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Conversations with Punx Zine #4/12 ‘P.M.A.’

I just got back from the copy shop with Conversations with Punx: A Spiritual Dialogue limited edition zine #4/12 ‘P.M.A.’ (Positive Mental Attitude) in hand. This time around, after starring at a wall of coloured paper for 20 minutes trying to decide what colour to make the cover – my friend Anita suggested double rainbow coloured LOL (I couldn’t find anything remotely rainbow like) – I decided to go with a metallique lavender coloured card. The pictures don’t do it justice though, in the sun it has a little pearly sparkle to it!

This issue is 75 pages, (currently) bound with shiny fuschia cord with a baby pink/silver star bow (this may change as I’m almost out) and has a blue cobweb paper pre-title page. It features conversations with: John Joseph from the Cro-Mags/Bloodclot; Noah Levine the author of Dharma Punx & Against the Stream; Mike Park owner of Asian Man Records; Robert Ehrenbrand from Boysetsfire (who I’m stoked are back together doing a few shows in Europe); Dr Know guitarist for Bad Brains; Louis Posen owner of Sub City/Hopeless Records; and Jonah Matranga solo artist and the man behind Onelinedrawing/Far/Gratitude/New End Original.

Here’s what it looks like:

Photography in this issue is by the following wonderful folks: Oliver Wilke (Germany) – www.oliverwilke.com; Hiro Tanaka (Japan) – www.flickr.com/photos/29615125@N03/; Kate Hiltz (US); Silvere Teutsch (France) – www.photostudio108.com; Jonah Matranga (US) – www.jonahmatranga.com

To order a copy contact me directly at: conversationswithbianca [at] gmail [dot] com. Remember they are limited edition. As of yesterday I sent out the last copies of Conversations with Punx #2/12 ‘Courage’. I only have a handful of CWP #1/12 ‘Truth’ and about 17 copies of CWP #3 ‘Love’. So make sure you get in early to avoid disappointment! :)

In other CWP news the Australian National Library (Australia’s largest reference library) recently got in contact and is purchasing the entire Conversations with Punx limited edition zine series for their collection! They ‘recognise them as an important part of contemporary culture both for their content and design’!

Also within the coming weeks copies of CWP will feature in Dharma Punx author, Noah Levine’s Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society lending library located on Melrose in Los Angeles! After working in libraries for so many years it’s such an honour that my work, along with the thoughts, ideas, words of some of my favourite punkers that have inspired me in life, as well as the art of photographer friends from around the world will be preserved in such an amazing collection for years to come. I’m super stoked, excited and proud.

Thank you for all the support, encouraging emails/correspondence, of sharing your stories with me and reaching out. Every day I feel like one of the luckiest people in the whole world!

Create Forever!

5 Comments

  1. Ant
    May 6, 2011

    :)

  2. Bianca
    May 6, 2011

    Ant – Thanks for dropping by and leaving some love, it’s super appreciated! :) As soon as I get your new address the zine will be in the mail, let me know. Gratitude xo

  3. Bianca
    May 8, 2011

    Comments from FB after announcing the ANL news:

    Michelle:
    WOW! Congrats Miss B! That is amazing news!! xx
    April 27 at 4:28pm

    Anita:
    That is SUPER AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Congratulations :D
    April 27 at 4:30pm

    Prue:
    Amaaazinggggggg :D high tea to celebrate in the coming weeks? Not that we needed an excuse! xxx
    April 27 at 4:31pm

    Mike:
    HOLY CRAP!!!!! That’s soooo awesome Bianca!!! Congrats!!
    April 27 at 4:31pm

    Andy:
    Very darn cool! Couldn’t be more deserving…
    April 27 at 4:55pm

    Dion:
    Congrats. Much deserved. I only have ‘Truth’ but it’s brilliant :)
    April 27 at 4:57pm

    Bianca:
    Most EXCELLENT ♥
    April 27 at 4:58pm

    Gary:
    Cool :)
    April 27 at 5:10pm

    Sammy:
    awesome! wonderful news
    April 27 at 5:37pm

    Andrew:
    Congrats Biz… you deserve all the success that the world has to offer you for your hard work on that project.
    April 27 at 6:57pm

    Sophia:
    Fantastic B! That’s so amazing. Oh the irony of you having spent all those years working in the library too! You rock! Xox
    April 28 at 7:55am

    Anthony:
    ‎:) :) :)
    April 28 at 8:53am

    Daniel:
    congrats, B. Such an inspiration. I will be intouch with Jhonny to buy a copy before they are all gone. We still need to hit up a cofee too buy the way. Ciao
    April 28 at 10:00am

    Melissa:
    I’m glad :) Congrats Bianca.
    April 28 at 10:44am

    Susan:
    Fantastic…. you should be very proud! :o)
    April 29 at 6:20pm

    Susan:
    It’s a great achievement Bianca…. the fact that your work will be available to future generations shows great foresight on the part of the library and means they’ve recognised what we already know….. you write super stuff….. stand up and take a bow Miss B!! xxxx
    April 29 at 6:28pm

    Arig:
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY !!!! U THA SHIT BIANCA. xoxo
    April 29 at 8:36pm

    Arig: thats awsome im stoked for u too !! miss u much, ur an angel .
    April 29 at 8:37pm

  4. Janine
    June 1, 2011

    I LOVE that binding! What an awesome site – I used to be so obsessed with ‘zines. I wonder if I could/should make one to accompany my blog. Hmmm. :) Fabulous!

  5. Bianca
    June 1, 2011

    Janine – You should totally make a zine to compliment your blog! They’re fun to make and get to go places your blog might not… I love holding zines in my hands and turning pages! Last year I made a zine for this blog… you can check it out in this post: Conversations with Bianca zine. Thanks for the kind words about the binding! Glad you like it! I try to make each one a little different each time!:)

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