Many of you have been posting on the Facebook page about your progress, and we have even gotten a few sneak peaks of zine covers! If you are completely finished with your zine and ready to send you lovely little creation out into the world, you can send your zine, as well as your contact information to:
Raven / 24 Hour Zine Thing
PO Box 2001
Abingdon, VA. 24212
Also! Don’t forget that all pin designs for the 2011 Participant Pin Design Contest are due by midnight Friday! The creator of the winning design will receive a bunch of the printed pins, as well as a goodie bag from Avocado Tree Distro!
I’m going to go ahead and say that Rick Silva may be someone you want to watch out for. Given only 24 hours and a backpack full of materials, Rick was able to create an absolutely wonderful zine jam-packed with text, pictures, and collage… on the go! This is the only zine submitted to the 24 Hour Zine Thing that was created “on the road”, and it is definitely worth reading!
Caravan #10.5: 24 Hours of Pure Geekery by Rick Silva
Name: Rick Silva City: Osterville, MA Zine Goal: Digest sized. My usual zine is more of a newsletter, so
I’d like to do this one in a more “traditional” zine look, with more
collage stuff and minimal white space.
Rick Silva took a really interesting approach to his 24 hour zine challenge – he worked from the road! Armed with a laptop, some zine-making materials, unread comic books, music and maps, he headed out for an entire 24 hours of “pure geekery”, which included attending “Harry Potter Day” and taking part in many of the events, as well as participating in a Magic:The Gathering tournament! He writes about each of his experiences, and even has time to add in reviews of the comic books and music that he read/listened to that day! My absolutely favorite component of this zine would have to be “During these 24 Hours”, which lists several interesting events that took place during the 24 hours it took to complete this zine. The last few pages of the zine feature a “Photo Gallery” of all the places Rick visited and saw that day. Rick definitely met his “zine goal” with this gem, and has cemented his place in the Hall of Fame of 24 Hour Zines.
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!
For the second week of the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing, 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, and created a compilation zine called Fight Boredom in 2007, 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.
I’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 Amber’s fondness of lists, the “art parties” she throws, pop culture, and feelings about life, the future, and a little bit of everything in between.
Congratulations to all of you for surviving the first week of the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing! A few participants have already posted on the Facebook page about their finished zines, and I’m sure there are more of you out there sitting on finished zines! Please feel free to post pictures, ask questions, spread advice and help each other out!
Two events have been confirmed this week!
24 Hour Zine Thing at The Olympia Timberland Library with Gumar and His Magical Midi Band!
Date: 7/29/2011, 1:00 PM- 9:00 PM Location: 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia WA map Phone: 360-352-0595 Email: email@example.com
Your 24HZT challenge: to make a 24-page zine from conception to completion in 24 hours straight. Drop in to the library’s meeting room between 1 and 7 p.m. to use the library’s resources and work with zinester volunteers to create your zine. Supplies provided include recycled magazines, glue sticks, long armed staplers, typewriters, paper, and of course a copy machine. All are welcome to read at the Zinester Open Mike at 7 p.m., to be followed by an epic dance party with Gumar and His Magical Midi Band. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring materials to use or share.
Samizdat Zine Library Opening and 24 Hour Zine Challenge Event!
When? Saturday, July 16th, 2011 7pm-10pm
Where? The Archive on Cherokee Street STL, 3215 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118 map
Please stop by for a number of incentives:
-poetry/zine readings (beginning at 8)
-crafts&art for show&sale
-become a member of the library and get to take zines home with you
-see a really cool banner
-be part of the CHEROKEE COLLABORATIVE ZINE we will be producing
-(potentially) see some awesome (maybe) musical performances
-kombucha cocktails&snacks ! -sign up for the national 24 HOUR ZINE CHALLENGE
if you want to participate in anyway (show yer art, play yer tunes, read yer words, bring food, etc.) contact:
Today officially begins the 2011 24 Hour Zine Thing! For the next month, participants all around the world will be devoting a full 24 hours (and a lot of coffee, sweat, and tears) to the creation of a wonderful zine that they can call their own. There are already many events scheduled throughout the United States for people to meet up and share ideas, food and supplies while creating their zine into the wee hours of the night. Here are the confirmed events so far:
Planning an event? Send the details to 24hourzines[at]gmail.com and I will post it on this website, the 24 Hour Zine Thing Facebook Page, and our Google calendar, which should be up on the site shortly!
