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A place to for amateur ziners to share ideas, thoughts, and tales of trials and tribulations.

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Comment by Marjorie Rose on April 10, 2014 at 8:45pm

@ Kay- if you'd like to start a discussion use the forums! It's easier to keep all the conversation in one place per topic. @Tim- zine looks really good visually and sounds like it has awesome and thoughtful content

Comment by Tim Nicholas on April 9, 2014 at 4:52pm

I'm posting this here because it's my first zine in EIGHT YEARS!!! Been working on this for months and am very happy with how it turned out, so I hope you'll all give it a look.

Here's the description from Etsy....

Some Notes on Film, Vol. 1

Debut issue! Eight essays on various films and on film, filmmaking, and art in general. Features original illustrations as well as film stills.

I started Some Notes on Film as a way of encouraging myself to articulate my free floating thoughts about the films I watch. Instead of writing reviews, I try burrowing into specifics: particular themes, motifs, aesthetic choices. I’m writing from the perspective of a filmmaker, and so the observations I make are usually somehow related to me thinking through my own practice.

Topics for this issue include:
- Steve Martin's goofy tenderness in The Jerk
- Josh Safdie's microbudget indie The Pleasure of Being Robbed (as seen on the cover)
- Brian Eno's idea of art as a "trigger for experience" (and why I don't like it)
- Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye and Renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel
- Ain't Them Bodies Saints compared to Terrence Malick's Badlands
- Billy Wilder's The Apartment and physicality in screenwriting
- the difficulty of portraying digital life in movies
- plus a lengthy intro essay on the differences between zines and blogs

Half-sized
56 pages
Black and white
Card-stock cover
Saddle-stitched (stapled)

You can pick up a copy for $4.25 on my Etsy shop.

Comment by Kay Aspden on January 15, 2014 at 2:05am

I'm new here, and  a bit perplexed to how quiet everything is.

But I have a question, should I post it here or the discussion forum for this group?

Comment by Mike Nobody on January 14, 2014 at 4:05pm

Where is everybody?

This site is pretty dead, lately.

Comment by Shrew2U on December 29, 2013 at 3:17pm

"Inconceivable!" is a new zine dedicated to women who are not mothers - by choice. I would like for childfree women to be able to express how they think and feel and have a place to discuss how deeply the ideology of motherhood has infected our thinking about women and femininity.  I welcome and encourage any contributions anybody has!!! Message me!  Thank you!

Comment by Erika Joy on September 18, 2013 at 4:47pm

Before I read a novel about zines a week ago, I had never heard of them before. I'm very interested in getting something started and am eager to get advice. I would really appreciate it.

Comment by Jennifer Dao on May 2, 2013 at 5:08pm

Here's my first ever zine! It's very short, but free. :) I got the idea to make zines when my teacher made it a class project (which I thought was pretty awesome.) This zine is a testimony about how I became a Christian because of this demonic experience I had. It has showed me that God, Jesus Christ, Heaven, Hell, demons and exorcisms are indeed real. 

It's a very short zine, I hope it qualifies as one. You can read the PDF form here: The%20Incubus%20a%20testimony.pdf

Comment by shiloh on May 1, 2013 at 8:19pm

I forgot to add my zine is 16 pages and 1/4 page mini size.

Comment by shiloh on May 1, 2013 at 7:54pm

I just finished making my first zine. Its more of a spelling aid for when you cant seem to spell a word write. And it has some mazes,oxymorons,and other fun stuff. It was more of a experiment for a zine layout. But its up for trade just email me and all do a trade with you.

Comment by Arcane Angles Zine on April 12, 2013 at 12:49am

Arcane Angles is a new zine, created by a Zine Newbie (sorta), that covers the Occult, the Paranormal, and the Bizarre (along with some morbid stuff).  I have some copies in stock at Quimby's in Chicago for $2.  I also sell them out of my home, but am very interested in correspondence and receiving zines of similar content.  I try to use rare photos and a combination of my own artwork.  If interested email me at: arcaneangleszine@gmail.com

 

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