Okay, so I didn't REALLY just discover them. I've known about them for awhile. But I always thought they were kind of limiting and I didn't see the point in making something that would only fit in someone's pocket. Wouldn't it get lost in the bustle of bigger zines?
But I made one today after my penpal sent me one and I think I might be hooked. It was kind of fun to make an entire zine in an hour and a half, and it was more challenging than I thought. I found I had to edit more carefully to make things fit within a very defined number of pages with limited space. It was also a great jumpstart to some larger zines I'd like to make and sparked ideas for other mini zines in my future. I think it's a fantastic way to get my creative juices flowing when I just don't feel inspired to make something lengthy.
So today produced Raven: A mini zine about the goddess Morrigan and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. If anyone's up for reading a bio of a really cool Celtic goddess and why I adore her stories, please let me know and I'll be happy to send you a copy.
Which leads me to one final note: Who can resist writing a zine that fits in an envelope and only costs one stamp to send?!