The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:
Painting question. What is a camel hair brush made out of? And no its not that simple. Here's a clue, most are made out of what lives in my Dallas neighborhood.
Squirrel's tails! (and sometimes horses, goats, sheep, bear hair, or some combination.) Meng T'ien invented the camel's hair brush in China in 250 BC.
We had no winner. Strangely enough y'all were not SQUIRRELLY enough on… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on August 4, 2009 at 2:22pm —
I saw a really cool zine format in 'Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?' called "stack-n-wrap". It's when you do a bunch of quarter-sized pages but you don't print on the backs, and then you bind them with a rubber band (basically, they're not bound, they're just tied together.) This way, people can reuse them as post cards or you can print them on sticker paper to be reused as stickers. Has anyone else heard of this format? I want to try it sometime, it sounds really cool. And my art work would be… Continue
Added by Sophie Bee! on August 4, 2009 at 9:22am —
This is a re-post from my blog (http://altbit.org). I figured it 'd get a better response here.
Hardcore punk rock and grindcore were a huge influence on my youth. The fighting spirit and never say die mentality carried me through many difficult times. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve shed many of the outward signs of that life and moved into mainstream life. What happens when punks get old? I think the old saying is true: “Old punks… Continue
Added by Christopher M. Hobbs on August 4, 2009 at 9:04am —
YES! SCORE! YES!
The long-awaited Summer Edition of The INFINATE Zine
is officially DONE! yayyy!! Yeah - having been started at the end of June after all these crazy Fading Anchor concerts, the zine release party will be like a great burst of refreshing energy!
The INFINATE Zine people! Nick and I will be there and so will FADING ANCHOR to do a lil' acoustic show!
ZINE-release PAR-TAY! We'll… Continue
Added by Chloe Rambo on August 4, 2009 at 8:54am —
It’s been a while since my last updates, so you’re in for a real treat. The last several months have been amazing! I had been screen-printing (on clothing and fabric patches) a ton and ran into an old friend who was interested in selling them at her new shop. Laurel’s shop, U.T.O.P.I.A., just opened july 3rd 2oo9 in downtown Flagstaff. Grand Opening turned out great and the fabric prints seemed to sell dang well. Everything in the shop was made in the Americas and at least… Continue
Added by monique on August 3, 2009 at 7:39pm —
Reviews for 398#10.
Review from Zine World #28
Hell yeah, a collection of original short-short stories by Elizabeth J. M. W. that are great. While not as ethereal and crafted as Patricia McKillip's novels, these stories brought fantasy to mind Continue
(yes, this comparison shows how much I liked these stories). "The Boy
Who Owned the Forest" is simple and neat, while "The Winter of the
River" is bittersweet.…
Added by Elizabeth J. M. W. on August 3, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Over at Comic Bits Online I've asked if anyone has photos of the London event I can use to publicise it. If you have any please let me know.
Paul Ashley Brown was there Saturday and Sunday and says that he really enjoyed himself and had a great time staying with his host Mr.Gherkin. The next event I'm really going to have to attend!
Added by Terry Hooper on August 3, 2009 at 2:06pm —
Bonuscupped is a new zine, we are based in Cardiff, Wales.
It is A4 folded, 36 pages of zineage and issue two is being printed now! It has an interview with Razorcakes's editor, Todd. Travelling tales from India and Ireland, a crazy story about Ryan Giggs being a Socialist revolutionary in disguise (A True Red), Reviews, one column!, and more!
It is a Punk rock and Travelling Zine.
Issue one contained a bike touring story, a rad interview with… Continue
Added by Bonuscupped! on August 3, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Never let it be said I don't take advantage of things. My book,The Bat Triumphant! is for sale on lulu.com. The link is:
More info on the store front there.
Added by Terry Hooper on August 2, 2009 at 4:05pm —
Er,I have to admit that I completely forgot I had this page. I am very,very old though so it happens. I do have all my own teeth,though!
I just posted some random art but I hope to get more relavent zine work here in the next week or so -preview pages and what not. Comments are welcome.
Remember I run Comic Bits Online which is zine friendly and review copies are always welcome!
