For the second week of the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing, treatment we will be featuring a variety of zine reviews each day from past years. Hopefully the reviews and cover/inside scans will inspire you on your own 24 hour zine-making journey!
We will start off today’s review post with a wonderful zine completed during the 2007 24 Hour Zine Thing by Amber. Amber has written her perzine Culture Slut since 2004, visit this site and created a compilation zine called Fight Boredom in 2007, medicine dedicated to featuring ideas on how to fight boredom and appreciate the wonderful aspects of living in a small town. She also runs Fight Boredom Distro, and maintains her blog, Hello Amber!
Name: Amber Farthing
City: Lindsay, Ontario
Zine Goal: Just to write a good zine, I guess. I write a perzine
called Culture Slut and I currently have nine issues out. Issue ten
will be done in 24 hours.
Iâ€™m still amazed that Amber was able to conquer the 2007 24 Hour Zine Thing challenge by creating the 10th issue of her zine, Culture Slut, within only 24 hours. Neatly handwritten capitalized letters fill the light blue pages of her zine, along with torn scrap paper pasted underneath stickers, stamps and clip arts. The text itself reads a lot like a letter from a good friend, with one topic leading to another, and then another, such as Amberâ€™s fondness of lists, the â€œart partiesâ€ she throws, pop culture, and feelings about life, the future, and a little bit of everything in between.