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July 2011 Blog Posts (60)

Undestructable #1 is here!





Undestructable #1 is a 24 hour zine! Its twenty-four quarter-size pages are chock full of cut-and-paste content, including a tutorial on rubber cement art, a rant about being pregnant, a page on gender synesthesia, a collage centerpiece featuring an octopus tentacle (one of several original illustrations), and much more. You can get it on my Etsy, or PayPal $2 to… Continue

Added by Hannah / Frothy Press on July 8, 2011 at 5:07pm — 2 Comments

My Zines

I'm new here so it seems a good idea to introduce myself... I'm a writer from the Netherlands who's fond of zines. I publish a small literary zine called 'De Kutgitaar' (the shitty guitar) and compose zines of all kind from stories, poetry and comics. Most of them are in Dutch, one is German and I'm planning to make an English one soon. 

 

The zines so far:

 

http://denieuwes.com/zines/

 

Added by Dennis Gaens on July 8, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Announcing 'Better, Drawn', where people can share comics about living with long-term health issues

I've just launched a new blog called 'Better, drawn'. It's a blog where people with experience of long-term or chronic mental and physical health issues can share their experiences in the form of comics. If this is something you might be interested either in reading or taking part in, please spread the word.



I know that many people here write about these things in their zines and comics on a regular basis, and if you'd like to contribute a short one page story or… Continue

Added by Simon Moreton on July 8, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

24 Hour Zine Thing in Auckland, other zine stuff.

This weekend is a rare beast - I actually have it off.

Tomorrow (Saturday) I will be taking part in the 24 Hour Zine Thing event that Tangleball in Auckland is hosting. From noon Saturday til noon Sunday I will be taking part in an event of concentrated creativity.

It is the first time I have done the 24 Hour Zine Challenge, I have done NaNoWriMo and the like before - a month of writing madness but I have never done a full on challenge in such a short space of time.

I am…

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Added by Kirsty Win on July 8, 2011 at 4:26am — No Comments

zines:for us,not you

theres alot of scenes on the east coast,but really if they were any good,they would be in new york.it doesnt make sense to put out a zine if you live in some embarrasingly crappy dump like philly.maybe philly,but if your any souther,you have no right to publish a zine.the south is racist,so,if you live there,you obviously tolerate racism,or you'd change it,or move to a real city.there are no actual zines from anywhere below the mason dixon line.people from the south are too stupid to have… Continue

Added by bobby madness on July 8, 2011 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

New Zine Promotion Project on Twitter

I've started a zine promotion project on Twitter. It's located atwww.twitter.com/zinenews. If you would like your zine plugged there, simply drop me a message to my We Make Zines inbox which has the following information:

 

The name of your zine, some details about it and whether you do trades, distro, etc and a mailing address for same.

The web address for your zine's blog or Etsy shop

Most…

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Added by Joe Wallace on July 7, 2011 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Distro Update for July

These days, the Ms Valerie Park Distro is glamorously operating from many different locations at once. We’re in Olympia packing orders and stocking shelves and (at the same time!) out on the road doing paperwork and responding to emails. It makes us feel big, grand even. But we’re trying to not let…

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Added by Antiquated Future on July 7, 2011 at 8:41am — No Comments

Camden Zinefest stall applications are open

Check it out! Not many applications yet, but hopefully things are going to perk up a bit over the weekend when the lovely Catherine Elms posts about it on Spill The Zines.

Added by Will on July 7, 2011 at 7:24am — No Comments

IT'S HERE!!!

ABSTRACT BY NATURE IS HERE!!! MY FIRST ZINE!!!

 

UP FOR TRADE OR $3.00 DONATION. PLEASE CONTACT ME!!

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76393343/abstract-by-nature?ref=pr_shop

Added by zoe blaq on July 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Musea art contest for the week - test your art smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
John Lennon said, “I have no idea what _______ are … they sound like exotic birds!  What was he talking about?
IS: Aeolian Cadences. One of the first critics to take the Beatles music seriously was William Mann who said  "... so natural is the Aeolian cadence at the end of "Not a second time" (the chord progression which ends Mahler's Song of the Earth)." Sounds a bit high brow, which I think…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 6, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

Shape & Situate #2 - NEW! OUT NOW!

