Another Year and Six New Zines!

First zine received for #24HZT2013! Safety Second! by Betty Rae
Photo used under Creative Commons from Magical Mugz Studios on Flickr

The 24 Hour Zine Thing 2013 has now come to an end, viagra and the zines are starting to roll in! Here are the zines received so far:

  • Safety Second! by Betty Rae, discount USA
  • Boats, Bikes & Bars: Drunk Confessions & Gay Chatter on the Gulf of Mexico by Zinefandel, USA
  • Purple Myrtle Squeegy #6 by Hadass, Israel
  • It’s About Time by Rachel Kopel, USA
  • Booklyn Takes On The Twenty Four Hour Zine Challenge by Booklyn Artists Alliance, USA
  • My Book of Personal Prayers by Theresa Williams, USA


  • Congrats to these six brave souls who kicked some 24 hour zine butt! I am putting the finishing touches on the 2013 Participant Pin design, and pins will be ordered this weekend. If you don’t see your zine listed above, send me a Tweet to let me know you’re done!

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    24 Hour Zine Thing
    PO Box 2001
    Abingdon, VA 24210
    USA

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    First zine received for #24HZT2013! Safety Second! by Betty Rae
    Photo used under Creative Commons from Magical Mugz Studios on Flickr

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    Has It Been A Year Already?

    All Zines Received for the 24 Hour Zine Thing 2012 Event!
    Photo used under Creative Commons from Magical Mugz Studios on Flickr

    Before last years event, approved I had dreams of making the 24 Hour Zine Thing 2012 the best year yet. And then life happened. Which brings us to one year later, thumb with a wrap-up post of the 2012 event being posted in mid-July and participant pins just now being sent out.

    Which brings us to an apology. The 24 Hour Zine Thing has been held each July since 2005, treatment and since 2008 I have had the honor of receiving tons of 24 hour zines and getting to know each of you through handwritten letters, e-mails, Facebook posts and tweets. The sweet comments and little “thanks for everything you do!”s attached to your zines make hosting this event worthwhile, and I want to continue to make this event the best that it can be. Over the next few weeks I will be rolling out some new updates and surprises to make the 24 Hour Zine Thing even better!

    And with that said, let’s wrap up 2012!

    Congratulations to all 32 brave participants who completed a zine, from start to finish, in only 24 hours for the 2012 event! Here is a listing of all the zines received (and links to their blogs, Etsy shops, etc.):

  • 24 Thing to Love About Turning 24 by grouchymama
  • 9 Views of The Arbrary by Rachel Kopel
  • A Sea of Islands Versus Islands In A Far Sea by Kaden J
  • Adventures in Sky Mall by Rachel C-H
  • And All The Rest Is Talk #3 by Lindsey
  • Batgirl Was A Librarian by Bear Bahoochie
  • Bloomigrant by Bloomurder
  • Cherry Blossoms by Jessica
  • Cinnamon Insanity #1 by Anonymous
  • Dirty July #2 by Melanie
  • Fragile Like A Rubber Ball by Betty Rae
  • Gag (The 24H Edition) by Jade
  • How to Kick Yer Boots Up: A Short Ditty About Country Music by Miss C. Bean
  • Jazzhands #0: Kitty’s Guide to Urban Golf by Kitty Kerosene
  • Lady Teeth by tarynhipp
  • Lights Go Out (Issue 18) by Mr. T
  • LP’s Lists: A 24 Hour Zine by LogPoes
  • Madam Acne by Chiara
  • Mental Masturbation: 24H by Niila!
  • Mythologising Me 6: Change and Consumption by Ingrid
  • Nullium In Verba #1 by Calili
  • Power’d By Play! {4 Ways to Read} by A
  • Purple Myrtle Squeegy #4: A PMS Zine by Hadass Ben-Ari
  • Scary City Vol. 1 by +SCARE CITY+
  • She Had Black Hair by Christopher Felling
  • Summer School and More… 2012 by Stephen
  • The Routes We Wander: Issue 2 by ‘Larry’ Lee Taylor
  • The Universal Specific by Anna Vo
  • Things I Did During Int’l Zine Month by @lagina
  • Things That Work: A Zine About Things That Work by Lifeguard of Love
  • Tragic Boffin 4 by Donna
  • We Are Adventurers #1 by notpilgrim
  • Pins Already Sent:

