LA ZINE FEST

Jul 26

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Jul 25

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Jul 24

stolensharpierevolution:

It’s here! The poster forP
31 Days of International Zine Month July 2014
Get Ready!
-Sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com & write about IZM
-Sign up for 24 hour zine challenge (24hourzines.com)
-Use #IZM2014 when writing online about International Zine Month
 GO!
ZINE EVENT: 
26 - 1 July - Zines At The American Library Association Annual Conferece (Las Vegas, Nevada) I’ll be at the ALA with posters!
1 - Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines!
2 - Re-read your favorite zines - Let’s remember why we fell in love with zines in the first place!
3 - Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro
4 - Read a zine from a country other than your own: There are so many fantastic zines from around the world!
5 - Teach yourself a  new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.
6 - Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.
7 - Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week
8 - Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.
9 - Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know
10 - Send a care package to a zine friend
11 - Make some mail art!
ZINE EVENTS:
12 - OC Zine Fest  (Santa Anna, California, USA)
12 - Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)
12-13 Portland Zine Symposium (Portland, Oregon, USA)
12 - Send your zine out to be reviewed
13 - Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.
14 - ValenZINE’s Day! Write to ZineCrush.com (or write to your zine crush!)
15 - Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!
16 - Send your zine to a distro for consideration
17 - Review a zine online or write a review to share
18 - Order from a different zine distro than usual
19 - Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!
20 - Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.
21 - International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!
22 - Send your zine to a zine library
23 - Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.
24 - Organize your zine collection
25 - Teach a friend or family member about zines
26- Submit something to a compilation zine
27 - Organize a zine event! any size! big or small!
28 - Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!
29- Post photo of you with your zine or zinecollection.
30 - Read some zines! Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can
31 - HallowZINE  Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.
 EXTRA CREDIT
-Read a zine everyday
-Attend a zine event
-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com
-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines
-Drawa comic a day then release a comic zine
-Write about your progress daily online
Here’s the activity poster for 2014 International Zine Month! Print off your own copy here, get one free with orders from Portland Button Works, or send a stamp or IRC (International Reply Coupon) to:
International Zine Month
c/o Portland Button Works
1322 North Killingsworth
Portland, Oregon 97217
USA

stolensharpierevolution:

It’s here! The poster forP

31 Days of International Zine Month July 2014

Get Ready!

-Sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com & write about IZM

-Sign up for 24 hour zine challenge (24hourzines.com)

-Use #IZM2014 when writing online about International Zine Month

 GO!

ZINE EVENT:

26 - 1 July - Zines At The American Library Association Annual Conferece (Las Vegas, Nevada) I’ll be at the ALA with posters!

1 - Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines!

2 - Re-read your favorite zines - Let’s remember why we fell in love with zines in the first place!

3 - Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro

4 - Read a zine from a country other than your own: There are so many fantastic zines from around the world!

5 - Teach yourself a  new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.

6 - Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.

7 - Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week

8 - Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.

9 - Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know

10 - Send a care package to a zine friend

11 - Make some mail art!

ZINE EVENTS:

12 - OC Zine Fest  (Santa Anna, California, USA)

12 - Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)

12-13 Portland Zine Symposium (Portland, Oregon, USA)

12 - Send your zine out to be reviewed

13 - Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.

14 - ValenZINE’s Day! Write to ZineCrush.com (or write to your zine crush!)

15 - Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!

16 - Send your zine to a distro for consideration

17 - Review a zine online or write a review to share

18 - Order from a different zine distro than usual

19 - Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!

20 - Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.

21 - International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!

22 - Send your zine to a zine library

23 - Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.

24 - Organize your zine collection

25 - Teach a friend or family member about zines

26- Submit something to a compilation zine

27 - Organize a zine event! any size! big or small!

28 - Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

29- Post photo of you with your zine or zinecollection.

30 - Read some zines! Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can

31 - HallowZINE  Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.

