When we started this it was just a compilation of our high school angst & wanting to fight the censorship that was going on in our school. We had no idea if people would actually read it, much less react with the support that they did.
Then, it really became about creating an outlet for this group of 16 or so artists to talk about the problems in our community & be heard. After 16 months & 4 editions, we’re all starting to go our separate ways, & because the bitch mag isn’t the bitch mag without everyone who is involved, we’ve decided we won’t be making any more editions. We have some leftover copies from today; if you’d like a copy of any edition, please let us know.
This whole thing was way more than we expected it to be, & we’re so glad to have been able to be a part of Brooklyn Zine Fest today, & to have been able to ship out hundreds of copies to readers in all different states in the past year.
With that said, a few of us already have a new zine in the works, & we’re excited to work with new artists & spread more art in the year to come.
Thank you to everyone who read, donated money, & shared our zines across the states. Thank you to every single one of you who participated in any way at all.
Someone tried to tell us we can’t change “the real world”, but we can bring more art to it, give people voices, & make people listen, and that’s really what it’s all about.
Thank you all again.
we’re here and ready to go!
Brooklyn Zine Fest is TOMORROW! We spent a good few hours folding and stapling and folding and stapling to make a total of over 400 zines!
Come find us in the student section, our zines are FREE (stealing our school’s materials was a damn good enough profit, I mean how much paper do they need anyway)!
It’s at the Brooklyn Historical Society from 11-6, tomorrow 4/26. It goes on both dates but we will be there tomorrow. Come support us and other awesome self published artists :)
As we wonder if Welcome to the Real World II will ever come to be… we have some very exciting news to share.
We’ve been selected to table at BROOKLYN ZINE FEST! On Saturday, April 26th at the Brooklyn Historical Society, Talia and Martyna (and maybe a couple others) will be exhibiting and giving the bitch mag its last hurrah before we’re all off in different places, doing different things, probably contributing to better zines.
We hope to meet some great new people as passionate as we are and have a good time. See ya there.
Can you guys believe this awesomeness? Our friend Lisa Mendez over in San Diego got a tattoo of this bitch mag cover! Insane!
Hi hey hello,
So in news, we’re sending out a bunch of copies to a really cool zine editor, artist and photographer in San Diego, Lisa Mendez, who is also starting a mobile zine library. She’s pretty much traveling and sharing zines with people, which is awesome! It’s awesome that we’re going to be a part of such a cool project.
We’ve also downsized every bitch mag that was once printed on 11x17 paper, because we realized that that’s not what we wanted. So everything is all the same pretty size it should be. The bad news is, some pieces were taken out of the physical copies (with knowledge and consent of the respective authors), because they were getting to be much too long. Don’t worry though, everything will remain online!
Don’t forget - we’ve still got pins and stickers and whatnot. Let us know if you want some!
Thanks for reading, and have a not horrible Thanksgiving weekend :)
The bitch mag is on hiatus as of now until January 2014. We hope you’ve enjoyed it thus far.
The babest of babes in Manhattan, Chelsea, finally got the most recent bitch mag! Heck yeUH~