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love letters to monsters #2
by Ciara Xyerra (Goodreads Author)
the newest issue of my personal zine is a clear descendant of my former zine "a renegade's handbook to love & sabotage" (five issues were published beteen 2000 & 2002). the zine is comprised of ten pieces ranging from three to seven pages each, pretty heavy on the text, but illustrated throughout with cute comic drawings of people, scenes, & things (& a smi ...more
Published April 2009
(first published 2009)
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I try to steer clear of things where the main focus is biting critique rather than research or alternatives. I am oversupplied with negativity as it is. But Xyerra's critiques are really lucid and relevant and funny. Her take on "youth liberation" in anarchist subcultures particularly resonated with me (short version -- what a load of romanticised self-indulgent crap). please read this if you can get your hands on it, especially if you're involved in anarchist, punk or fellow traveller communiti ...more
ciara xyerra was born & raised in a working class family in northwest ohio. she started writing zines as a young teenager & quit traditional schooling at age 16. in 1999, at the age of 19, she organized the first bowling green zine conference. she then packed up & moved to portland, oregon, where she started writing the popular zine "a renegade's handbook to love & sabotage". "a re ...moreMore about Ciara Xyerra...