Back issues of Mothers News

May 2010 - July 2013
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July 2013
June 2013
mostly about frogs.
May 2013
March 2013
February 2013
8 pages. Wolves, Lupercalis, Year Of The Snake, biography: Zeppo Marx, tips and tricks, centerspread: Wolfman, sketchbook: Animals Most Teachers Would Like / Animals Few Teachers Would Like, scene report: Bach marathon, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month, exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira.
January 2013
8 pages. Doorways, the future, time/time travel, Janus, Ask Tomato Bread: Kryptonite & circle pits, centerspread: Newspaper Rock, sketchbook: old hats, scene report: Publix parking lot by Mike Taylor, shoutouts, Tinto's invertebrate of the month, exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira.
December 2012
8 pages. Window, 30th issue, select reprints from our 2010 - 2011, centerspread: rhinocerous, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira.
October 2012
8 pages. Monsters News, the threshold people, horrible stuff, Language Lab: monster alphabet, how to care for your venus flytrap, centerspread: picture of Dorian Grey (post-portrait), city sketchbook: space, scene report: rich people food, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira.
September 2012
8 pages. the wheel, football shape, intersections, ufo morphology of the past 2000 years, school, fashion, kathryn at camp, RIP Johnny Pesky, tips & tricks: rubber bands, centerspread: UFO picture, scene report: Sukhbaatar square by Matt Zaccarino, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira. non-exclusive comic from Jimmy Swinnerton
August 2012
12 pages. Photo Issue / Coloring Book, Kathryn at camp, water wit, centerspread: Pussy Riot, sketchbook: Olneyville door, Mothers News Literary Quarterly (edited by Kate Schapira and Tom Bubul, featuring writing by Miranda Mellis, Ana Moschovakis, Christie Ann Reynolds, and Agnes Martin), Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira. non-exclusive comic from Jimmy Swinnerton.
July 2012
8 pages. Dog days, the Dogon, wabi sabi, cut off shorts, atomic age, UFOs, point counter-point: food of the lowlands (by Jenine Bressner & Cybele Collins), kathryn at camp, Dear Tomato Bread: the tower of Babel (still) and advice about publishing, centerspread: a complete Gamera comic, city sketchbook by Jackie H Curtiss, gossip section by Josephine Mendes, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira, and Sakiko Mori, with non-exclusive comic from Jimmy Swinnerton.
May 2012
8 pages. the number 5, the tower, May day, law day, Templeton holiday, alligator vacation, scene report: trash alley, language lab: Cupertino effect, real talk, centerspread: Hanatarash, city sketchbook by James McShane, gossip section by Josephine Mendes, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira, non-exclusive comic from Jimmy Swinnerton.
April 2012
12 pages. Easter, asparagus, language lab: non-English tongue twisters, Ask Tomato Bread: Springsteen / buildings, Houdini non-clarification, centerspread: Anpanman, scene report: Western Digital circuit manfacture by Jessica Rylan, Mothers New biannual report, Mothers News Literary Quarterly (edited by Kate Schapira and Tom Bubul, featuring Evelyn Hampton, Ish Klein, Joe Aguilar, Susy Jones, and Yi Sang), Hex-Inverting Schmidt Trigger, Information strategies: Clue, city sketchbook by James McShane, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira, and non-exclusive comic from Jimmy Swinnerton.
March 2012
8 pages. 3 colors (black white and pink), March(ing), Borges' sex joke (subtle), spring news, Xipe Totec "the flayed one" AKA "the night drinker", Chris Veader roughed up by cops as a ritual act (threshing of wheat / mortification of the flesh), Pluto Planet Day, language lab: minced oaths, biography: Houdini, centerspread: art is a crime, city sketchbook by James McShane, gossip section by Josephine Mendes, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira, Jackie H Curtiss, and non-exclusive comic from Jimmy Swinnerton.
February 2012
8 pages. Lists issue featuring contributions from Abby Banks, Scott Reber, Mickey Zacchilli, Dan Nadel, Angela Zammerelli, and Greg Harvester, centerspread by Cybele Collins, city sketchbook by James McShane, gossip section by Josephine Mendes, a nice picture of Mike Watt, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira, and non-exclusive comic from Jimmy Swinnerton.
