PMS Perzine

Purple Moon Spawn (formerly known as Purple Myrtle Squeegy) is my PMS Perzine. I started it in 2010 and am still writing it today. The perzine is all about me, things I love like DIY, metal, punk, zines, art, feminism, riot grrrl, horror, books, travel, and more! You can buy the issues from my PMS Mess Etsy Shop here or buy them directly from this site by clicking the picture of the issue of your choice.

Freebies come with every purchase!

If you want to trade zines or art or chocolate, contact me at fallopian.falafel@gmail.com.

PMS collection

Care Package of 17 zines and a free CD!
Are you totally racking your brains trying to pick only one out of the awesome PMS issues included in my shop? Well, now you can pick all 17 of them for a discounted price, and receive a free CD of my band along with it! Do I spoil you or what? The package comes with a free copy of my band’s first EP. Mistress Distress is a punk/riot grrrl band we created in June 2012.

PMS 1-1

Issue 1 – Intro issue 
This was my first attempt at a DIY, scissors and glue layout as opposed to the other zines I made which were all computerized, which explains why it’s only 12 pages long. It was published in spring 2010.
This issue includes stories about my ability to scratch my Eustachian tubes, my love of DIY, why I find skeletons appealing, and more.
Length: 12 pages
Size: A5 (1/2 page)
All cut and paste, black and white

Issue 2 – Brainsquirming 
I was still pretty new to DIY zines at the time but it’s those first few trials with DIY art that make the resulting zines that much more special!
This is the second issue of my perzine called Purple Myrtle Squeegy – A PMS Perzine. It was published in August 2010.
This issue includes stories about what being a squeegy (not to be confused with squeegee) means to me, my love of hammers, a recipe for carrot cake cupcakes and more random DIY newbie things.
Length: 16 pages
Size: A5 (1/2 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten.

Issue 3 – ABC issue 
Many zinesters have made such issues at one point or another, so why should I be any different? Presenting my very own ABC issue!
This is the third issue of my perzine called Purple Myrtle Squeegy – A PMS Perzine. It was published in April 2012. It includes my favorite things – music, feminism, chocolate, riot grrrl, books, art, and a bunch of other amazing things corresponding to every letter on Sesame Street!
Length: 64 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten.
Photocopied in black and white.

Issue 4 – 24 Hour Zine Thing 2012
When sleep deprivation breeds inspiration, another 24-hour zine is born! This is the fourth issue of my perzine called Purple Myrtle Squeegy – A PMS Perzine. It was made during the 24-Hour Zine Thing Challenge, July 2012. This is one of my favorite zines because of its spontaneous nature. Highly recommended!
It contains stories about metal shows and headbanging, penpalling and snail mail letters, playing guitar and writing songs, surrealism, some art and photos, and my first shot at comics in a long time.
Length: 48 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten.
Cover is in color, the rest is black and white.

Issue 5 – Split Zine With Diamond / Life’s a Bitch – and So Am I” 
Did you know that my dog, Diamond, is also a writer and a zinester? Since she is the most talented of the bunch, I decided to make a split-zine with her!
This is the fifth issue of my perzine called Purple Myrtle Squeegy – A PMS Perzine. It was published in December 2012 during the DIY Month I made for myself. The activity on that day was to make a split zine with your pet. So my beautiful Princess Diamond wrote a zine called “Life’s a Bitch – and So Am I!”
The PMS part includes stories about a metal show in Jerusalem, the holidays, and more. My dog’s part includes stories about how she was adopted, her favorite things, her friends, her pet-peeves, and a rant about reclaiming the word “bitch”.That’s one bitchin zine indeed!
Length: 20 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
all cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten.
Cover is printed in color, the rest is all black and white.

Issue 6 – 24 Hour Zine Thing 2013
Are there really any better zines than the ones made spontaneously in the space of 24 hours? This issue was published in July 2013 during the 24 Hour Zine Thing challenge. This cute little issue includes stories about endings of things, Stephen King, International Zine Month, a comics called Twigz, why I love typewriters, a story about my punk band and the CD we released in 2012, and more random spontaneous stuff caused by sleep deprivation! 😉
Length: 40 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten.
Cover is printed in color, the rest is all black and white.

