1. our own Matt Hart put this little video together: How Razorcake is Sort of Made!

    featuring yours truly, Todd, Josh, Marcos, and plenty of Daryl glamour shots (you’ll know the ones! love that hair flip)

    watch us pick it up, pack it up, and ship these beautiful dang zines! and enjoy the last shot: ‘cuz its super-duper illegal! 

    love, us

    ps. background music thanx to the chantey hook, which you can grab here

     
     
  2. today at the ‘Cake: zine fort building, box making

    (issue 81 comes your way soon!!!)

     
  3. Kurt Morris (w2fc) interviews Adam gnade of wearepioneerspress!

    Kurt: How did you decide to share all that stuff that’s in The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad? It’s a lot of personal stuff.

    Adam: I was going through a pretty rough time a few years back and I needed some kind of toolkit to deal with this stuff, so I started making lists. I wasn’t thinking about it for publication. I wasn’t thinking about it being anything other than being my way of surviving the shit I was dealing with. Whatever I was dealing with at the time, I would come up with these lists to solve the thing—to get through it. And pretty soon I realized that it was a full zine of stuff and so I made a zine and then it became a book. I didn’t think it was going to take off like it did, but we’ve (Pioneers Press, his publisher) sold a lot of copies. People like it. It seems like there are a lot of people who are dealing with a lot of the same shit that I was dealing with. Some people are being helped by it, which is great. It’s a lot nobler than a lot of the fiction stuff I do, which is entertainment. 

    Kurt: Was it hard to come out with that stuff to share with other people?

    Adam: I’ve been doing this stuff all my life, so it’s what I know. For better or worse, I’ve been releasing zines and records since I was a kid. So that’s how I know how to deal with the world. I’m not afraid of letting it out there. Some of my early records are all about wanting to kill myself and suicide attempts and, at that point, anything is fair. Once your parents read that stuff and get horrified, the whole world is open to whatever embarrassing things you’re going to say. 

    Kurt: Yeah, I was going to ask you what your parents think about all of your writing and music. I get the feeling your parents are pretty cool people.

    read the full interview  (and check out adam’s music) right here!

     
  4. skylightbooks:

    California Bookstore Day is in full swing! Ask a Zinester Booth is up now through the rest of the night, as well as the WCCW table, and Dora of Yuca’s will be making special appearances with guacamole!

    come by Skylight, ask a zinester all your burning questions about DIY publishing!

    hooray California bookstore day!

     
  5. skylightbooks is celebrating California Bookstore Day!

    lazinefest and Razorcake are prepared to answer all your questions at the Ask A Zinester booth this Saturday!

    Come out, get some books and zines, and visit our “Ask a Zinester” booth at the Skylight Books Annex. Four zinesters per two-hour shift! Think Lucy in Peanuts. The doctor is in!

    There’s talk of modest snacks being available, while supplies last!

    all the hot details are at Skylight’s event page right here.

     
  6. Total Punk Interview
    with mastermind Rich Evans

    By Sal Lucci

     
  7. Subscribe to Razorcake or This Whole Thing Dies

    The print zine is the heart and soul of Razorcake. We depend on your subscriptions to keep this DIY train running on time, all the time.

    You subscribe, we all win. It’s that easy.

     
     
  8. smashin’ the state, one dumb joke at a time! do your part so we can keep doin’ ours: razorcake.org/donate

     
  9. in case you were too busy to check your internets this weekend…

    Razorcake’s 2013 Donation Drive is HERE!!!

    check out our sweet incentives, share with friends, donate a few bucks!

    your continued support helps us bring you the best DIY punk coverage we possibly can. 

    we love y’all!

    Razorcake

     
     
  10. Razorcake’s 2013 Donation Drive
    Get some goods, smash the state!

    Razorcake is America’s only official non-profit punk rock zine.

    Your donations are essential for helping us to build our infrastructure and to provide you with a plump digital piñata full of free content; including ebooks, interviews, podcasts, and tens of thousands of videos and reviews.

    We have some non-bogus, non-poser incentives this year to show our appreciation for your donations:

    $10 – You get buttons and a donation-only sticker.

    $25 – gets you a foxy T-shirt of undeniable radness.

    $50 – “punk box” filled with goods from Recess, Dirt Cult, It’s Alive, Fat, Roctober, Iron Lung, Sorry State, Kiss Of Death, 86’d, Starcleaner, Microcosm, Alternative Tentacles, Margin Mouth, Longshot, SRA, Ghostbot, On The Real, Man In Decline, Peterwalkee, and Happy Happy Birthday To Me.

    $100 – you get everything previously mentioned (stickers, t-shirt, punk box) plus a 1-year bulk subscription.

    $250 – you’ll receive 5 bulk subscriptions—either consecutive and/or gifted to friends, family members, libraries, or donut shops—and a foxy T-shirt of undeniable radness.

    $500 – you’ll get the official Razorcake Smash the State baseball bat and a copy of Fan Interference, the Zisk Anthology, by Mike Faloon and Steve Reynolds—which features articles by Razorcake founders Todd Taylor and Sean Carswell.

    For $1,000 and above – You’ll receive 1 copy of every piece of tasty vinyl pie that is available our distro the day you donate. (First come, first served.)

    OR

    $1,000 and above – Your choice—Mitch Clem, Liz Prince, Art Fuentes, Ben Snakepit, Adrian Chi, or Kiyoshi Nakazawa sends you a signed original artwork.

    Deadline for 2013’s donation incentives is Dec. 31st, 2013 midnight.

    DONATE TODAY!

    Don’t have money, but still wanna help? We know the feeling all too well. You can help by using the power of the internet to spread the word! Share the video via your facebooks and twitters; all that good stuff helps!

    See the full details here!

    XOXO,

    Razorcake