Dear you who understand the importance of independent and mobile media projects…


so long zine mobile!

Dear community,

The trusty Astro Van that’s served as the Fly Away zine mobile has been handed off to the folks at SoMove, whose incredibly exciting and important tour starts N O W ! Not only will you want to keep up with them because of the critical and engaging work they’re doing, you’ll also want to keep up with them because there’s talk of transforming the van into a magical CAT VAN (!!!!)….

SoMove’s tour ends in mid-June at the always-inspiring Allied Media Conference in Detroit, at which point Noemi Martinez, longtime zine-maker and educator, will inherit the van and transform it into a bilingual mobile library/resource revolving around zines, writing, and self-publishing based in Southern Texas. It’s all so exciting, right?!?!?!!?!

If you’ve been moved or inspired by the Fly Away Zine Mobile’s work, or if you simply understand the importance of supporting independent and mobile media projects (especially in the face of increasing media commercialization and corporatization), WOULD YOU PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION to support the work of these exciting new visions?  While projects like these don’t require a ton of money to operate, fuel and vehicle repair/maintenance (and eventually vehicle replacement) can add up quickly. Any amount is valued and appreciated (Can you spare $5? $20? $100? $500?…); all donations will be split evenly between the two projects. If donating money isn’t available to you, would you consider sharing this message and/or spreading the word about these projects?  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

More updates as things happen…

Love and appreciation,

debbie/fly away zine mobile founder & caretaker

p.s. one more time!


help keep the zine mobile moving!

Next week the zine mobile will shove off from the Midwest to Oakland/San Francisco, possibly stopping in Omaha, Denver, and Salt Lake City along the way… From the Bay we’ll head south, with stops in Los Angeles and San Diego… then east through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida… In March, up thru South and North Carolinas, aaanndd… a Spring Break tour is underway — possibly thru Canada!  Exciting!

Could you please help us get from here to there? As a free, traveling, self-contained entity, there are many ways to do so… right now what’s MOST needed is:

♥ MONEY FOR GAS!!!  If you have a few (or many) bucks to spare, pleeeease consider donating money or gas gift certificates to keep the zine mobile literally moving. We’re exploring options for transitioning from petrol to waste-veggie and solar power, but for now, for better or worse, it takes $80 to fill the tank!  Yes, $80!!

** Exciting update!  Anyone who donates will receive a copy of Zine Tour Zine, a first-person account of the Zine Mobile’s inaugural travels, created by Jenna Freedman, incredible zine-maker and librarian! **

CONTACTS/ACCESS/ASSISTANCE in the places we’re headed… If you’re interested in helping organize a self-publishing/zine event, know of an awesome space to park/have open library hours, are interested in housing/feeding the library workers that travel in the zine mobile, please get in touch — zinemobile(at)gmail(dot)com. Cities, small towns, rural areas, intentional communities, land projects, small farms, animal sanctuaries — we’re open to anything, especially excited to participate in events that are free/donation-only, wheelchair accessible, and all-ages.

More ways to help will be posted soon. As ever, spreading the word and sending good vibes is equally important and appreciated!

! ! ! T H A N K  Y O U  ♥  T H A N K  Y O U  ♥  T H A N K  Y O U ! ! !

Go Zine Mobile!

♥ ! S U P P O R T   T H E   F L Y  A W A Y  Z I N E  M O B I L E ! ♥

The Zine Mobile launches in less than two weeks — so exciting!!  Please help give it a good sendoff by doing one (or more!) of the following!?  Thank you thank you!!!

Donate money! Any amount helps and is sooooo appreciated!  Money raised goes only toward fuel, supplies/resources, and food (all participants are volunteers). We have a full schedule that necessitates a lot of driving… the more money we raise, the more places we can go!

Donate zines — ones you’ve already made or make a new one!  Please send zines to our sister project, Zine Apothecary, 3310 15th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55407.

Donate magazine racks and clip displays!  email zinemobile(at) and we can arrange to get them (Twin Cities!).

Help out at the launch/celebration! In particular we’re looking for people to help teach mini/informal zine-making sessions. Get in touch if you’re interested: zinemobile(at)

Spread the word of the Zine Mobile and hold wishes of a successful launch and inaugural tour for us!

♥ ! T H A N K   Y O U  T H A N K   Y O U   T H A N K   Y O U ! ♥


(artwork: drawings by kariann burleson, on top of a painting by lisa koluvek)