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Google+ Zine Community

Hello Zinesters,

Some time ago, I started a Google+ Zine Community, mostly because there wasn't one already.

So far, crickets. I think we have 3 members and no one (including myself) as posted a thing. I though it would be a good place to post a photo of my zines with a link to where they could be purchased.

I know that Google+ is a big stinker. But I figure, it cannot hurt. If…

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Added by Ed Tillman on May 11, 2016 at 5:38pm — 5 Comments

Handwriting Font

I ran across zinester, GreogeRgR who used to make fonts out of samples of folks' handwriting.

After reading his profile, I started looking for someone who still did that type of service. I stumbled upon a site that will translate my handwriting into a font. The process is straight forward; you downloaded their template, used a black in…

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Added by Ed Tillman on May 4, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Prolific

I am jealous of zinesters who can put out zines on a regular basis. I publish Manifesto – a compzine -- but it takes me more than a year to put an issue together. Then I look at zinesters on here like Fishspit and Ken (of the Ken Chronicles) and I wonder, “dang, how do they do it?” I could never get that many issues out or that often.

For years, I have kept a journal where I write or draw anything that interests me (more…

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Added by Ed Tillman on April 7, 2016 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Making an 8-Page Mini Photo Zine

I got the idea to make one of these zines from We Make Zine’s own Sophie Sherwood. I had known about the 8-page mini zine format for a while, but like most folks, I thought they worked best if you drew directly to the paper master and xeroxed from there.They are fast, easy and cheap. Just the thing if you want to make a zine that is political or topical that needs a quick turn around.

I had never considered…

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Added by Ed Tillman on January 14, 2016 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

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