Zines

An almost but maybe not really complete list of zines I’ve done. I used to use distros and sell at some shops locally, but these days I don’t make as many copies, and mostly just pass them around or sell them at Arts for Grabs or to friends and other regular readers. If you’d like a copy of any of the available ones, contact me at orokanadreamerATgmail or send me a message at this FB page 🙂


Tapir Post #2
December 2016 | half-size

A zine made of thoughts, comments, and reviews on books for children and young adults.

// currently OUT OF PRINT, reprint to come


Super Fairy Animal #16 
Going Widdershins
October 2016 | half-size

My personal zine, full of fragmented thoughts and unfinished stories, along with comments on books and music.

// currently OUT OF PRINT, reprint to come


Tapir Post #1
October 2016 | half-size

A zine made of thoughts, comments, and reviews on books for children and young adults.

// currently OUT OF PRINT, reprint to come


Mari no Tabi #1
An Arashian’s Journey, 2010 – 2015
October 2015, new edition October 2016 | half-size

A zine about being an Arashi fan, and going to Arashi concerts and related places throughout 2010 to 2015, and how all of it changed me. Includes guides to Aiba Masaki’s family restaurant, drama set locations, TV stations, secondhand merch shops, and other stuff.

// currently OUT OF PRINT, reprint to come


5 Diana Wynne Jones Books
by Daphne (Vol I), Marisa (Vol II) and Kit (Vol III)
June 2014, new editions March 2015 | mini-zines

Three mini zines, each featuring five Diana Wynne Jones books. The first volume’s by Daphne Lee, the second volume is by me, and the third volume is by Seto Kit Sau.

// RM 3 or USD 1 for the set 


dreamingoutloud

dreaming out loud #1
January – March 2014
April 2014 | half-size

A reading log, with mini reviews of every single book I read from January to March 2014. Originally made for swap-bot’s 1st Quarter Reading Log 2014 Swap.

// SOLD OUT


timb

Tokyo Is My Barcelona
+ Tokyo Is My Barcelona J-Pop Edition
February 2014 | mini-zines

Two mini-zines made for Swap-Bot’s “Anything Goes Mini Zine Swap”. The first is the zine I actually made for the swap, which includes my favourite places in Tokyo (plus a couple others), why I like them, and directions on how to go there. The second is a J-Pop version spin-off in which I only list places to buy J-Pop/J-Rock related merchandise.

// SOLD OUT


sfa5

super fairy animal #15
though I am not afraid, I am not brave enough
2013 | half-size

As explained in the zine, this is not the “first” issue #15, but will be the #15 on record from now on because I lost all copies of the actual #15. CONTENTS: scarecrow in a pale dress (under her breath she says) / women + fantasy fiction / queer men + misogyny / how to say goodbye in robot / mixtape: cover girls, the beatles edition / things I love / queer YA + happy endings / another pointless story / review: Monstress by Lysley Tenorio / though I am not afraid, I am not brave enough / taxi driver

// RM 2


klespionage

kuala lumpur espionage, vol II
2013 | half-size

A kind of teenager-y zine made by four soon-to-be-30-year-olds. Thoughts on growing up, being a grown up, still being hung up on the same things, and lots of random scrawls and doodling. Except for three entries, this zine was entirely made up during a 2-hour tea break.

// SOLD OUT


sfa14

super fairy animal #14
ghost moons & monster hearts
2012 | half-size

CONTENTS: Intro: Ghost Moons / Childhood Games / I Forget My Heart Cat Beat in One, Two, Repeat /  マンガで観たあの世界、その中で暮らしたい / 笑ってくれたおかげで僕も笑える / Mix CD Review: On the Wire Mix (by Mils Gan) / Reviews: Tegan and Sara’s Sainthood, BUMP OF CHICKEN’s “HAPPY” / Mix: Ghost Moons and Monster Hearts / Review: 9 (by Huda Talib), (500) Days of Summer / Mix: Cover Girls / Excerpts from School Papers / Enchanted by Ella (on Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted) / Review: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (by Huda Talib) / Another Pointless Story / All of a Tremble Over Sarah Records / Fake Section Reports for February and April: Cthulhu, Vampires and Zombies, Oh My / Mix: Say Hi and Wave Good-bye / Reviews: Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, The Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Sandiford / Short Story: Raya / Outro: Monster Hearts

