...It's been a long time. I've recently learned how to silkscreen, so I'm going to do the covers myself. Maybe I'll make 50 of them and kind of approach it differently than with Lickety Split (no judgment there- that magic deserves to be spread around!).
What I mean is, I'm rethinking my relationship to the format. I think I will:
- Not plan the zine
- Produce all the content myself
- Use screenprinting and photocopy printing methods
- Maybe try to get them in out… Continue
One of the many low-key creative things that happen at the Star & Shadow cinema is taking place on Saturday, from 10.30am onwards for 2 hours or so. If you are free, please come and join in - all are welcome, it's free and there's no need to be an expert!
At 10.30 we will share a wee breakfast & coffee in the office (bring anything you want!), flick through some trashy paperbacks - a western, a crime thriller, a mills'n'boon lovestory etc.. - and decide… Continue
I've always wanted to take our Dallas daily and see how much of it is hard news. Thankfully someone else has done it for me. Clay Shirky reports on his findings for his hometown paper. Then UTNE does the same experiment. They include photos of the results. Check them out and let me know what you think.
Seeking submissions for first quarterly edition of H.O.P.E. Looking for poetry, short fiction, original artwork, cartoons, and more for new Zine on mental illness. Submissions taken on rolling basis. Artists don't need to have a diagnosed mental illness to submit, just an interest in mental wellness. Will take anonymous submissions and/or pen names.
Added by Erin L George on October 13, 2009 at 11:22pm —
Welcome to H.O.P.E. (Healing through Our Personal Expressions)! I decided to begin this zine in order to offer consumers a place to express themselves. It is said that healing often comes from self expression, no matter what the form. In some case, people feel better after journaling their thoughts and experiences. For others, writing a poem or painting are ways to help on the path to recovery. "It is a well known fact that writing has a positive effect on an individuals sense of well being,"… Continue
Added by Erin L George on October 13, 2009 at 10:30pm —
The answer to, and winner (if any) for,
our last contest question of:
What is not a pipe? Clue - there is only one correct answer.
The surrealist masterpiece painting by Rene Magritte with the English translated title that " This Is not a pipe". The painting shows a
painting of a pipe with the words 'ceci n'est pas une pipe" under it.
The idea being it is a picture of a pipe not a real pipe. A koan
“June Graveyard” is my new zine – it’s a story about going to Yorkshire and climbing a steep hill with my mother, in order to find Sylvia Plath’s grave.
It’s 28 pages long and has a gocco printed cover – no two snails are alike.
Contact me if you're interested in reading it. . .
Finally found a cheap photocopier! So now I just need to do the finishing touches for Pillow Talk and find a good picture for the front cover and I can finally print some copies and send them to you all! Continue
Added by Laura on October 9, 2009 at 5:11pm —
October is SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Awareness Month. As you may or may not know, I have a newphew who passed away at 4 months old from SIDS in the summer of 2007. My zine Introvert #6 is about my experiences with that trying time in my family's life.
So after a couple of months since moving house and becoming somewhat disconnected from the outside world, I have the internet back in my life, and I can get back to being my normal ball of chaotic creative energy!
Lots has happened in the last month or so;
Exploding the Myth #2 is all printed and trading is good :) It's a special, one-off, full colour issue. I got some of them printed for free but I'm running out FAST and can't afford to print anymore, so grab em while you can!… Continue
Added by Kira Swales on October 7, 2009 at 2:11pm —
Announcing the outbreak of RIGOR MORTIS #2 from its Baltimore-based containment facilities. Horror fans are advised to recognize and beware of the symptoms associated with the zine’s sophomore issue, including, but not limited to:
- Dread Sockett aims for the heart of Klaus Kinski’s Nosferatu;
- Colin Cthulhu rises from the grave in defense of the “ZomCom”;
- DeadVida survives a night in Colorado’s… Continue
Scenario: I've got a copy of the 'Secret Garden' that I loved reading as a child. IF I give this copy to a child now in 2009 .... I've broken the law and can face a $100,000 fine or time in jail. And sadly I am not kidding.
No, 2009 is not 1984, but it seems close. This is so outrageous that I wonder how it got past America? But it did. And it's the law.
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), is a law passed by congress in August 2008 in response… Continue
THE MEADOW by Mike O'Hare and Elfreda Pretorius. Available at most of the usual book outlets, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Chapters etc. There is a whole new world created when the marketing machine gets into gear. Here's where it's important to get the right image and interest going with the intention of creating a sound or an image that will stick. Of course, once the book has been read, everything changes course and a more subtler approach is… Continue
Added by Mike O'Hare on October 6, 2009 at 5:30am —