Wednesday, December 22, 2010

do it right :)

"For me, zines are about giving voice to people who may not have other mediums to express themselves, to see their voices (or others like theirs) in print. Zines are about individual stories, untold stories, and different points of view. I come from a zine culture where, and I know this opinion is not shared by all, someone’s first zine is as important as their hundred and first zine. The zine community that I want to be a part of has no experts. There are no special guests. In the community I want to be a part of, no one’s voice is more important than anyone else’s, regardless of how many zines they have put out, how well they draw, which distro they run, or whether or not they are a good writer."

- Source

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I drew this on the tram yesterday. yes yes :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

friggin mad ass artists around Part 2

Philipp Zurmoehle

More Great stuff on his flickr

FREE Greeting cards

I now make greeting cards!

blank ones (on the inside, meaning no message, you know?)

with quirky drawings on the cover

want one?

just ask :)

i can send one to you (or several)

or email me,

I'll post pictures of some when i'm home


Friday, December 17, 2010





How to be alone by Tanya Davis

If you are at first lonely, be patient.

If you’ve not been alone much, or if when you were, you weren’t okay with it, then just wait. You’ll find it’s fine to be alone once you’re embracing it.

We can start with the acceptable places, the bathroom, the coffee shop, the library, where you can stall and read the paper, where you can get your caffeine fix and sit and stay there. Where you can browse the stacks and smell the books; you’re not supposed to talk much anyway so it’s safe there.

There is also the gym, if you’re shy, you can hang out with yourself and mirrors, you can put headphones in.

Then there’s public transportation, because we all gotta go places.

And there’s prayer and mediation, no one will think less if your hanging with your breath seeking peace and salvation.

Start simple. Things you may have previously avoided based on your avoid being alone principles.

The lunch counter, where you will be surrounded by “chow downers”, employees who only have an hour and their spouses work across town, and they, like you, will be alone.

Resist the urge to hang out with your cell phone.

When you are comfortable with “eat lunch and run”, take yourself out for dinner; a restaurant with linen and Silverware. You’re no less an intriguing a person when you are eating solo desert and cleaning the whip cream from the dish with your finger. In fact, some people at full tables will wish they were where you were.

Go to the movies. Where it’s dark and soothing, alone in your seat amidst a fleeting community.

And then take yourself out dancing, to a club where no one knows you, stand on the outside of the floor until the lights convince you more and more and the music shows you. Dance like no one’s watching because they’re probably not. And if they are, assume it is with best human intentions. The way bodies move genuinely to beats, is after-all, gorgeous and affecting. Dance until you’re sweating. And beads of perspiration remind you of life’s best things. Down your back, like a book of blessings.

Go to the woods alone, and the trees and squirrels will watch for you. Go to an unfamiliar city, roam the streets, they are always statues to talk to, and benches made for sitting gives strangers a shared existence if only for a minute, and these moments can be so uplifting and the conversation you get in by sitting alone on benches, might of never happened had you not been there by yourself.
Society is afraid of alone though. Like lonely hearts are wasting away in basements. Like people must have problems if after awhile nobody is dating them.

But lonely is a freedom that breathes easy and weightless, and lonely is healing if you make it.

You can stand swathed by groups and mobs or hands with your partner, look both further and farther in the endless quest for company.

But no one is in your head. And by the time you translate your thoughts an essence of them maybe lost or perhaps it is just kept. Perhaps in the interest of loving oneself, perhaps all those “sappy slogans” from pre-school over to high school groaning, we’re tokens for holding the lonely at bay.

Cause if you’re happy in your head, then solitude is blessed, and alone is okay.

It’s okay if no one believes like you, all experiences unique, no one has the same synapses, can’t think like you, for this be relived, keeps things interesting, life’s magic things in reach, and it doesn’t mean you aren’t connected, and the community is not present, just take the perspective you get from being one person in one head and feel the effects of it.

Take silence and respect it.

If you have an art that needs a practice, stop neglecting it, if your family doesn’t get you or a religious sect is not meant for you, don’t obsess about it.

You could be in an instant surrounded if you need it.

If your heart is bleeding, make the best of it.

