It's okay to draw stuff like I do but I'm learning to compose a line of action. I picked up this book on Manga, Manga Drawing Kit. Thumbnails, panels in action. The book recommends sketching the particulars then turning the sequence of events into a panel. Exciting. It's a lot more than just drawing something which is all I ever had done. So, I'll get back to the blog once I develop something smooth to copy. My progress has been really slowy evolving. But, that's okay.
Making the story zine was lovely. 8 people took part.
The ugliest breakfast in the world was made on my campstove. Phipps was looking after a friend's dog, which did a poo.
And inspired by some trashy hire-books from the Grainger Market we produced some rather racy page-long works.
Here's excerpts (we mostly chose to be 'anon' so I'll just number them).
See if you can work out which room each takes place in. The title of the zine… Continue
yep, you heard [read] me right, i'm looking for new zines... so far, most of the zines i got are from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and i'm looking for something "different".
i'm mostly interested in zines from Japan (or any other Asian country) and from anywhere in Africa, since most of the things i get to read are with an occidental cultural/social view (ok, Australian zines are from the other side of the world - to an European - but still...). the only problem is they must be… Continue
Added by Yvonne G. on October 25, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Yes yes... It's late October and I am just getting around to post an update. It's been quite busy in my world. Most of my time going to the Richmond Zine Fest which is coming up November 6th & 7th. I will be tabling Click Clack Distro both days of the fest, and will be teaching a zine distribution workshop alongside Alex Wrekk on Nov. 7th.
because i couldn't find any place on my page to post this info stuff..
hello.. i'm twilight gecko.. a canadian misplaced in upstate new york at the moment.. making the best of it.. i express myself thru my creativity.. i dabble in photography, poetry, writing, drawing, atc's, journals and lately i've been trying my hand at zines again..
i find that a day without creating is a day wasted..
i draw most of my inspiration from nature, animals, the seasons,…
Hello friends! A few months ago I lost my PayPal account (it is a long story involving debt, an expired credit card, and crummy customer service on the part of PP, please don't ask), but I just recently got the account back, so I just wanted to let you know that you can now, once again, get zines from my Etsy shop and pay with PayPal rather than well-concealed cash. I also wanna thank the kind people who continued reading my zines in the meantime without griping about the wee inconvenience of… Continue
Beautiful Mess #2 is out! This issue features moving away from Calgary and trying to find myself in Montreal, dealing with an identity crisis and venting my frustrations from working in the beauty industry. I talk about learning to love myself after being self destructive for most of my life and looking back on past…
Alex Wrekk’s Eastern North America Mini tour thing…
Hello! Greeting from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I have been here for a week for the Anchor Archive’s Zine Residency Program (http://www.robertsstreet.org). That means I get to live in a shed in their backyard and make zines for two weeks. This also means I should have the zine I have been working on for the past 5 years done and ready for all the events coming up! Anyway, here’s my mini… Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on October 21, 2009 at 4:32pm —
I have been busy working / writing on a new zine since February. The content has been coming along nicely & I think I have enough stuff written up now, to put the issue out. So as soon as I have enough 'free time' I will be typing up & laying out the zine. This issue is going to be Rebel In Magenta #17 and its going to have a lot to do with turning 30 and what that did to me (my thoughts, changes in life, thinking back. etc). I'm really excited about this issue.
I also… Continue
Added by Melanie on October 21, 2009 at 3:18pm —
i organize every monstress around a central monstrous theme and this time, i'm torn between two, "witchiness" and "ape attack!" i already have a bunch of reviews of movies where the horror is built around old women (bette davis' entire late career) but i'm having trouble with writing the other stuff. every issue also has chapters of a pulp fiction story in it and for "witchiness" i'd like to write something kind of agatha christie or dorothy sayers for the fiction. but writing in that style… Continue
The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:
Speaking of paintings. This famous gunfighter of the old west
was shot and killed while straightening a picture on the wall.
"After my father (Jesse James) put the revolvers upon the bed he
noticed that a picture on the wall was hanging awry. He placed a chair beneath the picture and stood upon it to straighten it and then he started to brush the… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on October 20, 2009 at 10:08am —
Big Sale! Get ahold of me, and buy some stuff! It'll be gone soon! I've had a ton of fun running a distro, but I'm ready to shift gears.
go to www.loopdistro.com and see what we got! Email your list, and i'll let you know what's in stock, and what the total price would be. good deals! other distros and libraries, get in touch! i'll hook ya up!