January 2012
8 pages. infra-mince, root beer, Burns night, scene report: Alaskan library by Tatyana Yanishevsky, a kind of weird picture of Mike Watt (with Jandek), Ask Tomato Bread: shoplifting / freaked out, centerspread: variant of St Elmo's fire, city sketchbook by James McShane, gossip section by Josephine Mendes, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira, and non-exclusive comics from Jimmy Swinnerton and FM Howarth.
December 2011
12 pages. facts about December, the number 12, baker's dozen, Christmas & Halloween, Language Lab: punctuation, Biograpy: the four-eyed man of Cricklade, centerspread: a huge bell, product review: Casio WL-7 wristwatch, notes on batman, a picture of the knife I will stab you with for sending in poetry submissions, Mothers News Literary Quarterly (edited by Kate Schapira and Tom Bubul, featuring Grace Krilanovich, Nate Pritts, j/j hastain, Zelda Alpern, and Terri Kapsalis), city sketchbook by James McShane, Gossip section that's just a picture of the book "Neuromancer" by William Gibson (Josephine Mendes on vacation), Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Melissa Mendes, Kate Schapira, and non-exclusive comic from Jimmy Swinnerton. please note that the MNLQ has been redacted from digital copies.
November 2011
8 pages. Zig zag zig, Qabbalah, the number 11, "Earth becomes Heaven under wind", parallel lines, "Black Flag minute", Armistice / Veterans Day, Language Lab: Polari, biography: Paracelsus, centerspread by Joshua Vrysen, city sketchbook by James McShane, gossip section by Josephine Mendes, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, Michael DeForge, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira, Melissa Mendes, Jackie H Curtiss.
October 2011
8 pages. Monsters News, Pale Inconsistant & Cold, scene report: night, what's that sound?, list of non-canonical scary movies by Dan Cashman, Language Lab: Sumerian, Message to Human Children, Message to Human Adults, Halloween 2011- What Can You Do About It by Mike Taylor, centerspread: Preying Mantis attack, monstruous city sketchbook by James McShane, gossip section by Josephine Mendes, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira, Melissa Mendes, and non-exclusive comic from Jim Drain.
September 2011
8 pages. longing, the number 9, fashion news, scene report: midcoast maine by Dan Beckman, Language Lab: gesture drift, Dear Tomato Bread: negative zero, centerspread: EXECUTIVE REALNESS, city sketchbook by James McShane, gossip section by Josephine Mendes, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira, Melissa Mendes, Matthew Thurber.
August 2011
8 pages. too hot, the number 8, Ramadan, scene report: Rustic Drive-In by Kate Schapira, Language Lab: Huilliche, Tips & Tricks: Yelling at people from a car / napping / getting stung by a jellyfish, Dear Tomato Bread: guest writer- Seneca, centerspread: a picture of a nice rug that is also a completely functional rug, city sketchbook by James McShane, gossip section by Josephine Mendes, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Melissa Mendes, Matthew Thurber, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira.
July 2011
8 pages. almost (?) hit by a meteor, the number 7, a lot about rainbows, world snake day, information, Langauge Lab: Esperanto, Scene Report: International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology by Sophie Tintori, biography: DJ Screw, centerspread: Katrina Silander Clark, city sketchbook by James McShane, gossip section by Josephine Mendes, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Brian Chippendale, Mike Taylor, Melissa Mendes, Matthew Thurber, Charlotte deSedouy, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira, and non-exclusive comic from George Herriman.
June 2011
8 pages. Half Year's Eve, Hera (aka Juno), planks / planking, month of the unicorn, summer food, Language Lab: Cherokee, biography: Liz Taylor, Scene Report: Oxford Breakfast, centerspread: Hera (aka Juno), city sketchbook by James McShane, gossip section by Josephine Mendes, Tinto's Invertebrate Of The Month , exclusive comics by Mickey Zacchilli, CF, Katrina Silander Clark, Melissa Mendes, Matthew Thurber, Charles Forsman, Kate Schapira, and non-exclusive comic from Jimmy Swinnerton.