Issue 7 – Split Zine with Gibbrish Zine 
A Jerusalemite and a Tel Avivian walk into a set of scissors and a stack of papers, and out comes this colorful shiny zine!
This is the seventh issue of my perzine called Purple Myrtle Squeegy – A PMS Perzine. It was published in August 2013. It’s a split zine created with a Tel Aviv riot grrrl zinester making a zine called Gibbrish Fanzine. This is her first issue, and it is written in both English and Hebrew.
This PMS issue includes stories about gay pride in Jerusalem, my efforts to start a zine community in Jerusalem, a comics called Twigz, and more cool stuff!
Length: 40 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten.
Cover is printed in color, the rest is all black and white.

Issue 8 – Special Germany issue
Das zine ist sehr gut! Can you dig it? Headbang like you mean it!
This is the eighth issue of my perzine called Purple Myrtle Squeegy – A PMS Perzine. It was published in August 2014 about my trip to Germany.This issue includes stories about the metal fest Wacken Open Air of 2014, sites visited in Berlin, a collage made of pictures of the Berlin wall, and a comics called Twigz.
It includes lots of pictures, printed in such glorious color that you can actually taste the vegan bratwurst!
Length: 52 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten, printed in full color.

cover 1
PMS 9 - cover 2

Issue 9 – Split zine with Nyxia Grey – special issue on Stephen King
Stephen King is awesome. PMS is awesome. Nyxia Grey is awesome. Put them all together and what do you get? A triple dose of zinester awesomeness! This issue is a split Zine with Nyxia Grey’s “Boo’ya Moon” –  a special publication about Stephen King and the mutual love that Nyxia and I share for this master of horror. My part of the zine includes stories about why I love Stephen King, the kind of feelings I get when I read his books, why I love having nightmares caused by Stephen King, a poem about horror, collages, tattoo plans based on the Dark Tower series, and more.
Nyxia’s part includes pieces on how she identifies with some of Stephen King’s characters, what Stephen King has taught her, her experiences with religion and how that compares with Carrie’s experiences with her ultra religious mother, many collages and more.
Both of us explore Stephen King’s feminist side with his powerful heroines in many of his books, and stories like Carrie, Rose Madder, Lisey’s Story, etc.
Length: A chunky 72 pages of sheer genius
Size: A5 (1/2 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten.
The cover is printed in color, the inside pages are in black and white

Issue 10 – Metaphor Issue
This is not a zine – it’s just a metaphor. And I am the metaphor whore. And because metaphors are awesome, I decided to make a zine about it!
It contains stories about how I got into surrealism and what metaphors mean to me. It has a metaphorical poem, a story on how metaphors are the divine language, a story about my typewriter, about the cycles of the moon and how they relate to women, and a list of surreal sentences. It also has the regular comics segment – Twigz, as well as a couple of collages.
Length: 24 pages (published April 2015)
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten,
Cover is in color, the rest is black and white.

Issue 11 – 24-Hour Zine Thing 2015
Do you love spontaneous zines? Do you love zine-production at night? When sleep deprivation breeds inspiration, another 24-hour zine is born! This is the 11th issue of my perzine called Purple Myrtle Squeegy – A PMS Perzine. It was made during the 24-Hour Zine Thing Challenge, July 2015. The spontaneity of the zine is obvious in the writing and the artwork used, and so is the inspiration that nighttime brings forth! It contains stories about the alternative side of Jerusalem, feminism, the metal community, the LGBT community, a story about Slutwalk and its significance in a city like Jerusalem. It also deals with the DIY aspect of zines designed by hand and by computer alike, a poem about sleep deprivation, my sudden realization that my typewriter is German, my future zine plans, a collage on rigor mortis, and a rather amusing segment of my comics Twigz.
Length: 44 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten.
Cover is in color, the rest is black and white.

Issue 12 – Split Zine with Nyxia Grey – Special Diary Issue
Nyxia and I banged out anothere kickass split zine, this time about diaries and journal entries!
PMS issue 12 and Everything.Is.Fine special issue are jam-packed with words of pride, pain and power from our respective diaries. It’s as intimate, revealing and personal as a perzine gets. With all the pain and heartache these entries reflect, both parts end on a positive note to leave the reader with a warm, fuzzy feeling and a smile on their face. And the best part, it’s a full-pounding, heavy-duty, juicy and yummy 80 pages!
My part includes entries organized thematically rather than chronologically – evocative and heartbreating entries about love, depression and seclusion, inspiring and empowering entries about feminism, my love of DIY and more. I also included some of my old drawings and art to visually depict my mindframe of the time, plus a collage of the various covers of my diaries and some quotes from the older ones, in French, Hebrew and English.
Nyxia’s part includes entries focusing on her relationship with her husband and how it evolved, fell apart, and how they are trying to rebuild it. The eloquence and beautiful flow of her entries build a certain parallel between some tragic events in her life and her love life – such as the death of her father, her eating disorder, etc. Her part also ends on a positive note with hope for a better future for her relationship and her life.
You zinesters and zine-lovers really ought to get your hands on this incredible… what should I call it, book?! Hehe! Pack your cart up with some DIY delight!
Length: A chunky and chubby 80 pages of sheer genius
Size: A5 (1/2 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten.
The cover is printed in color, the inside pages are in black and white.
See Nyxia’s zines on her Etsy shop here.

