Simplify your holiday shopping this year with this holiday guide from Wasted Ink Zine Distro! Zines make the perfect gift because they're personable, artistic, educational, and offer connections between the creator and reader. Now more than ever zine distros depend on your purchases to survive the challenges of this year. When you shop with WIZD, you support the distro, each amazing zine creator, and our US Postal Service. Please take a look through our zine bundles to find the perfect gift to bless your special folks with. We are almost certain you will find what you're looking for! Our zine bundles are discounted, range in price from $9.00-$27.00, come with two pieces of mystery zine swag, and ship the same day they're ordered. Please share this holiday gift guide! Thank you!
Offerings of Hope Zine Bundle
This zine bundle is all about hope! All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
Queerness and Hope by Zettie Shapey
This queer hope zine is a co-created anthology first born 6 years ago. Equal parts comic strips, queer theory/affect theory/theory on hope, collages, drawings, poetry, reflections on being gay and alive and hoping, reflections on being gay and alive and not hoping. Let it gut you let it thrill you let it give you permission to hope a little. It's50 pages and full-color.
***Content warning: one piece talks about suicide.*** That piece has a content warning at the top.
Growing Hope by Rachel Bard
Growing Hope follows the life of a robot and neglected plant who, out of loneliness, download the advertised friendly robot, HopeTM. This comic is printed on a beautiful navy blue cardstock with metallic bronze ink, highlighting the robotic and space theme of its contents.
Foodie Zine Bundle
This zine bundle is all about food! All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
We'll Never Have Paris #16: Food by Andria Alefhi
Featuring essays about food by Diane Englert, Melissa Hung, Mollia Jensen, Ed Kemp, Gina Kropf, Charles Reaves, Dani Scoville, Christine Shaffer, and Zoe Zou Stasko. Art by Marguerite Dabaie and Ania Troszkiewicz.
Punks Around #8 by Alexander Herbert
Punks Around #8 is all about veganism in punk rock. It features stories, interviews and artwork.
"As punks, we've grown up in a world where eating meat and dairy was instilled in us through birth. We see and critique the massive increase in cancer cases nation wide, the growth of heart diseases and obesity, and our first instinct is to point to capitalism, our parents, and increased privatization of personal life. All of these things suck, but in order to break out of them we need to recognize when we are inadvertently implicated in it all. Punk is about owning up to responsibility, and responsibility starts with yourself. Once you've eliminated the possibility that YOU are to blame for your health and lifestyle problems, then it's fair to blame everyone else."
Spices by The Artistic Nomads (This zine bundle includes spice zines coriander, cumin, clove, and nutmeg)
Spices is a zine series all about the history and uses of spices. It contains information about what the spices are good for, how it was used, and where it's from. It's a great way to learn more about spices and include them more in your cooking.
Zinester Zine Bundle
This zine bundle is perfect for folks who love zines or who are wanting to make one of their own! All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
Behind the Zines #8 by Billy McCall
This is a zine all about zines and anti-capitalism and how Billy refuses to let go of the old school punk ethic of making zines. There are articles about creating a graph to keep track of where your zines go, a story from a reluctant zinester who overcame their perfectionist tendencies to embrace zine culture, reviews of zine events, a zinester interview and some reviews.
Punks Around #10 by Alexander Herbert
Issue #10 of Punks Around is a zine about zines featuring a few great punk zines and creators like Razorblades and Apsirin, Cometbus, Sluice, Carrott Cake Zine, SDF, Zine Gang Distro, Suburban Voice, @Bsideglitter, and Fluke. "Fanzines are the literary component of our scenes and they play as much of a role as music and visual arts." - Aaron Cometbus
Stolen Sharpie Revolution by Alex Wrekk
A brief, but engaging, and eminently useful guide to doing a zine. From tools, to layout, copying, printing, trading, promotion, ordering, mailing, distribution, and a whole lot more. Over 150 (albeit pocket sized!) packed pages. The new third edition includes 32 more pages of distributor listings, stores, and libraries that work with zines.
Punk Enthusiast Zine Bundle
This zine bundle is all about punk, music, and fanzines. All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
POC Punks Punks Around #11 by Alexander Herbert
"To be a 'minority' in an anti-social subculture leaves you exposed to being more than alone in a crowd. To be seen as different, even amongst the community you've subscribed to , is a heart breaking reality that very few people can relate to....To assume we live in a post-racial society is a laugh. The punkest thing you could do is to complete oppose it in all forms. Spit in its face. Acknowledge those for who they are and lift them. And stay punk."
This zine contains articles, personal essays, art, interviews, and more from over five creators. This zine is printed in color and is 40 zine pages long.