'Shape & Situate: Posters of Inspirational European Women' is a zine of posters made by artists and DIY creative folk within Europe, each poster highlighting the (often hidden) history and lives of radical inspirational women and collectives from Europe, as a way of connecting us with the past, the present, and to help us to make sure that there will be a future which contains such creative and pioneering female action and activity. The zine aims to activate feminist cultural memory, to…

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Added by Colouring Outside The Lines on July 6, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

working with the bands

well,the 4th of july is over,thank goddess.i had to work through the whole weekend-nobody else wanted any of the shifts.i work in a bar,so it was really busy.it was cool though,i made alot of tips.plus i got to see some killer bands play.there was only a couple of fights,too,so it was pretty laid back.i guess everybody was too happy and drunk to fight.some somalian cat tried to punch me in the face,but the back doorguy caught his fist just in time.i could hear it whizz by my face.he caught one… Continue

Added by bobby madness on July 6, 2011 at 5:55am — No Comments

Official Zine Library Blog......

I saw that we hadn't updated this blog in a long time. I think It would be a bit redundant to do so since we have our main page/blog elsewhere. I will however direct you to where you can find our blogging, catalog and links to cool stuff here Las Vegas Zine Library ! If you come through Las Vegas be sure to visit us, as we're downtown and easy to locate for those of you not familiar with life outside the strip YET. :) You…

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Added by Las Vegas Zine Library on July 5, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

The Sketching Process

I thought it would be nice to show you how my sketches and doodles are born. At the minute I’m catching up with writing letters to people and most include a little drawing. I used to include sketches in letters to fill the void as writing isn’t my strong point so I never wrote much. Now with practice I’m getting more confident with writing but the drawings still remain. Its also these sketches which make up my zone of lunch time doodles. Just drop…

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Added by Jez Whitworth on July 5, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Candy or Medicine: The Compleat First Year Out Now! 56 pages for $3.





I just finished my most ambitious project to date: Candy or Medicine: The Compleat First Year. It collects CorM volumes one, two and three as well as the 2008 Free Comic Book Day Special and some extras. It is $3 for 56 pages (plus $1 shipping in the U.S. and more for international, depending on where you live). Trades are also welcome. You can order at the … Continue

Added by Josh Blair on July 5, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Zero Hour : Printaissance Special Edition / 24hr. Zine Thing 2011

Zero Hour is unlike the other issues of Printaissance in some very key ways, while remaining true to some of the style and format that has made Printaissance so popular among ones of readers. A very random mix of rants, musings, poems, Dr. Who trivia/game and oh so much more that all came together in under 24 to meet the deadline for the 24hr. Zine Thing 2011.

Just like all Printaissance issues there is a two page ‘centerfold’, this one contains a timeline of the construction of the…

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Added by Rob Bowen on July 4, 2011 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Snapdragon Zine Fair!

We (Vanessa, Tim and I) are organising a zine fair!

It is called the Snapdragon Zine Fair and it's going to be at The Red Rattler theatre, 6 Faversham St Marrickville, on the 4th of September! There is more information about it here on our blog, but…

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Added by Emma D on July 4, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments

'Larry' issue four...

The fourth issue of 'Larry' is A5, 32 pages, black and white, and as always printed on recycled paper. Each one is hand-tied, numbered, and has a little window cut out of a cartridge paper cover using a slightly crooked ruler.

This issue's content includes job-hunting, sports, walking, a guide to stretching paper, and a bunch of other things, with illustrations throughout, but the scan quality on the drawings is pretty rough this time around.

Forty copies have been…
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Added by Lee Taylor on July 2, 2011 at 3:47pm — 2 Comments

Poems written in late June 2011

Poems written in late June  of 2011 
[poem notes in brackets like this]
POEMS
1.  [an awakening on the insect level]
now there comes
this cloudless night
and the newborn firefly
sees it's first Moon
2. [even the words leave a trail]
follow the trail
of the songs
of the birds
through the woods
3. [beware wordplay]
well well this is a bit…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on July 1, 2011 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Tabling open for Richmond Zine Fest

The Richmond Zine Fest will be held on October 8th this year and will be at the Gay Community Center of Richmond again.  Tabling has now opened, so sign up today! 

 

http://richmondzinefest.org

 

Tables are $10 for a half, $20 for a full, and $35 for a double.

Added by NicoleIntrovert on July 1, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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