 EXTRA CREDIT

-Read a zine everyday

-Attend a zine event

-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com

-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines

-Drawa comic a day then release a comic zine

-Write about your progress daily online

Here’s the activity poster for 2014 International Zine Month! Print off your own copy here, get one free with orders from Portland Button Works, or send a stamp or IRC (International Reply Coupon) to:

International Zine Month

c/o Portland Button Works

1322 North Killingsworth

Portland, Oregon 97217

USA

mooselane:

TELL YER FRIENDS

mooselane:

TELL YER FRIENDS

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May 03

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May 02

portlandbuttonworks:

stevelarder:

New print available in my shop - ‘Read more zines’. Comes delivered with in a cellobag with mountboard backing. Bang!
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/183499191/a5-colour-art-print-read-more-zines?ref=related-0

Awesome new print by a friend of the shop!

portlandbuttonworks:

stevelarder:

New print available in my shop - ‘Read more zines’. Comes delivered with in a cellobag with mountboard backing. Bang!


https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/183499191/a5-colour-art-print-read-more-zines?ref=related-0

Awesome new print by a friend of the shop!

(via welovezines)

May 01

Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc. and Skylight Books are teaming up to together to celebrate California Bookstore Day with an “Ask a Zinester” booth at Skylight on Saturday, May 3, from noon to 10 pm. Stop by to meet some new zinesters, ask questions about everything from binding to copy-scamming, and get answers from wizened old zine makers. It’s gonna be FUN!

Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc. and Skylight Books are teaming up to together to celebrate California Bookstore Day with an “Ask a Zinester” booth at Skylight on Saturday, May 3, from noon to 10 pm. Stop by to meet some new zinesters, ask questions about everything from binding to copy-scamming, and get answers from wizened old zine makers. It’s gonna be FUN!

Apr 30

ruthietherobot:

Hooray! Awesome mail day, I received this amazing zine from @briannedonut Thanks again for trading with me!

ruthietherobot:

Hooray! Awesome mail day, I received this amazing zine from @briannedonut Thanks again for trading with me!

Apr 29

annapolisvalleyzinelibrary:

See what can be done with a quarter-sized format everyone? Selections from the library…

annapolisvalleyzinelibrary:

See what can be done with a quarter-sized format everyone? Selections from the library…

Apr 28

rebeccaartemisa:

I am hard at work on a comic/zine exploring the subject of La Llorona (my favorite ghost story). It is getting weird. Due out by mid June! It’s called “Brujaja” ✾꒡ .̮ ꒡✾

rebeccaartemisa:

I am hard at work on a comic/zine exploring the subject of La Llorona (my favorite ghost story). It is getting weird. Due out by mid June! It’s called “Brujaja” ✾꒡ .̮ ꒡✾

Reading recommendations, anyone?

What’s your favorite zine right now?

Apr 24

Creator Q + A: Tom Neely -

lineworknw:

Each day from now until the show we are going to be highlighting the amazing creators of Linework NW in a series of interviews conducted by the awesome folks over at Gridlords. Today’s spotlight takes a look at the work of Tom Neely, the cartoonist and publisher behind I Will…

Tom Neely helped organize LA Zine Fest’s first and second annual zine readings! Tom is an amazing creator, check out his work if you aren’t familiar with it already!

(via sparkplugbooks)

Apr 23

bluebeadsandbones:

oh my god

bluebeadsandbones:

oh my god

Apr 22

“Fair is fair. Do any of us - the writers, the zinesters, the get up in the middle of the night and write sentences on scraps of paper people - owe anything less? Writing zines is like giving blood for practice. No real reason. Like sleeping on the floor when you have a bed, or riding your bike in a blizzard for money. No good reason at all to risk so much pain and stupidity. Except to see what it feels like. And because writing’s like blood in that once it’s out you can’t put it back in. A puddle of bad spirits and liquid iron on the paper, and you give it away at shows.
Zine ends. Year ends. You wake up in a different city and you say the same things, but for real this time.” — Ammi Emergency, from Emergency zine #5 (via rustbeltjessie)

(via strangerdistro)