Fluke Fanzine #18 by Matthew Thompson
Fluke 18 focuses on outsider art. Interviews with Bill Daniel (Who is Bozo Texino?), professor Susan A. Phillips (The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti) and Gary Floyd (Dicks and Sister Double Happiness). Also in this issue you'll find art and photographs as well as writings about skateboarding, music, art and friendship.
Vinyl Dyke #1 by Evelyn Bastian from VinylDyke Records & Zine
Vinyl Dyke comes all the way from Berlin Germany and is such a gem of a zine. Feminist record label, music stories and fashion. "Grunge", 90s alternative style, songwriting passion and L7 love. This zine contains punk stories, band t-shirt reviews, b-side zine ads, lyric reviews, tales of gender, being lesbian, and feminist fashion and so much more. For $3.50, this zine is packed full! Order today!
Nature and Herb Lover Zine Bundle
This zine bundle is all about plants, nature, and herbalism. All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
Plant Petter by Madeline Cass & Emily Margarit
Plant Petter is an experimental examination of the interactions between humans and nature.
How do people physically touch plants and fungi and nature with their bodies? The demonstration of interspecies relationships forms new pathways for thinking about our role in the Anthropocene and the climate crisis. Touching & stroking, observing & creating curiosity expands our conscious & subconscious relationships to our everyday environments.
5.5 x 8.5”, published June 2020, edition of 125
Everyday Magic #3 - Love by Finn Oakes
Everyday Magic #3 - Love by Finn Oakes was published in 2015. It contains stories about building relationships to nine different plants across nine years. Vignettes about birth, death, sex, healing, work, trauma, ritual and the ways I have learned to live into love.
Mugwort by Charissa Lucille
“Learning together about herbalism, sustainability, decolonization, and traditional medicine gathers and strengthens us.” (from back of the zine)
Mugwort is a part of a larger explorative study called The Botanical Coven Collection, whose mini-zines discuss the history, meaning, and uses of important medicinal herbs. In the journey of learning about herbalism, Mugwort is a great resource that starts discussions, provides further reading, and teaches us something new every time we read it.
Activist Zine Bundle
This zine bundle contains three zines about activism and activist history. All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
Blast From The Past? by Haley Orion Khoshaba
All images and comic strips in this zine are sourced from alternative print media throughout 1979 to 1980. You’ll get a look into the topical issues 40 years ago and see all the ways we’ve changed, and all the ways we haven’t.
First Aide to Face Adversity Kuwa Jasiri Indomela
First Aide To Face Adversity is a do-it-yourself first aide zine written by a Street Medic, and Herbalist. Great for self-care but also very useful for community response. Covering scene and safety tips like how to avoid burn out, identify other Healers, and the importance of obtaining consent to treat someone. Learn basic wound care and how to make your own herbal kits! Also includes interactive glossary of plant uses.
Wake ATL Issue 1: Police Violence by Alexa Lima
Wake ATL issue 1 : police violence was curated edited and published by Alexa Lima of the band WAKE in the summer of 2016.
"Our goal is to bring awareness to social issues and help establish a dialogue between activist organizations and the community through the use of music, visual art, literature, lectures, and workshops designed to educate, motivate, and engage each other into becoming more active in daily life.
We want to create an avenue for activists to engage the community with art and music as well as open the lines of communication to help establish an understanding of the community's concerns and pain points on a local, regional, and national level."
Photographer Zine Bundle
This zine bundle contains three zines all about beautiful and inspiring photographs. All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
Already Seen by Jesse A. Millard
Already Seen is a full-color poetry, prose, and photography zine. Jesse’s first ever zine is
a collection of some selected prose vignettes and short stories about life after college that Jesse wrote in 2017. All of the stories are set in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Each story is a fictionalized version of an ordinary day in his life during a period where he felt like there was nothing more to do with her life. Despite having no reason to feel dull and jaded, in the stories, Jesse contrasted enjoyable everyday life moments with the constant questioning of why he felt weird and listless. The zine also includes full-page color photographs taken during that time.
Don't Look Back By Charlotte Johnston
Charlotte photographed Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan on 35mm film. This zine is a compilation of favorite photos in full color. This zine takes us through different cities and shows us what people are doing and experiencing. It's a great take on street and travel photography.
Grey Area by Kaitlyn Stancy
“This body of work consists of photographs that were taken in various locations around Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and California between the years of 2017 and 2018. All photographs were taken with a Canon 60D DSLR and were digitally edited in Adobe Lightroom.” - Introduction by Kaitlyn.
Grey Area is a black and gray mini-photo-zine with beautiful works that captures the beauty of the desert.
