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The Sheeted Dead

The Sheeted Dead

$7.00

Objects at Rest

Objects at Rest

$5.95

A Life Reflected

A Life Reflected

$15.00

Pigeon Button

Pigeon Button

$1.00

Urban Ephemera

Urban Ephemera

$5.00

Urban Ephemera II

Urban Ephemera II

$5.00

Dem Bones

Dem Bones

$3.00

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Capturing the City - Photos & Haiku

So...what's a zine anyway? Short for magazine, zines are self-publications, motivated by a desire for self-expression more than profit. Zines cover a myriad of topics from music to gender identity, from poetry to bike repair tips. If you'd like to know more, a good starting point is Stolen Sharpie Revolution (available at www.silversprocket.net).

My original zine, Haiku & Holga, contains 35 mm film photographs taken on a Holga camera with a focus on texture, form, and color. These are paired with the spare word form that is haiku. I started the zine after finding inspiration at the 2013 Brooklyn Zine Fest.

My zine-making is also inspired by my grandmother. She was a poet, a painter, and a ceramicist. She made little booklets filled with her poems and drawings. She'd take me to her local copy shop and then to the post office to send them out to friends and family. I compiled her collected works into a book called A Reflected Life.

Haiku & Holga morphed over the years. I did a special release (III 1/2) about a winter so long and cold that it needed its own zine. A summer issue (V) focused on graffiti from New York and Quebec City. I made a bilingual issue (VI) because I'm learning Spanish.

Other zines include a zine called 22 Colour Photographs, riffing off of 122 Colour Photographs by Danish photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen. Urban Ephemera I and II collect graffiti I discovered in New York City and Europe. Into the Greenwood has scenes from Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn and Dem Bones takes you inside Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris.

A haiku chapbook, New York City Haiku, contains my collected haiku. It's available online, as is Objects at Rest, a mystery set in NYC.

Check them out at: www.amazon.com/author/michelle_spadafore
Also see my article here: www.mysteryandsuspense.com/isolation-and-madness/

I've always been a fan of comics. My first comic, The Dame Vanishes, was inspired by the black and white Bogart and Bacall movies set in the fog-filled alleys of San Francisco. I'm currently working on a new mystery comic called The Sheeted Dead.

Read my comics online for free at: https://uopcomics.com/

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
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