// RM 2; two copies left


sfa13

super fairy animal #13
where troubles melt like lemon drops
2011 / half-size

CONTENTS: Where Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops / Waiting For Somebody Exciting Like You / Mr. All-Asians-Look-the-Same-to-Me / Dear Activity Girl / Mix: SugarDreamPop For My Favourite Girl / Happy Thoughts / We Met By A Trick of Fate / Album recommendation: My Maudlin Camera / Interview: All Girl Summer Fun Band / Ms. Biblioholic / Tape or CD? / Mix: All That Ever Mattered / Art by Faizal / Mix: Hang the DJ & Panic in the Streets of KL / From Me To You / Where You’ll Fine Me / Shortinity by Chewie / Huda Reviews Urban Odysseys / Shida Reviews Freedom Writer’s Diary / Fire & Hemlock / Marineko’s Favourite Teen Movies / I Was Criticized For Letting You Break My Heart / Zine Reviews / Another Pointless Story

// RM 2; two copies left


sfa12

super fairy animal #12
two sides of nowhere
2009 | half-size

CONTENTS: Here, Now / Dinarzard / Banana Girl / Harlequin Presents / On Libraries / Nowhere Girl / Not A Writer / The Autopsy / Nina Brujas / Love Story / Another Pointless Story / Gone Gone / Zine Reviews: Days & Nights #1, Misery Is My Muse #1 and #2, She Was Ready For Anything #8 / Book Recs: Witch Baby, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Stargirl, Tales of a Punk Rock Nothing, Thirteen Reasons Why, Big Fat Manifesto, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You, Little Brother, BitchFest, Uglies, Cinderella’s Big Score, Double Duce, The Taqwacores, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone, Beige / Untitled / Nowhere (Now, Here) / Playlists: 1. Once More For Old Times’ Sake, 2. Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend’s Too Stupid To Know About, 3. Sentimental Education

// SOLD OUT


sfa11

super fairy animal #11
happy, the end
2008 | half-size

CONTENTS: ghost girl (intro) / geek girl / doris ghost’s favourite fairy tales (vignettes): the wild swans, the goose girl, the twelve dancing princesses, the little mermaid, sleeping beauty / on bookwenching / another pointless story / ani’s story: ghost / ani: I am a ghost / book recs: Shadow Forest, The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden,  Bookaholics’ Guide to Book Blogs, The Portable Door, The City of Saints and Madmen, The Ivory and the Horn / Mix-CD: Upon Time (side a), Ever After (side b) / for someone who don’t drive, I’ve been all around the world / Happy, the end (outro)

// SOLD OUT


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my name is doris ghost #1
2006 | half-size

This zine is almost a graphic novel, with art by hermitstyle. It contains true stories, or confessions. This is a collaboration with Jun Kit.

// RM 2; one copy left


sfa10

super fairy animal #10
living on the same planet / lost in the air
2005 | half-size

This issue came out after a year-long hiatus (for superfairyanimal), so I guess that’s accomplishment enough. I thought I was never going to zine again, after not feeling motivated to do so for so long. Even though I finished this zine in late 2005, all the writing in it are from 2004.

CONTENTS: Always, No, Sometimes It’s Me / I’m Feeling Sorry For Myself, I Keep Taking Everything to Be A Sign / And in This Moment I Am Happy / “the sharpness of the midnight fallen stars” by Amanda Shin (drawing) / 10 Good Reasons That I Can’t Find / Take These Broken Wings and Learn to Fly / Days Like These I Don’t Know What To Do With Myself / Break My Face My Back My Arms But Please Don’t Break My Heart / Even If Everyone Forgets / A Book You Read in Reverse / I Hate the Big Decisions That Cause Endless Revisions / I Know Where I Stand, I Don’t Need You to Hold My Hand / soundtrack 1: Will You Still Love Me in December? / I Hate the “Gay Thing” / Excerpt from “Star Gazing” / Music Reviews / Not a Pretty Girl / A Friend in Need is a Pest Indeed / Soundtrack 2: Side A – Asleep, Side B – Awake / Tokyo Is My Barcelona

// SOLD OUT


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Chantal’s Carnivorous Cat
November 2005 | quarter-size

The entire zine is just one sestina, that I wrote around 2003. It’s the first fixed form poem I wrote, and the last poem I had written in a very long time. It is accompanied with artwork by Amanda. The zine was credited under “Koneko Mari and Amanda Shin”

// SOLD OUT


 sfa9

super fairy animal #9
no xerox machine could duplicate my love
2004 | half-size

CONTENTS: Suicide Notes / On Being the Onigiri in a Fruit Basket / Last Ode to Star (by Pacifique Luna) / Yaoi: Plotless Smut or a Lesson in Gender-bending? / Ramly Burger: the Unsung Malaysian Product (by Sidneyficance) / Harold Sakuishi’s BECK / Vaishnavism and Homosexuality (by R. Kumaran) / I Kill Myself Because Manson Said So… Not! / No Xerox Machine Could Duplicate My Love For You / The Music Obsession (album reviews) / Instant Music / An Absolutely Un-hip, Not-Very-Comprehensive Guide on Mixtapery / Soundtrack: Girls, Be Ambitious

