“A zine is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier.”
The Talbot-Heindl Experience, LLC started out of a compzine project called The Bitchin’ Kitsch, and has slowly been expanding our zine-xperience from there.
Most zine projects are available for sale in the online shop. If you have a zine idea that you would like to see happen, do let a Talbot-Heindl know, and we may just make a new one just for you.
Here are just a few of the past/current zine and comic projects:
Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism, March 2020-current – Chris is a life-long Star Trek nerd. Unfortunately, Berman removed any hope for LGBTIQA2+ representation in the earlier series. So Chris has created their own! Here are some fanfic comics of what should have happened.
Chrissplains Nonbinary Advocacy to Cisgender People, May 2019-current – This mini comic is for nonbinary folx and the people that love them! Each issue has a different topic that can help cisgender people make navigating a binary world just a little better for nonbinary people.
Unexceptional Oddball, March 2017-current – As a child, Chris always thought they’d be something, do something. They thought that the only goal in life was to find something you excelled at, really dedicate your life to it. Become a super __ (fill in the blank)__. At 30, Chris decided that was not going to happen. If they were pre-destined to be good at something, they hadn’t found it. And at 30, there wasn’t time to become a prodigy at any one thing. They would always be unexceptional.
Chris & Crampus: Besties Since Evacuation Day 2015, October 2017 – In November 2015, Chris got a much needed hysterectomy. They requested to keep the uterus post-surgery and promised their surgeon and nurses epic photographs with their uterus, Flat Stanley style. It’s been two years, and they’ve finally made that promise come true…
Roller Derby Saved My Soul, September 2017 – A common saying in roller derby is “roller derby saved my soul.” Here is Chris’s story…
hysterec-to-me, June 2017 – The story of Chris’s complicated relationship with their uterus and how they solved it by getting the damned thing taken out.
A Tubular Tale, June 2017 – The story about the hoopla surrounding Chris’s tubal ligation.
Resistance is Fertile, May-October 2017 – a compzine for artists, poets, prose writers, or anyone else who has something to say about the political resistance – fact or fiction.
Justice is Served, May 2017 – an autobiographic comic zine about how one should react to Speaker Paul Ryan when he does something horrible.
Justice Time, April 2017 – an autobiographical comic zine to answer the very deep, very necessary question, when is justice time?
The Drumpfster Fire Chronicles, January-April 2017 – A weekly zine chronicling the first 100 days of The Drumpfster Fire’s reign.
Absolutely Fantastic, Issue #1, October 2014 – Absolutely Fantastic is a zine that explores ideas that are absolutely fantastic. This issue explores puns.
The Happy Hired Hand, October 2014 – A zine about minimum requirements for keeping your hired hands happy.
#YesAllWomen, June 2014 – The #YesAllWomen phenomenon showed the world how much sexism is still prevalent in our world and how much some people were out of touch with how much. This zine is dedicated to some of the powerful stories and Tweets that individuals shared and some of the responses they received. As a caution, while most of the responses were simply out-of-touch, some were violent and threatening. Some content may be upsetting to some readers.
Chupacabra, June 2014 -This zine project explores the idea that maybe the chupacabra has gotten a bad wrap. Did anyone sit and wonder what it might be like to be el chupacabra? Hated and feared by all? What if the sheep may be so fearful and disgusted with el chupacabra that they bring about their own demise; leaving the poor creature alone and shunned?
What “They” Say, June 2014 – An educational coloring book for kids of all ages to explain the things that talking heads say. *Not actually intended for kids.