Super Secret Project Announcement: Shotgun Seamstress Anthology

Published September 3, 2012 by craftyweetzie

We are so super excited to announce another book we’ve been working on for the last month! Shotgun Seamstress, a zine for & by Black punk rockers, is being made into an anthology. Shotgun Seamstress Zine Collection will include all six issues of Osa Atoe’s zine, which includes a ton of interviews, reviews, and so much more!

Layla Gibbons of Maximum Rocknroll has this to say about Shotgun Seamstress, and we couldn’t agree more.

Punk rock is a rule book. Punk rock means no rules. Punk rock is a dogma, punk rock is freedom… So many value systems working against each other, creating small pockets of possibility.  Making our own culture in the face of war, unearthing artifacts lost to time, smoothed over by a less complicated version of history that wipes out the girls, the people of color, the queers that have always been architects of punk rock. Because punk is more than three chords, it’s a DIY network of those who have chosen to resist, those who have no choice but to make their own path.

Shotgun Seamstress exists for those that realize that punk rock is an idea and a possibility that must be forced open in order to fit everybody that needs it inside. Shotgun Seamstress is for those that understand the necessity of making a refracted reality available to the kids, especially in an era where it seems possible to unearth everything, where there lies no mystery, a barrage of images and icons displayed on computer screens for five seconds until the next thing appears…This is something to hold onto and reread over and over. A six zine blast that manages to blow apart the apathy and restore faith in the idea of punk rock as a strategy for resistance! Creating a separate currency for those that are not interested in replicating boring ideals in underground existences, Shotgun Seamstress is like the best mix tape anyone has ever made, where radical politics are never sidelined for an easier ride, where good times are never in doubt and where subsumed experiences are revealed as real… The Gories and Void, Nasty Facts and X-Ray Spex, Brontez, Vaginal Davis, punk rock.  It’s an endless adventure and this is another way in.

Shotgun Seamstress Zine Anthology will be available to order later this month, and will make its debut at the POC Zine Project tour, where you can thank Osa herself for creating this amazing body of work. Check out the tour dates below, and make sure to get your butt to one of the tour stops.

9.24 New York, NY
9.25 Philadelphia, PA
9.26 Pittsburgh, PA
9.27 Athens, OH
9.28 Detroit, MI
9.29 Ann Arbor, MI
9.30 Chicago, IL
10.01 Champaign, IL
10.02 Bloomington, IN
10.03 Columbus, OH
10.04 Pittsburgh, PA
10.05 Washington, DC
10.06 Baltimore, MD
10.07 New York, NY

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