// SOLD OUT


 sfa8

super fairy animal #8
Suicide Notes
2004 | half-size

CONTENTS: Zinestar / Misadventures of a Glitterfae / The Art of Spewing (by Mackie) / The Postal Service (by Afi) / There Will Be No Sun Shining Through the Clouds (by Michelle) / Reaction to the In-Denials (by Tania) / She Said She Said / Poem (by Afi) / Excerpts: “The Perks of Being Charlie”, “Lord of the Golden Snitch”, “Magical Writing” / Friends (by Tania) / Soundtrack: Anchovies – A Tori Mixtape / Good Shit

//SOLD OUT


 sfa7

super fairy animal #7
Escape Velocity
2003 | half-size

CONTENTS: Misadventures of a Glitterfae / Untitled Poem / Untitled Prose (by Zihan) / Men (by Mackie) / You Are So Annoying (by Tania) / Akiko Supersampled / Lost Pieces of Mine (Mind) (by Nazleen Luna) / This January Night / Recommended / Good Shit: Parallel Lines zine / Soundtrack: Just Because… I Need Escape Velocity / Another Pointless Story

// SOLD OUT


 sfa6

super fairy animal #6
freedom / no waiting / no delay
2003 | half-sized

When Mackie submitted the cover she did for this issue, I knew it had to be in colour! So this issue cost the most of all my zines. I like this one; it’s all just stories by all my favourite people, and myself.

CONTENTS: Misadventures of a Glitterfae / Dirtyslut (art by Jiji Ishak) / Teenage Dirtbag (by Nazleen Luna) / A Sort of Fairy Tale / Lust (by R. Kumaran) / Untitled (by Amanda Shin) / Pirate Girl / Good Shit: But I’m A Cheerleader! / Recommendations / Soundtrack: Side A – Under Pink Lacquered Skies, Side B – It Ain’t Coca-Cola, It’s Rice

// SOLD OUT


kuala lumpur espionage
2003 | full-size

A zine made from complete fun, with silly doodles, photographs, and sketches by Pixie Paul (me), Pony John (Amanda), and Tape-chan (Jun Kit), with guest appearances by Luna (Nazleen) and Monk-chan (Kumaran). Besides the images, the three of us also wrote an account of THE JANUARY NIGHT from our own point of views, and there’s the list of songs from the mix CDs we each made for that day.

// SOLD OUT


sfa15

super fairy animal #5
Left Alone
2003 | half-size

With this particular issue, I really wasn’t quite sure what I was doing. I was feeling a bit lost because I just dropped everything in ODU and moved back to KL because of many reasons, one of them being deep depression.

CONTENTS: Misadventures of a Glitterfae / Untitled Poem (by Pacifique Luna) / D is for Depression / Learning to Live / Circle or Square? / Good Shit: Fruits Basket / Memory of a Relapse (by Amanda Shin) / Chan Marshall (by Amanda Shin) / Soundtrack: Left Alone / ReadListenWatch / August Celebration (by Julie Ring-Fry) / Another Pointless Story

// SOLD OUT


 sfa4

super fairy animal #4
My Beloved Monster and Me
2003 | quarter-size

This is the shortest zine I’ve made, not including mini-zines. And it’s about Amanda, or to Amanda, except for one poem.

// SOLD OUT


 sfa3

super fairy animal #3
nostalgia is a weapon
2003 | half-size

I like this issue, because (1) Jun Kit did the cover, (2) Amanda’s artwork is in it, and (3) a lot of the writing in it meant a lot to me, not because I think they’re so great or anything, but because writing them taught me a lot about things. Love letters to Kuala Lumpur and my friends, that kind of thing.

CONTENTS: Misadventures of a Glitterfae / Realities / Alien She / Ideology / When I Grow Up / Time Takes Its Toll On the Places We  Go (by Jun Kit) / SFA#3 pixie drawing by Amanda / How I Spent Thanksgiving / Never Knew What A Good Time Was Til I Had A Good Time With You / Untitled / When I Lie Awake At 3 a.m. I  Think of This / Girl Angel Juan of My Dream / Soundtrack: Nostalgia Is A Weapon / Morning Sad / Embun (review by Nadia Ang)

// SOLD OUT


 sfa2

super fairy animal #2
space oddity
2003 | quarter-sized

I worked on this soon after #1, and I guess even now I think it was a bit too rushed, but at the time I really wanted to have the material for the zine done. If I remember correctly, I finished this zine really really fast. And… it’s about leaving Malaysia, I guess.

