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"...How I Learned to Love Myself, and Occasionally Other Men."
best zine ever
Stolen Sharpie Revolution!
DEFINATELY Mixtape, and Stolen Sharpie Revolution.
I mostly like the crafty 'how to' zines like Mixtape, that teach me how to make my own soap, paper or alter clothes.
cindy's DIY guide to fighting depression issue of doris.
What is going on with CROQ anyways? Are they gone? Anyone heard anything?
I second this.
Clementine Cannibal said:cindy's DIY guide to fighting depression issue of doris.
Dwelling Portably for inspiration, although it had crap print and poor directions, I need full step by step instructions. Sadly, I find most how to zines to be lacking, from Soy, Not Oi! (the mother of all cooking zines) having some really bad recipes, to Stolen Sharpie Revolution pretty much covering the same stuff in "How to Publish a Fanzine" and what we've all written about and taught classes on over the years. Don't get me wrong, SSR is a great resource for new zinesters, but it's not exactly packed with new info and ideas. More often than not, the DIY concepts I see in zines have been explored better by hardcore hobbyists that have been working a craft for years, and those tend to come out as books rather than zines. Be it knitting, beer making, gardening or whatever. I am a big fan of that book Microcosm put out called "Make Your Place" with tons of DIY home tips from making your own cleaning supplies to gardening, but I think you'd be hard-pressed to call it a zine.