Years ago while reading Stolen Sharpie Revolution, I said I would one day have a zine distro.
Today, it’s live.
I’m so excited! It’s still a rather small distro, but one must be slow and careful with these sorts of things. I’m proud as punch to finally take a big step in Sea Green Zines becoming an Australian distro featuring zines from zinemakers around the world.
Not only that, but I’ll be able to offer my novels and various art projects as well. I also have a big list of people I want to contact to stock their work in my distro – but that has to be done as I can afford it.
For now, click on the ‘distro’ link in the menu right below the header image, and check out the zines on offer.
Thank you all for your wonderful support and enthusiasm. It’s helped me enormously.
Hello, zine friends! No mail arrived over this past week, but I have been keeping busy.
It has been on my list for longer than I care to admit, and it is finally done: updated Patreon tiers.
For a long time, I have been thinking about how to better use Patreon. How to offer more to patrons while still keeping the essence of why I started using it in the first place (funding the hosting for The Zine Collector podcast). I felt like I wasn’t giving enough back for the support wonderful patrons have been showing me.
I now offer tiers that offer things like my monthly mailing Missives From Murray Bridge and print versions of my zines. Different tiers for local and international patrons means that I have a balance between shipping costs and funding.
I don’t consider these tiers to be the be all and end all. I am open to your opinions on the current options as well as ideas for additional tiers. I’d eventually like to add a tier that offers things like SGZ tote bags and signed copies of my novels.
For now, I think this is a good start.
Hello, dear zine friends.
I’m afraid there’s no happy mail this week, as offline life requires my full attention today and possibly tomorrow.
I’ll be back to it before you know it, so until then, make some mini-zines! 💚
Hello, zine friends!
It is well and truly that time of the year when there is a lot going on, and a lot of people are making changes to their schedules. Online, offline – it’s pretty common to have a lot going on.
That being said… things are going to carry right along here on SGZ. Holiday times are quiet times at the zine cave. No holidays fall on Thursdays/Fridays this year, so reviews will carry on as usual. I even have a bit of happy mail to open on Monday.
Haha. Talk about a boring post for the day, but there it is. ^_^ I’ll be around.
Whatever you’re doing or not doing, I hope it goes well and you have a good rest of the year.
First off: I don’t want this post to be seen as me taking any credit for ZineWriMo. The entire idea belongs to Kat (Twitter, Instagram), and I am just another happy participant. A happy zine enthusiast who whipped up a daily task list for the month last year and will be doing the same this year.What’s ZineWriMo?
In Kat’s own words:
ZineWriMo is a new idea that came to me in wanting to combine the original NaNoWriMo and zines!
ZineWriMo is November! We focus on making one, or many, zines in November! Our only goal is to create zines, no word count requirement!
While ZineWriMo is a ziney NaNoWriMo alternative, it doesn’t have ‘one goal to rule them all’ like NaNo has. (That being said, hat tip to ‘NaNo rebels’.) ZineWriMo is all about self-set goals and then getting in with the encouragement of the group to reach the goals you’ve set. Then, if you want to, you can join in with the daily prompts.
Be sure to stop back tomorrow when I reveal the list of prompts for every day of the month!
If the title of this post is at all alarming to anyone, I apologise. The TL;DR is that things have been a bit off track lately, but they will be on track again soon.
I feel like I haven’t typed out a blog post here in quite a while. Well, not the off-the-top-of-my-head style post anyway. While everyone is always super supportive and understanding about any and all choices I make that are SGZ-related, I still want to be a person who informs you of those choices and lets you know what’s going on and why.
In mid-July I had a small day surgery, and in late August, I received the results. While it’s not all sirens blaring, there is some cause for concern. I’d like to say I’m the kind of person that takes that sort of thing in stride, but it turns out I’m not. It put my head in a spin, and I could really only do the things most familiar to me – zine reviews and Happy Mail Monday.
Today I’m in for another small day procedure which, fingers crossed, should take care of the lot and will give me the chance to put everything out of my mind for six months (when I have a follow-up op to see where things sit).
I’m crossing fingers for everything to go smoothly so I’ll be back home and curled up in my recliner for the Thursday zine review. I’m also planning (with self-care wriggle room) that the next Zine Collector episode will be going up this coming Wednesday (26th).
Thanks to all of you – because it is all of you – I am finally relaxing and understanding that it isn’t some grave insult if I miss something or have to delay something. For that, you all will forever have my gratitude.
Know that I will be taking care of myself so I can get back to normal sooner and keep creating the things you love on Sea Green Zines.
Hello, zine friends! I hope you are having a wonderful day.
This is just a quick post to let you know that I’m moving this domain – www.seagreenzines.com – over to self-hosting. Things may get a little confusing over the weekend, but I’m crossing fingers not too much and that it will all be over quickly.
Things will continue to run as normal here – just under the WordPress domain – www.seagreenzine.wordpress.com
Wish me luck!
Hello, zine friends. It took me a lot longer than it should have, but I am happy to announce that The Zine Collector is now available on iTunes. (Right here on desktop.)
I feel like this is the final frontier. Haha. TZC is on quite a lot of Android podcast apps, but I know that it being on iTunes will make it easier to listen for my Apple user friends.