Hi BRZD supporters! Elena and Nyky have decided to take a summer vacation from the distro to have some fun, deal with life, and re-prioritize what we want this distro to look like and how to make it better. So we will be closing down the store for the summer to re-stock, clean up, re-imagine and reorganize the distro.
If you have sent submissions recently, please be patient. We will be in touch over the summer to order and collaborate.
I rarely respond to facebook messages via the BRZD page. Please email all questions and inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your continued support! We are looking forward to getting back to the grind come fall!
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Elena, one half of BRZD, will be on punk vacation/merch baby for the majority of March through the Midwest, SW, Mexico, and West Coast. She'll be bringing select titles from the shop to sell at shows and at Everything is Not OK fest - find her on social media to keep up on where she is at ;) Come out & buy zines from the Traveling Brown Recluse Mini Distro, and say hi!
Two new zines we’re very excited about are now stocked on Brown Recluse Zine Distro ! Reserve your copies, these are going to go fast!
White Man’s Burden Issue #1, $5.00 “We have been silent for too long, forced to be complacent. This zine seeks to rectify and decolonize ourselves through sharing our experiences and artwork.“
White Man’s Burden is a zine for and by young Pilipinx engaged in the American diaspora and deals with confronting the continuing colonial conflict in the Philippine psych and the historical erasure associated with that process. WMB exposes the vulnerability in cultural pride, identity, and the burden to Americanize. In the first issue of WMB, contributors share stories on their cultural food, diasporic feelings, lost history, relationships with Pinxy families, among others. WMB aims to evoke a collective, conscious Pilipinx identity. 60% of the WMB funds are donated to the Filipino American Library, in process of relocating in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. For more info & to contribute to future issues of WMB, visit http://whitemansburdenzine.tumblr.com/
The 2015 Baltimore Uprising: A Teen Epistolary, $7.00.
A compilation of tweets from teens during the Baltimore Uprising. Important and powerful. Compiled by Research and Destroy.
Tis' the season that zines orders are piling in! Zines make great gifts for yourself and others!
We have restocked the Distro! Hang tight if the zine you desire is still sold out, we have reordered and are getting titles in the mail everyday.
Shout out to the Night Crush Seattle party crew who made purchasing and copying zines this month extra easy by donating a percentage of the door! Night Crush is a Poc Centered queer dance party in the first Saturday of every month in Seattle! Thanks for the support!
Self care is buying yourself something to deal with the how hard it is to deal with the holidays. Buy nothing today or buy something because there is no ethical consumption under capitalism. Buy something tomorrow or buy something for someone who could use a pick me up. #treatyoself #nobodylovesyoulikeyoudo #treatothers
Thank you everyone who came out to Olympia Zine Fest: we sold out of almost every thing we brought and connected with lots of amazing folks. As a result, we are working on restocking the zines after our success at OZF!
More exciting news: Brown Recluse Zine Distro was featured on Bitch Media! Nyky wrote an article for "Cut & Paste," a column of Bitch highlighting zines and small press publications, featuring, of course, zine writers of color.
Nyky highlights some of her favorite zines that Brown Recluse Zine Distro carries, saying her favorite zine writers are “ones who evoke a deep connection between themselves and the reader through unique lived experiences.” What to Keep, What to Give Away, Going Places, Hairy Femme Mother, Small Bikes Big Trees, and Vital Signs are all reviewed.
“My love affair with zines began at one of the loneliest moments of my life.
Eight years later I was looking for zines that mirrored my experiences as a queer punk woman of color. I browsed zine distros, a distribution source for independently published writing, and found that many of them carried the same handful of POC zine writers. We are more than half the world population; there must be more than 10 of us writing zines! The next day, I started Brown Recluse Zine Distro, dedicated to centering the voices of POC zine writers.“
Hey everyone! BRZD will be tabling at the first ever Olympia Zine Fest. Come visit us and check out all of the bad ass zines we have in our catalog! Our bags are packed and we are excited!
During OZF the online store will be closed. We will reopen mid-November just in time for all of your holiday orders!
Hey Everyone! We will be tabling at Olympia Hardcore Fest this weekend! The online store will be closed until next week. Thanks and hope to see you there!
BRZD is updating the store, adding brand new zines and making the rounds tabling events and fests. The most exciting news is that BRZD is officially a collective now! Two minds, perspectives and efforts are better than one! The store is updated and all of the links are fixed and functioning.