  • Niila!
  • Anna Vo
  • Donna
  • Bloomurder
  • grouchymama
  • Kaden J.
  • Lifeguard of Love
  • Stephen
  • Rachel Kopel
  • Rachel C-H
  • Betty Rae
  • Pins to be sent on Monday, July 15, 2013:

  • Chiara
  • Calili
  • Jessica
  • Kitty Kerosene
  • Anonymous, Germany
  • LogPoes
  • Mr. T
  • Ingrid
  • Bear Bahoochie
  • Lindsey

  • If you have sent in your 2012 zine and do not see it listed, please contact me at 24hourzines(at)gmail.com. I have contacted all of the authors of the zines I have received in order to confirm mailing addresses before sending out the pins, so if you haven’t heard from me but see your zine listed above, shoot me an e-mail with your mailing address and I will send you pin out along with the others on Monday morning (or as soon as I hear from you).

    Thank you to all of your continued support, and Happy International Zine Month 2013!

    Postal Appreciation Week!

    See the brave 2007 participants

    See the triumphant 2008 participants

    See the fearless 2009 participants

    See the courageous 2010 participants

    See the victorious 2011 participants

    2012 Participants

    Australia

    Name: Chiara
    City: Canberra
    State/Province: ACT
    Country: Australia
    Zine Goal:To complete a zine in 24hours, nurse and to not chop off any content when photocopying.

    Name: Stormy
    City: Robina
    State/Province: QLD
    Country: Australia
    Zine Goal: to experiment…

    Name: Tee Rex
    City: Brisbane
    State/Province: Queensland
    Country: Australia
    Zine Goal: To make a zine

    Name: Calili
    City: Sydney
    State/Province: NSW
    Country: Australia
    Zine Goal:I want to complete the zine challenge for the second time, cure and pick my topic out of a hat when I start the challenge.

    Brazil

    Name: Antonio Augusto
    City: São Paulo
    State/Province: SP
    Country: Brazil
    Zine Goal: Music + Art

    Canada

    Name: Ren Allspark
    City: Edmonton
    State/Province: Alberta
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal:The Goal for my 24hour Zine is to incorporate a loose narrative with mixed media content, sale collage, experiments with illustration, comics and painterly styles.

    Name: Dana
    City: Vancouver
    State/Province: BC
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal: I’d like to do a zine with a better blend of image, design and words. Mine tend to be wordy.

    Name: Jessica
    City: Vancouver
    State/Province: BC
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal:To make my first zine.

    Name: Veronica Roth
    City: Vancouver
    State/Province: BC
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal:Make my first zine as a birthday present to me to say I could do it.

    Name: Christopher Felling
    City: Victoria
    State/Province: BC
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal: Make something that’s as much a thing as it is a zine. Something that can’t quite be read – it has to be felt, deciphered, maybe even eaten. Think a mix of HP Lovecraft, Jack Chick and the Principia Discordia.

    Name: Connor
    City: Winnipeg
    State/Province: Manitoba
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal:have fun make cool things

    Name: Kent
    City: Sackville
    State/Province: NB
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal: I want to make some minizines! Maybe 6 8-pagers? Probably some art or photo ones as a break from my text-heavy perzine thing.

    Name: Matthew Murray
    City: Halifax
    State/Province: Nova Scotia
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal:Make a zine?

    Name: Sarah Henderson
    City: Truro
    State/Province: Nova Scotia
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal: To finish something so rad I won’t even believe I’ve done it!

    Name: shittyponytail
    City: Truro
    State/Province: NS
    Country: B6L2K8
    Zine Goal:Finish one, finally!

    Name: Saffity
    City: Cambridge
    State/Province: Ontario
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal: I have yet to make a zine, so I think a challenge like this would be really good for me to get out of my comfort zone and be creative. I’ve recently gotten into art journaling, and it will be neat to add that to my writing and create a publication.

    Name: FeministPug
    City: Ottawa
    State/Province: Ontario
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal:To write a zine about my grad school musings. To include things about self-care, baking, crafts, angry rantings and loving excitement about feminist theory, and the importance and challenges of community organizing and how this informs my research…oh and cute pictures of (feminist) pugs, obvs.

    Name: Sarah
    City: Ottawa
    State/Province: Ontario
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal: Finish a cookzine!

    Name: Alison Lang
    City: Toronto
    State/Province: Ontario
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal:My zine goal is to create something funny and truthful and BITCHIN’!

    Name: Noelle Geniza
    City: Toronto
    State/Province: Ontario
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal: To make a (hopefully light-hearted) comic zine!

