Poor Messrs. Fish

This piece is an extract from our first print zine,ย Issue #1: Birth.ย Click here for more information.

Iย canโ€™t bear to harm a smiling face. A smiling face conceals a soul. A smiling faceโ€™s feelings are hurt when you mangle it. Eating it is bad enough, but throwing it away is reprehensible, and if I eat the smiling face it has at least served its life purpose.

Thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m sitting, edge-of-my-seat, eye-on-the-clock, flicking through a plate of goldfish crackers to find the ones with faces so I can eat them and rescue them from the garbage. It is very horrible of the makers of goldfish crackers to put faces on some but not all of the goldfish.…   [continue reading]

Issue #1: Birth: A Final Announcement and Update

Several months ago, we announced our first physical zine. Since that announcement, Benjamin and I have been working hard to makeย Issue #1: Birthย a reality. On the same day as this post’s publication, we’ve made our final order for the complete batch of debut issues. Once we’ve received them,ย we’ll send out individual copies to our subscribers. With its release just a few days away, this post will take a look at each of the zine’s talented contributors. In addition, I’ll detail a few of the difficulties we’ve encountered in the process, and how they’ve helped us to develop.…   [continue reading]