Chris M.

  • Hi folks!

    I’ve got some mini-zines to trade. Here’s one:

    a. “I Remember”: Library Issue” (contains comix/poetry) Inspired by the work of the same title by Joe Brainard.

    *Please message me for address info, if interested in trading mini-zines.

  • Heather posted an update in the group Group logo of Free UsageFree Usage 1 week, 6 days ago

    Just thought I\’d give Pixel Scrapper a bit of a shout out here, since they have loads of useful bits and pieces (good for \’staples\’ like spotty paper or ribbons) that you can download for free. They prefer attribution, but don\’t require it. https://www.pixelscrapper.com/

  • Ken Bausert posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine TradersZine Traders 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    The latest issue of my Ken Chronicles is finished and available for $3 (US) or trade (what have you got?). Digest-sized and 28 pages, it’s mostly text with b&w photos and a color centerfold. Contains input & feedback from readers, the latest installment of people, places & things that aren’t there anymore, as well as a short story of a recent tri…[Read more]

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

    Hi everyone! Issue #2 of my zine insomniughhh (about living with chronic insomnia) is complete. Like issue #1, it is quarter-sized and short (16 pages including the covers) but I’m happy to include both issues in a trade to make it fair!

    • I’d be happy to trade my latest Ken Chronicles for you mini zines; my zine is described in WeMakeZines Trading group, like yours.

  • Just got my newest issue, Unbridled Enthusiasm #4 done. Looking for trades. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours!

    Matt Gholson
    115 W Chuch st.
    Harrisburg IL.

    mattgholson@gmail.com

  • Russell Barker posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine TradersZine Traders 2 months, 1 week ago

    Issue 4 of my music memoir zine Lunchtime for the Wild Youth is out now!
    Further tales of a well spent youth, following on from issue 3, this zine contains reminiscences of the next 23 gigs that I went to, taking us up to the first 73, and the time I went off to Australia.
    Featuring Blur, Suede, Kingmaker, The Frank & Walters, Sultans of Ping FC…[Read more]

  • Billy McCall posted an update in the group Group logo of Free UsageFree Usage 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Feel free to use these. I did a whole series of these, if anyone wants more.

  • Crude Reform posted an update in the group Group logo of Free UsageFree Usage 3 months ago

    Hi! Feel free to use theses little flower doodles for print or online, attribution is much appreciated, and link back to elizabethwatkin.weebly.com

  • Jessica Maybury posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine TradersZine Traders 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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!

  • Ken Bausert posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine TradersZine Traders 3 months, 3 weeks 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]

    • Nyx replied 2 months ago

      I enjoyed the Ken Chronicles 33 back when Ken became one of my first zine trades. I look forward to getting more in the series when I’m more settled in.

  • 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]

  • Olivia M. posted an update in the group Group logo of New England ZinestersNew England Zinesters 4 months ago

    Made a Facebook group for zinesters in New England! https://www.facebook.com/groups/288559558276554/

  • Matthew David Gholson posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine TradersZine Traders 4 months ago

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

    P7220031

  • Julius Smit posted an update in the group Group logo of General Zine DiscussionsGeneral Zine Discussions 4 months ago

    @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.

  • kru posted an update in the group Group logo of General Zine DiscussionsGeneral Zine Discussions 4 months 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.

  • 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 4 months, 1 week 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.

  • Blythe posted an update in the group Group logo of Zine TradersZine Traders 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I have an extra new copy of Applicant that I got in a zine grab bag if anyone would like to swap. I love zines that deal with mental health, diy, gardening, etc but am open to pretty much anything.

  • Yes, it’s International Zine Month 2017!

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