BACK IN STOCK! Guide to Being Alone is Vice Versa Press' how-to zine about living alone and living happy. As says the intro, "Whether you're newly single, a seasoned loner, or just don't care much for people in general, ...
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February 2014 Pioneers Press newsletter!
Check out our Pioneers Press newsletter for February! Pictures of our new rescue pig Hank Williams, upcoming events, DVDs, new zines, new books, zine news and more!
NOW A POCKET-SIZED BOOK! This book is Gnade's self-described "anti-depression guide/guide to a freer, more lawless life." Gnade's pamphlet looks at the root causes of sadness, anxiety, and general malaise/boredom and offers helpful point-by-point suggestions (in list form) and short essay pep-talks on how to move beyond your demons for a better, smarter, happier life. Like a letter from a trusted friend in the trenches, The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad will work with you through all phases of your life, thick and thin.
Adam Gnade's second novel, Caveworld, is a howl of desperation as its characters fight to find love and meaning in a society with which they feel out of step. Richly encyclopedic and set in the twin border towns of Tijuana and San Diego, the book tells two love stories separated by a gulf of twenty years. Caveworld is made up of the various events (both subtle and seismic) that change lives in an instant.
Subtitled "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," this issue of the zine looks at love and failure, of dreams crashed and cars wrapped around trees. Spanning the course of a few years, the stories in this issue are a beautifully-written hard read, a tangled-up, thorny walk through contemporary back-to-the-land life. We see the characters looking for a better, smarter life out in the country but having a rough go of it. Things fall apart, change comes swinging, but amongst all the devastating moments, there is hope and fighting spirit and a desire to rise. Life isn't always easy but that doesn't mean it's not worth fighting for ...
This new zine about radical self-care is OUTSTANDING. Topics include mental health workshops, musical meditation, anxiety, consent, self-mutilation, coping, finding release, and much more! Our current favorites include the excellent piece "Happy Fats and Good Mood Food: A Holistic Biochemical Approach to Mental Health," the end-of-zine piece on herbs to help with depression, and Sascha Altman Dubrul's essay "The Golden Thread: Making Trails to the Other Side." At a whopping 72 pages, Forever Falling Sideways is a Pioneers Press favorite!
OUT NOW! A nerdy zine all about the Joss Whedon TV series Firefly and its film accompaniment Serenity!!
We are in love with this one. Julia Eff's 68 page Every Thug is a Lady begins with a co-opting of a Jay-Z quote: "I've got 99 problems but a gender ain't one." Julia's zine deals with the concept of "neutrois," in which an individual has no gender and does not identify as either male or female. Says Julia, "Many have gender dysphoria very much like that of trans people. It is often denoted with the 'null' symbol meaning 'empty set.'" This look into the realm of non-gender is heavy illustrated, good-hearted, and dashed with a strong, youthful sense of humor. It's also a per-zine--in the best possible sense. This is Julia's look at life as one free of gender (though still coming to terms with it; Julia's in the trenches, knockin' around while the bullets fly). Julia writes, "I see my gender in the way people say things--it's not a tangible object or even a thing that can be described with a giant dictionary." This spirited, adventurous, gothy little zine is something special. Don't miss out.begins with a co-opting of a Jay-Z quote: "I've got 99 problems but a gender ain't one." Julia's zine deals with the concept of "neutrois," in which an individual has no gender and does not identify as either male or female. Says Julia, "Many have gender dysphoria very much like that of trans people. It is often denoted with the 'null' symbol meaning 'empty set.'" This look into the realm of non-gender is heavy illustrated, good-hearted, and dashed with a strong, youthful sense of humor. It's also a per-zine--in the best possible sense. This is Julia's look at life as one free of gender (though still coming to terms with it; Julia's in the trenches, knockin' around while the bullets fly). Julia writes, "I see my gender in the way people say things--it's not a tangible object or even a thing that can be described with a giant dictionary." This spirited, adventurous, gothy little zine is something special. Don't miss out.
You can get the following Adam Gnade releases as a package deal for $30!
• Caveworld novel
• Hymn California novel
• Greater Mythology Blues downloadable EP plus zine of the lyrics
• Do It Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad book
• 1 Adam Gnade button
• Do It Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad and Ringside: A Companion Piece to the Do It Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad ebooks
"Quitter #7 is a perzine collection of creative non-fiction consisting of "memoir vignettes"--#7 deals with months and seasons with specific stories arranged in no set order. Color-printed cover, staple-bound. It's a snappy little zine, immaculately set-up and easy to read (it's got a crisp layout and clear typeface). November's a little about hunting, what the author called "deer processing" and about family--which is a theme that runs through many of the stories. Influenced by memory (weather real memories or constructed ones). Solid writing, complex sentences, evocative." --Anne Thalheimer
Ringside! A Companion Piece to The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad (digital edition/e-book)
In Ringside, Kansas-based author Adam Gnade continues the work he began with his best-selling Pioneers Press release, The Do It Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad. As a companion text to the original work, Gnade's new e-book looks at taking an inventory of your life, finding the things that bring you down, and working to eliminate them in your path to a better life. It's about brutal reassessment and outlaw living, cutting away toxicity and vowing to live more honestly.
Originally self-published by Move! Dance! Create! Publishing in 2012 for university workshops, Pulling Ink has been reformatted and expanded for its digital release with Pioneers Press.
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Nearly year-round, the wild edible mushroom circuit is at work. Under the nose of authorities, migrant pickers in the Western U.S. supply wild edibles for some of the fanciest restaurants in the country. In Under the Radar, Olivier Matthon takes readers on a firsthand account of northern Californian seasonal work communities in the wild mushroom trade. This ethnography takes place in small-town motels, private logging property, and a marijuana growing operation. Matthon highlights the struggle and need for community among migrant pickers, crafting a thoughtful and well-researched story about clandestine mushroom trade in Under the Radar.
little-known facet of the town of Willits, California, is its community
of wild mushroom pickers. Every year a few migrants arrive to
overwinter and a few local people join in as well. This book gives a
rare glimpse into the work and lives of these pickers…" —David Arora,
author of Mushrooms Demystified and All That The Rain Promises and More...
"Olivier is a sport. He appeared at our 'mushroom' palace at what is always the most difficult time of the year and gently fit himself into the remaining mushroom tribe at the roughest end of the picking season. He writes with kind wonder about a world few see." —Connie Green, author of The Wild Table
Brand new patch from Pioneers Press! Kind of a take on Daft Punk, as in "I'm up all night to get crafty." Idea by Adam Gnade, design by Rio Safari.
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Announcement! Pioneers Press has been awarded a RocketGrant!
We are very excited to announce that Pioneers Press has been awarded a RocketGrant to fund our traveling zine gallery and shop! The RocketGrant program is a collaboration between the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO and the KU Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS. (!!!) Huge, huge thanks to the selection panel and to Wonder Fair Gallery in Lawrence for their encouragement. Stay tuned for more information about the Hard Fifty Farm Zine Mobile! http://rocketgrants.org/
Events & Tabling with Pioneers Press!
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