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Has anyone made use of Kickstarter yet?
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It's a crowd source funding place, you can present your case for needing funds to complete a project, they have a zines category and an art category.  Money needed can be as low as $200, and if you…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bucket Siler Nov 4, 2012.

How does a Distro work?
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I'm new here, haven't picked up the relevant info on that part of zine making & selling yet. (ie: still working in my own vaccuum, LOL!)

Started this discussion. Last reply by NicoleIntrovert Jan 15, 2010.

What's an average 'print run'?
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I know it depends on the zine, but what's considered an average print run on zines?And I know a person can always print more, but how much do you think would be 'too many'?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erin H Jan 14, 2010.

Low Cost Production?
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I've used Office Depot to do two issues of my comics in zine format, each one had 10 standard pages folded in half, printed double sided, and a card stock cover. I got a better deal by buying my own…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Jan 7, 2010.

 

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Elaine replied to georgeRgR's discussion Comic zines or small press comics?
"Well, you were pretty succinct when you said "I would also call it "a waste of time"!" and didn't elaborate.  Especially with the exclamation mark.  What are we to think when we read that?  Outside of the fact…"
Feb 20
Elaine replied to Ricardo Feral's discussion The Moral Dilemma of CreateSpace (and other POD services)
"I wouldn't worry about the frequency. I know of two artists who go there every time they want to do another print run or metal fabrication.  It isn't an issue. For example, this lady does a new Kickstarter for each laser cut on…"
Feb 11
Elaine replied to Ravenhood's discussion Using images found on the internet
"Technically if the owners of the copyright on the images find you they can fine you for the use, or you'll get a letter from a lawyer asking for proof of items destroyed (I ran afoul of that once, not fun getting that letter) so I'd be…"
Feb 11
Elaine replied to Ricardo Feral's discussion The Moral Dilemma of CreateSpace (and other POD services)
"Have you considered crowdfunding it with Indigogo or Kickstarter to get the cash together for a print run?"
Feb 11
Elaine replied to Leyna Lightman's discussion Mimeograph stencils and ink
"Wow, that takes me back!  I haven't seen a mimeograph since high school and I graduated in 1973.  Those are real antiques.  I even had to clean the stencils as a sophomore. Yucky job.  Great smelling inks though! I did find…"
Feb 7
Elaine replied to georgeRgR's discussion Comic zines or small press comics?
"While Bobby thinks it's a waste of time, the rest of us know that anything we really enjoy doing is never a waste of time."
Jan 28
Elaine replied to Erin H's discussion Doctor Who fanzine
"Oh god..........I remember watching him on Dr. Who when the episodes first came out.  That makes me feel so OLD!  I got a little bean bag dragon at a local sf convention back then that had his scarf and hat as decoration back in…"
Jan 25
Elaine replied to Tim Nicholas's discussion background images and patterns
"It was a blast!  I started with one photo of ladies making bread and implied they were flouring the trilobites.  It sort of grew from there."
Jan 20
Elaine replied to Tim Nicholas's discussion background images and patterns
"I've seen both ways done to good effect. Have you tried googling 'zines' and clicking on the images command on the page's toolbar? It shows a nice wide variation.  You can do zine searches in Pinterest too.  Plus they…"
Jan 20
Elaine replied to Billy Da Bunny's discussion Albuquerque the new Zine Capital of the world
"LOL!  Speed Stapling! "
Jan 19
Elaine replied to Michelle Kaplan's discussion looking for free zines
"Offering to buy would likely help a bit, or trading what you have for what others have.  Do you have any zinefests in your area?  That's a great place to start too."
Jan 19
Elaine replied to Erin H's discussion Doctor Who fanzine
"Darn, nobody ended up getting their stuff put into this thing? It was a GREAT idea!  I've got a comic for it too, but with the momentum dead at the moment.... Anyone else want to jump in and give it a try?  I've got too much on…"
Jan 19
Elaine replied to James N. Dawson's discussion World Postage Rate Chart Needed
"It could also be that their scale wasn't in full calibrated mode, you can ask them to recalibrate it (it takes about 40 seconds)."
Jan 19
Elaine replied to Ravenhood's discussion How to align a double-sided mini zine for print??
"It sounds like the scanner is pushing it over. Remember you can put the document onto a flash drive and take the flash drive in to the printer and they can do it at their end.  This would bypass your scanner entirely. Mini-zines/mini-comics…"
Jan 19
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Jan 19
Elaine replied to NicoleIntrovert's discussion Everything you want to know about a zine fest...
"Talk a lot, and share ideas. Yes, you can touch what's on the table. When I go to one I look at the creative covers (folding, hidden areas, the binding, use of other materials) and get so many ideas. "
Jan 19

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At 10:22am on November 27, 2009, Bradley Adita said…
the link below: just click the link i posted below and then click thto add the group. Plus once you do that you can check out the other groups on here and join the ones that you are interested in!
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At 10:11am on November 27, 2009, Bradley Adita said…
cool! hey any chance you want to join me in the pop punk zinesters group? Im looking for some more friends there
At 9:11am on November 27, 2009, Bradley Adita said…
thanx for being my friend on WMZs!
 
 
 

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