I had a tremendously awesome 24 Hour Zine Thing & Reading at my library, and I took some pictures during the reading. I wish I had thought to take pictures during the zinemaking portion of the event, which had over 20 attendees including an 8 year old and a 78 year old. At least 8 of the attendees completed zines (including the 8 year old!). The reading had over 40 attendees. I was boggled at the event's success, which was mostly due to the draw of 6 great zine readers...… Continue
Added by Kelsey Smith on August 16, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Added by Artists books 3.0 on August 10, 2009 at 7:40pm —
It’s almost that time again…
September 1 is the deadline for submissions for the third fun-filled issue of Absent Cause
: Death, Dying and Undeath. The new issue will be available in October to welcome the season of growing darkness, decay and Halloween / Samhain / Day of the Dead.
#3 will feature a stunning wrap-around cover by Brandi Lee, centerfold poster art by Disdane, interviews galore, essays, poetry, fiction and artwork as we explore death… Continue
Added by redguard on August 7, 2009 at 8:34am —
Well yesterday I thought I was gonna be all hard core and go donate some plasma so I could get my second issue of Gestalt and Pepper printed up. The printers I go to charge a booklet fee to scan it all, so I went ahead and scanned all 36 images and put them on a jump drive to bring to them, and save myself the $20 for the booklet fee, figured I could make $25 selling plasma and get at least 10 copies printed. Well to start off, they still had tocharge me the booklet fee, they said because each… Continue
Added by Madrea Marie on August 6, 2009 at 7:23am —
so i deleted the blog post with the pictures of the monsters i drew for the Lucky Creature Attacks coloring book. the in process photos of all the drawings are in the 4 monsters photo album, including a couple of scans. i've sent all the images to scott. i'm at the part of the process where i do not like looking at my work, which is another reason to move it off my main page.
now i'm experimenting with digitally darkening the lines of the faun drawing using Gimp.
Added by Monstress Zine on August 5, 2009 at 10:22am —
Woo Hoo!!!! The Tour is finally at hand. It's not yet 8am, and I'm super psyched. I'll be heading to the aeroport after work to pick up Kelly Shortandqueer.
Tomorrow we (Kelly and the QZAP crew) will be driving from Milwaukee to Chicago. We'll be meeting John, Dave, Kisha, and J. Max Stein who will be comin in from NYC. We'll be reading at the Uncle Fun Gallery - 1337 W. Belmont at 7pm.
Here's the rest of the info:
At the… Continue
Added by QZAP on July 29, 2009 at 7:05am —
Full of Crow
is an excellent new online literary magazine of poetry, fiction, art and reviews, created by Lynn Alexander and Aleathia Drehmer. Lynn also runs the very cool social networking site The Sphere
. I'm really proud to have my zines discussed on Full of Crow.
Bolshevik, Worker, Revenant: Absent Cause
"I’m not even sure how I started reading… Continue
Added by redguard on July 22, 2009 at 12:05pm —
I just uploaded some pictures of what the insides of my zines look like so you can get an idea of them before you buy/trade. They're in my zines album, so please check them out!
Added by Adrian Fynch on July 22, 2009 at 11:37am —
2 monsters of the 4 four i'm drawing for the Lucky Creature Attacks coloring book. (also, i've gotten the procrastination back on track--no more organizing the cleaning products. it's all movies and videogames and farting around).…
Added by Monstress Zine on July 20, 2009 at 12:01pm —
Here's the cover and a sample page of my 24-Hour Zine Thing creation, On Loving 'Dracula.'
I created it on my birthday, July 16. It includes an essay on the 1931 film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi, quotes from the movie, recommendations for further reading, and many posters and images from the film. It's 24 pages, 1/2 size, black and white.
