I've been meaning to write a review of Ker-bloom! zine by artnoose since about December, when I finished cataloging about 75 issues of the unusually reliable and long-running quarterly letterpress zine artnoose has been lovingly producing since 1996.
photo from Parcell Press
I'm finally getting around to it because I recently cataloged another small batch that goes up to 96. I can't tell you what I loved about all of the 80 or so issues I've read, so I'll just say that I love how each six-page issue is a complete literary, political, personal (or all three at once) story unto itself. They're short, but convey with a lovely simplicity what is in artnoose's smartypants heart. There are tales of first kisses, loss, Critical Mass bike rides, friendship, going on tour, starting a girl band, typesetting and visiting typesetters, and most recently, giving birth. All of the issues are numbered, with a typical print run of about 300. Artnoose has the trademark fierceness and kindness that I find so appealing in anarchist lady zines.