You can find us tabling at the Portland Zine Symposium July 18-19 2015 and Olympia Hardcore Fest August 8-9 2015. We have also been tabling randomly at events last minute so stay updated on our facebook and tumblr pages for info about last minute tabling and local zine events.
We added five new zines to the catalog with a bunch more being added in the coming weeks Now available Profile This! by the MiXed Colective, Ain't Shit #2 by Peter Sterling, Going Places: A Native American in Education by Kesheena Doctor, Vital Signs #3 by Rachel Casiano and Pander Mafia: a 20 year anniversary tribute zine put together by Mimi Thi Nguyen. Stayed tuned for more updates!
Brown Recluse Zine distro finally has it's first volunteer! Elena, Queer Punk Pinay Princess, is the perfect Virgo fit to whip this distro into shape. She loves theory but hates "ivory tower" academia and fins that zines are the perfect medium to disseminate all that jargon filled theory in accessible ways. You can follow her on tumblr: upsettingg.tumblr.com
Brown Recluse Zine Distro has signed up to table at a few zine fests. You can find us at ACRL conference in Portlandat the end of March, Long Beach Zine Fest in April, Chicago Zine Fest in May and Olympia Zine Fest in October. BRZD is hoping to return to NOCAZ this year as well the Portland Zine Symposium.
BRZD is back open and has a ton of new and exciting titles for yo ass!!! We are at 86 zines and counting in the distro and BRZD will be heading to New Orleans for the New Orleans Comic and Zine Fest in November.
New Additions to the distro!: Constantly Coming Out: An Interview with Juba Kalamka By Nia King, Grief by Joyce Hatton, Going Places 1 and 2 by Kesheena Doctor, Librarians and Archivist to Palestine a collaboration with Just Seeds, Mad Mulatta #2 by Brittany Couch, Moon Root #3, Muchahcha: Nuestras Cuerpos, Philosophactivism: Queerbomb Issue, Please Tell Me All About Myself #1 and #2 the dating a relationship issue, Punk by Mimi Thi Nguyen and Golnar Nikpour, Slash Em Up #6 & 7, Small Bikes Big Trees by Benji Rouse and Jen Chen, When the White Man Gives You Money by Nia King, and Communique from an Ex Cop by Christopher Dorner and published by Research and Destroy. Also back in circulation, Ain't Shit by Peter Sterling and of course Cats Hate Cops.
Thanks for the continuous support and love! I do this for you!
Dudes! I just added Cats Hate Cops and Communique from an Ex-Cop by Christopher Dorner (I am totally getting put on a list if I am not already on one.) published by Research and Destroy. If you have not had a chance to check out the distro recently Bros Fall Back, What to Keep and What to Give Away, Gut and Peace is Not Real But the Fight is are also now available! Coming soon Muchacha # 8: Nuestros Cuerpos and Philosophactivism #2.
BRZD has recently re-stocked a bunch of sold out zines and there are still more that need to be rre-stocked. We have mainly been good keeping up with cash flow and restocking but BRZD could definitely use some help re-stocking for the upcoming Portland Zine Symposium. So if you got a few bucks to spare consider helping keep BRZD well stocked, running and supporting zines written by people of color.
Other Updates: Nia King is no longer printing Angry Black White Girl and MXD so they will no longer be in stock.
Ain't Shit, On Struggling #3: Bodies and They Are Here With Us are recent additions to this rapidly growing distro. I couldn't be happier with the zines that I carry and all of the amazing writers I am getting to meet and support!
They Are Here With Us is a zine that I have had in my personal zine collection for many years and feel very strongly about carrying. I printed without permission only because I was unable to get a hold of the creator and contributors. Femicide is still a real problem along the Texas-Mexico border. Please get it and share it!
Coming Soon Skinned Hear Numero Cinco y Skinned Heart Numero Seis! Debuting on tour and available on-line in November!
I will be away from the shop! Any orders placed after today (September 16, 2013) will be shipped after September 27. Thanks for your support and patience!
Welcome to the Brown Recluse Zine Distro website GRAND OPENING!!! This a site dedicated to centering zines written by People of Color. Brown Recluse Zine Distro's goal is to provide one place to find POC zines instead of spending forever on the internet. Learn more about this project in our about us section.
BRZD is sister distro with No Shame Distro, East Coast POC zine distro and partnered with the POC Zine Project. BRZD will soon begin carrying zines archived through POCZP.
I am going on tour with POCZP in October and would like to take the distro on the road with me. If you like what you see and would like to support BRZD please donate here!