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So today’s challenge for international zine month is to support zine distros by ordering some zines! Its always great to support things like distros, they do a lot of work helping zinesters get their zines out into the wild open world, but this is coming from someone who has never ordered from a zine distro!
This is mainly down…
Added by Squimoo on July 3, 2015 at 9:03am — No Comments
IZM-Day 3: For Zine Appreciation Day I ordered several zines from Antiquated Future Distro. Among my selections were Jonas Cannon's 'Cheer the Eff Up #6 and I Mirage/My Mirage,' P. Brown's 'Don't Be a Dick' and Hope Amico's 'Keep Loving, Keep Fighting #6' If you have never checked out this distro, do so now! …
Added by Nyxia Grey on July 3, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments
And to show above-mentioned appreciation, IZM participants must order zines from a zine distro, so I ordered two zines from a UK distro called Vampire Sushi Distro. I ordered a zine made by a penpal/zinester friend of mine from the UK, Cath Elms who writes "Here. In My Head", and a compilation zine written by the owner of said distro.
I'm very excited to get the zines. I haven't ordered from a distro in a while so it will be a nice refreshing change to get something I actually paid…Continue
Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 3, 2015 at 4:42am — No Comments
So since i really didn't know about IZM until today I'll just start with both days combined
1 – Make a Top 10 list of reasons why you love zines
Added by Arely on July 2, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments
In honour of International Zine Month, I made this list
1. Zines are always in season.
2. Zines are possibly the only art form that respects my love of imperfection
3. Zine making helps to fill in awkward silences
4. zines can be very small
5. Zines arelike a breadcrumb trail leading to other exciting zines and zine places
6. Sharing the zines I make…Continue
Added by Anne-Marie Hood on July 2, 2015 at 10:41pm — No Comments
The Deadbeats is my first ever zine! Which initially wasn't even going to be a zine when the concept first took life. I ended up stumbling upon the zine community when doing research for the project and fast forward a few months and that's pretty much how I'm here today!
I present to you, The Deadbeats!…
Added by Squimoo on July 2, 2015 at 3:20pm — No Comments
Unfortunately, I have a very, very, small collection of zines - don’t get me wrong there’s plenty of zines I would love to have! Such as Disa Wallander’s series Slowly Dying but the zine I have re-read today was a zine that was sent to me by…Continue
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Today, I will be reading some of Amber Dearest's zines - Fight Boredom and Culture Slut. They were some of the first zines I ever traded and they are still my favorite. They served as a huge source of inspiration for me for creativity and zine-production, even on days when I felt like I just wanted to crawl into my bedsheets and cease to exist. They will no doubt have the same effect today. I could definitely use some inspiration at the moment.
I might even browse through the Fight…Continue
Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 2, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments
For Day 2 of IZM: I re-read one of my favorite zines! Written by ponyboy violet, the zine "ANAlog: dispatches on d.i.y. anorexia recovery" was a life-saver to me in so many ways. If you are struggling with any type of ED, I highly recommend getting a hold of this zine. Words of solidarity and resistance are much needed for true recovery to begin.
Added by Nyxia Grey on July 2, 2015 at 5:46am — No Comments
Top Ten Reasons I Love Zines (in no particular order)
1. Super easy and rewarding to make
2. They connect people
3. Allow you access ideas often not fond in mainstream media and conversation
4. They’re personal. Every zine feels like a tiny piece of someone
5. Amazing art that inspires me and impresses me to know end
6. Events are always so much fun and…
Added by Chrys on July 2, 2015 at 3:12am — No Comments
1) zines pretty much saved my life, I found a community of like minded people and gave my illustration career a direction.
2) the accessibility of zines,…
Added by Squimoo on July 1, 2015 at 6:42pm — No Comments
This is my first year doing this and I am super stoked! So without further ado, here is the first thing on the list:
Make a Top 10 list of reasons why you love zines:
1. Creating them is cathartic for me.
2. I get to combine my love of writing and collage in super creative art form that is accessible to everyone.
3. Attending zine fests! And tabling at them too.
4. Meeting like-minded zinesters
So I did it in 2013, but didn't do it last year due to trips and medical reasons. But now that medical shit is sorted, and I got married, and I came back from my trip last weekend, I got no excuses and don't need any because I love it!
Hurray for International Zine Month!
Stolen Sharpie Revolution website posted a new list of activities for 2015, and I hope to be able to do them all, including the 24-Hour Zine Thing challenge, and constant trips to the post office. My fingers…Continue
A fresh stack of zines in the post! Thanks Fishspit. Keep an eye out for the rebound.
Added by Tallahassee Zine Library on June 30, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments
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Call for Submissions: Whatever Saves #5
Added by megan on June 29, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments
Much to my relief FAH #1 is now finished and printed! FAH (Fixing A Hole) is a perzine with mental health issues and personal development as common theme. In this first issue photographs taken with Lomography cameras, an essay on Lomography as a way to play, an essay about society being in myself first and a number of assorted journal notes, with a focus on music. I've a first print run of twenty copies to trade on stock. Please contact me if you like to swap zines!
Added by Robert van Vaals on June 29, 2015 at 9:20am — No Comments
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I do street feedings once a week and have a literature box with material from many different philosophies. I'm having a hard time scraping up things for it. I do this under The Vegan Libertarian Benevolent Society:
I would be interested in any zines anybody here would be able to send me. Zines by…Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on June 25, 2015 at 8:57am — No Comments