Xerography Debt #30

Xerography Debt #30

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Overview

Davida Gypsy Breier's review zine, Xerography Debt might be best summarized as an obsession for all involved.  Xerography Debt is "the review zine with personal tendencies," allowing its hand-picked cast of contributors to essay both the zines they love and where those zines find them in their lives. Al Burian gets a job in a vegan cafe to stay connected to his punk cultural roots, Joe Biel reports on the "pre-natal death of the e-book," and Jeff Somers ruminates on the idea of a zine community and his ever-changing reasons for continuing to publish zines. And let us not forget the large volume of zine reviews in here. Rather than spending time and ink bashing things or being forced to write about something they don't care about, the reviewers hand-select what they want to write about the result is much more interesting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934620403
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Series: Punx Series , #30
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. He is the founder and CEO of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Art of Autism, Utne Reader, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Punk Planet, Bulletproof Radio, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. He is the author of People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business, Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum, Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Proud to be Retarded, Bicycle Culture Rising, and more. He is the director of five feature films and hundreds of short films, including Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy." He lives in Portland, Ore and his work can be found at joebiel.net

Editor Davida Gypsy Breier lives and works in Baltimore Maryland. Besides helming 27 issues of Xerography Debt, she's also the creator of the Zombie review/essay Zine Riyer Mortis.

Al Burian is the author of the zine Burn Collector. From 2000 to 2007 he was a columnist for various music magazines and DIY publications, including Punk Planet, Heartattack, and the Skeleton. NO APOCALYPSE presents the best of these writings, collected in book form for the first time. He also runs a blog featuring his comics, zines, and music. Read an interview with Al on the Microcosm blog.

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