Plankton Press is a micropress that currently puts out four zines, GRAPH(feeties), Tiny Joys & Dear Luna. You may purchase them all here, using Paypal or find them in Tempe, AZ, at Wasted Ink Zine Distro. Some copies are at Fantastic Comics in Berkeley, CA, and More Fun Comics in Ashland, ORE. As the press evolves, I hope to produce books that push the boundaries of genres/forms to explore ways people live positively on this planet. Like the tiny plankton that inhabit the world’s oceans, little drifters that may seem aimless yet help make life on earth livable (did you know phytoplankton provide 50-85% of Earth’s oxygen?), the press plans to stay small and wandering, while making a contribution (hopefully meaningful). I want to provide a place for artists/writers, who tell true stories in mixed visual and literary forms, to have their exploratory work published. My dream is to someday publish small books with covers printed on my Multigraph Press.
In the meantime, for writers/artists interested in submitting work, right now I’m taking submissions for GRAPH(feeties), a submissions-based zine dedicated to walking and hybrid-form storytelling. This link takes you to submission info. I’d love to see your poetry comics prose photos on walking!
All my zines are available through Wasted Ink Zine Distro in Tempe. You can also purchase them here through paypal.(having trouble ordering? send me a note rebecca AT rebeccafishewan DOT com)
You can buy a print copies of GRAPH(feeties) for $5.00 each by clicking on the first “Add to Cart” button below. Issue Two: features poems by Heidi E. Blankenship, Rick Kempa and John Yohe; comics poetry by Paul Jeter (@pjet); prose by Peter Fish; Photographs by Matthew ‘Matty’ Carras; and my cartoon shenanigans. The digital version of issue 1 is free, because I’m hoping it will inspire more submissions to future issues: GRAPH(feeties) 1 online. It features awesome pages by Jason Payne, Cait Scudder, Thea Gavin, Chip Sullivan, Carmella Guiol and some by me too. (note: the TOC flips Thea and Carmella’s page numbers. This was me learning InDesign and having my brain)
For Print Versions of GRAPH(feeties):
Tiny Joys is a 1/4-size zine of words and cartoons about things that bring me (and hopefully readers) joy. The first issue is on butterflies and includes my imaginings of people whose work I enjoy as butterflies.
Dear Luna is a 1/4-size zine. I made this zine in response to the approach of the 40-year mark since her murder. Our friendship is the subject of my cartoon/verse memoir, By the Forces of Gravity.100% of the proceeds from the sale of Dear Luna will be donated to Kids for the Bay (www.kidsforthebay.org) an organization that connects kids to nature in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Luna and I spent most of our time together. You can purchase a copy of Dear Luna here for 3.00 plus 1.00 shipping