She's so very...
she's so very... is a perzine written by melissa ann! which originated in muncie, indiana in 2002 and is now being published in bloomington.
8 issues have been published so far, with issues 9 and 10 currently in the works (sept 07).
issue number eight. 30 half sized pages. text and photographs. fall (august - november) 2006. i write about my roadtrip to athens, georgia in august of 2006. i also write about the end of a relationship, and the beginning of a new one... becoming the singer for JERK ALERT!
issue number seven. 40 half sized pages. text and photographs. summer (june-august) 2006. this is sort of a split issue. part of it was written in the summer of 2004, the other part was written this past summer. it also includes a comic strip drawn by my dear friend, sassafrassy. in addition to many other things, this issue deals a lot with love and loss.
issue number six. 28 half sized pages. text and photographs. spring (march/april) 2006. this is the most personal issue i've ever written. many secrets of my life are revealed. deals with rape, abortion, cutting and my mother's most recent hospitalization. BUT it also deals with the fantastic events of my belle and sebastian weekend and boys! (an issue of she's so very... wouldn't be complete without the boys)
issue number five. 24 half sized pages. text and magazine clippings. autumn 2005. this issue was written after my big move to bloomington, indiana. i guess you could say it's about my adventures in the "real world" or whatever. also, includes details of my trip to portland, oregon in october '05 to see idlewild. this zine was made with magazine clippings and typewriter text. all cut and paste, the way it should always be.
issue number four. (out of print) 12 half sized pages. march 2005. this issue was written one late night while at work. it's all about mental illness. this zine was typed on the computer and is rather boring to look at.
issue number three. (originally came with a mixtape soundtrack) 24 half sized pages. text and photographs. autumn (october/november) 2003. this was written during a period of time when i was very ill with mononucleosis. i write about being sick, depression, living back at home, and of course my boy problems. includes song lyrics from my favorite songs at that time as well as my photography.
issue number two. 40 half sized pages. text and photographs. winter (february/march) 2003. this issue has been described as a personal/political/self-help/art/fan zine. i write about my life, my beliefs and insights and tie it all together with idlewild quotes, poetry and my photography.
issue number one. (out of print) 16 half sized pages. text and photographs. summer 2002. my very first zine. personal in content. rants about school, plans for the summer, my roadtrip to new york city to see placebo, a shower-stall peeping tom and some poetry.