May 2011
dream issue. not available
April 2011
4 pages, first issue printed on newsprint, april news, catholic pastry season, scene report: pinball in providence by Diego Perez, centerspread: Bruce Nauman / crypt keeper, biography: Gordon Cooper, Language Lab: Catholic swear words (Quebecois edition), Mothers Top Ten, gossip section by Josephine Mendes.
March 2011
2 pages, offest in navy blue on sort of white paper. wind, Mardi Gras / Lent / St Patrick's Day, fashion news, Scene Report: international DJ breakfasts by DJ /rupture, biography: Florence Foster Jenkins, Mothers Top Ten, Tips n Tricks: Pockets / Birthdays (punch the cake), gossip section by Josephine Mendes.
February 2011
2 pages, offset in brown on nice greyish paper. groundhog day, Lupercalis (1st draft), scene report: vacation by Dan Cashman, biography: Amelia Earhart, Language Lab: Japanese, Tips n Tricks: being nice, Mothers Top Ten, More Poems, gossip section by Josephine Mendes.
January 2011
2 pages, offset in YKB (blue) on nice white paper. new year's eve, space news, Uranus, biography: Yves Klien, Scene Report: Kennedy Plaza bus stop by Kate Schapira, More Poems by MW, Mothers Top Ten.
December 2010
2 pages, offset in purple on grey paper. aperiodic gift giving, Krampus, food news, More Poems by MW, Scene Report: Rotting In Iowa by Vinnie Vickroy, Biography: Muhammad Ali, LanguageLab: Latin, Reviews, Mothers Top Ten, Gossip Section by Josephine Mendes.
November 2010
2 pages, offset in bluish gray or gray. "enjoyment of maturity". Moon News, More Peoms by MW, Scene Report: Thanksgiving, Lon Chaney Sr, Tips n Tricks: Winter, Language Lab: Useful Yiddish, Mothers Top Ten, Gossip Section by Josephine Mendes.
October 2010
Monsters News. 2 pages, originally offset in dried blood (color) on weird good paper. pretty horrible (as in horror), the color orange, A Message For Kids, More Poems by MW, a weird stain where this issue was charged by a witch, biography: you, scene report: the Bridgewater triangle, Mothers Top Ten, list of movies about Halloween by Dan Cashman, gossip section by Josephine Mendes.
September 2010
2 pages, originally offset in dark blue on light blue. animal news about horse in hospital and horse head-butt restores sight and jumping goats, tiny town pants poem by MW, ambrose bierce word jumble, louise bourgeois bio, scene report: teenagers by Katrina, book reviews: don quixote and killer in drag, tips and tricks: alligator eye distance equal to length of body, top ten, gossip section
August 2010
2 pages, offset in ash on butter. the cambrian explosion, Joan of Arc festival, scene report: rooms in the house by Sean Pleasant, Poetry by MW, biography: RAMMELLZEE, movie news, Mothers Top Ten, gossip section by Josephine Mendes, nice drawing by Joshua Vrysen/
July 2010
2 pages, originally offset in forest green on smooth grey paper. Julyoween, Trinity Day, Lemonade, counterfeit money, biography: Maryanne Amacher, scene report: CB radio by Count Zero, Some Reviews, Julyoweentines cards to cut out and use, Mothers Top Ten, gossip section by Josephine Mendes. First good issue.
June 2010
2 pages, offset in brown on very light grey. Rhododendrons, Fireworks, Scene Report: a bunch of coffee cups by Brian Ptarmigan, biography: Derek Bailey, Abstract Expressionism, lost hat, Mothers Top Ten, gossip section by Josephine Mendes. no one believed the thing i wrote about Derek Bailey saying ODB's "36 chambers" was one of his top ten albums of the year, but it's totally true...
May 2010
2 pages, offest in purple on white. really weird issue. redacted intro, ghostbusters theme song, scene report: bird feeder, Anthony's Nose, biography: Hedy Lamarr, bugs on the tips of your eyelashes, movie reviews (relating to Christopher Lee only), Mothers Top Ten, gossip section by Josephine Mendes. like i said, really weird issue, but there's some cool parts.