Tag Archives: Tiny Paper Hearts

New Zine – Letters To A Sister

Hey kids,

It’s been about a year since we last posted on this blog. I’m sorry if you’ve tried to contact us or have been checking back but a lot of things happened just after our last post which has meant that the fetus and I have kind of disappeared from zine making and trading. I have though just finished a new zine which is pretty much about this disappearance (from my end at least)


Letters To A Sister, A5, 36 pages, bw & colour

So this is the zine. It has a colour cover and centrefold (not that kind!) and is pretty much a personal zine written after the death of my little sister last February. I’ve given some to Sticky for the 2012 Festival of the Photocopier (see below for details) and some will be going out to Take Care Distro but other than that I guess it’ll be a pretty small run. It has been a tiring year, and I feel as though the energy I had when I first started writing zines is pretty rapidly dissipating. If you want to trade though, please email tinypapermail@gmail.com for my address (the PO Box expired while I was overseas and I was too late to renew it). I’ll be checking the email address again, I promise.

xx Amanda


1 Comment

Filed under Tiny Paper Hearts, Zine Trade, Zines

Epitaph for my Heart #6

It’s amazing what a zine fair deadline can do for your word count. Another T.I.N.A., another Epitaph for my Heart: a survival guide to being social.

Epitaph for my Heart #6

A5, 20 pages, b/w

This issue was several months in the making and is mainly the product of several embarrassing incidents I was involved in earlier this year that I thought could have some possible pedagogical function. That is to say, once again you might be able to learn from my social blunders. So #6 includes a discussion on the likely/unlikely social ramifications of casual profanity, the ethics and logistics of Facebook stalking, a little guide on how [or why] not to be intimidated by other people and a special A3 centrefold which is my own personal ‘Not That Social’ flowchart designed to help you predict the trajectory of your garden-variety night out on the town.

Epitaph for my Heart #6 will be available [along with all our other zines] at the T.I.N.A./NYWF Sunday Fair on October 4th after which I’ll put it online at our Etsy.

If you want to trade, please do! Send trades to:

PO Box 392                                                                                                                                                                                                          Newtown NSW 2042                                                                                                                                                                                      Australia!

x panda


Filed under Zines

Somewhere between a fail and a win.

Fellow night owls and/or morning sparrows,

I tried to write a 24 hour zine today [yesterday] and realised, 3 hours into the endeavour, that I’d made a huge mistake. The subject I’d chosen was too large, and far too close to my heart, to whip out in a mere 1440 minutes. Not to say that it wont get written, just that it wont get written by tomorrow [today].

In lieu of that zine I offer Panacea for Loneliness #3 as my contribution to the International Zine Month.

panacea 3

A6, 20 pages, b/w printed on graph paper

It contains the reasons why I love my VCR and Love and Other Catastrophes, comparisons between myself and Martha Plimpton in 200 Cigarettes, why you should watch Pee-wee’s Christmas Special RIGHT NOW and my thoughts on the glorious J.G. Ballard/David Cronenberg/James Spader sandwich that is Crash. And more.

Available at Etsy, Sticky or via zine trade to:

P.O. Box 392

Newtown N.S.W. 2042


Ok, it’s now almost 3am. Done and done.

x panda

Leave a comment

Filed under Tiny Paper Hearts, Zines

New zines!

Greeting and salutations!

More zine trade updates to come, but first a quick post about some new zines that we’ll have available at the MCA this Thursday as past of Creative Sydney’s LO-FI AND LOVING IT: NEW DOGS, OLD TRICKS night. Bird in the Hand zine distro will be representing with a bunch of Sydney zines including Panacea for Loneliness #2 and Newdel and Rose [which were both available at the MCA zine fair last month] as well as Ampersand after Ampersand #2, which is hot off the press this weekend.

All three were also hand delivered to Sticky on Saturday [if you’re not in the Sydney area], where I took the opportunity of testing the C3100 photocopier and let me say, AMAZING.

A little something about the new zines…

Newdel and Rose



A6, 38 pages

Our little caped adventurer Newdel is back again! This time Newdel sets out making his own special friend to spend his days with dancing, pretending and star gazing. Let’s hope the friendship never ends.
DISCLAIMER: Keep your tissue box close.

Panacea for Loneliness #2

panacea for loneliness 2

A6, 16 pages

This little followup to the original Panacea for Loneliness is more of my musings on scenes in films that I like.  This cinematic mixtape includes contemplating the similarities between Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Monte Carlo biscuits, the behind the scenes shenanigans on What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, how Blue Velvet has inspired all my dance moves and things I learned from Don’t Look Now and Bad Education.

Ampersand after Ampersand #2

ampersand after ampersand 2

ampersand 2 inside

A5, 24 pages

This is another personal zine inspired by my decision to quit the call centre that I’ve previously referenced in the Epitaph for my Heart series. Includes events that propelled this life-changing [for the better] decision, my take on the etiquette of resigning from crappy jobs, the aftermath of quitting and the politics of office ‘theft’.

Plus we’ll also have a new mini zine called Four Eyes For Life available for free!

four eyes for life

So here are the details:

Where? Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay

When? Thursday 11th June from 5:30pm

We’d love to see you there, it should be an excellent night!

x panda


Filed under Tiny Paper Hearts, Zines

MCA Zine Fair wrap-up

Greetings to new and old readers!

MCA Zine fair 2009

MCA Zine fair 2009

Yesterday was the MCA Zine Fair and it was an amazing day. We’d like to thank all who came and didn’t face plant us into the marble pillars, not that we expected anyone to do that, but who knows what is possible these days. Thanks for trading, buying and having a chat, we really appreciate the support, especially from all the people who had found us previously online via etsy or madeit and came to say hello.
MCA Zine Fair 2009

MCA Zine Fair 2009

Amanda and I were both pimping a new zine at the fair which will be available at our online store(s) during the week.

We got some excellent trades which we will blog about during the week and let you know where to get them from if you didn’t already get the at the zine fair.

Keep your eyes on your rss feed because we will be updating about lots of upcoming zine events in the near future.

That’s it!
El Feto


Filed under D.I.Y., Events, Markets, Tiny Paper Hearts, Zine Fairs, Zines

Newtown Markets 28th Feb 2009

Well, for the first time in a very long time the young Panda and I will be at the monthly Newtown Markets! The markets are growing in size every month with lots of wonderful stuff to see, taste and buy.

Grump cats

Waddle down this Saturday the 28th of Feb and say hello. We will have felt badges, bags, zines, Grump Cat toys and small art works ready to be taken home and be loved forever.

Where: The hub, opposite Newtown Train Station
When: Anytime!



Filed under Markets, Stuff to do, Tiny Paper Hearts

Hey there campers!

In all the hustle and bustle leading up to T.I.N.A., the fetus and I forgot to mention that we had finished new zines! The fetus’ zine I’m a little nothing had it’s debut at the ST2K launch and being the amazing kid that she is, she finished two more mini zines for T.I.N.A. featuring that caped adventurer Newdel.

On the panda front, I finally finished the fourth issue of Epitaph for my Heart in time for the trip to Newcastle featuring a cover photocopied from a Sweet Dreams teenage romance novel I picked up from the Salvos. Ironically, the protagonist in the novel was name Tina. Coincidence?


Etsy and Madeit will soon be updated with these new paper goodies and we’ll also be including the Mini Zine packs above for your perusal.

Signing off,


Leave a comment

Filed under Tiny Paper Hearts, Zines