arrowed #4.5/mandarin #6

a split zine, a split zine, you say!! yes!! i got the opportunity to make a zine w/ my good friend grace, of the internationally acclaimed mandarin zine. i'm a lucky duck. as you can see from the link, i'm lazy and don't feel like changing this to #4.5, so both issue 4 and 5 will land you here. (fyi, issue 5 never came out, so you're not missing anything). anyway, onto my half of the split.

this split is so lovely and there are so few of them in existence in the world. grace has the master copy, so while i'd love to have more out there... i can't do much abt that!! email her at for more info on getting ahold of one of these babies. arrowed #4.5 charts a silly spring in which i spent time: in colorado; pondering why girls can't be vocal abt their bowel movements, why i publish zines, being a porn star extra (ha ha), the residents, my friends, and how differently ppl look at you when you're in a wheelchair. i think it's too bad i couldn't send out more copies of these!

grace's half includes stuff on self-censorship, her lovelife, how a particular "you" best be joking when thinking he knows her well, self-portraits, girl-bonding, girls and how they get shafted in sex education (excuuuse the pun) and other lovely stuff, including some craft how-to's, which is what grace excels at. her creativity floors me and i miss her so much now that we don't live in the same place anymore (sniff sniff).

this zine is 1/4 size. 56 pp. july 1999.