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PostSubject: Motor City Kitty   Tue May 21, 2013 5:40 pm

Hey all,
My name's Bri. I'm a Cleveland native currently residing in Columbus, OH, and I write a zine called Motor City Kitty. It's a perzine I've been self-publishing since 2004 with stories about my life- things like touring, being a lady & feminist in the DIY scene, struggling with mental health issues, being a survivor of sexual assault/verbal and sexual abuse, grief and loss. Plus lighter stuff, like how much I love My Chemical Romance.

You can read about the issues that are currently in print on my blog (click the "zines" tab) or 'like' my zine on Facebook for updates. Links to distros that carry my zines are on the blog page.

I am also an illustrator and do commissioned work for pay or trade. Examples of my work will soon be up on my blog. You can find information about requesting commissioned art from me there, too. Totally down to draw fliers, cover art, etc. for cheap/trade/free, so feel free to get in touch if you're ever in need of such things.
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PostSubject: Re: Motor City Kitty   Wed May 22, 2013 12:47 am

really cool Bri, self publishing since 2004 is quite a long time! I'm actually really curious to read what you write about in MCK. I must admit I'm a noob when it comes to zines/comics, but I've never had the proper introduction.
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PostSubject: Re: Motor City Kitty   Wed May 22, 2013 1:25 am

Haha oh yes, it's been a long time indeed. I actually started writing zines 4-5 years prior to that, but that's just how long I've been working on this one in particular! Maybe one day I'll get around to anthologizing it (as I'd like to do).

If you'd like copies of the zine, you can either order them from some of the distros I have listed here, or you can read up on the issues on that same page and then order them from me directly. I generally charge $3-5 sliding scale per zine, postage included. I can take Paypal or cash in the mail. Shoot me an email? missteenohio AT gmail DOT com.

And thanks for your interest! All of this applies to anyone else who would like to get copies of my zine as well!
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PostSubject: Re: Motor City Kitty   Wed May 22, 2013 1:28 am

P.S.- Jesse once approached me about doing something zine related for WMC? Perhaps we can discuss that via email as well? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Motor City Kitty   Wed May 22, 2013 1:51 am

Bri's writing is always awesome and all of the illustration work she's done is just as awesome!

She's a great person and has to be amazing to work with!!
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PostSubject: Re: Motor City Kitty   Wed May 22, 2013 3:04 am

Ah! Heather! Your icon! <333
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PostSubject: Re: Motor City Kitty   Wed May 22, 2013 3:11 am

This zine rules!
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PostSubject: Re: Motor City Kitty   Wed May 22, 2013 9:46 am

Bri, do you ever bring copies of your zines to shows? I know you aren't in Cleveland too often these days, but you should bring some should you find yourself up here!
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PostSubject: Re: Motor City Kitty   Wed May 22, 2013 11:50 am

motorcitykitty wrote:
Haha oh yes, it's been a long time indeed. I actually started writing zines 4-5 years prior to that, but that's just how long I've been working on this one in particular! Maybe one day I'll get around to anthologizing it (as I'd like to do).

If you'd like copies of the zine, you can either order them from some of the distros I have listed here, or you can read up on the issues on that same page and then order them from me directly. I generally charge $3-5 sliding scale per zine, postage included. I can take Paypal or cash in the mail. Shoot me an email? missteenohio AT gmail DOT com.

And thanks for your interest! All of this applies to anyone else who would like to get copies of my zine as well!

Sounds good! I'll shoot you an email.
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PostSubject: Re: Motor City Kitty   Wed May 22, 2013 5:51 pm

jvisual wrote:
Bri, do you ever bring copies of your zines to shows? I know you aren't in Cleveland too often these days, but you should bring some should you find yourself up here!

Sometimes I'll have copies in my bag, but I never try to push them on people, especially since I can't afford to hand them out for free right now. I usually bring them when people ask me to. Next time I'm up and plan on going to a show, I'll be sure to bring some!
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PostSubject: Re: Motor City Kitty   Wed May 22, 2013 9:53 pm

Awesome zine! Awesome person! cat
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PostSubject: Re: Motor City Kitty   Sat May 25, 2013 12:33 am

Thanks for the kind words, friends I love you

I also just set up an online portfolio of my artwork, if that interests anyone. Lots and lots of new and old stuff posted, including a few excerpts from my zine: briannadearest.tumblr.com
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PostSubject: Re: Motor City Kitty   Fri May 31, 2013 2:06 am

got your zines in the mail the other day Bri. thank you :-)

I read #17, which I really enjoyed. I just want to read more about your thoughts about feminism, white privilege, etc. Do you know any books or other good sources I can dig into?
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