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Amazing Sunflower's Blog – July 2009 Archive (9)

Review of Adult Themes

Here's the review of my zine Adult Themes that recently appeared on the Book Spew site (http://bookspewreview.wordpress.com/zines/)



Adult Themes



Oh what a relief to read XXX rated work that isn’t packed full of “romantic” words, all wrapped up neatly for dumb readers.



Chantel G. is such a wonderful writer. She has a fabulous writing style that really makes you want to read on. From her sex dreams, to her poetry and her stories are all packed… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 12, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

24 Hour Zine All Done!

It's 4:25 in the afternoon in Lawrence, KS. I just stapled the last of my 24 Hour Zine zines.



Called Open Book, this new zine turned out well. I am pleased with it. It's not perfect, but I've never seen a zine that was.



I met my goals of #1 simply completing the zine in 24 hours (or less) #2 making it more visually stimulating than past zines and #3 writing more honestly.



It includes 38 things about me (and a shout out to Eunice for the idea), writing… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 11, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Writing and Layout COMPLETE!

Whew! It's 12:40 in the afternoon, and I have just finished all the writing and layout of my zine. Yippee!

I was not feeling so great when I got up this morning, but I stuck it out, had some food, got excited about zine making again.

I think I'm going take a quick shower then look at the bus schedule. I don't have access to a car today, so I have to find out when I can catch the bus with my bike and go to the copy store. I am going to have it completed by 6pm, I know it!

Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 11, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

Good Morning Zine

It's just about 8:15. I do NOT feel like being awake and out of bed, but here I am dedicated to making my 24 Hour Zine happen. I don't think I have any caffeine in the house. Drats! I don't know how I am going to stay awake and typing, but i am determined.



It's been an awfully long time since the old lady I have become has stayed up basically night and then tried to be creative/artistic on just a few hours of sleep. Wish I didn't have to work around the schedule of the copy shop… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 11, 2009 at 7:35am — 1 Comment

5am update

Well, it's not quite 5am, but "4:45 update" didn't make for such a great title.



i can't believe I am still awake. I can barely keep my eyes open, much less type. I am beginning to have those lack of sleep hallucinations, so I think think I should go lie down for a while, maybe sleep a bit.



The name of the zine is Open Book, by the way, and I have 17 pages written and laid out. Only five more pages to go. I have no idea what I will write about, but I am sure I will… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 11, 2009 at 3:45am — No Comments

Still at This Zine Thing

It's 12:18 am my time, and I've been at it for six hours. Wow!



I've mostly been writing, a few images inserted in the body of the document. I've got 18 pages written, including the front and back covers. Oh, that means I only have to write six more pages, probably less than that, since I want to include more images.



Oh wow! It's raining here. That's so unusual for this time of year. Usually by July we are in the drought season. I guess I didn't have to take 15 minutes… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 10, 2009 at 11:25pm — No Comments

I'm about to start!

I'm about to start my 24 hour zine. I'm going to start at 6pm, in six minutes! I have my dinner ready to go, and I'm going to eat while I work on the cover. Oh yeah!

Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 10, 2009 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

My 24 Hour Zine Experience starts tonight!

I am so ready to make my 24 hour zine. I am all coffeed up, and let me tell you, I only drink coffee about twice a year. I will be awake all frickin' night!

As soon as I get off work at 5pm, I am going to bike home really fast, cook and eat up some dinner, then settle in for writing, cutting, pasting, and creating. I'll keep everyone posted!

Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 10, 2009 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Best Zine Tip EVER!

In Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2, Alex Wrekk suggests printing on sticker paper. Once you're ready to lay out your writing, you just peel the backing off the sticker paper and stick it to your page. I just tried it for a page I am making for Jenny Archibald's artist zine, and it TOTALLY WORKED! Not only did it work, it was AWESOME! I didn't have to whip out my (almost empty) glue stick, and now I don't have excess glue on my hands, computer keyboard, and workspace.



I am so… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on July 8, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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