So,hello and...goddbye. For now!
Added by Terry Hooper on August 2, 2009 at 3:52pm —
I've just finished my zine for the 24 hour zine thing
project - we were supposed to make a 24 page zine from scratch in July in a single 24 hour period. since this was my first zine, I didn't quite fit in with the project rules - but I made the zine within 24 hours, though spread over the weekend. I typed it up on my new old Gabrielle 25 Adler typewriter - which took me ages! and gave my fingers a good workout. I went to Office Works today to do the… Continue
Added by kath on August 2, 2009 at 8:00am —
ISSUE 3 Includes" *DIY composting
*Little girl crushes
*my best friend when I was growing up and our relationship
*ideas behind flow
*Pattabhi Jois and ashtanga yoga
*zine and book reviews
I wanted to sway away from negativity in this issue-so I strived to discuss things that keep me going! Positive things that make my heart flutter.
will be available on etsy shortly,… Continue
Added by Dorian Shaw on August 2, 2009 at 6:30am —
I finished my medical/psychology zine! It's a half page booklet with hand drawings by myself, random tidbits of information, an article by Meagan Marly (Bug Buffet Zine).
I'm working on a quarter sheet art zine with techniques/tips/tricks/words of wisdom and little bits and pieces of stuff that I find interesting/helpful, as well as all original artwork by myself. It's called "method aptitude" and it's basically like a little art help book with stuff that I've learned and discovered… Continue
Added by zombi on August 1, 2009 at 7:00pm —
i have run out of my zine sapphire tiger for trading, but I am in the process of making a new creation!!
Added by Shannon on August 1, 2009 at 5:45am —
Dear People Who Give A Fuck About My Projects:
My life has been taking lots of unexpected turns with family type things that have been incredibly hard to deal with and stay sane and high functioning. Since I always hope my projects are collaborative in nature I feel like a giant douche not keeping people in the loop. I have gotten emails asking what is happening with these two projects so I wanted to write a formal update for everyone who actually cares. And the… Continue
Added by Hannah Neurotica on July 31, 2009 at 11:55pm —
I have a short piece I wrote for the new Toronto Zine Library Resource Zine
that just came out.
Also, a short story from Kissoff 13
appears in a new zine DIY or Don't We
Check them out if you see them around!…
Added by Chris Kiss on July 31, 2009 at 7:30pm —
So I've been inspired to make a zine myself.
It's going to be full of random medical and psychological stuff, it's already done.
I'll get some screenshots up soon.
Added by zombi on July 31, 2009 at 11:36am —
The BIG WORLD LIST OF NEW MUSIC has hit 200. That's 200 great songs!
Here are the newest entries:
BEST GOTHIC GUITAR AND VOICE - Michael Cardenas, "Witches Chorus (Verdi) or "Privet" from Sante Fe Spring CA.
MOST HEARTFELT VOICE - Eva Cassidy "Autumn Leaves" from Washington DC.
BEST DOO-WOP A CAPPELLA - The Emeralds, "My Juanita" from Philadelphia PA.
BEST MERRY MELODIES AND JOYOUS NOISE - Mount Righteous, "When the Child Awakes", or "You!… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on July 31, 2009 at 10:05am —
I have 3 zines *so* close... they are all ready to print, except that I am still waiting to find out what my PO Box address will be, so I can't get them printed until I have that on them.
Ditto flyers. All designed and ready to print, but without address.
I've thought about getting them printed anyway, and adding the address when I get it, but the thought of handwriting them all fills me with horror!
If you want a sneak preview you can look… Continue
Added by incurable hippie on July 30, 2009 at 2:51pm —
I BADLY need to clean my closet... because half of it is crammed with clothes that i never wear anymore and a significant part is filled with all my crafting supplies that i dont get to use anymore... in this light, everything is up for sale... at an almost for free price... they're mostly beads (glass, morano, plastic, wood, etc.), findings, some chains, wires, wooden boxes, ribbons, book pages, twine, random things, cogs, gears, vintage stuff, jean scraps, some other sorts of fabrics,… Continue
Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on July 29, 2009 at 5:05pm —