ZINES AND STICKERS

Zines are hand-made and self-published booklets with a history that connects them to other forms of DIY writing including pamphlets, chap books, and blogs. They are an incredibly accessible and flexible format, which allows for a range of stories and experiences and styles, and they have been an important space for feminist, queer, and other radical voices to find a platform. Anyone can make a zine – including you!

I have been reading zines and teaching them in my gender studies classes since the early 1990s. But I didn't make my own zines until 2016 at the age of 51. During a health crisis I started drawing and writing about my experiences and those early rough drawings turned into an ongoing art practice. My zines are a mix of personal and political, and address such topics as the aftermath of cancer treatment, living in the desert, social justice, and dogs. I combine simple line drawings with brief narrative and sometimes collage.

 

I tabled at my first zine fest in 2018 and I love interacting with people who read and buy my work. After years of attending zine events, it has been exciting to be on the other side of the table and I have felt so welcomed by the zine community. Even as I now create other kinds of art, making/selling/trading zines continues to be a central part of my practice and my understanding of myself as an artist.

Prices below. Email me for payment options (Venmo/Paypal).

NERD (3 issues)

NERD (3 issues)

N.E.R.D. refers to "no evidence of recurrent disease." This zine is about living with uncertainty, when you are in a stage that oncology doctors like to call surveillance (24 pages; b&w; 4.25" x 5.5") $2 each ($5 for set)

Directions

Directions

Phrases from friends and teachers that helped sustain me during cancer treatment, imagined as a series of maps offering directions (26 pages; 8.5" x 5.5"; color on cardstock). $10

Tracks

Tracks

This zine is about the tenuous coexistence of human and animal life that I observe on my daily walks at the northern edge of Joshua Tree National Park (24 pages; 8.5" x 5.5"; b&w on cardstock). $8

A Piece of the Pie

A Piece of the Pie

Love Pie? Love social justice? This zine takes the metaphor "A Piece of the Pie" literally by playfully imagining pies as vehicles for liberation (36 pages; 7" x 8.5"; color). $8

Superbloom Coloring Book

Superbloom Coloring Book

Finding sustainable ways to appreciate the beautiful desert wildflower superblooms! (12 pages; 7" x 8.5"; b&w). $2

Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Finalist for a 2019 Broken Pencil zine award for best Perzine! "Memento Mori" means "remember, we all must die." How then do we approach death? (20 pages; 8.25" x 3.5"; b&w). $3

Lexicon of Dogitude

Lexicon of Dogitude

Because sometimes you just want to make puns and do cute dog drawings! (24 pages; 4.25" x 5.5"; color). $3

The Last Bottle of Water

The Last Bottle of Water

What does it take for us to stop buying water in plastic bottles? (20 pages; 4.25" x 5.5"; b&w). $2

Sonder

Sonder

This zine juxtaposes random snippets of conversation I heard over the course of one week with fragments from the local newspaper over the same period (24 pages; 5.5" x 4.25"; b&w). $2

Stickers

Stickers

Love is an Infinite Resource 2" x 3" rectangle - $1 More than Adequate 2" x 3" rectangle - $1 Cautiously Optimistic 2" x 3" rectangle - $1 Dog Days of Summer 2" x 3" oval - $1 Piece of the Pie 1.5" x 1.5" round - 50c

Jillian Sandell:  jilliansandell[at]yahoo.com  •  IG: @morethanadequate

Douglas Blanc:  zendoug[at]gmail.com  •  IG:  @zendoug1969