There is heat in freezing, be a testament.

Tanya has a gorgeous clip to this. must watch it here.

Tanya Davis also has a

She is a beautiful poet and musician so i would highly suggest you look her up :)
It's Amazing what You can Accomplish If you get Up early Enough.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

friggin' mad ass artists around Part 1.

Lennard Kok

check out his flickr here

Í'm in the mail department on the sticky site :P

I inspired Gisele's little sister, Angeline to make zines.
Angeline has just turned 10!
She made the cutest zine yesterday
it was a ryhme about the sky being high with brilliant cute illustrations.
she is a wonderful young girl and very adventurous and creative
glad to see her developing her love for art and crafty things!!


Good Day Sir

grr my scanner chopped of my tall guys body.
oh well
do you all like my short guy?
ha ha

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

you know the one i'm talking about?

Okay so i'm pretty sure i rotated this already but whatever.
This is my new free zine i was talking about that will be in Sticky fortnightly :)

Tsk tsk Teal Triggs

Some of you may know about the controversy behind Dr Tiggs' book 'Fanzines'

Here's the thread from Wemakeszines

and the comments about it on Zine World

AND, if you haven't heard of the site dedicated to boycotting this Thames & Hudson publication then here it is for you.

It's quite very silly so i was thinking of maybe putting together a collaboration zine on the whole thing. Anyone interested? pictures, comments, info, opinion etc etc. alllll welcome!

just comment if you are or email me at


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

an ice cream cone can equal tons of fun

So i came up with a pretty obvious idea that can solve the problem of not having an zines for people to look at until i have funds to photocopy.

I just opened Microsoft Publisher and i'm gonna make a mini zine!

It will be for free and in Sticky, bringing out a new issue every fortnight.

Think, Dilettantes and Manipulators.

It's pretty much like that except my own stories and my own thing, just simply the same sorta idea really.

So yeah, look out for it!

I'm not sure what i will be calling it yet but the title of this blog post is one idea ha ha.

you only get



Driving test on Friday

Third times a charm i suppose...

Keep the Sadness Out.

ha ha

"Some relationships are about legs, some are about pizza."
- Gisele

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tom Eccles

yep, his comics are raaaaaad.

His zine, '6 Things I Love About Video Games' takes me back to nostalgic video game times when i was younger. The physics defying double jumps and warp zones remind us all of the classic tricks and turns of our favourite games.
I enjoy his stuff so much.
You can purchase his zines from Sticky.
"I suppose that since most of our hurt happens in relationships, so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense to those looking in from the outside."

- The Shack by Paul Young

What is Important?

- People.
this is no game.

i'm in love with her.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


I think i should get more into comic strip making. i definitely have the characters for it. and it's the kinda stuff i like to draw but never put two and two together until Gisele mentioned it. hmm yep, looks like fun!!

I very muchly enjoy Tom Eccles work

Tuesday 30 November

Yep, the day of my driver's test.

I've been waiting for this day ever since i booked it four weeks ago.

I'm ready, but who wouldn't be nervous about it?

But i 'm like that. i know when i know i'm set and don't have to worry about anything, yet i still do.

Well, hopefully by 3pm tomorrow i'll be cruising.

If i am you'll hear about it :P if i'm not, you won't hear anything..bam.

good fortune for me tomorrow!!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Diversity.

"I don't like the party scene. I just wanna sit on my arse and watch movies."
- Heath Ledger, Actor.

This is totally me, hands down.

I've been around to some gay clubs and regular pubs around Melbourne.

But for me nothing really compares to a good film and a packet of skittles.

But that's just me. Everybody is different.

It's what makes life interesting!

John Green.

is a great writer, if you like his sort of thing.

