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Emerald Arts Newcastle (Australia)

Started Feb 10, 2009

Help me stock my new artspace with your lovely zines
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Emma Stronach Dec 6, 2008.

After the swap
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Misti Ko Nov 13, 2008.


Emerald Arts- Em Stronach

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Tom Bartlett replied to Emma Stronach's discussion What's the best program to use when making a zine?
"I use Microsoft Publisher to create the layout. I think the option is called "Booklet". Pretty straight forward. Then I drag and drop the artworks and when everything is in place I convert the whole document to a PDF, for me, it's…"
Aug 1, 2016
Dingus replied to Emma Stronach's discussion What's the best program to use when making a zine?
"this handy software called a piece of paper, But you'll need to buy some peripherals, such as a pen, scissors, and (optional) staples."
Jul 22, 2016
Jim Thyer replied to Emma Stronach's discussion What's the best program to use when making a zine?
"I have now found out that the latest version 15 of Clickbook no longer supports the Zine printing option, so have had to modify my process. I prepare the 8 pages in Word, then save as pdf.  I then shuffle pages 1 to 8, 4 to 1, 4 to 2 and 4 to…"
Jun 17, 2016
ZINE THIEF replied to Emma Stronach's discussion What's the best program to use when making a zine?
"Holy Shit bro! thanks for making this. You even had your pages laid out right for odd and even printing on a one side machine.. You have no idea how many people fuck that up. This looks like a great general guidebook and I'm so glad it printed…"
Sep 27, 2014
Thrive Collective replied to Emma Stronach's discussion What's the best program to use when making a zine?
"InDesign is always perfect if you can wrap your head around it. "
Jun 15, 2014
Jim Thyer replied to Emma Stronach's discussion What's the best program to use when making a zine?
"I use a program Clickbook by Blue Squirrel which costs $US50. It is a printing program, you print to it instead of your regular printer, and it enables the 8 pages of the Zine to be converted to one sheet, which then prints as a regular item. It…"
Jun 12, 2014
alphabet zoo replied to Emma Stronach's discussion What's the best program to use when making a zine?
"Hello, we have been running zine workshops down here in South Africa for the past year and a half but we not sure if we are doing it all right. Is there a specific formula for running zine workshops? Are there rules on what NOT do when running a…"
Jun 2, 2014
Kari Tervo replied to Emma Stronach's discussion What's the best program to use when making a zine?
"I used Scribus to create a zine recently. I'm a cut-and-paster, so digital creations were new to me. If you're like me, you will want to do the Scribus tutorial to get the basics down. Like Colin said--it's not intuitive. I did the…"
Nov 20, 2013

Emerald Arts Newcastle

I''ve recently opened my own Studio/Gallery in the heart of Newcastle (Australia). At Emerald Arts I sell artworks both by myself and other local artists, as well as handmade jewelry, creatures and educational art kits.

A section of Emerald Arts is devoted to zines, with a swap box, wall space for flyers and a coffee table and bookshelf for display. If you have a zine that you think might suit, mail a copy to Emerald Arts (see address below). Zines will be sold on consignment with payment for zines sold calculated and paid at the end of each month. Consignment rate is 50/50 (50 Emerald Arts/50 you).

Art zines and illustration preferred, but so long as your zine is child friendly (kids classes take place here) it will be considered.

Emerald Arts Newcastle
Shop 2, 196 Hunter Street
Newcastle NSW 2303


Thanks Zinesters,

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New mini Zine: "The Sketchbook Adventures of Emmeline Stronach"

Posted on January 6, 2009 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

This is a mini zine that I created for the Mini Zine Folks group swap (09). It fits into a standard envelope, is black and white and 16 pages. Because it's shiny an new, I've put it in a foil embossed koi envelope I found at the asian grocery.

The zine features pages from my sketchbook drawn especially for the… Continue

Review for Book Art

Posted on December 16, 2008 at 5:14pm 0 Comments

From an Etsy buyer:

by Crowbelle

Interesting work. I lean towards the second issue: I like the smaller

size and the greater contrast of dark and light in the pictures - I think the greater contrast allows the viewer/reader more access to the book.

Lets see, one of my favorite

pictures is in the first book - the one where you wrote: When dealing with nature....

very strong image. I like Zines that have strength of vision - ones that reach

some truth… Continue

Book Art 2 is SO almost done

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 9:25pm 0 Comments

After learning that tomorrow I have to take tax stuff to Elizabeth at my Dad's office I decided that I would spend part of today making the second volume of Book Art even though I have a million other things I should be doing. I rationalised that I am opening a gallery/artspace soon and I need things to fill the shop section.

These are some… Continue

New zine out today "Creatures and Dreams" Volume two

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 3:45pm 0 Comments

Just finished issue two of my zine "Creatures and Dreams". It's a kidzine (if there is such a thing) and has lots of holiday activities, stories and drawings to keep one entertained. Technically it is for kids, but adults buy it too. One of my customers brought in her copy to show me last markets, she'd used watercolours, was lovely.

For the cover I ripped up all my old art magazines and made paper cranes from the images. The cranes are… Continue


Posted on November 9, 2008 at 9:48pm 0 Comments

Most afternoons I put on my favourite music and have a dance. Today it was to the Ministry of Sound Annual 2006, such a classic album. I bought it for a ski trip to Beaver Creak USA, Nothing quite like double diamonds to a thumping beat, I highly recommend it for mogals. Personally, I don't see the appeal, powder is so much better.

Each to their own.

Ten (the boyfriend/bestie) figured out how to PDF-ify my Portfolio. My email address is emerald_arts@hotmail.com if you want… Continue

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At 7:26am on January 7, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 1:28pm on December 28, 2010, Michael Duckett said…

Ah MAN!!


I got so excited for a second and then realised you're Newcastle AUSTRALIA.


Sigh, hi from zine-mad Mike in Newcastle, UK.

At 11:25am on November 15, 2010, ElfBoy said…
I would love to read an Art zine from Australia !
At 6:58am on September 10, 2010, Carlos Palacios Hidalgo said…
please sne me your address so i can send you my stuff
At 9:22am on February 7, 2010, Carlos Palacios Hidalgo said…
your stuff looks really amazin,are you up for trades?
At 3:36pm on October 23, 2009, Meaghan Schaible said…
Hi Emma
I'd love to get a copy of Creature & Dreams Vol. 2. Are you up for a trade?

I also love Proud Red Bird & Bird Up Top. Watercolor?
At 10:28pm on June 7, 2009, Anne Nicholson said…
Hi Emma,

I'd love to send you some bags! I'll have to wait and see how many I am left with after Nowra and ma.

I'm actually planning on making my own bags from scratch (for durability and quality) with watercolour prints etc. I absolutely love the idea of "wearable art" and something that people look at without even realising it and not getting inundated with shit mass produced designs. So, in short, even though I might not have any of those designs left I will be making my own and they should be complete in a few months' time!

In the words of Tim underneath "you owe me a zine!!" - i'm still waiting!

Looking forward to seeing your work and stocking my own in your shop :o)
At 6:26am on June 5, 2009, tim scannelltim scannell said…
hey emma...
you owe me a zine!!
tim scannell
port angeles
At 3:25pm on December 23, 2008, paganfrog said…
hiya emma, got your zines today, fabulous art. i will tell you that i shall enjoy looking at these awesome images for a long time.
At 11:59am on December 18, 2008, Amazing Sunflower said…
Thank you so much for your kind words about my zine and my writing. I appreciate it!

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