.

So mark your calendars, save up your cash or your zines for trade, and get this terrifyingly awesome issue soon!

Feb 5, 2015

PMS Mess

I decided to give you a page from the new split-zine that will be released hopefully within a couple of weeks or so. It may not have anything to do with the actual topic of the zine which I am still not revealing (muhahaha!), but it's still a sneak-peek.

So how do you like it?

Feb 3, 2015

Are You Scared Yet?

Goddess, I am SO BORED!

I can't wait to get home and continue working on the new issue of my zine... Oh, I didn't tell you? Yes! I am writing a new issue of PMS. It will be a split zine with my Salem penpal Nyxia who suggested we should do it, and I thought it was such a great idea. I was so happy that when I stopped looking for a zinester to make another split-zine with, a zinester found me.

I will not say what this split-zine is about just yet, but I will say this: There will be a lot of slimy, spooky, creepy, dark and undead things in this issue.

So Constant Readers beware! PMS issue 9 is coming your way.

With pink skull zombie kisses!

Nov 23, 2014

Plans and Projects

A few weeks ago, I've been putting in extra hours working on a graphic design project. It was my friend's birthday and I wanted to make something special for her so I designed her a personalized daily planner.

I've gotten so overloaded with computer production that I missed the feel of scissors and glue and simply craved making another issue of Purple Myrtle Squeegy, but then I got another engagement - namely, my own. My boyfriend and I are getting married! So for the past couple of weeks, I've been neck deep in meetings with wedding halls, wedding arrangements, looking into rings, dresses, photographers, stylists, DJs... all that besides the fact that I'm set for a surgery on November 30.

So zine production is put on hold yet again.

However, this week on November 25, as we all know, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. For this cause, I've decided that all proceeds from my Etsy store made this week will be donated to the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center.

So head on down to my Etsy shop, buy one (or two or three) issues of PMS for yourself or for a special woman in your life, and help support the JRCC.

Thank you for your support!