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I'm still all groggy and "jet-lagged" from the 24-Hour Zine Thing. This explains why I'm doing this activity now and not yesterday when I was supposed to be doing it.
I recently traded zines with Beth a.k.a Squimoo. She sent me a copy of her first zine/comics called The Deadbeats.
As I already told her in a message I wrote to her the other day, when I got the zine, I was just going to flip through it a bit and read it later, as I was in the office and didn't really have much…Continue
While working on FAH #2 and FAH #3 simultaneously something entirely different emerged. So, I've decided to skip FAH as zine title, and the whole work flow from FAH altogether. Full Size Render is a new title and it feels good to continue. It's fully analogue made, partly handwritten and written with a typewriter, it has photos too, oddly enough taken with a digital Canon EOS 350D. Full Size Render will be out and about at the end of next week.
Added by Tom Hendricks on July 17, 2015 at 10:07am — No Comments
Added by Anne-Marie Hood on July 16, 2015 at 9:14pm — No Comments
I cleared out the activities for these two days so that I can devote all my time to work on my 24-Hour Zine. I'm so excited for it. And after that, I'll probably need some time to sleep.
So in that case, I'm leaving "review a zine online" and "ordering from a different distro than normal" for next week. Anyway, I just received some new zines today, so once I'm done with the 24HZT and with subsequent sleep, I'll read them and review them. There's no doubt in my mind that they'll be…Continue
Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 16, 2015 at 5:09am — No Comments
July 2015 Roman time.
'A History of Waste in Roman Europe'
One copy available til next version! Email/message first for trade.…Continue
Added by Epiphany Publishing on July 15, 2015 at 8:45pm — No Comments
I think the biggest struggle for me with zining is that I am absolutely not artistically inclined and... to be honest the shame? that comes with even doodles going around publicly.
For instance I made these tiny zines about what not to say to survivors and what to say.....Continue
I did that on 2013 as well and never got a response from the zine distro that I sent my zine to. That was sad. So I hope this year is better.
I have a couple of zine distros in mind, but I'm waiting to hear from one I've been in touch with earlier this year. We'll see how it works out. I may not do any activity tonight as I am completely busted from this morning's errands. And besides, I am looking at my 24-Hour Zine Thing to start tomorrow night. So I need to catch up on some sleep…Continue
Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 15, 2015 at 8:13am — No Comments
I'm not really a romance freak and I kinda find Valentine's Day to be a complete bore. Anyway, living in Israel, nobody really celebrates it. But ValenZine's Day! Now, that's a holiday worth celebrating! Gotta love my zines and totally adore my zine crushes!
Although I skipped an activity, I wanted ValenZine's Day to fall on the 14th, so I switched it with the activity that came before it (Sending a zine to a distro for consideration)
Last night, I wrote a short letter to my…Continue
Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 15, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments
Okay so I dropped the ball quite a bit on IZM2015 when I got a phone call rejection about a job when I thought the interview went well so I spent a couple of days shutting myself out. I have to head out this afternoon to the post office to send out a zine order but I'll be updating ya'll with a proper blog post soon. As some of my zine trades arrived as well as the ones from the distro.
For now i'll just show you a page from a comic I've been working on:…Continue
Added by Squimoo on July 15, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments
Thanks to all of you that have donated your zines. The TZL is hoping to have at least 30 zines before displaying in late August. Please keep the creativity and the love coming, I reciprocate all the mail personally with my own zine and whatever other specials things I can find. Te quiero mucho, amigos. -Julio
Added by Julio Domínguez on July 14, 2015 at 11:11pm — No Comments
I moved down to Georgia from New Jersey in 1990. I was 15 years old. The first year i was here i didn't really make any friends at my new school so i didn't really do to much but make art and listen to records in my room. I always was into art and writing. In the time spent alone that first year was when I discovered zines through Sassy magazine. I started my first zine soon after.
An Emotional Biscuit (the name was taken from a Sugarcubes song!) was a music zine i did through out the…Continue
I tried doing that in 2013, but I really didn't have the courage to do it. I don't know why... I mean all the zines I sent/traded/shared/sold were mostly given to people from overseas who I don't even know. That is, strangers. But I still knew their name and their address. Leaving my zine in a public place just seems so... I don;t know, impersonal?
Also, I would never know what would happen to such a zine.
But yesterday, I actually got over my fear and left a copy of PMS issue…Continue
visited my local zine library yesterday to drop off a couple of things I had made. Gave some thought to the being reviewed thing, but i.m not so sure I want that...it kind of makes it seem as if someone is in charge. Today, put together a package to trade with someone I haven't met, but lives in the same city as me. would be awesome to meet up...or maybe we already have, without knowing it!
Added by Anne-Marie Hood on July 13, 2015 at 11:07pm — No Comments
“Paws Up!” is a brand new zine that focuses on all things cats: the human connection with them, how great they are, how much they sleep, that cute little thing they do that you’re convinced no other cat ever does, and everything else embodying why cats are so great.
This is actually pretty cool! I already have a new zinester's address and as far as I know, they already sent me their zine, so I just have to make the package and send mine too!
This is fun! I can't wait to read someone else's new zines! My zine collection box will love me for it.
The truth is I have absolutely no idea where to find zinesters that actually review zines. So yesterday, I just made a package with no name or address on it so that I can fill it in when I actually do find someone.
I wrote a message on the Zines A Go Go group on Facebook and waiting for a response. I also looked it up online. I came across the Spill the Zines website, which I had already heard of before. It's a Zine Review site but apparently, they are not taking anymore requests for…Continue
Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 12, 2015 at 4:20am — No Comments
ok, I did take a bit of creative license on these days. Took care of a fellow zinester and mailed some art...
Added by Anne-Marie Hood on July 11, 2015 at 8:53pm — No Comments
At this moment I work on FAH #2 and FAH #3 almost simultaneously. I think FAH #3 will be released first, possibly this August, and I'm afraid FAH #2 will eventually be skipped (to become the best zine you never read in your life). I'm on the move and FAH #2 feels already outdated. I'll post photos of the work in progress on FAH #3 this weekend.
Added by Robert van Vaals on July 10, 2015 at 2:11pm — No Comments
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