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Im completly new to zine making and am about to print my very first zine and I was wondering if anyone here can give me any advice for a newbie. Good things to do, bad things to do? Things to keep in mind while creating a zine? How to get my zine "out there"?
Thanks in advance :)
Thanks for the link, Ill be sure to order a copy of that!
Iv been collecting comic zines for a little while now, but Iv yet to really branch into non-comic zines.
Heres a quick question:
I was originally planning on selling my zine primarily around town in local artisans shops. There is absolutly no zine scene here, and as such I thought Id include at the front of the book a small "What is a zine?" explination since nobody here has ever heard of them.
But if Im selling in zine communities, to people who already know what a zine is, would this seem odd? If you bought a zine and there was a blurb at the front about what a zine was, would you find that dumb? Im asking because I want to sell to both zine people and non zine people, but I dont want two versions.
Someone is going to say something way more actually "helpful," I hope, but:
Just do it! Zines are a very good thing to just do and then figure out what didn't work as well as it might and then do better the next time!
get hold of a copy of stolen sharpie revolution by Alex Wrekk, really helpful ideas! http://www.etsy.com/listing/61869252/stolen-sharpie-revolution-2-a-... but as Dan C says, make it whatever you want it to be!
Have you read many zines?