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Today, I will be reading some of Amber Dearest's zines - Fight Boredom and Culture Slut. They were some of the first zines I ever traded and they are still my favorite. They served as a huge source of inspiration for me for creativity and zine-production, even on days when I felt like I just wanted to crawl into my bedsheets and cease to exist. They will no doubt have the same effect today. I could definitely use some inspiration at the moment.
I might even browse through the Fight…Continue
Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on July 2, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments
For Day 2 of IZM: I re-read one of my favorite zines! Written by ponyboy violet, the zine "ANAlog: dispatches on d.i.y. anorexia recovery" was a life-saver to me in so many ways. If you are struggling with any type of ED, I highly recommend getting a hold of this zine. Words of solidarity and resistance are much needed for true recovery to begin.
Added by Nyxia Grey on July 2, 2015 at 5:46am — No Comments
Top Ten Reasons I Love Zines (in no particular order)
1. Super easy and rewarding to make
2. They connect people
3. Allow you access ideas often not fond in mainstream media and conversation
4. They’re personal. Every zine feels like a tiny piece of someone
5. Amazing art that inspires me and impresses me to know end
6. Events are always so much fun and…
Added by Chrys on July 2, 2015 at 3:12am — No Comments
1) zines pretty much saved my life, I found a community of like minded people and gave my illustration career a direction.
2) the accessibility of zines,…
Added by Squimoo on July 1, 2015 at 6:42pm — No Comments
This is my first year doing this and I am super stoked! So without further ado, here is the first thing on the list:
Make a Top 10 list of reasons why you love zines:
1. Creating them is cathartic for me.
2. I get to combine my love of writing and collage in super creative art form that is accessible to everyone.
3. Attending zine fests! And tabling at them too.
4. Meeting like-minded zinesters
So I did it in 2013, but didn't do it last year due to trips and medical reasons. But now that medical shit is sorted, and I got married, and I came back from my trip last weekend, I got no excuses and don't need any because I love it!
Hurray for International Zine Month!
Stolen Sharpie Revolution website posted a new list of activities for 2015, and I hope to be able to do them all, including the 24-Hour Zine Thing challenge, and constant trips to the post office. My fingers…Continue
A fresh stack of zines in the post! Thanks Fishspit. Keep an eye out for the rebound.
Added by Tallahassee Zine Library on June 30, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments
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Call for Submissions: Whatever Saves #5
Added by megan on June 29, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments
Much to my relief FAH #1 is now finished and printed! FAH (Fixing A Hole) is a perzine with mental health issues and personal development as common theme. In this first issue photographs taken with Lomography cameras, an essay on Lomography as a way to play, an essay about society being in myself first and a number of assorted journal notes, with a focus on music. I've a first print run of twenty copies to trade on stock. Please contact me if you like to swap zines!
Added by Robert van Vaals on June 29, 2015 at 9:20am — No Comments
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I do street feedings once a week and have a literature box with material from many different philosophies. I'm having a hard time scraping up things for it. I do this under The Vegan Libertarian Benevolent Society:
I would be interested in any zines anybody here would be able to send me. Zines by…Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on June 25, 2015 at 8:57am — No Comments
God of My Father- Stories about growing up in the 1960s with parents who were searching for a religion that fit. ($1)…
Added by Antiquated Future on June 24, 2015 at 2:31am — No Comments
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Issues of Veill #1, my first perzine, are still available! Made in the summer of 2014, with vintage camera photos, poetry and prose. I love to trade!
Added by Robert van Vaals on June 20, 2015 at 7:38am — No Comments
I intend to finish next month, July 2015, my second zine, FAH (Fixing A Hole). It continues were my first zine, Veill, ended. In FAH more free self colour, thanks to far less Inner Critic, more photos, more writing. I will post some early progress shots here.
Added by Robert van Vaals on June 20, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
My Sister's Closet was a zine i created to share with others a successful clothing swap party event I helped to organize. The group Teryia i belong to raised close to $400 for women in Mali, West Africa.
I look forward to printing this to trade with others. Currently because of my 'dyslexic ways' with booklets, pagination and…Continue
Added by Earla Dawn Legault on June 19, 2015 at 8:06pm — No Comments
I would like to print a physical zine one day, but I just can't figure out how. I got the text part figured out, Microsoft word, but how do I made the cover of the zine? How do I print out the cover without having white borders around it? I can't do it with Adobe Indesign, especially since it's temporary and I use Scribus to make the e-zines. And that DPI crap, how do I make the pictures have a 300 DPI without shrinking? It's so confusing and I feel like a blockhead. Someone recommended…Continue
Added by Maria Ng on June 19, 2015 at 3:15pm — No Comments