    Name: Kitty Kerosene
    City: Toronto
    State/Province: Ontario
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal: My goal is to include hand-drawn (by me) illustrations on at least 1/4 of the pages (1/2 if I go with a less-than-24 page count). My drawing skills are rusty, so I am giving myself deadlines which for me to draw more.

    Name: Penny Organ
    City: saskatoon
    State/Province: SK
    Country: Canada
    Zine Goal:To make a zine this July, and hopefully having other contribute.

    Name: Lydia Beardmore
    City: Bristol
    State/Province: Avon
    Country: England
    Zine Goal: To create the best zine the world has ever seen!

    Name: Lola
    City: London
    State/Province: England
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal:to give people something to think about, and to make people happy

    Name: Mnon
    City: Paris
    State/Province: Ile-de-France
    Country: France
    Zine Goal: I will do my 24h zine right after I finish and print out my first zine ever so I’m doing this 24h project to speed up my spontaneous creativity and to stop of being scared i’m not arty enough to do zines.

    Germany

    Name: Anna Vo
    City: Berlin
    State/Province: Berlin
    Country: Germany
    Zine Goal:next issue of per-zine, called The Singular v The Universal

    Indonesia

    Name: Bagi Bagi Zine
    City: Pontianak
    State/Province: West Borneo
    Country: Indonesia
    Zine Goal:To explore more more more and more about zine making. And to distribute zine from all over the world as much as i can. Open a zine distro and library place.

    Israel

    Name: Hadass Ben-Ari
    City: Jerusalem
    State/Province: Jerusalem
    Country: Israel
    Zine Goal: I want to make a perzine, completely different from the other zines I have!

    New Zealand

    Name: Kirsty
    City: Auckland City
    State/Province: Auckland
    Country: New Zealand
    Zine Goal: To make something funny and fun.

    Scotland

    Name: Donna
    City: Edinburgh
    State/Province: Modlothian
    Country: Scotland
    Zine Goal: To focus on one topic in detail – all my zines so far have been ‘a bit of this and a bit of that’.

    The Netherlands

    Name: LogPoes
    City: Amsterdam
    State/Province: Noord-Holland
    Country: The Netherlands
    Zine Goal:I’m looking forward to making a good old cut and paste zine from scratch! :-)

    United Kingdom

    Name: Mr. T
    City: Newbury
    State/Province: Berkshire
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal: I’ll make a special edition of Lights Go Out (a UK DIY punk zine) for this event…everything done in the 24 hour window of course!

    Name: Angry Violist
    City: Cambridge
    State/Province: Cambridgeshire
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal: To make a 16 page zine

    Name: Cath Elms
    City: Swansea
    State/Province: Carmarthenshire
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal: My goal is to make a fun, fluffy issue of my perzine. I spend so much time worrying about writing serious ‘proper’ content, so it’ll be nice to just splurge my thoughts on the page and ignore the critical voice in my head!

    Name: Bettie Walker
    City: Carlisle
    State/Province: Cumbria
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal: To write about hopes and dreams.

    Name: Ele Little
    City: Exeter
    State/Province: Devon
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal: To make something chaotic, full of collage and mythic mess, a tribute to everything that inspires me, unedited and barely decipherable.

    Name: Sophie Sherwood
    City: Plymouth
    State/Province: Devon
    Country: UK

    Name: Sasha Curran
    City: Manchester
    State/Province: Greater Manchester
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal:To complete a 24 page perzine (my first ever perzine).

    Name: Lizzy
    City: Nottingham
    State/Province: Nottinghamshire
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal: To make a 24 page zine. Not sure on what yet!

    Name: Chella Quint
    City: Sheffield
    State/Province: South Yorkshire
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal:I have absolutely no idea, but I shall do my level best.

    Name: Sarah
    City: Stafford
    State/Province: Staffordshire
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal: To write a 24page mini zine around a theme chosen by a friend, which I will not know about until I start my challenge.

    Name: notpilgrim
    City: Guildford
    State/Province: Surrey
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal: To make my second ever zine!

    Name: CaitlinBeth
    City: Swansea
    State/Province: Swansea
    Country: Wales
    Zine Goal: To FINALLY finish the second issue of my zine, and produce something I’m happy with :)

    Name: tomatosardine
    City: Newport
    State/Province: Wales
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal:I want to make my first recipe zine. I love baking and am doing a baking challenge for my blog; Festive Forty, and am about halfway through! I’ve only made one zine before so I can’t promise that this zine will be perfect but I CAN promise that you’ll have a lot of fun baking with it.