Looking for Alaska is his most popular piece of work.
But ever since i bought it for my girlfriend she borrowed a couple of his other books from the library: Paper Towns and An abundance of Katherines

i finished paper towns a couple of days ago and i enjoyed it greatly!
If you like a bit of mystery but pure adventure and thinking then you'll like it :)
I'm halfway through 'Katherines and it's not so bad either
but i would definitely suggest 'alaska and paper towns.

they're both fantastic!!

i always learn something from a john green book

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chasing Hot Air Balloons Issue 6. Done.

yup yup this is true!
I reckon it's one of my fanciest issues yet ><
now only to get some cash together so i can photocopy issues 3-6 :s
more info to come :)

Peace for now

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ladybeard 2

i dont think i did a review on the first issue of this but let me just say that issue 2 is definitely worth getting a hold of!! Maddy named Bastian Fox Francis Phelan is on a journey, discovering new things about themselves, let alone their body in itself.
They take us on a trip through transgender, the lines or non existent lines between gender identity, wether beards make you male or female etc etc.
I find it all extremely interesting and a great pleasure to read. I respect Bastian so much for coming up with such courage to write a zine about all this, and i wish them more adventures to come!!

Ladybeard can be purchased at Sticky

Peace peace peace,

Able & Game

I forget how i came across these guys BUT they make the most awwwwwesome greeting cards

check out their shop online

this is one of my favourites :P

and my girlfriend lives in frankston! haha


i collect postcards for the intention to send them to friends and fellow zinesters with hope that it will cheer up their day or simply make them smile, or just enjoy recieving a nice postcard for that matter.

so watch your mailbox, you might be next :)

ps. comment your addresses if you'd like one!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Maggots, Labyrinth and Laughing

So i'd call it progress when i've created three zines in one week. bam.

Maggots - a zine about maggots, basically being everywhere. the end.

We all like the labyrinth - not anything to do with the movie (although i realllly like that movie, David Bowie!) but about...well, just read it when it gets into Sticky haha

Laugh until your brain pops out - some dandy illustrations to go with some dandy words. the end, again.

Watch this space :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

First Day

I've begun volunteer work at Sticky Institute. Boom boom!
Every Tuesday, Campbell Arcade, (Melbourne) come visit me :P

all for zine fun,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

"To young people in their 20's, my advice would be unashamedly to search for love. It is the indispensable commodity to a full life. You might not find it, or you may not find it where you thought you'd find it. If you find it, then you're a very lucky human being."

- Michael Kirby, Former Chief Justice

Thursday, September 23, 2010

University Decisions

Rmit and Nmit

Three applications

By November 12

Three writing folios

4 to 5 pieces

4 pieces down

A couple to go for two of them

I really hope i get into one of the courses

Preferably the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing at Nmit


Sunday, September 19, 2010

coming out

so to put it straight, ha, i came out to my parents, via, a notebook.


i wrote my story, my feelings, what i couldn't express verbally, all in a notebook for them to read.

it went well actually.

but we're still having a small talk sometime soon.

but i'd say my idea was successful and i'm glad. this sort of thing can be nerve-racking for some people. i myself were anxious as anything. if i were to have sit down with my parents, it would have never come out the way it did on paper.

so, idea for people finding it hard to 'çome out', try this? mhm mhm.

life is grand,

Monday, September 13, 2010

none of my poetry will be on the walls of fed square for the overload poetry festival.


apparently this wasnt good enough...

"the monsters we present, shape our hearts descent

wether we just fall or live to prevent.,

Taking life by the eyes will see you represent

A new world, here."

mm, oh wells. next time.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

When you don't want to feel... death can seem like a dream. But, seeing death - really seeing it... makes dreaming about it fucking ridiculous.

- Girl, interrupted.
So i guess i'm not a real poet since i'm yet to actually perform or do a reading.
Much apologies.

not ready

i pulled out of the poetry slam. the end.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Overload Poetry Festival

So it has finally arrived here in Melbourne for the nineth time so farrrrrrr.


I'm mostly interested and looking upwards to the Overload Poetry Slam
I'll be competing in it, as far as i know, if i dont pull out by lack of 'çourage' thereof.


Throughout the festival, which is by the way from September 10th to the 19th there will be poems, haikus etc being screened on the fed square building that has electronic text boxes on it. i submitted a poem so you might just come across something i wrote and not realise it :P

Check it out

It's gonna be funbelievable


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cancelling Accounts

i've decided that i'm going to cancel my account on etsy.
the shortest account i've ever had.
it was a nice idea of having one
maybe i'll make it again when i have more funds,
but for now i am etsy-account-less.
Sticky of course though still have stock of my zines :D


Sweat Zine Issue 5 just out now!

