Sep 12, 2014

Issue 8 - Special Issue on Germany Trip

The latest issue of my zine was published in August 2014. This issue covers the Germany trip I took from July 29 to August 7, 2014. I write about the Wacken Open Air metal festival I went to, I recount the various shows I saw, what I liked and didn't like, what shows can be described as nothing less than "orgasmic" and which ones as nothing more than "craptastic".

I also write about the visit I paid to Berlin, all the attractions I went to, the bars I attended, and the German friend I met up with.

On issue 4 of PMS I started a regular segment in the zine - a comics I call Twigz. In issue 8, Twigz demonstrates the different forms of headbanging that metalheads use in live shows.

What is mostly special about this issue is that it includes a bunch of pictures from the trip and it is printed in full color!

A6 size, 50 pages, full color, glorious badass wholsomeness!

It is now up for sale on my Etsy site, and up for trade right here!

With pink skull kisses!

Here are some previews:






Sep 10, 2014

More Zines!

A long time has passed since I wrote here. The reason I don't update this page anymore is because I am too busy updating my blog, my WeMakeZines profile, this Etsy store and this Etsy store, the PMS Facebook page, and of course my own Facebook page (for which I will post no hyperlink because I don't like random strangers sending me friend requests).

But yes, I ought to update this page too since Purple Myrtle Squeegy is the only zine I am now running and I'm having a total blast doing it too.

Since the last post, I published issues 5, 6, 7 and 8 of PMS Perzine, and they are all up for trade. You may contact me at fallopian.falafel@gmail.com if you're interested.

They are also all up for sale at my Etsy store. All purchases on this store come with a free surprise, so head on down to the shop and buy DIY!





Jul 18, 2012

Issue 4 - 24 Hour Zine Thing!

Issue number 4 of Purple Myrtle Squeegy is published.

I made this issue as part of the 24 Hour Zine Thing challenge. So the zine was made in 24 consecutive hours, from start to finish. For more details on this experience, visit my blog!

The topics are spontaneous, and the layout is unique and funky. I had an awesome time doing it and will probably do it again next year.

The issue is now up for trade as are all the other issues of the PMS Perzine. Here are some sample pics!




Apr 23, 2012

A to Zine - PMS Issue 3!

Issue 3 of Purple Myrtle Squeegy is now published and stapled and ready for delivery to whoever is interested. I would personally prefer trade, and I accept other zines, artwork, crafts or chocolate in exchange for one copy of this issue.


Issue 3 is an alphabet zine. It includes short personal articles on the following:
Art; Books; Chocolate; DIY; Ecstasy; Family; Guitar; Horror; Inner child; Judaism; King of Pop; Long hair; Music; Nirvana; Ovaries; Period; Queer as Folk; Riot Grrrl; Sex; Tattoos; Uterus; Vulva; Writing; X-chromosome; You; Zines. To understand why I picked these words and not others, which may or may not be obvious to some readers, you'll have to read it!


It also has a section of honorable mentions, which include runner up words which I considered for some letters but didn't quite make the cut.


Plus, it has a rather longass list of all the music I listened to while producing the zine.


This issue is a quarter-size zine (A6 - i.e. quarter of a standard A4), 64 pages including the cover, all typewritten or handwritten, cut & paste layout with some handmade art and some backgrounds made of random flyers and pamphlets picked up from alternative shops and feminist events.

Contact me at fallopian.falafel@gmail.com to find out more or to trade!

Apr 18, 2012

Purple Myrtle Squeegy - Issue #3

Haven't posted here in years! Damn...
Anyway, I totally missed making the PMS zine and now that I finally found some time in between work and reading Stephen King novels, I pulled off another issue! Yay!
This one is a quarter-page issue, 64 pages (!!). It's an alphabet issue so every letter is accounted for, and I had the best time producing it.
I still need to photocopy it and collate it and bind it, but it will be done within the next week or two and then it will be available for trade or sale.
The original copy is fat as hell because the 64 pages are doubled and tripled because of the background and the text stuck one on top of the other.
Here are a couple of pics.