    Name: Lindsey
    City: Birmingham
    State/Province: West Midlands
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal:This will be my 3rd zine ever, I hope the result will be good enough to be the next in the series

    Name: ‘Larry’ Lee Taylor
    City: Kingswinford
    State/Province: West Midlands
    Country: UK
    Zine Goal: To finish another 24 hour zine that uses more cut ‘n’ paste / hand-rendered methods than the zine I usually make…

    United States of America

    Name: theskyyends
    City: Chico
    State/Province: CA
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: It’s been 17 years since I last did a zine. I’d like to change that fact

    Name: Amber Garza
    City: Fontana
    State/Province: California
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: I want to make at least one fully assembled, fully written zine of my new series, Lady CereVellum.

    Name: +SCARE CITY+
    City: Fountain Valley
    State/Province: California
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:To accomplish the lofty goal of actually finishing the project. (woo hoo)

    Name: Kim Burly
    City: Fresno
    State/Province: CA
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: To create a love letter to M. Theo Kearney, the raisin prince of Fresno.

    Name: Sam
    City: Fresno
    State/Province: California
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: My goal is to just finish this thing!

    Name: Ashley Honaker
    City: LA
    State/Province: California
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:To finally finalize my first solo zine that has been in the making for nearly a year now and to distribute all over the place.

    Name: champoy
    City: Los Angeles
    State/Province: California
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:im gonna try to to make a zine documenting a road trip and my observations on the road while we are doing in this church bus all across the pacific northwest.

    http://crafttour2012.tumblr.com/

    Name: @lagina
    City: Los Angeles
    State/Province: California
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:Make 3 pocket zines* to send to my snail mail friends.

    *that way I’ve made 24 pages.

    Name: id
    City: Los Angeles
    State/Province: CA
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: write and illustrate an original story

    Name: Kelly Dessaint
    City: Los Angeles
    State/Province: CA
    Country: USA

    Name: Samantha Retton
    City: Madera
    State/Province: California
    Country: United States
    Zine Goal: Since my Jawbreaker art/perzine came so easily, I’d kind of like to do something text-heavy this time. I’d like to fill at least half my 24 pages with writing.

    Name: Arsenic Alyss
    City: Oxnard
    State/Province: CA
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: I usually make nonfiction or political zines, so this time I am going to write a fun fiction story. Probably about zombies.

    Name: Aurora Lady
    City: Pasadena
    State/Province: CA
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: To bring you to tears, Baby.

    Name: Rachel Kopel
    City: San Diego
    State/Province: CA
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: Once again, to start something and also to finish without it becoming a long drawn-out procrastination party.

    Name: Emily Tareila
    City: San Francisco
    State/Province: California
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: careful drawings and pleasing words

    Name: Michael Mostachetti
    City: Santa Cruz
    State/Province: California
    Country: United States
    Zine Goal: Giving life to my anxieties. Never made a zine. Seems like a fun crash course. Pretty excited.

    Name: Brittany S
    City: Simi Valley
    State/Province: CA
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:To actually do it, and to make something i’ll be proud of.

    Name: Persephone Pomegranate
    City: Manitou Springs
    State/Province: CO
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:Documenting the Waldo Canyon Fire that is still impacting my community.

    Name: Inky Rasoulia
    City: Amelia Island
    State/Province: Florida
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:my goal is just to finish this. i haven’t made a zine in a looooong time :)

    Name: Brandy Erdmann
    City: Athens
    State/Province: Georgia
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:My goal this year is to step out of my comfort zone a put together a zine unlike any of my previous creations.

    Name: Noner
    City: Athens
    State/Province: Georgia
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:To finish a zine. Any zine. I have 4 different “in progress” and keep putting off finishing them, so…brand new and fresh, 24 hour deadline. Lets GO!

    Name: Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
    City: Whitesburg
    State/Province: Georgia
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:To complete a zine and do it well.

    Name: Felicia
    City: Chicago
    State/Province: IL
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: To make my first zine! I’ve never made one before, and I want to try it.

    Name: Amber Renee Amick
    City: Indianapolis
    State/Province: IN
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: To create a zine inspired by my blog, Miseducated.

