New Zine Times!

This month we have big news and some incredible, eye-catching additions to our zine family.

The news? Our zine collection is getting pretty big so we’re pleased to let you know that our Newtown Library will now have a permanent collection, check them out hanging beside the graphic novels the next time you’re in.

Here are just a handful of our picks from here and around the world.

Bad Girls Through History Cover Bad Girls Through History Inside
Bad Girls Throughout History Inside

Bad Girls Throughout History/Ann Shen
We fawned over this one quietly in the zine office before letting it on the shelf, beautiful hand painted illustrations of a cross section of historical and contemporary female figures. Each page would look at home on an art gallery wall.

Play: A Trees & Hills Anthology Play: A Trees & Hills Anthology
Play: A Trees & Hills Anthology Inside

Play: A Trees & Hills Anthology/Trees And Hills Comics Group
This well travelled zine joins our collection from the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Trees and Hills Comics Group are a cartoonist collective made up of individuals from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusettes. This anthology is jam-packed with literally hours of play. Anthropomorphic jungle creatures, one kid and his plank of wood, and (possibly the best bit) a pull out bonus booklet filled with fun games. Sweet!

Frisson 1; Khartoum Place Frisson 1: Khartoum Place
Frisson #1: Khartoum Place Image from inside zine

Frisson #1: Khartoum Place
Hailing from Auckland (fun fact, Khartoum Place is where Auckland Central Library is) this beatifully illustrated short story is the first of a (New Years resolution) series.

Nine Lives Nine Lives
Nine Lives Inside

Nine Lives/Kristyna Baczynski
Librarians love cats. It’s no secret, this gorgeous, pocket-sized zine is amazingly designed and is a joy to behold.