Shannon was one of the organizers for the 24 Hour Zine Thing for a few years, and created this amazingly honest 24 hour zine for the 2007 challenge. If you participated in the 2007 24HZT Grab Bag exchange, you were lucky enough to receive a copy of this zine!
Name: Shannon City: Dieppe, New Brunswick Zine Goal: Size: I’m predicting quarter size, or tall half size Personal Challenge: I’d like to make something more artsy as opposed to my typical perzine, or themed issues. But we’ll see when it all happens! My zines are usually only 16 pages, so 24 will be more of a challenge.
For her 24 hour zine, Shannon decided to explore the idea of “dirty little secrets”, noting on her first page that “it depends on the person, to determine how horrible the thing that was done” truly is. She goes on to list her own top ten dirty little secrets, describing her own feelings towards each of the subjects and how she handles these secrets throughout her everyday life. The secrets range from past experiences that she now regrets, her own feelings about herself, as well as recent events that had posed a problem in her life. Probably one of the most personal zines submitted to the 24 Hour Zine Thing project, Shannon’s zine is definitely a must-read.
Ivana created a wonderful zine for the 2007 24 Hour Zine Thing Challenge. You can see an inside scan below:
I Love This City by Ivana Stab Name: Ivana Stab City: Sydney, Australia Zine Goal: Small perzine with a cute cover.
Ivana’s zine is a lot like a list received from a friend of all the things to do in their hometown, filled with the insider’s scoop on where to go, what to do and who to talk to while you are there. She presents a disclaimer on the first page, insisting that “if you think I present the wrong image of Sydney please realize I’m not a travel agent, just an 18-year-old student having fun in her hometown…”, and she definitely aims her zine towards the type of audience that is willing to get lost in a new city and explore all the quirky things that make the city interesting. Her zine really could serve as a tiny travel guide, listing various restaurants, museums, and coffee shops pasted on top of black and white photographs with quotes by The Doors sprinkled throughout.
It’s almost been two weeks into the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing, and many of you have already started creating zines! There have also been many wonderful events taking place all over the world to celebrate the idea of dedicating a full 24 uninterrupted hours to creating a 24 page zine. Have you already finished your zine? Did you attend a 24 hour zine event? If so, head over to the Facebook page and share some pictures, stories, anything you wish!
To continue on with the zine reviews this week, check out John Dalton’s zine “Frankenstein Thumb #1″, submitted for the 2007 24 Hour Zine Thing.
John has experience in comic books, having participated in the 24 Hour Comic Challenge as well as the National 24 Hour Comics Day, but this was the first time he created an actual zine. His fun, comic-inspired zine is filled with childhood pictures, sketches, drawings and examples of past comic books and projects he has worked on, with explanations on each of the self-made comics featured and descriptions of the characters he created. John has also put in fun little articles, such as a crossword puzzle and a playlist that he used while working on the zine. A great read for anyone interested in comic zines!
The 24 Hour Zine Challenge asks zinesters to create a 24-page zine
from conception to final product in 24 hours straight.
Zines should be of suitable size and technical difficulty
so that this truly is a challenge for individual zinesters.