    Name: Kelly
    City: Iowa City
    State/Province: IA
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: To follow up on my 2010 24ZT zine, I’ll be making Guestess With the Bestess.

    Name: Rachel C-H
    City: Frederick
    State/Province: Maryland
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:I’m still new to making zines so I have yet to make a 24-page one. I just want to see if I can finish and have fun!

    Name: Brian S
    City: Ann Arbor
    State/Province: Michigan
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:I work in comics, so my goal is to have a completed 25 page zine in one day.

    I have no idea what I am going to do a zine about.

    Name: Luke Allen Hackney
    City: East Lansing
    State/Province: MI
    Country: US
    Zine Goal: To create a zine that will interest someone other than myself.

    Name: Ethan Tate
    City: Lansing
    State/Province: MI
    Country: US

    Name: grouchymama
    City: Troy
    State/Province: MI
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:I’m fairly new to zine making, so my goal is a 24 page quarter zine! I just finished a zine that took three+ months to put together, so I’m excited by the challenge of doing one in 24 hours!

    Name: Zola Sassafrass
    City: Tupelo
    State/Province: Mississippi
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:To make my OWN first zine! I’ve been a piece of zines before, but this will be my first creation.

    Name: PeonyBlue
    City: Norfolk
    State/Province: Nebraska
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: It’s been a LONG time since I made anything remotely resembling a zine. (Like, a decade.) So I’m going for *done* rather than perfect. Hopefully to have the physical edition, but also a downloadable one. Whee!

    Name: Hannah Neurotica
    City: Keene
    State/Province: NH
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: Another zinester and myself will be making a zine about our experience doing the NH 48 Hour Film Project!

    Name: Chelsea
    City: Accord
    State/Province: New York
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:To make some kind of art-ish comic zine that I actually like, and try new techniques!

    Name: Jaye
    City: Albany
    State/Province: New York
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: I’ve always wanted to make a comic zine, telling a whole (short) story from start to finish…so this seems as good a time as any. Thanks!

    Name: Vickie Trancho
    City: Glen Oaks
    State/Province: NY
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: just to see where this takes me…i like to wander.

    Name: Seffers
    City: Lake Katrin
    State/Province: New York
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:My zinester mom is passing the pen onto me in this project.

    Name: ManDuh
    City: Liverpool
    State/Province: NY
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: One zine each Sunday in July, each in a different format.

    Name: soloerescris
    City: New York
    State/Province: NY
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: A zine about the intersections between my race, mental disorder and territory.

    Name: Inbal Newman
    City: New York
    State/Province: New York
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:Hand letter the pages! Not knowing what the theme will be, I’ll decide later if it’ll be drawn or collaged…

    Name: Jenna Freedman
    City: New York
    State/Province: NY
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:My bestest zine friend Celia and I are going to do the 24 hour zine thing together over the weekend of Zine Library Day. I don’t have a specific goal, just to get the thing finished in a day and to have fun with my homie.

    Name: ElizaSquared
    City: Rhinebeck
    State/Province: NY
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:Im going to have (all in zine form) the final round of a long standing, multi faceted internal conflict dealing with zines, the evolution of the art from my teen years into adulthood, the place of the internet in all of it and just how high I can/should/would set the bar. 7/7/2012 12:01am-11:59pm

    Name: Doreen247
    City: Bismarck
    State/Province: North Dakota
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: My goal is to complete the 24-hour zine challenge this year, 2012. I will work on it either on my July 4th day off from work, or on Saturday, July 21st. It will contain hand-drawn art, pen & ink sketches, cartoons and Zentangles as well as original written material that fits whatever theme I chose to design it to fit.

    Name: Catherine Pelican
    City: Columbus
    State/Province: OH
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:This will be my first zine ever

    Name: kathryn keister
    City: Columbus
    State/Province: OH
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:I put out a comic zine last fall but have hardly drawn since. I’d like to put together another comic to get myself going again.

    Name: Molly
    City: Columbus
    State/Province: OH
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:Never made a zine all by myself, slightly intimidated, no inspiration or ideas yet, gonna see what comes out the day of!

    Name: Colleen Reinhart
    City: Dayton
    State/Province: Ohio
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:I would like to create a narrative zine that also uses found objects to tell the story along with drawing and text.

    Name: Kate Thomson
    City: Fairlawn
    State/Province: Ohio
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: From about 1994-99 much of my life revolved around making and reading zines. I’ve wanted to make another zine for a long time but haven’t gotten around to it. I think this may be the inspiration i need.

