5 Questions for Rick Silva

July is all about zines. With the 24 Hour Zine Thing (which is in its 6th year!) and International Zine Month issuing the challenge to create and celebrate zines during the month of July, more about a handful of bookstores, ampoule distros, and other individuals in the zine world has issued another challenge that will last the whole year.

Revenge of Print 2011 started from all those stories about technology taking over and making print and publishing a thing of the past. The challenge presented is to put down that e-reader and bust out another issue of your zine! A Facebook group has been created along with discussion forums so you can interact and share your creation, ideas, and resources with others. Distros and review sites are encouraged to post contact information, and individuals are encouraged to contact these sources and share their zine out into the world!

If you have already created your zine, then you have already completed this challenge as well! But don’t let that stop you from creating more. If you have not yet created your 24 hour zine, right now is a great time to start! And if you have not signed up yet, head over to the “signup” tab, fill out the form, and get started!

The wonderful folks over at Rotherham Zine Library in Rotherham, buy more about
England interviewed me about the 24 Hour Zine Thing, arthritis
and asked some really great questions. You can read the interview here! Check out the rest of their blog, which features tons of great zine reviews, or if you are in the area, stop by!

Rick Silva is the creator of the wonderful zine Caravan, and has participated in the event for three years now! Who better to ask about conquering the 24 Hour Zine Thing challenge?

Why did you decide to participate in the 24 Hour Zine Thing challenge?
It’s a great excuse to exercise some creativity. If not for the zine challenge, well, I didn’t HAVE to put a zine together this summer. It’s a great motivator to do something extra.

What type of pre-planning, if any, did you do before starting on your 24 hour zine?
My only pre-planning was to brainstorm a bit for ideas. With any kind of writing, I tend to mull it over in my head for quite a bit before I actually sit down to write it out.

How did you get your idea for the topic of your 24 hour zine?
My inspiration is right there (usually demanding that I play with him or feed him!). My wife did one minicomic about our first summer with our son. I wanted to do my own autobiographical piece. I also thought that I had enough fun material stored up from the past two years or so, that I could really do a fun take on “geeky parenting”.

How did you come to the decision to use the type of binding method and size that you chose?
I wanted to do some cartooning, so I knew I had to go pretty small or else I’d never get the zine done in time. I can’t draw at all, so I was using really crude stick figures, and I didn’t want to agonize over re-drawing them every time, so I knew I’d need to digitally copy/paste. Thus the decision for quarter-sized and to lay the whole thing out in MS Word.

Was completing the challenge harder than you expected?
Definitely harder. It took me longer than I thought it would to come up with dialogue for some of the situations. I also ran into a lot of technical problems with getting the images where I needed them to be. MS Word is NOT designed to be a layout program, but it worked for me because I’m very familiar with its functions, so I knew how to work around its limitations. It wasn’t always easy, though.

What advice would you give to others who are attempting the 24 Hour Zine Thing challenge?
Avoid preconceived notions about what the project needs to be. The really great thing about zines is that they can take any shape/size/form. So stretch the boundaries of your ideas. Don’t feel like your zine needs to look like other zines you’re seen or read. It only needs to look like YOUR zine.

Be sure to check out Rick’s comic company at dandelionstudios.com

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Zine Review – 10 Dirty Little Secrets by Shannon

See the brave 2007 participants

See the triumphant 2008 participants

See the fearless 2009 participants

See the courageous 2010 participants

2011 Participants

Name: Erica Albanese
City: New York
State/Province: NY
Country: USA

Name: Silverfish
City: Hobart
State/Province: Tasmania
Country: Australia
Zine Goal: Creating a zine scene in Hobart, more about by making as many local
zines as possible, stomach connecting to the international zine community,
teaching people how to make zines, learning how to make better zines,
making zines…

Name: Rae Logios
City: omaha
State/Province: ne
Country: usa
Zine Goal: just to finally participate this year. c:

Name:Hannah Dostine
City:Sunbury
State/Province:Victoria
Country:Australia
Zine Goal:To make a rad zine before the end of July.

Name:Vicki
City:Yorktown Heights
State/Province:NY
Country:USA
Zine Goal:24 pages on one of this year’s obsessions, TBD.

