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IZM - Day 16 and 17: The 24-Hour Zine Thing!

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…


Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 16, 2015 at 5:09am — No Comments

Epiphany presents 15 'A History of Rubbish in Romen Europe'

New issue

Epiphany Publishing

July 2015 Roman time.

'A History of Waste in Roman Europe'

Version 1.1

One copy available til next version! Email/message first for trade.…


Added by Epiphany Publishing on July 15, 2015 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Zining while Art Challenged.

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.....



Added by Kris Lester on July 15, 2015 at 9:35am — 3 Comments

IZM - Day 15: Send My Zine to a Distro for Consideration

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…


Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 15, 2015 at 8:13am — No Comments

IZM - Day 14: ValenZine's Day!

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…


Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 15, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments

Sorry for the lack of updates

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:…


Added by Squimoo on July 15, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

Keep em comin!

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

So FaR:…


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…


Added by AmeliaPeel on July 14, 2015 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

IZM - Day 13: Leave zine in a public place

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…


Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 14, 2015 at 4:43am — 1 Comment

IZM2015 day 12 &13

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!: 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…

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.


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…


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…


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…


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

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