Now let's talk about a few of my favourite zines lately.
Hate Fuck is probably my favourite zine, consistently ruling with amazing artwork, graphic design and photography by Give Up. I also have his book of the first 7 issues. Definitely worth every penny. The quality of the prints, paper, and overall design of his zines is the best I've seen. He often screen prints his covers, prints on vellum and transparency sheets, has fold-out pages, and he always throws in a bunch of posters, prints, stickers and other goodies.
Buy it here: http://giveup.bigcartel.com/
National Handbag is a hardcore punk and anti fast-fashion zine, I loved every second of reading it, laughed a bunch, even said "Hell yeah" out loud a few times. Interviews with inspiring women in different "industries". Clever and interesting content, good lay-out. If you're into: not having a "real job", bitching about mass-manufactured clothing, shoplifting, brewing your own bath-tub gin, doing acid, listening to hardcore, wearing weird stuff, then you'll seriously dig this. I know I do.
Buy it here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/hankandcompany?ref=seller_info
BLACK METAL STAIN! / BLACK METAL RITUALS
You guys all know how I love my black metal and these illustration zines by Xenoc Blood poke fun of it in the best possible way. I want to pull them apart and put them all over the walls of my studio. As much as I dig Satan and love the evil stuff, these zines make me smile, and I guess smiling is pretty much the opposite of kvlt.
Buy it here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/xenocBlood
SOCIETY FOR SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY OF PARANORMAL ATMOSPHERIC AND COSMIC ANOMALIES
Awesome UFO zine, great design and lay-out, on newsprint. Interview with an abductee, lots of charts and statistics, shit gets real with this one.
Buy it here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/treeswithknees
CRAMHOLE and MONGREL ZINE
Lumped these two together for some stupid reason, maybe cause these aren't really 'new' and I've talked about them before. Cramhole is a super hilarious comic zine. Mongrel Zine is an awesome Canadian punk zine with great interviews, reviews, and always comes with a wicked compilation CD-R.
Buy Cramhole here: http://smellslikezines.bigcartel.com
Buy Mongrel Zine here:http://mongrelzine.wordpress.com
Guess I'll throw MRR in here, since it's basically the reason I ever got into zine culture, back when I used to steal old issues from my big brother. Pretty much the punk zine bible.
Buy it here/OR better yet subscribe to it here: http://maximumrocknroll.com/