Name:Toronto Zine Library
City:Toronto
State/Province:Ontario
Country:Canada
Zine Goal:to make even more zines than last year! Come join the TZL again, this time in the Tranzac’s Tiki Room, as we draw, cut and paste! There will be zine-making supplies on hand, tasty snacks, and good tunes. For details check out our blog at torontozinelibrary.org or email us! xo

Name:Persephone Pomegranate
City:Manitou Springs
State/Province:CO
Country:USA
Zine Goal:A 24 page quarter issue of Reclusive Obscenities

Name:Rob Bowen
City:Manitou Springs
State/Province:CO
Country:USA

Name:stephanie
City:chillciothe
State/Province:Ohio
Country:USA
Zine Goal:make one! (:

Name: tough titties
City: sydney
State/Province: NSW
Country: Australia
Zine Goal: Create a zine with stories about women

Name: Will
City: London
State/Province: England

Name: Izzy Roberts-Orr
City: Melbourne
State/Province: Victoria
Country: Australia

Name: Doreen Baros
City: Bismarck
State/Province: North Dakota
Country: USA
Zine Goal: Create a 1/2 page 24 page Black & White zine that
incorporates hand-drawn images and text.

Name: Nicole Harris
City: Richmond
State/Province: VA
Zine Goal: 24 Page 1/8 size zine. I have never done a mini before so
this will be a new challenge.

Name: sbrc
City: Halifax
State/Province: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada

Name: ManDuh
City: Liverpool
State/Province: NY
Country: USA
Zine Goal: As I’m starting back to school in August and won’t have a
lot of extra time for zining, I’m shooting for doing a 24 hr zine
every Saturday in July.

Name: Mo Karnage
City: Richmond
State/Province: Virginia
Country: USA
Zine Goal: Either write issue number 6 of my zine Cuddle Puddles and
HOt Pants, or maybe write a political zine about some aspect of
anarchism. We are having this event at the Wingnut Anarchist
Collective and its being sponsored by the Richmond Zine Fest!
www.wingnutrva.org

Name: Rachel Kopel
City: San Diego
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Zine Goal: I actually made a 24HZ last July. Going for a second
finish.

Name: Miss Nico
City: Milwaukee
State/Province: Wisconsin
Zine Goal: Either to:
-Produce issue 7 of my zine Desensitized
-Write a new sex zine
-Let creation take me somewhere new!

Name: Kirsty Win
City: Auckland City
State/Province: Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Name: ro grimes
City: oklahoma city
State/Province: ok
Zine Goal: to make sure it’s better than my 24-hour comic!

Name: Hen House Distro
City: Birmingham
State/Province: AL
Country: USA
Zine Goal: Participate and host a 24 Hour Zine Thing event in Birmingham

Name: Mike Fiftysticks
City: Grand Rapids
State/Province: Michigan
Country: USA
Zine Goal: 24 pages of collaged, typed, written word, hand-drawn sweet goodness that drips into your brain like so much maple syrup that your brain is left hoping that on the next page I have written about my love of sweet and sour sauce just to complete the gourmet love meal I’ve just fed you. This is going to be one for the libraries friends, but alas, it won’t make it there, it will be so worn and wrinkled from its time spent on top of the toilet and traded with friends. Oh boy, here she comes…

Name: RR
City: Conway
State/Province: AR
Country: USA
Zine Goal: I’d like to try to do 1/2 size instead of 1/4 size this
year.

Name: Brandy Erdmann
City: Athens
State/Province: Georgia
Country: USA

Name: Chiara
City: Canberra
State/Province: ACT

Name: Cass
City: Sydney
State/Province: NSW
Zine Goal: Have completed something within twenty four hours that I
can trade with other people!

Name: Antonio Augusto
City: São Paulo
State/Province: São Paulo
Country: Brazil

Name: Kim
City: Columbus
State/Province: OH
Country: USA
Zine Goal: To push the envelope – to free fall into ideas – to create
zine content in a way I never have before.

Name: Anna Cole
City: Rochester
State/Province: NY
Zine Goal: Make my first zine ever.

Name: Chani Asha
City: Brisbane
State/Province: Queensland
Country: Australia

Name: Andy Wesson
City: Birmingham
State/Province: Alabama
Country: United States
Zine Goal: To create a 24-hour zine produced off spontaneous
inspiration with the intention of positive social change.

