Blythe

  • Anybody going to the OC Zine Fest this Saturday?

  • Jessica Maybury posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine TradersZine Traders 5 days, 19 hours ago

    Open to trade my writing zines with someone/anyone/everyone! Here’s some pictures of the larger ones; there’s mini zines as well though made just out of an A4 page.

  • Ashley posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine TradersZine Traders 1 week ago

    Hi all – the first issue of my zine insomniughhh is out. It’s about living with chronic insomnia, is quarter-sized and 24 pages. I would love to trade with anyone interested!

  • Julius Smit posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine EventsZine Events 1 week, 1 day ago

    Come and be creatively wacky and wild in this 3 hour Zine Making Workshop on Saturday 7th October. The Devonshire Collective Workshop Space (DC3), 1-5 Seaside, Eastbourne, is a spacious and comfortable place to work in. Cost £7.50.

  • Olivia M. posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine EventsZine Events 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Check out the Facebook page for the Litchfield County Zine Fest! https://www.facebook.com/litchfieldcountyzinefest/

  • Ken Bausert posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine TradersZine Traders 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    The latest issue (#44) of my perzine, the Ken Chronicles, is available for trade; this issue is digest-sized, 28 pages (including the cover wrap) and contains some b&w photos throughout. It contains two of my regular features, “People, Places & Things that aren’t there anymore,” and “What I’ve been reading/watching/attending, etc. Lately.” There’s…[Read more]

  • Olivia M. posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine EventsZine Events 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    So I went ahead and started an Indiegogo campaign for the Litchfield County Zine Fest! Please share widely! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/litchfield-county-zine-fest-2017

  • Olivia M. posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine EventsZine Events 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I created a video for the IndieGoGo or Kickstarter campaign, but I haven\’t created the campaign yet. Can I get your opinions on it? It\’s not perfect (I\’m not great at recording myself and I have flawed equipment) but I\’m pretty happy with it. https://youtu.be/koIQERx-bAU

  • Olivia M. posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine EventsZine Events 3 weeks ago

    So I\’m going to set up a Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaign for the zine fest I\’m trying to start. Any tips for making a video, etc.?

  • I’m just getting quotes on printing up my zines – how many of you use home printers? Anyone have online printing services – I email files/they print and ship – to recommend? I recently read about a zinester who creates every zine by hand – no two alike – anyone ever try that? The “Name of the Rose” is a favorite film of mine. The scriptorium -…[Read more]

    • I use my home printer and a few corner stores still have printers to use for 10 cents. i use colored paper to mix it up and I have done one of a kind zines all by hand. Those are fun and I like that ill never see them again once they are gone.

      • I am working on a perzine that is both hand-drawn and hand-written – it’s a lot of fun – but as I just replied to Olivia – I can’t believe I am actually doing it.

    • I mostly use Staples now. They let you print out documents from a flash drive or Google Drive. It’s like 11 cents per side of a page. When I’m at school I use the fancy school printers. Sadly my home printers don’t work for printing zines since they have a half inch margin at the bottom.

      • I got a quote from Staples – the price is okay. My first zine is going to be four back and front 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets (one color and three b&w) folded in half with a card stock cover. My daughter just emailed the specs to a privately owned local place to see if they can do a little (maybe a lot 😉 better. I’m also doing a second perzine – b&w 11″ x…[Read more]

    • OMG! Doing each issue by hand? I’d like to see one of those.
      I use an ink-jet printer to create each master page and then make two-sided b&w copies on my (nearly) 20-year old Sharp copier. I occasionally add a few pages with color photos (from the ink-jet printer) and collate/staple everything myself with a Bostitch saddle stapler. I make a…[Read more]

      • I checked out that Bostitch Saddle Stapler – looks like a good investment.
        I’m debating about getting myself a printer – any tips on keeping link costs low?

        • I like an ink-jet that uses separate cartridges so you don’t have to replace a three-ink color cartridge just because one color ran out. For that reason, I use a Canon Pixma MX 922; great quality output although I don’t like the paper feed trays (which all the new printers seem to be going to these days). Most ink-jets waste ink to kerp the heads…[Read more]

  • Have lots of copies of my new perzine/photozine Unbridled Enthusiasm #3 all about trading, email me at mattgholson at gmail.com

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  • @paginallena I have made some photo zines and if you send me an address I would be happy to contribute my zines to your growing library.

  • Stephanie posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine DistrosZine Distros 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library (and bring your favorite zine librarian a pastry!)

    This is sad, because we don\’t have distros or zine libraries in my entire country. Ideas to start one with a low/zero budget?

  • Zippity Zinedra posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine EventsZine Events 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Happy International Zine Month!

    In honor of all things zines for the month of July, the Toronto Zine Library is hosting TWO nights of zine making. Everyone is welcome, from those who haven’t cut and glued paper together since grade school to seasoned zine-making vets. Never made a zine? Not to worry – we’ll have folks around who’d be happy to…[Read more]

  • Stephanie posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine EventsZine Events 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Here is a recap of Street Cat Zine Fest. A zine event that I organized and put on in Lancaster, Ohio at the fire house on July 15th. Many people in this community were very supportive of this event and sent me mail-in submissions, THANK YOU! Please check out this link to view the recap and see how your work was displayed and what the event was…[Read more]

  • kru posted an update in the group Group logo of General Zine DiscussionsGeneral Zine Discussions 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    How do y\’all go about encouraging people to submit to your Zine? I know building community takes time, but when is the right time to reach out? Do y\’all directly ask people or just wait till they come to you?

    • Usually post a call for submissions either here or using different social media platforms (tumblr, twitter, facebook.) There are different zine groups you can submit a call for submissions to. You can ask friends via facebook or in person. Depending on when you want the zine completed, you can post a call and see what comes back.

  • e.war posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine DistrosZine Distros 1 month ago

    hi! hello, just thought I\’d introduce my distro: \”look Mum!\” I am based out of Guelph, Ontario Canada. www.http://lookmumzinedistro.blogspot.ca

  • Joan Crasten posted an update in the group Group logo of General Zine DiscussionsGeneral Zine Discussions 1 month ago

    Is it a good idea to distribute my zines by leaving them in places like laundermats, coffee shops, libraries, grocery stores, etc.?

    • libraries and coffeeshops are great places to start!! i would also look into any bookstores, record stores, co-ops, music venues, that sort. you can also do trades with other people in the zine community, and zine festivals are awesome! i’ve even known people who have done zine release parties at their houses. hope this helps!

      • Thanks Jimmy, we have no coffee shops here other than Dunkin Donuts, and it’s a very small store. No records shops, co-ops, or music stores either. We do have plenty of laundermats, I could leave some zones there. Most of the stores here are now owned by Pakistanis, Bangladesh, etc.

  • Blythe posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine TradersZine Traders 1 month ago

    I have an extra issue of “My Aim Is True” #2 if anyone would like to swap.
    And here is the description straight from the Everyday Yesterday Etsy:

    Writing about gender and teaching. This zine was written for the 24 hour zine challenge. Hand bound, b&w, cut and paste, 32 pages quarter size.

  • Tiny Boat posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine DonationZine Donation 1 month ago

    Hello!!!! We have a little Zine Lab in Australia. Anybody wanna send some zines our way?

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