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Kutgitaar at Facing Pages

So finally I have something on my main zine (Kutgitar, which is in Dutch) all of you can understand: a presentation in English.

Kutgitaar was born on the night of a literary reading. To pay for the travel expenses of one of the readers, me and Oscar Wyers put together a small zine with texts by each writer, which they sold for a few euros. The title is a reference to a story that Oscar read that night. After this first issue, we decided it would be nice to invite people they…


Added by Dennis Gaens on May 5, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Week 6 in Berlin

In a mail conversation between members of the zine-collective I'm in, Waai, we discovered that three of us we're going to be in Berlin in the same week. We agreed not to meet up, but make a zine anyway. Two of us wrote letters to each other, the other one made photo's. The letters and photo's are collected in a zine. Because I wanted the zine to reflect the fact that it we're two distinct letters, I made up this double back: …


Added by Dennis Gaens on February 27, 2012 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

Live zine @ Entrepot Fictief in Gent (Belgium)

I'm in this collective – that is no collective at all, just a bunch of friends getting together to do stuff now and then – called Waai. We were asked by a new gallery in Belgium, Entrepot Fictief, to do something for the opening weekend.

I suggested we make a live zine... everything would be drawn and written AND assembled on the day itself.

We did. A nice 28 page little booklet with poetry, drawings, short stories and photographs. A6 size, custom covers on silver paper. We…


Added by Dennis Gaens on October 9, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Inside Amina (24 Hour Zine)

Here's the PDF of my 24 Hour Zine: Amina - A zine about a girl. (Also see my last blog post.)


The 24 copies of the first deluxe printing are all gone, allthough I sent 4 copies to the Avocado Tree Distro. They should have them within a month and they might be available then.


Anyway, I'm making a second printing, less of a hassle to make (without two…


Added by Dennis Gaens on August 1, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

24 Hour Zine: Amina - a zine about a girl

The making of Amina, a zine about a girl.

AMINA is written and drawn – traced, mostly – on the 27th of July (and glued, cut and stapled well into the night of the 28th), while listening to a playlist consisting of Atmosphere, Sage Francis and The Hold Steady.



Added by Dennis Gaens on July 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Zine for Berlin

Two weeks ago, the Dutch indie-rapper Macronizm asked me to join him for a show in Berlin. I translated some of my poems and made a mini-zine out of one of them. I had short of two days to complete it. 

The zine contains the poem 'Die Kolchose'. I made 100 minizines, all numbered and stamped and packed in a neat little envelope, which I left at all kinds of places in Berlin.…


Added by Dennis Gaens on July 26, 2011 at 3:19am — No Comments

My Zines

I'm new here so it seems a good idea to introduce myself... I'm a writer from the Netherlands who's fond of zines. I publish a small literary zine called 'De Kutgitaar' (the shitty guitar) and compose zines of all kind from stories, poetry and comics. Most of them are in Dutch, one is German and I'm planning to make an English one soon. 


The zines so far:




Added by Dennis Gaens on July 8, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments


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