Name: Raphael Kabo
City: Canberra
State/Province: ACT
Country: Australia

Name: Amanda
City: Wollongong
State/Province: NSW
Country: Australia
Zine Goal: To make it work.

Name: Kristy Reagan
City: Livingston
State/Province: TN
Zine Goal: To put my $ where my mouth has been.

Name: Lindsay Payne
City: Troy
State/Province: Michigan
Zine Goal: To create my first zine and learn how by doing it.

Name: Blaxter
City: Melbourne
State/Province: VIC
Country: Australia
Zine Goal: Alaysis/review/rant/history/memories of 24 different vinyl
records – Not sure how much text that should equate to? minimum of 500
words each record?

Name: E*phi
City: Hart-Purgstall
State/Province: Styria
Country: Austria
Zine Goal: Finally (!!) get my ass up and make a(nother) zine (and buy
*enough* chocolate for the process). ;D

Name: Mike Tolento
City: Santa Barbara
State/Province: CA
Zine Goal: I made a minicomic from the mid 90′s into the 2000′s called
Empty Life. I had great fun but it’s been a long time since I fucked
around with a copy machine. I never tried to make a 24 hour comic
because that’s too much of a challenge. There is no way I could
produce a decent comic in one day, but a zine is different. Banging
out 24 pages of any old writing will be a piece of cake…..I hope.

Name: Kagey
City: Toronto
State/Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Zine Goal: To incorporate autobio comics into my 24-hour zine. (Yeah!)

Name: Yvonne
City: Senhora da Hora
State/Province: Porto
Country: Portugal
Zine Goal: had a lot of fun in last year’s 24HZT, so i’d love to
repeat it again this year. besides, mostly i’m signing up to “push”
myself to do another zine, cause i still haven’t done another issue
since my first one last year!

Name: Dandy Dextrous
City: Richmond
State/Province: VA
Country: USA
Zine Goal: 24 hour epic on 24 pages of rock and roll sex metal
power… or fail. Fully written and illustrated of course.

Name: Shelly Brewer
City: Lawrence
State/Province: KS
Country: USA
Zine Goal: To simply start and finish this zine in 24 h

Name: shane bugbee
City: astoria
State/Province: oregon
Country: usa
Zine Goal: not sure until the second I start… talk about a
challenge. usually my goal as a creator is to upset, disturb, laugh,
think, learn all at once.

Name: Samantha Retton
City: Madera
State/Province: California
Zine Goal: To create the best zine I’ve ever done. 24 pages (10 more
than I’m used to), color, and tons of art as opposed to my usual
copious amounts of writing.

Name: Jennifer Monroe
City: Lynchburg
State/Province: VIRGINIA
Country: United States
Zine Goal: This will be only the second zine I’ve done! My goal is to
create something visually beautiful that makes people think about how
hard it is to be human, and that can breed compassion for others. (I
confess I’m not sure what you’re looking for here, but I’m rambling on
anyway.)

Name: Alex Wrekk
City: Portland
State/Province: Oregon
Country: USA
Zine Goal: I will complete a zine at the Portland Zine Symposium 24
hour Zine challege 7/16-17

Name: Hannah Sheehan
City: Springfield
State/Province: MO
Zine Goal: Issue #1 of my new perzine, Undestructable!

Name: Maria
City: Chillicothe
State/Province: Illinois
Country: USA
Zine Goal: to actually make a zine, please.

Name: Jodie Christ
City: Melbourne
State/Province: Victoria
Country: Australia
Zine Goal: Ferocity & awesomeness

Name: Michelle
City: Collingdale
State/Province: PA
Country: USA
Zine Goal: To get back into writing, drawing, and collaging a zine
together. I haven’t made one in over 10 years!

Name: Eryca
City: Los Angeles
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Zine Goal: I am going to make an 1/8 sized zine!

Name: Kelly
City: Iowa City
State/Province: IA
Zine Goal: Make it work!

Name: Rachel Yorro
City: Bristol
State/Province: PA

Name: Natalie
City: Chico
State/Province: CA

Name: Anonymosity
City: Sydney
State/Province: NSW
Country: Australia
Zine Goal: To make my first zine… in 24 hours.