This was the first time I've done a cut-and-paste zine. It was lots of fun! If you have a day to devote to being… Continue
Added by redguard on July 17, 2009 at 9:00am —
My uncle, seeing my sudden interest in photography, gave me ANOTHER old-fashioned camera and it was the one he started off with! It takes batteries that are pretty hard to find, but otherwise works great! It's a canon, and even has a zoom lens (my other one doesn't, you just have to aim and shoot). It came with two lenses, tons of black and white film, and a camera bag, but I'm not sure the magnification of the lenses. This weekend I'm gonna look for things to take pictures of; I'll most likely… Continue
Added by Sophie Bee! on July 6, 2009 at 5:58pm —
Wow, you won't believe how excited I am!!! On Friday, at a farmer's market that's kind of near my house (it sells some cool antiques) I was looking through a bunch of crates of junk some guy was selling, and I found an old-fashioned camera that actually uses film! It looked like it was in working condition so I asked him how much it was, and he sold it to me for only $3.00. So I took it home, and asked my mom if she had any film from her old camera. She gave me a roll of colour and a roll of… Continue
Added by Sophie Bee! on July 5, 2009 at 8:54am —
So yesterday I planned on working on the monster drawings I am going to submit to the coloring book issue of Lucky Creature Attacks
. And instead of drawing, I procrastinated by doing actual boring work. I unpacked this box that's been sitting in my bedroom since I moved over a year ago. It's not like I needed anything in that box, either. I think it's just that I want to draw something different and I want the finished… Continue
Added by Monstress Zine on July 3, 2009 at 11:52am —
Our friend Ryan at Methinks Presents
, which runs the gallery Project 165
in Kensington Market, has organized a traveling art show that will tour between Toronto and Halifax in August. The show has a zine component, and Ryan is looking for zines to be included in the tour!
If you have multiple copies of a zine you would like to see distributed across Eastern Canada, please get in touch with us or with Ryan. Our email address is… Continue
Added by The Toronto Zine Library on June 15, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Portland, Oregon Zine happenings...
I just got back from a month long trip to the UK and France! I attended the London Zine Symposium, went on a mini UK zine tour, hung out with rad folks and then headed to France for the 20th birthday party of La Fanzinotheque! You can be sure that there will be a zine about my adventures! Check out photos and what not from my trip here: http://alexwrekk.wordpress.com
Now I'm back in the… Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on May 29, 2009 at 8:31am —
If you're looking for back issues of The Great Unwashed, get over to our Etsy store BobbieandLola
We've got issues 6 -9 up for sale over there right now.
-Spontaneous Human Combustion
- The Naked Mole Rat
- Adventures of the Common Sense Crusader
- From Unicrons
- In-vitro Meat
- Hallo Grand Papi
and other delightful reading material.
If you're in… Continue
Added by The Great Unwashed on May 29, 2009 at 6:00am —
I am giving away one of my zines, The Wandering Uterus, Volume 3!
Click here to enter
You have until the end of Sunday, May 24th!
Added by Sarah Elizabeth on May 20, 2009 at 9:00am —
I spent most of my freetime for the past month scanning old zines of mine and posting the pics on my blog. sddzine.blogspot.com
its a personal history of my experience writing and reading zines. It was fun digging into my old boxes of mail, re-reading zines I hadn't read in 10 years (time goes by so goddamn fast) and thinking about how easy it is to loose touch with people. Anyway, if your interested check it out.
Added by Randy Spaghetti on May 2, 2009 at 8:05am —
On April 25 my daughters and I attended Kids’ Comic Con 2009
at Bronx Community College. We were invited by Mike Weiss, whose daughter Jessica is co-producer of PB&J Comics and a fixture at East Coast zine fests.
This was a really interesting event. For one thing, I haunt some key NYC comic stores regularly, and never heard a thing about this (it was the third annual con). I’m not sure how it was built, but the turnout… Continue
Added by redguard on April 28, 2009 at 5:30am —
I love starting things. I am a chronic beginner. Mostly this is restricted to my reading materials - I'd say at least 50% of the books on my shelf are half finished, or just started, or even almost entirely read but for some reason discarded a few chapters from the end. Zines are pretty great because the time it takes to read them is usually shorter than the time it takes for me to get sick of reading them or become interested in something else. It's a symptom of my generation: me and all the… Continue
Added by Bastian Fox Phelan on April 28, 2009 at 2:48am —