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Evil Flower #5: A 35 Hour Zine

Evil Flower #5 was originally supposed to be a 24 hour zine but after a medication fiasco the goal was extended to 36 hours.

I wrote the content on a typewriter in the basement of the library and made the layout on the floor in the living room.

24 pages 1/4 size. Contains several…

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Added by Becky the Evil Flower on July 31, 2011 at 7:32pm — 1 Comment

Returning to Zines

I haven't been here in a long time! Not since I first made Evil Flower #4. I think today I will scour We Make Zines, see what I have missed all this time.

 

A few months ago, at the end of my senior year I made a "zine" as an independent project. Every day for a month instead of going to class I went to the library and worked on this piece of crap that was about stage crew at my high school. It looked like a zine, it read like a zine, but it was nothing like making Evil Flower.…

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Added by Becky the Evil Flower on July 27, 2011 at 8:42am — 7 Comments

Layouts and Call for Help

Hi everyone!

I am lucky enough to be spending a month researching zines and making one for an independent project. One of my objectives is to create an interesting and unique layout. I am planning to do it by hand, because doing it on the computer doesn't give me the same rush and feeling of satisfaction.

The reason I am posting this is I am looking for someone to talk to about laying out zines. Just emailing back and forth (Letters would take too long, even though I love…

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Added by Becky the Evil Flower on April 27, 2011 at 9:59am — 6 Comments

Megasecret to Common Knowledge

When I first starting reading and making zines (A whole nine months ago) it was a super secret. I gave my mom a heads up so she wouldn't put throw out mail that was addressed to Inertia and shared the ones I made with a totally cool librarian but that was it. No in my life one except the totally cool librarian (And I guess her boyfriend) ever read my zines. I don't know why I felt such a need to keep it a secret.

 

But I did. When I would collect crap to use as backgrounds or…

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Added by Becky the Evil Flower on April 12, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Evil Flower #3 & The Dilema of being Broke

Evil Flower #3 is now available, but not for trading. Which I hate, but I am out of money and am literally unable to make copies as of this moment.



So! You can send me a dollar and I will send you a copy. Also, I don't know how I feel about digital zines, but I'm going to outside my comfort zone and…

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Added by Becky the Evil Flower on December 30, 2010 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

Zine Fail of a Night

An hour ago I stopped doing my homework and decided it was time I got a few zines in the mail. I went up to my room and opened my zine drawer. I discovered that I am almost out of Evil Flower #2s and have way too many Evil Flower #1s. But if I sent every #2 I had then there would be enough. I stapled some together that from copies I had made a few days ago and looked for envelopes. Only to discover I only had 3 envelopes.



Which I decided was fine. I'd just send out three and maybe… Continue

Added by Becky the Evil Flower on September 28, 2010 at 10:23pm — 5 Comments

Who else loves mail?

I am new to zines. Which means that up until a few months ago, I had no use for the US Mail system. After all, as a teenager I don't get bills, newsletters or any of the things my parents get. Once in a blue moon the library sent me a postcard reminding me about overdue fines that I was scared to pay for. But that was it.



But now? Mail is my favorite thing. I love getting home and finding a stack of envelopes with "Inertia" written across them. Mail brings magical things. Zines,… Continue

Added by Becky the Evil Flower on September 9, 2010 at 10:51am — 5 Comments

Evil Flower #1





Evil Flower #1 is ready and available for trading! I would love to trade zines with anyone.



Evil Flower 1 is a 24 page half size perzine that includes pieces about living with a chronic illness, innocence, my one sided love affair with my cat and hatred.…

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Added by Becky the Evil Flower on July 24, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments

Trying something new is freaky

So I've been reading zines and had it in my head that I wanted to make one for years. And today I finally sat down and started to do it. I had my glue stick. I had all the stuff I had written and wanted to include.



Then I freaked out. I got scared that I would mess it up and it would turn out horrible. Finally I got over myself and started making it, but I am scared that it won't be good.



Will someone reassure me that it doesn't have to be perfect? What was your first zine… Continue

Added by Becky the Evil Flower on July 22, 2010 at 7:52pm — 5 Comments

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