Wednesday

Full Cycle Zine

One of my favorite logs to keep regarding my distro is: where zines go.  In over 15 years of making over 115 zines, the Full Cycle zine has traveled the farthest and has distroed out there the quickest.  Here's a map I will be keeping from now on, which plots out where we've sent the zine (orders, personal mail-outs, bulk drop-offs) so far:

Full Cycle Zine WORLD Travel map

FULL CYCLE zine is rolling out!!
 
This zine is really quickly becoming my top distro zine of all time. 
Really thrilled-- made with so much love&researched well.  
The zine includes the above image:  full colour/or B&W cycle poster with details of hormones, endrometrial lining, eggs,cycle phase plus 'artistic license' analogies showing how the cycle parallels the cycles of the seasons, the day and the moon.
 The 8x11'' size zine includes: 
1st page: "The best story never told"- clear write up of every physiological aspect that occurs, when/how/why.  Plus circle drawing connecting the changes to the concept of yin/yang and the times of year.
2nd&3rd page:  5 images related to the energetic shifts in the cycle phases and thoughts about how to coordinate well with those shifts.  These are personal reflections and meditations and research of the changes after experiencing the cycle for myself really attentively for a year. The thoughts include but go way beyond "rest when you bleed".
4th page: Write up about how to use a thermometer to track the cycle, instruction on how to sew your own menstrual pads and take care of them.
Inside there are also 2 pages of inserts:
One is a full colour/or B&W poster (see image above)
One is a page where you can write in the day and personal observations of your experience of the cycle along side a space where you can record what moon is in the sky that day.

Know yourself for yourself!  

3$ donation zine. or available at Burritoville for 2$, 2055 Bishop st., Montréal, Québec and the Concordia Co-Op Bookstore, Montréal.... I've been also selling a lot in bulk, so for mail-outs over a quantity of one: 2 bucks each, plus an additional dollar-fifty for every 2 zines ordered (for postage).
 
Full Cycle News:

Feb/2014: Just posted a map of all the places the zine has traveled so far (as far as we know!)  Plus, Burritoville ordered a re-stock, so all those looking for it there, 10x more have been sent over.

Jan 11/2014 Brought my zine to the Sustainable Cycles event in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. www.sustainablecycles.ca

Nov/2013: Megan is now distro source for Montréal folk.

June/2013 Full Cycle 2nd Edition is out with new bits of information, touring and workshopping with the zine starts.

June/2013  Just started hosting "Full Cycle Open Circle" workshops to talk about and share this information.  Really powerful and amazing so far.
July/2013 Ottawa&Montréal
June/2013 Ottawa

Thursday

Miniature Office is Back!

Very excited to announce the new tiny box
that is the Fun is Free Press office!
Zine Orders& Fan Mail & Mail Art me here:
Paula Belina
Suite 291
356 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON N5A 7X6

ORDERING
In your envelope: Your name and a return address where I should mail your zines, a list of the zines you want, a $3-5 donation per zine you order, plus an additional $1.50 for every 2 zines you order (for postage).  You can email me to let me know you sent me a letter, otherwise I check my Suite box about once a week. 

Monday

NEW!


The Epic Story of MOUNT-ROYAL zine
 The story of   Mount-Royal's ancient origins, minerals, crystal structures, main rock types, plus train tunnels, brachiopods, and the 5 species of whales which swam over the island of Montreal for 2,000 years. Epic!  
 Transcription of an audio documentary I researched&produced which aired on my CKUT 90.3FM Radio Show in Montreal not long ago. Audio version is available here: www.soundcloud.com/listeningatstreetlevel .  As of April 2014, 5 copies of this zine are available for purchase at Monastiraki, 5478 St-Laurent, Montreal, QC.
 

GoodGoodBonBon #13 is out!
spring 2014
Special Edition! Twice as big as usual, this issue features the epic story of a 5.5 hour birthday (of mine) adventure in a blizzard, in a van, with a crew, in London, Ontario.  The premise: "Pick up 33 Items". Hilarity ensues, surprise, and rediculousness.  Story enhanced with tiny ink paintings.
 
Mail outs to: Calgary, Portland (OR), Denman Island (BC), Montréal, London (ON), Seattle, Ottawa, Cleveland, Toronto etc.