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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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