For most recent zine activity see 1000 Little Hammers.
below are some original archived zines I’ve made over the past several years:
Zine made with collaborator Brad Thomson and about queer history and the Stonewall Riots’ place within it. We printed a couple hundred copies and enlisted the help of our friend Danny to help us distro them the 2009 PRIDE parade, which fell on the 40th anniversary of Stonewall. We were fortunate enough to slip our way into the parade and hook up with a group who had similar interests in inserting a radical and subversive history into a largely corporate environment—they were a marching timeline of radical queer history. We jumped the railings and quickly told them about our zine, they were excited and generously invited us to march with them.
“is anyone fucking listening? a mini anthology of desperate political acts” 2008 [read]
is a zine originally created for the exhibition The Audacity of Desperation in collaboration with Brad Thomson
from the introduction:
With this zine we attempt to do two things: one, articulate a history of dissent that perhaps is not as well known as it should be, and two, acknowledge how people have responded when they are put in dire situations of militarism, violence, racism, sexism or any other form of oppression. These actions shouldn’t provide a template for dissent today, but should provide some footing to build off of…
In this zine we’ve included a variety of political acts, attempting to avoid falling into traditional perceptions of what is relevant activism. We have tried to remain aware of the heroicization of bravado or the martyrization of specific individuals that often comes with the territory of the history of resistance… [W]e offer these as a step toward a collection of actions, groups and movements that broaden our understanding of what it means to be “desperate” and what it means to “resist.” It is our hope that these investigations might aid in an ongoing discourse and pursuit in articulating a strategy of resistance relevant for today’s complex struggle; because revolution isn’t easy, and every little bit helps.
“A Brief and Incomplete History of Resistance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign” 2007 [print]
Zine containing stories of several acts of resistance that occurred on the UIUC campus, as well as photographs documenting how the spaces where those actions happened have changed over time in an attempt to illustrate how histories often remain hidden from the landscape. I compiled the information in this zine and distributed it around campus in early May 2007.