Frances DeMartino

  • Frances DeMartino posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    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.

  • Frances DeMartino posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    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 πŸ˜‰ better. I’m also doing a second perzine – b&w 11″ x…[Read more]

  • Frances DeMartino posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    I’m totally inspired. I agree with Olivia – poetic.

  • Frances DeMartino posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    That’s about as good as a mini zine gets. I’m working on my first which – unless I do a complete 180 on my plans – will be 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets folded in half and stapled with a card stock cover. My second is going to be 11″ x 17″ folded into 1/8’s. Would we call that a not-so-mini zine :)?

  • 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 πŸ˜‰ 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]

  • Frances DeMartino posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    I’ll be sending too. Thanks Z!

  • Frances DeMartino posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    I’m working on my first – will be happy to send a copy your way. Waving at you from Cape Cod.

  • Frances DeMartino posted an update 2 months ago

    @paginallena I am currently working on my first zine(s). If you sent me an address I would be happy to mail you copies so you can create your own “pop-up zine library.” I am sure a lot of other zinesters might too πŸ™‚

  • I’m working on my first zine – hoping it will be ready end of July/first week August – I will definitely submit it – Thanks!

  • Frances DeMartino posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Thanks! Will make sure you get a copy πŸ™‚

  • @don-o Hi Don – checked out your site – awesome. I’m Frances D – 55 years young who is finally working on her first zine. Looking forward to ordering some of your zines πŸ™‚

  • Frances DeMartino posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    I would love to review it on the new site my daughter is working on for me – mefrancesd dot com. I would not not include a photo of the cover becaus eyou have do not digitize clearly printed on the cover. Is that okay with you?

  • @nyxiagrey Picked up a copy of Boo’ya Moon at the Bluestockings in NYC last night. I read the split version at the Brown University Zine Collection in Providence, RI recently. Love both versions.

  • Frances DeMartino posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I read that the Zine Fest is kicking off with a reading at Quimby’s. I will definitely check into Desert Island too. I’m off to check out you store. πŸ™‚

  • @meenilevi Enjoyed reading Don’t Talk To Me Of Love. Since most of the contributors are on tumblr I signed up for one of my own so I could “follow” them. Sending good vibes your way.

  • @theauthor Just downloaded three of your zines from your etsy store: Dear Anonymous I & II and Don’t Call Me Cupcake. You infuse the zines with your energy by writing so of them by hand. My own once admired “hand” morphed into a scrawl that I could barely read myself. I have added handwriting practice to my daily schedule, and there is some…[Read more]

    • Oh, gosh, thank you for your kind comments! I hope you’ll forgive me when I switch to type in later issues so I can pack more in without the postage going up for the physical versions. Handwriting practice sounds like a good habit to get going. πŸ™‚

  • @devolapease I love love love your Instagram.

  • Frances DeMartino posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Dre,
    I’m Frances D and a newbie on the zine scene.
    Great list.
    I’m going to my first zine fest Pete’s Mini Zine Fest in Brooklyn, NY – next Saturday,
    While I am in New York I am also visiting the Zine Collection at Barnard College and Bluestockings down on the Lower East Side. I hope to have my first zine(s) completed during IZM. Do you have a…[Read more]

    • Hi Frances!

      That sounds like it will be a great zine-filled weekend in NYC! You have a really substantial list of what to do and see. There is also Quimby’s and Desert Island on Metropolitan Ave close by Pete’s Mini Zine Fest. I have a store envy shop right now. http://dretime.storenvy.com

      • I read that the Zine Fest is kicking off with a reading at Quimby’s. I will definitely check into Desert Island too. I’m off to check out you store. πŸ™‚

  • @charliefargo Checked out your your first issue at comix.bearqueft.com – loved the sample pages.

  • Frances DeMartino posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Awesome post Julius. I am a newbie – first zine(s) to be completed during IZM. I’m also interested in exploring riso printing; I viewed and read some zines in a library collection that were printed with riso – gorgeous. Look forward to checking out your etsy shop.

    • Thanks for your kind comments, Frances. Yes, I’m pretty well hooked on zines and I will be very interested to hear about your progress with riso printing. I’m still researching that process and would love to find a place in the UK where it’s all hands on! You’re right about the results as the ones I’ve seen online have been truly marvellous!

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