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). Free US shipping on zines and unframed prints during October 2020.

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

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