Name: Werdy Girl
City: Pittsburgh
State/Province: PA
Country: USA
Zine Goal: To actually do it this year. July was utterly insane for me
last year– for personal reasons, so this year I’m going to see it
through!

Name: Patrick
City: Portland
State/Province: Or
Zine Goal: to make a sweet 24 page comic zine.

Name: Pharoah Bolding
City: Portland
State/Province: Oregon
Zine Goal: To finish a complete 24-page comic of some nature in 24
hours, complete with cover!

Name: Jennifer
City: Albany
State/Province: WA
Country: Australia
Zine Goal: To explore my materials within 24 hours and create
something of interest.

Name: Kate Altermatt
City: Portland
State/Province: OR

Name: Christina “Blue” Crow
City: Portland
State/Province: OR
Country: USA
Zine Goal: To make a zine during the PZS 24hr Zine Challenge / fund
raiser! http://pdxzines.com/events/24hrzinechallenge/

I am going for a quarter-sized zine.

Name: Yasmine
City: Sydney
State/Province: NSW
Country: Australia
Zine Goal: To create my first zine in 24 hours.

Name: Jen Williams
City: Highland Park
State/Province: NJ
Country: USA
Zine Goal: Hmm.. I have no idea… then again I guess that’s the point
though? Maybe I’ll make something colorful?

Name: sylvia
City: los angeles
State/Province: california
Zine Goal: at least 16 pages of drawings and doodles. i don’t know how
to draw, so this should be interesting.

Name: Dixie Beaver (xox rachel e.)
City: Bristol
State/Province: PA
Country: USA
Zine Goal: I used to write a lot…. and in fact, I wrote zines… My
goal to to use this challenge as a way to unclug my creative block!
Reclaim my voice! Engage myself with internal banter about nothing
and everything! <3 xox rachel e. Dixie Beaver

Name: isabel xochitl
City: berkeley
State/Province: california
Zine Goal: collage, halfpage size zine! & i want to do it
simultaneously with a friend!

Name: Rick Silva
City: Marstons Mills
State/Province: MA
Country: USA
Zine Goal: Geeky parenting zine with stickfigure comics!

Name: ImagineNot
City: Copenhagen
State/Province: Copenhagen
Country: Denmark

Name: Maranda Elizabeth
City: Guelph
State/Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Zine Goal: To complete another issue of my annual 24-hour zine, Little
Acorns. Content to be determined as it happens.

10 Dirty Little Secrets

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.

10 Dirty Little Secrets by Shannon
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The End is Here

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(‘Zine Making Tools’ by MemoHelen)

As of midnight last night, dentist the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing is officially over! Congratulations to everyone who participated and a special thanks to everyone who hosted a 24HZT event! If you have any pictures from your event you would like to share, check please feel free to post them onto the Facebook wall.

Now that the event is over, it is time to reproduce those zines, send a copy in to us here at the 24HZT, and get your zine out into the world! Trade it with others, submit a copy to a zine distro, send extra copies to zine libraries! The possibilities are truly endless.

If you would like to receive a nice shiny 24 Hour Zine Thing Participant Pin, send a copy of your zine, along with your name, mailing address and email address to:

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

Once your zine is received, it will be scanned, reviewed, and posted to the blog for everyone to see!

Be on the lookout later this week to find out who won the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing Participant Pin Design Contest!

Zine Review – I Love This City by Ivana Stab

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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.

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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.

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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.

10 Dirty Little Secrets by Shannonclick to see larger version of image

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Shannon was one of the organizers for the 24 Hour Zine Thing for a few years, this
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.

10 Dirty Little Secrets by Shannon
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on Flickr”>I Love This City

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, recipe
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.

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Final countdown…

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(’24 hour zine aftermath’ by Miss Paquita [who completed the zine above for last years challenge])

The last weekend of July is here, approved and that means that there are only a few days left to make a 24 hour zine! If you haven’t started yet, here are some great posts from the past week that will help start you off:

  • “Tutorial: how to make a one-sheet zine” – Keeping it simple
  • “How to make a zine: putting it on paper” – Which medium will you choose?
  • “How to make a zine: folding” – Binding techniques
  • “Procreate, duplicate, replicate” – photocopying is not your only option.
  • Four more brave participants have accomplished their goals and have managed to copy, assemble and send their zines already! Listed below are the latest zines received:

    1. Anonymosity – Green Power [a guide to eco-lifestyle]
    2. Jen Williams – The Power of Craft Compels You!!
    3. Persephone Pomegranate – Reclusive Obscenities
    4. Rob Brown – Zero hour! Printaissance Special Edition

    Congrats to all nine participants that have sent in their zine so far! If you have already completed your zine, be sure to send it in to this address to get your participant pin:

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

    Good luck!