Comic Fan Zine Bundle
This zine bundle is for folks who love comics. It has a variety of comic art styles and story telling techniques. All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
King-Cat Number 79 by John Porcellino
King-Cat is a slice-of-life comic collection, featuring a Tops 40s list, a guest comic from Gabrielle Bell, and letters + art from readers. If you’re looking for a sometimes funny, sometimes heartfelt perzine-adjacent read, this might be the zine for you!
Trans Humanist Zine Issue #0, 2016 by Elisa Mask and Zac Finger
“Transhumanism is an intellectual movement aiming to transform the human condition by utilizing technology to greatly enhance intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.” (form the back of the zine)
As the title suggested, this is a collection of essays, short stories, art, and comics discussing different ways that technology has, will, or could interact with humans in the future. There are different topics, ranging from robot autonomy, to how the progression of technology and informed consent can change how people define being human.
Straddle My Innocence by Sam Grant
Reading this collection of one-page comics is like walking through a colorful park and capturing snippets of conversations, where no amount of context will lesson the questions you’ll have about their lives and probably their motivations. I mean, have you ever heard someone hate gusty winds so much??
Trans Pride Zine Bundle
This zine bundle contains three zines about trans history and transitioning. All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
T & A (Transitioning and Attractiveness) By Birch Rosen
T&A (Transitioning & Attractiveness) is a zine about the fear that by taking testosterone and having top surgery to bring their appearance more into alignment with how they want to be seen, they'll be throwing away my only attractive qualities.
It explores their body image and fears about transitioning in light of puberty books they had as a kid, questionable standards they absorbed from the internet as a teenager, and their more recent relationships with other trans people.
It's angsty, earnest, interspersed with humor, and even a little hopeful.
Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries: Survival, Revolt, and Queer Antagonist Struggle by Untorelli Press
We present a compilation of historical documents, interviews, and critical analyses of STAR, a group of street queens in early 70s New York City who self-organized for survival and revolt. Contained within are pamphlets distributed by STAR, as well as interviews with and speeches by Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. Additionally, we are excited to include a critical essay by Ehn Nothing on STAR’s legacy, the enemies of queer insurrection, and the war against gender.
The Trans Pride Flag - A History by @khrysteinah
The Trans Pride Flag mini-zine is a colorful bundle of fun facts about what the flag’s colors mean, who the creator is, and the different variations that exist.
All profits from this zine will benefit one n ten, a local Phoenix organization that serves LGBTQ youth ages 11-24.
Fat Positive Zine Bundle
This zine bundle is all about fat positivity and body positivity. All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
Plus Size Girl Magic Vol 1 by Kasuto Productions
A branch off from Chronicles of a ChubbyBunny, Plus Size Girl Magic is a love letter to all plus-size bodies...with some Rated R elements. These books talk about feminism, body positivity through current events or experiences from my personal life. There is a lot of nudity and some sex scenes depicting a fat body. **These books are NOT recommended for children.**
Fat-Tastic! Issue No 2 by Sage Adderly-Knox & Contributors
Issue #2 of FAT-TASTIC! includes submissions regarding body image, a thank you letter to Beth Ditto; plus a lengthy interview with yoga instructor, writer & Curvy Yoga founder, Anna Guest-Jelley. Photo submissions: “can you hear my cries”, genders speak out”, and “going underground.”
Fat Farm by Max Airborne
“Fat Farm” is a comic mini-zine series by Max Airborne, one the founding collective members of “FaT GiRL” and an outspoken advocate for fat activism. In this Episode 2 of ‘Memories of Six East”, Max retells a memory of being a teenage inpatient on the East Ward of the 6th floor. Here, she navigates being queer and spending time with Punky in the secrecy of their two-person room.
BIPOC Pack Zine Bundle
This zine bundle contains four zines by BIPOC creators. All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
Edge Control by Amy Tea
Edge Control, curated and illustrated by Amy Tea, is a collaboration zine about Black hair. It contains work from 11 creators including articles, art and care tips all about Black hair and beauty. It was compiled and printed in Kingman Arizona in 2018. It's 28 pages and printed in black and white.
Nanaba's Summer by Tatum Bowie
"This book is very special to me, it follows the adventures of Nanaba, a young Navajo girl who visits her grandmother on the reservation for the first time. Follow Nanaba as she tried so learn from her grandmother, learn how to make fry bread, and try her best to learn Navajo! Comic best served with a piping hot cupa Navajo tea."
BLK GRLS WURLD Zine Edition 5 by Christina L and Courtney L
#BLKGRLSWURLD is a bi-annual zine and small-press run by Creative Director Christina Long and her younger brother and sister since 2013. The zine is international and open to anyone who supports women in the heavy music scene - be it on the stage or in the crowd. This zine contains photos, art, articles about job searching while Black and articles about travel.
