THE CORNERS OF THEIR MOUTH PRESS
The Corners of Their Mouth Press is a queer indie micro-press run by creative partners Robin Elan (they/them) and LM Zoller (they/them). Robin is an illustrator, artist, and writer who creates art and zines about mental health, nature, gender and queerness. LM is a writer, food blogger, and zinester who writes about the intersections of food, gender, and queerness. Their works include The Queer Language of Flowers (2018), The Corners of Their Mouth: A Queer Food Zine Issues 1 (2017) and 2 (2019); their solo zines include LM's Midwestern Transplant Presents The Legend of Big Butter Jesus (2020) and Drag Suit: A Nonbinary Swim Zine (2019) and Robin's Flora and Fauna: Anxious Human Field Notes (2017) and Ways I Have Tried to Stop Biting My Nails (2018).
The Queer Language of Flowers
What was up with Oscar Wilde and green carnations? How can you tell someone you’ve got a Sapphic crush on them? Before there was 1-800-Flowers’s “say it with flowers” campaign, there were flower dictionaries that explained how to send messages to friends and lovers with flowers. While 19th century flower dictionaries focus on heteronormative romance, floriography—and sending coded messages—is hella queer. In this zine, we’ve included some famous historical flower meanings as well as invented some of our own for contemporary queer culture via art, literature, botany, and history.
- Risograph printed by Paper Press Punch in Seattle, WA.
- 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
- Essays by L.M. Zoller & Robin Elan
- Illustrations and layout Robin Elan
Drag Suit: A Nonbinary Swim Zine
Otters in goggles and a knock-down, drag-out list of major swimming organization's policies about transgender athletes? Why not both? Written by a swimming enthusiast in their 30s, Drag Suit: A Nonbinary Swim Zine is a zine is about the intersection of swimming with gender diversity and bodies. Drag Suit focuses on the author's personal experiences as a queer, nonbinary swimmer using swimming as part of their self care after an abusive relationship. The zine also links those experiences to systemic transphobia in sports and offers suggestions on how to make your pool and gym more equitable.
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Midwestern Transplant Presents The Legend of Big Butter Jesus
Midwestern Transplant Presents: The Legend of Big Butter Jesus is the true story of Ohio's most iconic statue. Experience the legend of "King of Kings," better known as "Touchdown Jesus," "Big Butter Jesus," or "Drowning Jesus," as written and lovingly illustrated by a queer Ohioan.
This zine was risograph-printed by Paper Press Punch in Seattle, WA. 6 pages of illustrations, 8 pages total (excluding covers).
The Corners of Their Mouth: A Queer Food Zine, Volume 2
The Corners of Their Mouth: A Queer Food Zine is part comic, part cookbook, and 100% queer. The first Corners of Their Mouth explored queer food issues through recipes and slice-of-life comics. In Issue 2, L.M. and Robin are joined by contributors Elijah Garrard, Elk Paauw and Jessica Glaser to bring together a collection of recipes, comics, poetry and essays on topics including from self-care and queer crushes, learning to cook in a new country, and queer nihilism’s connection to vegan food.
This zine was risograph printed by Paper Press Punch in Seattle, WA!$15
The Corners of Their Mouth: A Queer Food Zine, Volume 1
This zine is part comic book, part cookbook, and 100% queer. The Corners of Their Mouth contains recipes, comics and illustrations about food, cooking, and daily life from a nonbinary bisexual couple living in the Pacific Northwest.
- Risograph printed
- 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
- Recipes and essays by L.M. Zoller
- Illustrations, comics and layout by Robin Elan