Riot Grrrl Press was a zine distro in the 1990s. I have been writing and collecting zines since 1995. A lot of my zine collection from back then is gone now but a few years ago I started selling the ones I still have on Etsy. I made several zine grab bags and called them “Riot Grrrl Nostalgia” Grab Bags! I love being able to share this piece of Riot Grrrl History with people that weren’t there and it’s also great to reminisce with the zinesters that I knew back then and traded zines with in the 90s.
My mission now is to bring back Riot Grrrl Press! I want to to distribute zines published from 1990 through 2000. So I am looking for people that published a zine during those years. If you want to be part of RGP please get in touch with me. I have lots of old zines for sale on Etsy already. So take a look at my Etsy Store. TheEscapistArtist.Etsy.Com
I'M ALSO LOOKING FOR NEWER ZINES TO DISTRO! If you do a zine please get in touch! I'm mostly looking for feminist zines & personal zines for distribution. (i also need zines for review & i will review ANY kind of zine. Because I'm also doing a new "Riot Grrrl Review" which was started by my friend Kristy Chan in the mid-1990s-- More Info can be found on the "Riot Grrrl Reviews" Page.
I also have plans to release zines under the label "Riot Grrrl Press" but this is still in the very early planning stages. This will include zines & compilation zines & possibly books, contact me if you would like to get involved somehow. I was also thinking that maybe I could offer printing services/distribution for zinesters that don't have access to printing. I remember being poor & living in a small town where the only place i could copy my zine was at a gas station or drug store & it cost 10 cents per copy! I know the struggle! But this is something I am still planning so more information about that will be on this site at a later time. Please email me if you have any questions &/or want to discuss getting involved in Riot Grrrl Review & Riot Grrrl Press!
My name is Jolie. I have been doing zines for over 20 years. Some of those zines include: Veronica Lodge, Babelcious, The Drama, Mrs. Noggle, Just Like A Gemini & Trading Punches (just to name a few) I currently publish: The Escapist Artist (personal zine), Double Chinchilla (art zine), Laugh Riot (comedy zine) & Riot Grrrl Reviews (review zine).
I was also a spoken word artist in the 1990s (a few cds are still available in my Etsy Store!) And I ran a very small lo-fi, DIY label and distro from 1996-2004 called Ego Records. Follow & ass me on social media:
Facebook: Jolie Ruin
Instagram: Jolie Ruins Everything
Riot Grrrl Press Instagram: Riot Grrrl Press
Twitter: Jolie Ruin
Riot Grrrl Press Twitter: Riot Grrrl Press
Tumblr: Riot Grrrl Press
xoxoxo Jolie Ruin
& here's me in 1997 vs. me now