Akimel O'otham Song Culture a mini-zine and U'uhig a mini zine by Se'mana Thompson
This is a mini flip zine that contains information about bird songs and what these songs mean.
Witch Zine Bundle
This zine bundle contains zines all about magic, paganism, and moon phases. All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
Everyday Magic #1 - Here by Finn Oakes
Everyday Magic #1 - Here was published in 2012. From the introduction: “i want to believe in a woo that is centered in justice. i want to practice a spirituality where personal transformation is tied to collective healing. i want to talk to stones and listen to trees and march downtown and dance on the port and call it all magic. ”
Lazy Diana A Punk Pagan Zine #1 by Kelci Crawford
Excerpt from a letter from the writer: “I’m making this zine to celebrate this truly peaceful, introverted, and celebratory practice broadly called Paganism. Paganism is so broad, so liberal, so creative, that to confine the topic to a 10-page zine seems bananas. To which I say, “Yeah. That’s why I want to do more than one issue.”
Issue 1 contains tea mixes, lucid dreaming info, crystals guides, moon phases and more! Add this zine to your home library to learn more about Paganism.
New Moon mini zine by Maryann George
This cute little zine is all about the new moon! It's a beautiful collage of hand lettering with drawings and rubber stamps. It has 8 little pages and opens up into a beautiful mini poster (8" x 10.5") with prompts to engage with the new moon. Makes a wonderful gift or a mini ritual for an upcoming new moon.
Poetry Fan Zine Bundle
This zine bundle contains three zines with poetry inside to soothe your soul. All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
Little Awakenings by Mara Ray Michael
"For me and anyone else that might be doubting their magic."
This poetry chapbook is full of 39 one-page poems by poet and zine maker Mara Ray Michaels. Her poems touch on life, death, rebirth, growth, childhood, nature, desire and much more. It's a journey for the imagination and we encourage you to see for yourself!
Prickly Words For Wounds by Amy Tea
Prickly Words For Wounds is a poetry chapbook with collage elements by poet Amy Tea. This zine is perfect bound and printed in Kingman Arizona!
"I wrote most of these pieces while I was on the rag or having a panic attack in the desert. Maybe some day the will be songs and I can sing them to you."
Feel Better by Rosie Accola
Feel Better is a mini zine full of poetry for the 20-something heart ache. It touches on relationships, the punk scene and the monotony of work life all through poetic embellishment. This zine comes from Chicago Illinois and was published in 2016.
Encouragement Zine Bundle
This zine bundle contains three zines for those who need a little pick-me-up. All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
Become Worry-Free Right Now by School of Life Design
Become Worry-Free Right Now features 12 transcribed guided breath meditations as channeled by majestic oracle and witch Jessica Mullen. Combined with illustrations by Boston-based wizard Adam Zapatok, these meditations will calm and relax your worried mind. These words will help you remember that you can let your worries go. You can allow yourself to enjoy the present moment without feeling fearful about the future, without wondering if you’ve done something wrong. You can allow yourself to be worry-free. You can allow yourself into that worry-free blissful state of being right now, just by stepping into the present moment.
Pep Talks For Broke(n) People by Caits Meissner
"Pep Talks For Broke(n) People comix poetry zine chronicles, through short visual narratives, encouraging words exchanged between friends and lovers (and sometimes within my own head) that have helped me to cope with the bizarre and trying act of living."
Small Validations by Kelci Crawford
Small Validations is a mini zine full of up-lifting phrases said by different people. Reading through this zine is a great pick me up and always leaves readers feeling more capable to tackle the next obstacle.
Abstract Art Zine Bundle
This zine bundle contains three zines on abstract art. One zine is a workbook about applications for augmented art while the other two contain abstract art. All bundles include 2 pieces of mystery zine swag and are shipped the same day the order is placed.
Accessible Applications for Augmented Art by Emily Joy
Learn how to create and self publish your own Augmented Reality artwork using only free smartphone apps. Workbook includes information about contemporary new media and mixed reality art, along with 3 custom exercises.
*There may be temporary glitches with apps. Emily Joy is not affiliated with any of the proprietary apps that are recommended in this workbook.
Amorphous Zine, Issue # 001 by Rose Zhang
The zine is wordless, and readers can string together whatever interpretation/narrative they please. I encourage readers to share their interpretation on the website to gradually build a small community. The specs are 5"x 6.5" and is 12 pages inc. cover pages.
Someone Somewhere by David Miller
This zine hosts full-page kaleidoscope-like digital images. Each page is unique, transporting you from one strange place to the next.
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