Zines, pamphlets, art comics, chap books etc

linebaugh

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i might do a ulysses zine, i made some drawings whilst reading it and at one point it was really singing to me, i found a lot of good quotes but also wrote a bit of stuff off it
Are your zines primarily lit. based? little essays and accompanying drawings?
 

catalog

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Are your zines primarily lit. based? little essays and accompanying drawings?
bit of a mix. first three were a page each of comics/text/drawings from me and my friends. they were A5, A4, A3. These were called 'turntup'. Then i did one called 'notes from the path' which was a record of a walk, maps, short bits of text, drawings.. Then i did one called smog which is 20,000 words, no drawings. then latest is called 'prisoner of genet' and is excerpts from prisoner of love by genet, with a couple drawings.
 

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And this is what he said when I asked what pushed him away from D&G,
The politics pushed me away from it. Beneath the textual performances the actual political commitments were simply mundane when they weren't sinister. Worse, in a way: the political commentary, when it poked through (for example, Virilio's Desert Screen), was very often banal and superficial.

Books that provided something of an inoculation for me were Appropriating Shakespeare by Brian Vickers, Against Deconstruction by John Martin Ellis and From Revolution to Ethics: May 1968 and Contemporary French Thought by Julian Bourg. There are other things like this by Roger Scruton (from a conservative perspective) and Richard Wolin (from a liberal humanist perspective) but I didn't rate those so much.
 

version

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bit of a mix. first three were a page each of comics/text/drawings from me and my friends. they were A5, A4, A3. These were called 'turntup'. Then i did one called 'notes from the path' which was a record of a walk, maps, short bits of text, drawings.. Then i did one called smog which is 20,000 words, no drawings. then latest is called 'prisoner of genet' and is excerpts from prisoner of love by genet, with a couple drawings.

You should blog some of this stuff, or at least run a blog in tandem. Dissensus blogs!
 

catalog

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And this is what he said when I asked what pushed him away from D&G,
that is sort of the same as what chris kraus says about guattari, there's a bit in torpor when shes hanging out with him and his hangers on and they're all druggy losers doing fuck all but schmoozing
 

catalog

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You should blog some of this stuff, or at least run a blog in tandem. Dissensus blogs!
they are all limited edition, thats the point, they are all gone, i'm not putting them on computer. i'm manufacturing scarcity to add value
 

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i assume he means ovid's metamorphoses? sort of telling that its the last one, chucked in, oh i need some theory,
Yeah, he's working his way through The Western Canon in chronological order and says it's one of his favourites,
The Greek Myths trans. Robert Graves
The Odyssey trans. Robert Fitzgerald
Aeschylus The Oresteia
Sophocles Theban Plays and Ajax
Anything by Euripides
Aristophanes, The Clouds trans. William Arrowsmith
The Greek Anthology ed. Peter Jay
Catullus trans. Peter Green
Cicero's speeches
Ovid Metamorphosis trans. Allan Mandelbaum
Thucydides
Martial's Epigrams
Seneca's Tragedies
Petronius Satyricon trans. William Arrowsmith
Apuleius The Golden Ass trans Robert Graves
KJV Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Gospels, Acts, Hebrews, Revelation
Arabian Nights trans Husain Haddaway
The Riverside Chaucer

Those are my favorites.
 

catalog

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Yeah, he's working his way through The Western Canon in chronological order and says it's one of his favourites,
yeah i had it on the go and its good, but i dropped it early on in lockdown. was reading together with my wife, not a good way to read a big book really. ovid was a massive influence on all the big renaissance painters especially rubens
 
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that is sort of the same as what chris kraus says about guattari, there's a bit in torpor when shes hanging out with him and his hangers on and they're all druggy losers doing fuck all but schmoozing
Never meet your heroes, or anyone at all really.
 

catalog

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yeah i could do, that's true. maybe i will. one of the reasons i started making zines was to do something which didnt involve computer so much cos i'm on it all the time anyway. so if i start blogging, i'll have to give dissensus the chop
 

catalog

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idea for a dissensus zine:

'the last posts'

it would be a compilation of all the last posts of various dissensus members, famous and not so famous
off the top of my head:

ben UFO
logos
Logan Sama
Elijah
Mos Dan
Zhao
K-Punk
Woebot
kode 9
mos dan
blackdown
 

luka

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when i made my books i offered to give anyone on dissensus who wanted one a free one but nobody wanted one except for cataog who said it was unreadable gibberish!
 
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