So Jess, the wonderful maker of this zine is always looking for contributors.
Me being one of them, this 5th issue she's just brought out features an interview i did with her and a drawing of mine on the cover!!!
It's probably the best issue she's done so far, featuring several other brilliant peeps so i suggest you check it out!

Thanks be to Jess Bunyan, i enjoy what you do very much!

See it here
Buy it here


Friday, August 27, 2010

Melbourne Writer's Festival

be there :D

if you happen to be in Melbourne until September 5th that is. haha.

too bad if you're not :(

I'll be ushering for some of it so see you there!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010



i have actually been working a lot on zines lately, but that is also probably why i haven't had any in stock because i either haven't had the time and/or funds to photocopy issues, even though i am currently:

- finished chasing hot air balloons #4 and #5
- finishing off chasing hot air balloons #3
-half way through new poetry zine called 'bogus'
-finished scribbler #3
-in drafting process of scribbler #4

So i've been doing quite a bit, so once i can actually make copies of them there will certainly be a new bunch of hannahrosezinegoodness :)


Monday, July 26, 2010

update on 24 hour zine thing

So I've started doing my zine today and decided on a theme which is FLYING!

such a great subject in my opinion and a superb obsession of mine i must say

haha... hmm i dont really know what else to say on it because i guess that's it! here's the cover and maybe it'll be distro'd or whatnot or maybe not, i'm just enjoying making it and being apart of this 24 hour zine thing :P

ps. i coloured in the cover red before i figured out what i was gonna make it about or else i probably most likely wouldv coloured it blue to obviously resemble the sky, but whatevs :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Now on Etsy

yes indeedy, i have decided to create an Etsy account!

i wanna eventually get back into making tees and start making badges so i figured etsy would be a good place to show them to peeps!
since iv discovered zinesters use this site to sell their more crafty things on as well as their zines, it sounds perfect!

so, yay!

Peace for now,

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chasing Hot Air Balloons #3 & #4

Both Coming Soon :P

i'm kinda working on both simultaneously at the moment hehe
annnnd Scribbler #3 also!!


Monday, July 5, 2010

this months horoscope from sticky


"Ambitions you once cherished may no longer seem so appealing - especially after the Solar Eclipse. Looks like that band won't be happening either all. However, this is a good time to reflect on what you really want, and the price you're willing to pay. (ie, $14 for artlink...really? really?) Go for those goals that fire you up and that represent your true calling. You stand to make more money at the end of the month - if you overcome any fears. That means you will win some game show."

I like :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010


The 24 Hour Zine Challenge asks zinesters to create a 24-page zine from conception to final product in 24 hours straight. Zines should be of suitable size and technical difficulty so that this truly is a challenge for individual zinesters.

I'm entering :)


Friday, July 2, 2010

Jesus Christ Superzine by Ariel Birks

it took me awhile to actually find this zine, but was definitely worth the wait. i really enjoy getting zines in the mail so this was a bonus!

Ariel Birks writes down countless stories and experiences she has had when she was once as she describes it, an 'evangelical teen', sharing teen memories at church camps and events etc.

i really enjoyed her honesty and her openness. the fact that there are plenty of other people around that share similar ideas and beliefs exactly like this really made me feel..*insert the word i'm looking for here* so yeah, if you wanna check it out you can buy it here. valerie park also request you add $3US for shipping if you wonder like me it was so cheap being from overseas haha

Peace x

Friday, June 25, 2010

MOTE By Cameron Baker. again :P

so i bought issue 1 and 4 of mote the other day, or was it yesterday? well anyway, it definitely was recent!
and i've come to the conclusion that i am very much falling in like with mr baker's artwork and quirkiness, i enjoy it sooo much. yep. inspiring even, for me anyway. you definitely have to check him out, you'll find his stuff at sticky, in store and online :D :D :D

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

i'm working on a zine called 'bogus'.
it's gonna have a bunch of my poetry in it,
poetry i've written over the years since i was even fourteen.
and it's never left my journals let alone my room...
so i thought id start by putting them in a zine before i was gonna work on publishing an actual book with poetry in it and stuff so yeah.
zines are more creative anyway, i like them :)
so yep,
i'll post more about it once it's more on it's way,
early days at the moment.

peace x

Friday, June 4, 2010

My zeens are now stocked at sticky :D

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Scribbler. Issues #1 and 2.