    Name: Deidra K
    City: Edmond
    State/Province: Oklahoma
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: Make my first Zine! 8)

    Name: Ro Grimes
    City: Oklahoma City
    State/Province: Oklahoma
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: Make a 24-hour zine I’m as proud of as last year’s effort!

    Name: Alex Wrekk
    City: Portland
    State/Province: Oregon
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: I’m hoping to create two 24 hour zines this year! I’m hoping one of them is a new issue of brainscan! The past two years I was never sure how what I created would turn out, but I’ve been really happy with them!

    Name: Carlene
    City: Portland
    State/Province: OR
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: I have never actually published a zine. I’m hoping this challenge will get me to do that!

    Name: Michelle
    City: Collingdale
    State/Province: PA
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: Make a new zine! Make it more upbeat!

    Name: tarynhipp
    City: Hatboro
    State/Province: Pennsylvania
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: I want to attempt a more cut & paste style of zines than my perzine, Sub Rosa which is very text-heavy!

    Name: Aaron Weber
    City: Philadephia
    State/Province: Pennsylvania
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:Maybe a crazy collage of thing I find in my bedroom, maybe a poor attempt at comics.

    Name: Alyssa
    City: Philadelphia
    State/Province: Pennsylvania
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:Taking care of business.

    Name: Charlene
    City: Philadelphia
    State/Province: PA
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: To make a zine about standardized testing.

    Name: Sarah Rose
    City: Philadelphia
    State/Province: Pennsylvania
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:Make something good. Preferably something funny. I feel like all of my other zines are super serious and very issue oriented. I am not a total bummer in real life, I promise!

    Name: Sara Smaha
    City: Nashville
    State/Province: Tennessee
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: To complete a perzine with at least a handful of drawings and/or art pieces to go with various stories.

    Name: Whitney Billings
    City: Gatesville
    State/Province: Texas
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:Since I move off to college August 10th, I want to make a survival zine for myself (and others) about growing up.

    Name: Kym
    City: Nolanville
    State/Province: TX
    Country: United States
    Zine Goal: Make a zine that doesn’t suck and break the 16-page barrier.

    Name: Olympia Timberland Library
    City: Olympia
    State/Province: Washington
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:This year, participants in the Olympia Timberland Library 24 Hour Zine Thing event will be making a collaborative zine about why we love our hometown, Olympia Washington. We aren’t hosting our event until August 4th, but I think we may actually finish this year with some collective effort!

    Name: Miss C. Bean
    City: Seattle
    State/Province: Washington
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal: I am going to challenge myself to make a fun, pop-culture specific zine and make a little zine about country music.

    Name: Emalie Soderback
    City: Seattle
    State/Province: Washington
    Country: USA

    Name: Betty Rae
    City: Eau Claire
    State/Province: Wisconsin
    Country: USA
    Zine Goal:My goal is to do one 24 hour zine between noon July 4 – noon July 5. That is all.

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    If you have been following along with the International Zine Month, meningitis
    you know this week is dedicated to showing your appreciation for the postal system! Without this great system, zines would not be able to travel all around the world to find their way into our mailboxes and into our hearts.

    To celebrate Day 9 of International Zine Month, why not purchase some stamps, envelopes or postcards? Or check out these great tutorials on how to create your own personalized envelopes and stationery?

    How to:

    Make an envelope without tape or glue (Horizontal Bar Design)

    Make your own envelope templates

    Make your own personalized envelopes from pretty scrapbook paper

    Make your own stationery from paper and fabric scraps

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    You may have noticed a few changes around the 24 Hour Zine Thing website lately:

  • The Participants page has been updated and rearranged by location! Now you can find others in your area that are also participating in this year’s event.
  • After tons of questions, ambulance participant response, and a lot of thinking, the official rules for the 24 Hour Zine Thing have slightly changed. Check out the brand new Frequently Asked Questions page for the latest updates.
  • Check out the Contact page for links to the Twitter and Facebook page, as well as buttons that you can use to tweet us questions and stay in touch with other participants using the #24HZT hashtag.
  • And more great changes are coming soon! Do you have an idea on how this site/event could be even better? Tweet it, post it on our Facebook wall, leave a comment on the blog or e-mail it, and I will work to put it in action!

    It’s That Time Again!