    Have you ever organized a 24 Hour Zine Thing event?

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    Each year, tons of 24HZT events are hosted all over the world by brave zine-loving individuals, encouraging others to gather together to create a zine within 24 hours. Some events are small gatherings with friends, while others are used as fundraisers for other great zine events. How do they do it?

    I have set up a discussion forum on the Facebook page so that we can start to build a resource for those looking to host a 24 Hour Zine Thing event. If you have ever hosted, or organized a 24 Hour Zine Thing event, share your stories and tips on what made that event happen! If you have ever attended a 24HZT event, what was your favorite part? What made that event successful, or not so successful? Head on over there and start posting!

    While you’re on the Facebook page, take a second to answer the “Question” on the Wall!

    Procreate, duplicate, replicate

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    Most zines are written by creating a master copy (be it hand-written/drawn, help typewritten, approved or printed from a computer) which is then duplicated using a photocopier.

    This is not your only option, though.

    *If you have a digital file of the zine, and easy (and free/cheap) access to paper and a printer (like the office printer, or your school printer), printing the copies can keep you out of Kinkos (and may be utterly free, which is always nice). If you enjoy subversion, free things, or the smell of toner, this may be for you.

    *You could use carbon paper to make duplicate copies, though you’d be limited to however many sheets you can cram into your typewriter. If you enjoy Mad Men, purple fingers, or the delightful frustrations of typewriter use in general, this may be for you.

    *You could create each copy by hand. If you like your style to be pre-Gutenberg, you want to be an 11th-century monk, or you want each and every zine to be hand-made, this may be for you.

    *Back to the ol’ copier — again, your school or work may have one you can use. You can also take your master copy to a shop that lets you produce copies using their machines. In the US, Kinko’s is king, though you might find a mom-and-pop shop to give your hard-earned dollars.

    If you’d like to think more about how to hatch your zine, I recommend Stolen Sharpie Revolution (1 and 2). Alex writes about how to copy and distribute your zine, amongst maaaaany  other things zine. It’s a staple of the canon, if you want to get all serious about it. It’s some of the best $6 you can spend. Go find it at a zine/infoshop, or buy it online if you have to.

    How to make a zine: putting it on paper

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    Thanks to modern technology (thanks!), neurologist we have many options for how to put your brain juice down on paper to make a zine. Here’s an overview of options you may have (find a pen on the ground, use a computer) to create the content for your zine:

    Zine Making/Writing the pages
    (from Wikibooks)

    How to make a zine: folding

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    Here’s one place to get started on how to turn pieces of paper into Your Very Own Zine!

    Zine Making/Putting pages together, thumb featuring different ways to fold, different ways to compile multiple sheets, and several different ways to make a zine out of one sheet of paper.
    (via Wikibooks)

    Tutorial: how to make a one-sheet zine

    If you’re feeling intimidated by the process of making a zine, prostate one of the easiest formats is a one-sheet, information pills eight-page zine. There’s this clever way of folding and cutting so you don’t have to bind it with anything else (like staples, thread, chewing gum). The total amount of white space is that of one side of one sheet of paper, which means you don’t have to figure out how the printer/copier does two sided copies so one’s not upside down (the bane of my existence).

    Eight pages gives you plenty of space for a small zine. I find it’s easier to fill in small pages rather than trying to cover a half-sheet of paper with text. The downside to an 1/8ther is you might find that it’s too small for you. Fold up a piece of paper, and look at the amount of space you’d have to work with (don’t forget to give yourself a little white space on the edges of the paper, so the copier doesn’t accidentally cut off some of your work) and decide if this size could work for you.

    Instructables step-by-step with text and pictures

    DIY – How to Make a Zine; Paper, Scissors, Pen – Rockin!
    (Youtube video)