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IZM Week 2 Update

Ok so I'm a little behind on the updates.

July 7 - I didn't make any post cards or envelopes since I wasn't sure where I'd be sending anything.

July 8 - I made a little flyer for my zine. Well, I have a draft done. I need to redraw it now a little less sloppily and then scan it. The best part of this was that it inspired me to move my zine off of my regular blog and set up a new blog for zine and writing stuff,…


Added by JohnTheVegan on July 17, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments

IZM 2013 Progress

My housemates and I had friends over on July 4th for basically the entire day so I fell a day behind. It's OK though, I'm sure I'll catch up - I can tell you're worried.

*Re-read your favorite zines

I gave away my zine collection 4 years ago, and then again 2 years ago - although that second time I did keep a handful. So I selected from them and from others more recently acquired:

Barefoot and in the Kitchen #2 - When i first got this, I…


Added by JohnTheVegan on July 8, 2013 at 7:43am — No Comments

IZM Day 3 - Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a Zine Distro

Here's what I ordered:

Get Fit For The Pit #1

Doris #30

Zine Crush: Confessions of like Volume 2

Scam #9- Damaged

(from http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com/store/)

Stolen Sharpie Revolution (can't believe I don't already own this)

Marked For Life #8

(from sweetcandydistro.weebly.com)



Added by JohnTheVegan on July 3, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments

IZM - Day 2 - Ten Reasons I Love Zines

  1. Anyone can make one.
  2. You don’t need permission to make one
  3. You don’t have to get an editor’s approval to be published
  4. You can write a zine on a computer, a typewriter, with a paint brush, or hand write it, whatever you want.
  5. And do layout with a pair of scissors and a glue stick. No fancy software needed.
  6. Zines can be about whatever topic moves you.
  7. Zines are a labor of love.
  8. They’re about expressing something, not selling…

Added by JohnTheVegan on July 2, 2013 at 8:31am — No Comments

International Zine Month - Day 1

I'm working my way through this checklist all month: http://wemakezines.ning.com/forum/topics/july-is-international-zine-month-2013?commentId=2288844%3AComment%3A363437 and posting updates daily on Twitter. I'll probably post here once a week.

Working on a new zine right now, tentatively called GADZOOKS! as well as the second issue of 6 Iron Spikes & a…


Added by JohnTheVegan on July 1, 2013 at 8:10am — No Comments

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