a place for zinesters - writers and readers
Some time ago, I started a Google+ Zine Community, mostly because there wasn't one already.
So far, crickets. I think we have 3 members and no one (including myself) as posted a thing. I though it would be a good place to post a photo of my zines with a link to where they could be purchased.
I know that Google+ is a big stinker. But I figure, it cannot hurt. If…Continue
I ran across zinester, GreogeRgR who used to make fonts out of samples of folks' handwriting.
After reading his profile, I started looking for someone who still did that type of service. I stumbled upon a site that will translate my handwriting into a font. The process is straight forward; you downloaded their template, used a black in…Continue
I am jealous of zinesters who can put out zines on a regular basis. I publish Manifesto – a compzine -- but it takes me more than a year to put an issue together. Then I look at zinesters on here like Fishspit and Ken (of the Ken Chronicles) and I wonder, “dang, how do they do it?” I could never get that many issues out or that often.
For years, I have kept a journal where I write or draw anything that interests me (more…Continue
I got the idea to make one of these zines from We Make Zine’s own Sophie Sherwood. I had known about the 8-page mini zine format for a while, but like most folks, I thought they worked best if you drew directly to the paper master and xeroxed from there.They are fast, easy and cheap. Just the thing if you want to make a zine that is political or topical that needs a quick turn around.
I had never considered…Continue