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!