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Paws Up!: A Zine About Cats and the People Who Love Them

“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.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. I am currently accepting submissions that include: visual arts (monochrome preferred), non-fiction, flash fiction (1,000 words or less), photographs, memoirs, poems, comics, any other…
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Added by Shannon Horte on July 13, 2015 at 8:41pm — 3 Comments

IZM - Day 12: Zine Trade Day

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.

Peace!

Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 12, 2015 at 4:23am — 1 Comment

IZM - Day 11: Send Zine to be Reviewed

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…

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Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 12, 2015 at 4:20am — No Comments

IZM2015 days 10 & 11

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

FAH #2 and FAH #3 (whichever comes first)

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 I'm on the move and FAH #2 feels already outdated.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

3rd Recent Review of Portraits, my novel on art, artists, and the art revolutions (with zines in there too)

Please see my blog for more of this review



This book was very interesting. I was drawn into it rather quickly and I really liked the characters. They definitely have flaws and they aren’t perfect in themselves or their craft, but they seem to work well together. You get to know the main characters the best and you’re left, even at the end, wondering a little about a couple of the others (but that’s kind of the point). Missy is one of those characters you’re left wondering about, but… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 10, 2015 at 10:12am — No Comments

IZM - Day 10: Make some mail art

I was going to skip this activity too and work on my zine instead, but I totally forgot to photocopy all the flyers and material I have to be used as backgrounds for my zine. And since I already finished the writing part, and just need to make the layout, I got stuck with no material for layout at all. So I went ahead and worked on some mail art instead.

I had to edit some of my postcards with the new URL for my Etsy shop since I changed the name of it from Hadass420 (which really…

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Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 10, 2015 at 8:14am — No Comments

IZM - Day 9: Make a care package for a friend

Yesterday, my husband printed a bunch of copies of my PMS zines that I needed to mail out to Boston to have it ready for the zine fest coming up in October. I hope to be tabling there with my friend, Dawn, which will totally rule.

So the package I made yesterday wasn't really a care package but just a package of zines.

But I made a mental note to make one at some point this week.

I got some sweet ideas for stuff to include in the package, which I won't detail here…

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Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 10, 2015 at 8:02am — No Comments

IZM2015 day 9 write a letter

wrote a letter. I forgot how enjoyable it can be to pick up a pen and just let the thoughts flow. hope it arrives soon.

Added by Anne-Marie Hood on July 9, 2015 at 9:32pm — No Comments

IZM2015 Day 9: write a letter to a zinester

Today has been a bit of a crap day for me (got turned down from a job after thinking your interview went well is never fun).

I have no zinesters to really write letters too. But I did send out zines for trade yesterday and some of them had letters so I'm going to use that for my challenge today.

My zines I ordered arrived today though, I really enjoyed Jessica Scott's "The kitchen-free Cookbook"

Hopefully I'll feel better and more up for IZM tomorrow.

Added by Squimoo on July 9, 2015 at 3:59pm — No Comments

David Hockney and many artists on the same page - time for a change in the art world!

Please see my blog for a new post on this Hockney article, and how it relates to the idea of postism art. If you love art, you will have a lot to think about here.

https://musea.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/david-hockney-and-postism-art-lots-of-agreement/

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 9, 2015 at 9:05am — No Comments

IZM - Day 8: Write a letter to a zinester

The activity was to write a letter to a zinester that I don't know. And since it didn't specify whether it was a current zinester, and whether it had to be someone I REALLY don't know, I wrote to my new penpal Alexis who is a former zinester. We've had only a single mail correspondence, never met in person, and she actually had to go digging around her old stuff to find her old zines.

I have yet to send out my letter, but I have a few other packages to organize, including the care…

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Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 9, 2015 at 4:31am — No Comments

Zine Ninja Celebrates IZM

Added by Nyx on July 9, 2015 at 4:16am — No Comments

IZM2015 day 8

a flyer (well more like a postcard) and a name!

Added by Anne-Marie Hood on July 8, 2015 at 8:36pm — No Comments

IZM2015 day 8: Make a flyer for your zine!

Todays was quite simple but I ended up spending a lot of time on the flyer then I originally was going to, but I didn’t mind cos it was fun. I actually had a flyer that went alongside my Deadbeats mini-zine “Words of Wisdom” but I don’t have any of those anymore.

The flyer below is a photo manip job done on…

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Added by Squimoo on July 8, 2015 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

International Zine Month 2015--Day 7, 8, & 9

IZM: Day 7, 8 & 9: So I know that these three days have specific things attached to them but I just made a flier for my zines and I didn't have time to make postcards or envelopes but I did spent the evening yesterday writing letters. I will also be doing this tonight and tomorrow night since I have so many awesome people to respond to. Considering the whole month of June was shot for me in terms of creativity, I have a lot of catching up to do correspondence-wise. If I owe you a…

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Added by Nyxia Grey on July 8, 2015 at 5:52am — No Comments

IZM2015 day 7

envelopes!

Added by Anne-Marie Hood on July 7, 2015 at 10:29pm — No Comments

IZM2015 day 7: Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the delay for day 7′s challenge. Today was Goku’s first trip to the vets and I found out today I got a job interview so things have been pretty hectic then I had to make time to draw my postcards. I created 2, a wildflower postcard and Effy from the Deadbeats (I may digitally colour this one too…

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Added by Squimoo on July 7, 2015 at 5:23pm — No Comments

IZM 7

7 – Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week

I've never made an envelope before, but it was very easy! I used newspaper from a local alt weekly (hopefully it works) I can't wait to start…

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Added by Arely on July 7, 2015 at 2:07pm — No Comments

IZM -Day 7: Make a Flyer

At the office, it was pretty quiet so I tried looking around the web for an ecommerce site that I could use instead of Etsy. I started playing around with the layout and everything, and it was fun, so that when I got home, I couldn't stop thinking about it and didn't really feel like making a flyer. But I did what I usually do in situations where I don't really feel like doing something - I go ahead and do it anyway. Eventually, the pleasure of creation ensues.

So I did my flyer. I…

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Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 7, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments

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