Brown Recluse Zine Distro

c/o Nyky Gomez
PO Box 80582
Seattle, WA 98108

corazonpelado@gmail.com

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Acknowledgements

Megan Colleen for reading zines, writing descriptions, making copies and unending positive suppport

Amanda Jasso for reading zines and writing descriptions.
Daniela Capistrano and POCZP for the support and collaboration.

Chicago Zine Fest! Distro Updates!

Chicago Zine Fest was quite possibly the best time that I have ever had traveling out of town with the distro! I got to meet so many zine writers who share their work with this BRZD, picked up so many new zines for the distro and got to hang out with some of my favorite people.

The UIC Rough Cut event was the most wholesome fun I have ever had. I got to meet folks who run BRZD's sister distro, NO SHAME distro. Osa Atoe facilitated aproductive panel that I got to take part in called "Zines, Punk and Reclamation" that gave me months worth of thoughts.  Suzy Hex was so gracious and let BRZD squat her table. (Enjoy pics below)

New to the distro!: Slash Em Up 1-5, La Bola de Cristal, Truth or Consequences, Gut, Peace is Not Real but the Fight Is, The Swan The Vulture #5, What to Keep What to Give Away and Shotgun Seamstress #7.  Plus there are a few more zines on their way to BRZD!

Cristy C. Road is da Bomb!

Wow! My tour wife, Cristy C. Road made the official Brown Recluse Zine Distro logo! Check out her website! Show her some love and buy her books and art!

Distro Updates!

BRZD is on Hiatus until the distro and I return from the Rough Cut event put on by University of Illinois Chicago and Chicago Zine Fest! LAZF re-energized and inspired me around zines, writing and pumping new blood into BRZD! I learned a lot tabling for the first time at a zine fest

BRZD is adding a ton of new titles to the distro upon returning from CZF! Expect the following (not all pictured): The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Female Punk Band by Michelle Gonzalez, Fix My Head #2 and #6 written by Anna Vo, Musings of a Jook-sing written by Diana Mai, Mad Mulatta by Brittany Couch, Trust the Knife by Joyce Hatton, Rise-Fall-and Repeat by Isidro de la Luna Fox, Profane and The Body is a Wild Wild Thing by Tomas Moniz, AND Shotgun Seamstress 1-6.5! And who knows what I'll return with from CZF! Do you have a zine you want to submit for consideration?

Los Angeles Zine Fest!

LAZF popped BRZD's zine fest cherry! Tabling was a lot of fun and work and I could not have done it without my beloved Ari! There were so many good distros there! I got to see Rosi who writes Not Straight Not White Not Male and she gave me some sweet zines and a flier for a Queer Punk Fest being organized in So Cal! I got to meet some of my favorite zine writers and connect with people with similar interests and dream about future collaborations. Neely (Mend My Dress), Ari (Maximum Rock n Roll) and I drove out to Muholland Drive and took pictures and looked at beautiful L.A. from there and got lost and had tea at a cafe and read and gushed about zines and shit. I couldn't have asked for a better time.

Thanks for all of the support! Mucho Amor BRZD!

P.S. Enjoy the pictures below from LAZF!


Updates and Treasures from Race Riot Tour

Hey Everyone!
So I am finally feeling a little more recovered from tour and ready to
update you all with all of the awesome zines that I picked up from POC
Zine Project tour members and rad folks that I met along the way as
well as new projects that BRZD will begin.
BRZD will be adding the following zines to the distro within the next
week! Descriptions need to be written and pictures taken! As soon as
they are available I will be making an announcement.
Fix My Head #3 and #4 (co-edited by Osa Atoe), Always Was and Always Will Be Aboriginal Land, The Swan The Vulture #3 and #4 all written by Anna Vo, touring member of POC Zine Project.

Panocha Platicas: A Guide to Healing Sex & Sexuality in Community,from the Chula Doula table ran by Pati Garcia.

#Art Life: Musings abd Advice from a Queer Activist of Color, Art School is Hell and We Are Not White Lesbians all written by Nia King, touring member of POC Zine Project.

Philosophactivism written by Toi Scott, touring member of the POC Zine Project.

Slander written and compiled by Mimi Thi Nguyen, touring member of the POC Zine Project.

BRZD will also be launching a crowd-funding campaign before the end of the month to help us reach the following goals. Brown Recluse Zine Distro is seeking support for a few reasons. The first goal is to continue to buy and print zines to keep the distro well stocked and affordable. BRZD wants to remain an affordable and accessible project to everyone.

The second goal is to make a  paper catalog available for free to increase accessibility to folks who do not have access to the internet.

The third goal is to make the entire catalog available to prisoners for free.

The fourth goal is to be able to help folks set up zine libraries in communities that serve People of Color. This means sending one copy of every zine in the catalog to existing zine libraries or those starting zine libraries nationally and internationally.

All funds garnered from this crowd-funding campaign will be applied directly to meeting these goals. For updates on new additions to the distro follow us on Tumblr, Facebook, or check out the website!
 
Thanks for your continued support and signal boosting!
LOVE, BRZD

New to the Distro!

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!


Help BRZD go on Tour

I will be joining the POCZP tour starting October 14, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona. I want to bring as many titles along as possible, but need help printing zines.  Interested in supporting this project? Please donate to our GoFundMe account. Thanks for your continued support!

Travel Update

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!

Bienvenidos

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!

Muchos Gracias BRZD!