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    Wow, excellent idea, Billy.
    I just took the survey and read the results. Most of the pie charts shook out as I expected, however some of the comments were surprising. I’ve been trying to get back to a low-tech look in my own work.

    #515

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    Oh BTW!
    Hi Chris, I thought of something else. I always print “$2 or trade” on the cover of my quarter page zines. That lets anyone looking at the zine know that I am open for trades. My fancier art zines, which are always very limited runs, I do not.
    Oh and thanks Kari for all the good advice about zine events. Very empathetic and well thought out.

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    #468

    Ed
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    Hello,
    I not sure if this is the right place to post this… but I planning on getting a table at Long Beach Zine Fest. Sept 15, 2018 at Art Expo Center.
    Would anyone like to share a table?

    #467

    Ed
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    Hi Chris, Sadly I cannot help. I am in the same boat as you. I always feel like the old dude at a zine fest, and I am hard pressed to interact with anyone even with they make eye contact with me.

    #243

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    Of course zines are an extension of your personality in paper form. There is no set standard that applies, nor should there be. I am likely more dogmatic that your average zinester and I like to let the “form follows function” philosophy guide my design decisions. To that end, I always let the content dictate the layout. I feel it’s a good practice. Unless, you are anti “all-that,” in which case, you should do your own thing.
    For my photo zines, The 5¢ News and Instant, I used Photoshop to do the entire layout. Since Adobe and I got our divorce, I have been using Gimp with very few ill effects (though the differences between those two programs are a whole other post.)
    For my personal zine, A Long Way Down, I pull content from my notebooks, sketchbooks and photo archives. I like the text to be handwritten so run all the raw material though a word processor to spare my readers from all my spelling a grammar mistakes, and then hand write the finished articles on grid paper to keep the column of text a consistent width. I then scan all that back into my computer and use Gimp for layout.
    I have only done one zine with a direct paper master. By that I mean creating a “master” on a sheet of paper than can be laid on a Xerox machine to make the edition without a digital file. I liked the result and I will definitely use that method again. To be honest, however, I did use my computer to resize the photos so that they would fit on the paper master. It would have been really troublesome to do it any other way.

    #161

    Ed
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    Yep, that did it. Thanks!

    #134

    Ed
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    Oh yeah, don’t sweat it Darkroomist. We appreciate all you do for the site. Its not like anyone is gonna get upset because they have to repost their new issue announcement.

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