Scribbler has taken awhile to hit any distros along with all my zines, even when i already have second issues of some of them! hmm but im always up for trades or you can send money to my address, which is again:

4 Buckmaster Street, Sunbury
Victoria, Australia

both issues of scribbler are $1 each.
scribbler is simply a brown paper bag full of my drawings
so if you like cartoons, feel free :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I do trades!

holla everyone :)

so i've been asked by a couple of people wether i do trades or not..
well, the answer is a fine YES!
so feel free to trade with me, i am all for them!

peace x

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mote Issue #1, a zine by Cameron Baker.

what drew me in were all the cool drawings. they reminded me of andy griffiths books with all the quirky terry denton illustrations all down the margins.
i like it very much. Cameron Baker is a champ.

purchase mote online here.


coming soon..

Chasing hot air balloons issue #1, $2.00

This will be at the emerging writer's festival.
i'm hoping to get it into sticky before then though, or if not, after.
But at the moment you can send it to:
4 Buckmaster Street, Sunbury
Victoria, Australia

if you like stories and random drawings that look compatable to a ten year old's

then feel free to grab a copy of this ^_^


Tuesday, May 4, 2010


The Atrium, Federation Square
Sunday 23 May 2010, 12pm - 5pm

pretty happy about getting a table at the page parlour this month. be there :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Page Parlour

So i received my confirmation email yesterday that i have a table at the emerging writer's festival event, the page parlour!
so just look out for the table that says 'CHASING HOT AIR BALLOONS' :) or simply HANNAH DOSTINE, baha.

wowee, my first event ever. gonna be interesting. slightly excited. and hopefully gonna be fun! yeww!

Sunday 23 May 2010, from 12pm-5pm.
The Atrium, Fed Square

See you there!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Kevin the Millipede, $1.00

About a millipede who goes about his day longing to discover something new, something different...
Since i havent yet sent any to a distro, if you would like a copy of kevin the millipede, simply send 50cents to 4 Buckmaster Street, Sunbury Vic 3429

Cheers and huzzah!

Kevin the Millipede...

is finished! Done! Complete!
yay yays for that.
all i need now is some ink for my printer
to take a trip to the photocopier at my local library!
then i will have copies for people who would like one :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

it's finally here!

yay! today was the launch of NO RISK TOO GREAT!
the theme name for this year's next wave art festival!
it starts may 13 til may 30.
alot of the events are free so make sure you get to some of it! yew!

Monday, April 12, 2010

so i received this zine in the mail, with credit to sticky :)
it's anonymous, but about a girl who decided to document her struggle/journey through anorexia in a zine!
it's pretty deep and intense at times with what she went through, but wonderful to also read about the outcome of her life now and that she is alive and well
a very good read i must say and must be a terrific help for those in similar situations
you can buy it from Sticky here. :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

so today i've been working on the first issue of chasing hot air balloons even though i've drafted issues 1 AND 2 but am yet to get them distributed!
they're going well.
i'm also in the process of making a mini zine about a millipede tehe
all three coming soon!
i'm hoping to have a table at the emerging writer's festival that's starting next month here in melbourne so look out for me there :D

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Well Come.

Hello people out there who may have come across this or purposely went out of their way to find it or you're someone i gave it to because you're my best buddy, pal and friend. whatever way it doesn't matter, you're reading it now and that counts!

This is my blog for my zines, as some may already know i already have a personal blog but i wanted to make a seperate one for my zines so you can stay posted on how they're going and find out when i have new ones and what adventures i get up to!

i hope you enjoy my zines and maybe even learn something about something, just in general i believe learning is a beautiful thing no matter how much of a pain it can be sometimes so huzzah!
i don't know what else to say but hello and i hope you're enjoying you're day, whatever time it may be!