The rules for making an issue of Jutchy Ya Ya are simple. Fill eight pages with whatever comes into my head. Try to get an issue done as quickly as possible.
If you want one, you can either a) send some stamps or a stamped self-addressed envelope or b) send me your own zine or something else interesting as a swap.
If you choose option a) then you can send stamps &c to PO Box 99, Chewton, Victoria, Australia 3451. If option b)’s your guy you could just send what you’ve got to the above, or email me at adamford|escargot|labyrinth|fullstop|net|fullstop|au to talk swappage. Or just leave a comment at the bottom of this page. Whatever suits.
The latest issues are available for your perusal over at issuu.com in an ultra-schmick flash-flippy booklet form, if that’s what floats your ziney boat. You can download them as .pdfs too, so you can read them offline on your device technology of preference (or print them, but they’ll be in odd single-page A4 layout, not their native handy pocketfriendly A5 format).
I think you have to sign up as a member to look at the stuff on issuu, but it’s free otherwise, and there are heaps of other zines over there too.
You can find them at the following retailers at their shops and through their mail-order zine distros:
- The Sticky Institute, Melbourne (Degraves Subway, Melbourne)
- Format Zine Shop, Adelaide (15 Peel Street, Adelaide)
(more distros will be added soon, hopefully)
I also tend to leave an occasional bunch of them at Castlemaine Railway Station, seeing as I spend so much time there these days. Finally, if you leave a nice comment at the bottom of this page, I can send you out a couple if you like.
Jutchy Ya Ya 47 – That time I interviewed Tori Amos, random facts about narwhals and pangolins, the great narwhal vs. pangolin battle, an email exchange with futurist and YA author Cory Doctorow and a heap of disclaimers to sift through for easter eggs.
Jutchy Ya Ya 46 – Musings about my late-in-life aquisition of the proclivity to wear hats upon my head, more photos of myself than I’ve run in one of my own zines for some time, some tips on hat etiquette and a quiz testing said tips, plus some stuff about Howard Jones.
Jutchy Ya Ya 44 – an exploration of the multiple applications of everyone’s favourite dummy text for layout testing, applying it to everything from comics to SMSes.
Jutchy Ya Ya 43 – A casual online search for a toy I used to love turns into an expose of obsession and deception. Also: bureaucracy and the creative arts.
Jutchy Ya Ya 42 – Plaques and signs that I have known, getting up to speed with contemporary dinosaur science, fish fingers on the rampage and favourite albums of 2010.
Jutchy Ya Ya 41 – Twitter, Christmas, apostrophes, space station mishaps, things I know nothing about, zine reviews and guest appearances from Ferris Bueller, Andre Gregory and The Venerable Bede.
Jutchy Ya Ya 40 – the homeowner issue. Lawnmowers I have known, misplaced chickens, how to clip a bird’s wings, correspondence with Wally Gotye and how to change a motorcycle into a Spider-Man robot.
Jutchy Ya Ya 39 – revisiting It Couldn’t Happen Here, the Pet Shop Boys’ 1987 arthouse film tour de force, considering the issue of discrimination in Lucy Cousins’s Maisy children’s book series, setting clocks forward to fool ourselves, ASIO and typos, and a closer look at Bears on Wheels.
Jutchy Ya Ya 38 – the breakfast issue. Tips on how to make commuting and breakfast less contradictory, comic artists’ inspirations and the history of videogames.
Jutchy Ya Ya 37 – the list issue. Fish & chips, Facebook, the ways that I love thee, animals my daughter knows the names of and Richard Flanagan’s The Unknown Terrorist.