Friday, September 30, 2011

VeganMoFo Five and The Vegan Cook-Zine Museum

I am balls to the walls not gonna let MoFo Five spank me in the chops, the way I've let it in years past.  You see, although I love organization, simple lines and Feng Shei, creative discord is sucked into my heart the same way beautiful hummingbirds draw nectar.  Yup, through a long sharp beak.

So while I like to cook, write and create spontaneously, that's not so great for a project like MoFo, especially when the days are getting shorter and natural light makes pictures so much better.  This year, I'm earnestly gonna try to use the month of October to complete a project that's been long overdue for some hankering down.

Introducing The Vegan Cook-Zine Museum
Shhh!  This is a library, whisk lightly.
The reason I blab-blab-blab about vegan cook-zines day in and day out, is because I adore them.  I love their creative nature, freedom, homemade spunk and staples, and so over the years, I've collected them en-mass.  I have lots.  Too many, in fact, and most of them are no longer available.

Sometimes I get emails from polite folks, imploring me to run off copies of this one or that one in particular, and even though  many of the zines are marked "copy-freely," indulging these requests feels too much like a chore.  I'm not your cutesie distro people!  Instead, I think it'll be fun to zip up the ol' rusty librarian outfit and curate The Vegan Cook-Zine Museum.  If all goes well, I shall photograph, testify to and document my entire collection (which far outweighs the 31 day of October) and hopefully cook and eat from them too.

If things go badly, I'll just wing the whole freakin' month.

xo
kittee

15 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really cool project. I think the only cook-zine I own is one of the DEOTS ones, so I'm looking forward to reading about all the other zines you have! Happy MoFoing!

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  2. Awesome project, I can't wait to read your MoFoing!

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  3. Boston has the Papercut Zine Library, which has lots of vegan titles. http://www.papercutzinelibrary.org/

    This sounds like an awesome project!

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  4. I'm so excited for the zine museum tour.

    xo

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  5. So looking forward to this, kittee!
    Happy Mofo 2011! <3

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  6. If you like, I can send you scanned copies of the vegan slut cook zines for your museum.. I scanned em a while ago for someone who asked me about them over myspace

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  7. Thank you, Bonnie, V.I.B., VeganLisa and Phoenix!

    Apricot, that is cool! Thanks for the link, Portland also has an amazing zine library, but we don't have too many vegan titles...YET.

    Amber, that would be amazing! Make sure you send me your info, too, so I can credit you as the source! Is the zine yours? If so I may have more questions for ya.

    xo
    kittee

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  8. Exciting!! Please Don't Feed The Bears (that you gave me!) and Hot Damn & Hell Yeah are two of my favorite cook zines, hands down. I have Vegan De Guadalupe and haven't ever used it- I'm sure you will get me inspired. Can't wait to read more :)

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  9. I love this idea, I only have one vegan zine, obviously I need more!

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  10. i only have a couple o' vegan zines, but you can bet your boots i'm most excitedfaced 'bout your ziney posts & the all kinds of awesome you'll be sharing this MoFo, kitteebee!!!! bring it on!! yipeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  11. Love this idea, Kittee. Wish I had a little metal "kittee" museum button to wear during the tour.

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  12. thanks friends!

    dynise! that is an amazing idea, i wish i'd thought to make one...
    xo
    kittee

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  13. I'm so looking forward to this!
    Happy MoFo'ing
    :-)

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  14. I want to bring back zines!! I used to write perzines, and now I want to write a vegan cookzine, but I'm not really sure if there's a zine community around to read them anymore. I'd also love to open my own cookzine distro on my blog, but again - will anyone read them??? At any rate, I think this is a cool project you're doing!

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