CONTENTS: Misadventures / Soundtrack: The Space Oddity / Travel Journal: KL to Honolulu to Minneapolis to Norfolk / Risky Business (by Gnute) / Thai the Spy / Hot Topic (drawing by Jun Kit) / Canvas (by R. Kumaran) / Book and Movie reviews by Marisa / Ghost World review (by Amanda) / Take Care of My Cat review (by Gnute)

// SOLD OUT


 sfa1

super fairy animal #1
what she did dreaming
2002 | half-size

I just couldn’t do another issue of Celestial Night and I didn’t zine for about six months, before I suddenly worked on this. The zine name was from the title of an article about Bjork. I was in my last semester in Nilai and was about to leave for ODU when this issue came out. This zine is about heartbreak and senioritis. This is my favourite issue because I think after feeling kind of confined by Celestial Night, writing this felt really great.

// SOLD OUT


cn13

celestial night #13
2002 | half-size

CONTENTS: Those High School Days / Dear Nikolai / to: GirlAgainstSanity / A Poem About the First of July / A love that dares not speak / The Butterfly Boy (by Nazleen Najemuddin) / Mischief Books / Untitled Poem / Journal Excerpts / Drawing (by Michael) / Teenage Dirtbag (by Nazleen Najemuddin) / Myself the Amoeba / Rant (by Marisa & Joanne) / Untitled Poem (by Girl Barking) / Untitled Poem (by Natelie Love) / Emily’s Head (by Emily Mae) / The Tale of the Infinite Night / Fuck You / Clutterpage / I Am Not Religious, I Am Spiritual / Misadventures / Fairy Tales / Reviews

// SOLD OUT


 cn12

celestial night #12 / My Secret Diary #5 (split issue)
2001 | half-size

Joint zine with Natelie’s My Secret Diary (Amarita had left this zine by then). It’s definitely the most fun to make, as I was in college at the time, and Natelie still in Form 5, and on weekends I’d head to KL and we’d hang out at Mos Burger and just work on the zines together for hours.

// SOLD OUT


 cn11

celestial night #11
2001 | half-size

Again, mostly short fiction, with some poetry, lyrics, and illustrations. A review of James Lee’s Snipers. This issue was called “misadventures of a glitterfae” but I reverted back to Celestial Night by the next issue.

// SOLD OUT


 cn10

celestial night #10
2001 | half-size

Mostly short fiction, with a few rants/opinions scattered about. Plus zine and mixtape reviews, plus actual mixtape songlists.

// SOLD OUT


cn9
celestial night #9

2001 | half-size

Reviews of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Lives of Christopher Chant, and The Dream Hunters; a report on the Philips Rush-X event (I was really into the X-Games back then) with an interview with Eric Burke, one of the inline-skaters at the games; a postcard I received from Francesca Lia Block with answers to burning questions; a friend’s report on No Doubt’s live concert in Malaysia; and a tribute to Daria.

// SOLD OUT


celestial night #8
2000 | half-size

The Harry Potter issue, I guess. We were all pretty obsessed with the series already, and it seemed like the right time. We wrote reviews and opinions on the series. This issue also had short fiction and poetry that are not HP-related.

// SOLD OUT


portraitofadream

portrait.of.a.dream #1
2000 | half-size

First and only zine made in collaboration with the witchbaby egroup. Stories, poetry, and Francesca Lia Block fan art, as well as the first chapter of the story we were all writing together (which went on for five, six chapters before we stopped, if I remember right).

// SOLD OUT


celestial night #7
2000 | half-size

Stories, poetry, comics, fanfic, illustrations, lists, and reviews. First installation of the serial Pretty Good Year.

// SOLD OUT 


 cn6

celestial night #6
2000 | half-size

Stories, poetry, comics, reviews and lists by friends from my new school and old, plus friends from the witchbaby group. Topic on “speak out” – FGM.

// SOLD OUT


 cn5

celestial night #5
1999 | half-size

More stories, poetry, and comics by me and friends from the different schools I went to. Plus rants about how girls are depicted in teen/beauty mags and the beginning of the “speak out” section where we all air out our thoughts on various issues.

// SOLD OUT


 cn4

celestial night #4
1999 | half-size

Short stories, serials, comics, and poetry by Yasmin, Luna, Sylvia, Shaz, Tania, Jessica, and myself.

// SOLD OUT


 cn3

celestial night #3
1999 | half-size

After a vote done with old classmates and new, rosefire became celestial night. I went to a girls’ school. Go figure. This issue had short stories and poems by me, and two friends, Yasmin and Luna.

// SOLD OUT


rosefire #2
1998 | half-size
When working on this, I had at least zine by someone else. One other zine, called Adele. Learned basic copy-and pasting, hands-on layouting, and had more fun working on this.
// SOLD OUT

rosefire #1
1998 | full-size
So. I started this zine with a vague idea of what “real” zines were (having previously done zines without knowing that other people were doing it, and that it was actually a thing), but no idea what a regular zine even looked like. Includes contributions from curious friends and classmates. It was fun, working on it as a collaborative effort.
// SOLD OUT

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