    This year’s 24 Hour Zine Thing is right around the corner, syringe and it will be here before you know it! Participating in the 24 Hour Zine Thing is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

    1. Sign-up as a participant!

    Head to the Sign Up page and complete the brand new form.
    Want to see who is already signed up? You can view this year’s current participant list (and find links to past participants) on our Participants page.

    2. “Like” the Facebook Page!

    People are already talking about this year’s event over on the http://www.facebook.com/24HZT.

    3. Follow us on Twitter!

    Find us at https://twitter.com/#!/24HZT, and be sure to use #24HZT to join the conversation and keep everyone posted on your progress!

    And that’s it! Now all you have to do is sit back and wait for July 1st to roll around. In the meantime, check out the interviews, zine reviews, and tutorials we have throughout the site to get the creative juices flowing!

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    July Too Far Away?

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    “Quimby’s” by Shawn Econo

    2011 has been a great year for zines. The year was filled with zinesters all over the world working on the Revenge of Print 2011, more about and 21 participants successfully completed the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing by sending in their completed zines, not to mention the many others that completed their zines for local challenges and events.

    I already have a feeling 2012 will be just as great. Quimby’s in Chicago is already planning their First 24 Hour Zine Challenge for January 14th through January 15th. July is such a long time away so this is a great opportunity to ring in the new year with some other creative individuals and work on your first zine of 2012.

    If you are a zine library, bookstore, distro, etc. and would like to start planning a 2012 24HZT event in your town, please keep in touch! I am more than happy to help in any way possible. Buy lamisil.

    Participant Pins Sent

    Sorry for the delay! The following participants’ pins were sent on Tuesday, capsule December 13th:

  • 1. Anonymosity, Australia
  • 2. Deirdree, CA
  • 3. Jen, NJ
  • 4. Crystal, AL
  • 5. Dennis, Netherlands
  • 6. Rory, OK
  • The rest of the pins will be sent out on Monday morning. Hope everyone has a happy holiday season!

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    The Pins and Zines Are In!

    Thursday was the deadline to have your zines in for the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing event, shop and I have received some beautiful submissions this year! This was the 5th year that I have hosted this event, and it’s amazing to see how different the zines are from year to year. 2011 was all about handmade touches and color copies. Here are the triumphant participants that finished their zine for this year’s challenge!

    1. Rachel – Food Issue
    2. Kirsty – On A Sugar High 1.5
    3. Michelle – Missouri Jam Bomb
    4. Brandy – Pixelated 1.5: Attack of the Oil Pastels (Of Doom)
    5. Hannah – Undestructable #1
    6. Persephone Pomegranate – Reclusive Obscenities
    7. Rob – Zero Hour! Printaissance Special Edition
    8. Jen – The Power of Craft Compels You!
    9. Anonymosity – Green Power [A Guide to Eco-Lifestyle]
    10. Deirdree – Elliot Smith Stabbed Himself In The Heart
    11. Rory – Posture #2: Create or Perish
    12. SBRC – Forget Me Not: A 24 Hour Zine
    13. Rick Silva – Caravan #28: Adventures in Geeky Parenting
    14. Dennis – Amina
    15. Samantha – Unfun (a jawbreaker fanzine)
    16. Philip Dearest – Being Brave Is One Thing
    17. E*phi – The (almost 6x) 24hrs in Berlin Zine
    18. Crystal – Teachers
    19. Wes White – Villanelle
    20. Jenn – Jacks Heart
    21. Alex Wrekk – Brainscan #26.5

    If you do not see your zine listed here but have already sent it out, or just completely forgot, send me an email at 24hourzines[at]gmail.com and we will work it out!

    Things are beginning to wrap up around here for this year’s event. I have spent the day addressing envelopes, so if your zine is listed here your Participant Pin (pictured above) will be sent out on Tuesday. The sign-up sheet is open, so if you like to be an early bird go ahead and sign up for next year’s event!

    Thank you to everyone who signed up, sent in their zine, organized or attended an event, and even the ones who attempted but did not finish. No worries! All that matters is that you helped to keep zines alive and going, which is what this event is all about.

    We Have A Winner!

    We have a winner! The wonderful pin design featured on our 2011 Participant Pin was created by Katie of Hen House Distro! Katie is extremely active in her town’s zine culture, resuscitation and successfully hosted an event in her apartment in Birmingham for the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing Challenge! She was gracious enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for us about her involvement in zines, sick how to create a zine culture in your hometown, hygiene and more! You can read the interview and see pictures of zines completed during the event below the cut.

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