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Morgenmuffel (German for "Morning grouch") is an autobiographical zine consisting mainly of cartoons written and drawn by Isy from Brighton, UK. Tales told range from walking over hills to street demonstrations, volunteering in an anarchist social centre and dealing with co-operative living, plus the occasional list, zine review, or article thrown in.

Morgenmuffel also used to be a small zine distro but this side of things has folded.

Morgenmuffel issues 1 (which was in German) to 14 are not available anymore. Active Distribution printed a collection/'best of' from issues nos. 2-10, which is currently out of print but may be reprinted in future. The latest issue is No. 17, from late 2008. Stories include the adventures of the Anarchist Teapot, an American travelog, an illustrated guide to the menstrual cycle and a handy picture dictionary sharing with some German words.

Selections from Morgenmuffel were reprinted in volume nine of Zine Yearbook, published in 2008.


PO Box 74, Brighton BN1 4ZQ, UK

External Link

Morgenmuffel website New website with free downloads and comics to view

The Cowley Club Brighton anarchist social centre that also has a good bookshop stocking zines.

Active Distribution London based distro that stocks Morgenmuffel along with a huge selection of books, pamphlets, zines, music and more.

Last Hours fanzine London based quarterly zine that "seeks to explore and promote punk, hardcore and DIY music, and the politics and culture that lies behind them". Isy contributes to this zine.

Fighting Back A printable version of a mini pamphlet on women's self defence that Isy made a few years ago that was put up on the website The f-word.