You can now see the entire Issue 3 – The Story of Our Lives – online.
For Issue 3, Static’s roster of contributors got even bigger. 26 people were involved in the making of the zine and telling stories about their lives. So naturally, once you’re hooked to their stories, you’re going to want to know more about them.
So for this issue, each person got a web page right on this here site.
The first wave of pages are ready, so here’s who you can get to know and then read more of their work:
Yuli – artist for Life as a Music Video and Board Game
(and we are genuinely sorry times a million the links for Yuli did not make it in the zine!!!!!)
More coming soon!
One of our favourite things about putting out each issue is compiling the mixtapes of Toronto bands to go with them. For the third issue, we’ve got 18 more exciting local acts to check out, from Arts & Crafts’ new electro goth signees Trust to the genre-bending banshees Yamantaka // Sonic Titan to the sweet dance party boys The Elwins to the new project from Ohbijou’s Casey and Ryan, The Blot.
1. “Bulbform” by Trust
2. “There’s a Secret To Your Pleasure” by Slim Twig
3. “Big Dumb Blue Angel” by Moon King
4. “Homesick Satellite” by Doldrums
5. “Prepare to Prepare to Die” by Blood Rexdale and the Walls are Blonde
6. “Demon Inside Me” by The Undrummer
7. “White Flag Riot” by Odonis Odonis
8. “Reverse Crystal Murder of a Spider” by Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
9. “I Simply” by Rattail
10. “Dream of Stones” by Rival Boys
11. “Evening Breath” by The Folk
12. “Sperry” by Little City
13. “The Ocean” by Young Rival
14. “Green” by Dilly Dally
15. “Stuck in the Middle” by The Elwins
16. “Quizzical Face” by Carnival Moon
17. “Whispers” by Lake Forest
18. “The Blot Begins” by The Blot
Haven’t you found yourself reading a book recently and in desperate need for something more than a receipt or scrap paper to hold your page? You want something else that will make you smile when you open that book, don’t you. Yes you do.
In Issue 2, you’ll find cut-out-your-own-bookmarks made by Tom Lowery. Well those weren’t the only two he designed. In fact, we have so many bookmarks scanned here for you now that you’re pretty much set for the rest of your good eyesight part of life!
Each one is original and quirkier than the next. We had a lot of fun looking over them all and pretty much wanted to keep them to ourselves forever and ever, but scanning them here for you seemed like a much better idea.
Some of our favourites:
“Surrender your first born to Static Zine”
“Static Zine is better than season 1 of the X-Files”
“Aliens are real, so is Static Zine!”
… and so on.
Check out Static’s new web logo, courtesy of Juliana Eye. You can check out more of her talented illustrations and music (she’s in The Ruby Spirit) on her website, Desert Milk.