Cover

Issue 13 – Special issue about my Boston Trip
What better way to commemorate my first zine fest experience than to make a zine about it?
My fellow split-zinester, Nyxia Grey (you may remember her from such split zines about Stephen King and a special about journal entries) invited me to glorious MA to visit Salem and its October spookiness and table with her at the Boston Zine Fest 2015.
This zine recounts all my adventures in Salem during its Haunted Happenings, touring the city, making art with Nyxia, getting an incredible tattoo, and of course, tabling at Simmons College and making my zine fest dream come true.
It features lots of photos in full color, lots of bats and ghouls, lots of zine love and all the magic of DIY culture and the wicked witchy beauty of Salem.
Length: 44 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten.
Printed in full color

cover

Issue 14 – The Silent Issue – Visual Art Zine
Is a picture really worth a thousand words? If so, this zines is heavy AF!
With little to no text, this zine conveys the power of the visual element. Visual pieces include photography pieces featuring shots of street art around Jerusalem, surreal drawings, and pretty collages infused with empowering messages.
This is a perfect issue for those who love visual art and the thousands of words the artworks convey.
Length: 18 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste. Photos shot with a Nikon, semi-automatic, 35mm, film camera.
Full color zine! Inside and out.

cover

Issue 15 – Purple Moon Spawn
PMS Perzine gets a new name! Presenting Purple Moon Spawn! In this issue, I attempt different forms of writing, including such pieces as a stream of consciousness piece, a short fiction story, deep metaphorical pieces about the moon and the stars and the significance of the cosmos in my life and what it represents to me. It also includes a more straightforward piece about my achievements in 2018 and plans for 2019.
As always, the issue includes a small simple collage and a cameo of my mascot and comics character, Twigz.
Length: 32 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten, handwritten and computer typed.
Cover printed in color, inner pages in black and white.

Cover PMS 16

Issue 16 – Activism in Jerusalem
I marched into International Zine Month 2019 with my fist up in the air, and came out of it with this empowering zine!
Issue 16 of my perzine, Purple Moon Spawn – A PMS Perzine (previously known as Purple Myrtle Squeegy) includes a powerful story about Slutwalk in Jerusalem, a painful and inspiring piece about LGBTQ Pride in Jerusalem, stories about my experience and involvement in these movements, my story about how living in Jerusalem actually enriched my life as an alternative feminist activist, and more.
As an extension and elaboration to the Alternative Jerusalem postcard collection (also found in this shop), this zine is artivism at its best!
Printed in July 2019
Length: 48 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste.
Printed in full color

PMS 17 cover

Issue 17 – Body Modification – Piercings and Tattoos
I’m a metalhead, and I’m a writer. But this metal and ink zine refers to something else that is just as awesome!
Issue 17 of my perzine talks about my adventures with body modification – mainly tattoos and piercings. It contains stories about how I got into the culture and how I chose what pierce or ink. The zine is powerful in its message of body autonomy, body positivity, and the revolutionary aspect of bodmod. I discuss how the pain of piercings and tattoos can be a wonderful feeling and how liberating it is to own your body by modifying it however you choose.
It also includes a poem, a collage and a small simple comics of my mascot, Twigz.
Written during ZineWriMo in November 2019
Length: 56 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten and handwritten.
Some pages in color some in black and white.

PMS 18 cover

Issue 18 – Baking Power
Warning: The ink in the zine will fade if you drool all over the pages! A definite possibility with such a delicious issue. This is a special issue about my love of baking and cooking. Pieces on the menu are Kosher and include pieces about how I started getting into it and how hopeless I was to begin with. I talk about homemade food versus takeout, the elements I need for a successful baking/cooking experience, baking as a form of art and magic, and different foods corresponding to the Jewish holidays. I also include my favorite recipe for a chocolate cake, as well as a poem, a collage, and as always, a segment of my comics mascot Twigz.
Length: 36 pages
Size: A6 (1/4 page)
All cut and paste, typewritten, handwritten and computer typed.
Full color

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