What better way to celebrate this wonderful month of zines than a Pin Design Contest? One pin design will be chosen to grace the front of the 2011 24HZT Participant Pins, which will be given to each participant that successfully completes a 24 hour zine this month. The wonderful Alex Wrekk of Small World Buttons will be assembling the pins. Here are the requirements:
1. The words “24 Hour Zine Thing” and “2011″ must be incorporated into the design in someway.
2. Please follow these guidelines from Alex for the file formats when submitting your design:
“INFO ABOUT THE TEMPLATE
-The template is a lot larger in size but smaller in dpi (dots per inch) when you download it and it will be a .jpg file. Don’t worry about that when you download it. When you finish you design you can either send it as it is or make it 1.3″ x 1.3″ and 300 dpi.
– If you would like a more detailed template that you can open with layers, which you might need for things like writing on the edge of the button, I can e-mail you that template instead.
– I can accept most file types like: .jpg .gif .pdf
– I prefer the .tif format because it retains the colors well.”
3. You may submit as many designs as you would like!
4. All submissions must be received by midnight EST on July 22nd, 2011. You can submit the appropriate file type to 24hourzines[at]gmail.com
Thank you to everyone who has sent emails about this years event, there has been a huge interest in this years event. We have tons of zine libraries and bookstores currently working on setting up great events all over the world to celebrate the 24 Hour Zine Thing! If you are organizing an event and would like to spread the word, send the details to 24hourzines[at]gmail.com and I will post them onto this website and create a Facebook event on our Official Facebook Page.
If you plan to participate in this year’s event, be sure to visit the Sign Up Page, and be sure to check this website and our Facebook page for all the latest news!
As of last Tuesday, October 5th, all of the Participant Pins have been sent out! I apologize for such a long delay in getting all of the pins sent out, it has been a hectic past few months. Here is a list of the pins that were sent out this week:
1. Kagey, Canada
2. Ivone, Portugal
3. Hannah, Australia
4. Calvin, Canada
5. Aisling, NH
6. Rick, MA
7. Denise, TX
8. Julia, Canada
9. Antonio, Brazil
Now things are finally beginning to slow down, which means you can look forward to seeing new scans and reviews within the coming weeks!
Many of you have expressed interest in some type of newsletter, and I would be more than happy to put one together! If you are interested in receiving a once-a-month e-mail, filled with all the latest 24HZT news, scans and reviews of past zines, and other great tidbits, then please send an e-mail to 24hourzines[at]gmail.com with “Newsletter” in the subject line. If you have any ideas for the newsletter or there is something specific that you would like to see in the newsletters, feel free to include that in your e-mail! I want to make sure this newsletter is helpful and inspirational, and will help with whatever creative blocks might come up next July.
Also! I have noticed there have been a few people still signing up for the event. Please remember that the Official 24 Hour Zine Thing event only occurs during the month of July, and any zines made during other months will not qualify for the event. That does not mean that you should not create 24 hour zines throughout the year! If you have created a 24 hour zine during any other time than July and would like to share your creation, you are more than welcome to send in a copy, but please note that you will not receive a 24 Hour Zine Thing Participant Pin. Sorry for any inconvenience, but sadly the event only occurs during the month of July each year. Any sign-ups received after July 31st at 11:59pm will be added to the next year’s Sign Up sheet. If you completed a zine during the month of July 2010, I have already received your zine, and you did not sign up through the website, just send me an e-mail and we can add your information to the current year’s list!
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.