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    Happy Mini-Zine March #3!

    Hello, March, and hello autumn. Bring on those cooler temps.

    And bring on the mini-zines!

    That’s right, my zine friends. It’s March – the month of the mini-zines!

    It’s only in its third year, so it’s not a huge event by any means, but it is the month I dedicate to my love of the mini-zine. (For definition, I’m going with anything smaller than a half-fold/A5 zine – usually 1/4 or A6 size and the one-page mini size.)

    For the entire month I will *only* be reviewing mini-zines – with a couple of bonus Wednesday reviews thrown in for fun. I also challenge you all – whether is your first zine or your fiftieth – to make at least one mini-zine this month.

    If you have a mini-zine, make mini-zines, like mini-zines, or are happy to talk about mini-zines, you can go ahead and grab the banner above if you like. Let me know about your post(s) so I can check it (them) out.

    Happy zinemaking!

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    International Zine Month 2017 Day 31: HallowZINE

    Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us

    Hello, zine friends! International Zine Month comes to an end, and what a month it has been.

    We end July on a sombre note by remembering what has been and gone, and those zinemakers who have gone before us.

    I’m still a bit of a baby in the zine world, so I don’t know any zinemakers who have passed. Not personally, anyway. However, I have come across many zine websites no longer operating, zine reviewers who no longer review, and zines that are only ‘out there’ in zine collections. They always make me wish I could have been doing this at a time when they were still going.

    To all and everyone who have gone before, I raise my glass and tip my hat.

    I also tip my hat to everyone who has joined me this month for International Zine Month. It’s been a wonderful, busy month, and I hope you all have enjoyed it.

    Other Zinesters Joining In (Let me know if you are, and I’ll add you to the list!):

    *@eintervital
    *@dre
    *@queerarcana

    Play along with 31 Days of International Zine Month Activities here!

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    International Zine Month 2017 Day 30: Zine Reads

    Read some zines!

    Hello, zine friends! International Zine Month is coming to an end, and what a month it has been! Today our activity of the day is a fun and simple one that brings us back to the core of what we’re celebrating this month.

    Read some zines!

    In all my house packing, I have made sure to set aside a stack of zines to make sure that I have plenty of zines to read through the transition. Today I will be taking a breath to relax and enjoy some wonderful zines.

    I hope you will, too!

    Other Zinesters Joining In (Let me know if you are, and I’ll add you to the list!):

    *@eintervital
    *@dre
    *@queerarcana

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    International Zine Month 2017 Day 29: Photos or It Didn’t Happen

    Post a photo of you with your zine or zine collection

    Photos or it didn’t happen! Hehehe.

    Hello, zine friends! It’s time to show of your selfie and your zine collection – or your zine collection alone if you’re not feeling up to the selfie side of things.

    Today I’m going to be a little cheeky (like I was with this last year) and post a favourite picture of mine…

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    This is my zinester trading card! I’m not sure if Billy McCall (aka Billy the Bunny) still makes these, but he might be able to help you out if you ask nicely.

    That’s me for today. Post in the comments if you are showing off your beautiful self and/or zine collection!

    Other Zinesters Joining In (Let me know if you are, and I’ll add you to the list!):

    *@eintervital
    *@dre
    *@queerarcana

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    International Zine Month 2017 Day 28: We’re Cooking Now

    Cook with a recipe from a zine

    Recipes and foodie zines are ones I don’t come across very often, but I love that they exist. People sharing recipes, experimenting with new things. Fun fun.

    I actually did grab a zine to try out a new recipe for today’s activity, but they were all a bit beyond me with things either being out of season or including things I really don’t like (watermelon is so nasty). So I’m a bit out of luck there. I do, however, have fond memories of my first ever zine and the nutella cookies I made…

    I would love, love, love to see/read any posts if you’re trying out a recipe or two. Leave links in the post below!

    Other Zinesters Joining In (Let me know if you are, and I’ll add you to the list!):

    *@eintervital
    *@dre
    *@queerarcana

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    International Zine Month 2017 Day 27: Collab It Up

    Submit something to a compilation zine

    Hello, zine friends! Today we’re joining in with yet another zine tradition: the collab zine.

    Sending in your writing, art, etc can be a fun and easy way to get to know other zinemakers and become part of various zine communities. I haven’t submitted to much lately, but I’ve always loved the process.

    If you’re stuck for options, you can check out the calls for submissions category here on the blog to see what’s open for your glorious submissions. There’s also the calls for submissions section of the new We Make Zines website and the community board at Pen Fight distro that also includes calls.

    (And if you don’t find a call that fits with something you’d like to make – start one!)

    That’s me for now. Back soon with a zine review!

    Other Zinesters Joining In (Let me know if you are, and I’ll add you to the list!):

    *@eintervital
    *@dre
    *@queerarcana

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    International Zine Month 2017 Day 26: Zine Teacher

    Teach a friend or family member about zines

    Check, check, check. Hahaha. Funnily enough, I got so excited about zines years back that I actually held a few ‘zine Sundays’ with a group of friends and introduced them to the whole shebang. We even had a few zinemaking days thrown in there as well.

    So I guess you could say that I’ve taught everyone I’m comfortable teaching about zines.

    Spread a little sunshine, right?

    I’d like to think that this site is also a good space for teaching in a more general way. That it’s here and will always be here for people to go through to learn and maybe get a little inspiration. ^_^

    That’s me for the day. I’ll be back tomorrow with IZM day 27 and a zine review.

    Other Zinesters Joining In (Let me know if you are, and I’ll add you to the list!):

    *@eintervital
    *@dre
    *@queerarcana

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    International Zine Month 2017 Day 25: Zine Events

    Organise a zine event! Any size big or small!

    Hello, zine friends!

    We’ve done a great many zine activities this month, and that’s certainly not stopping today. It’s time to get our zine on with zine fests, workshops, 24 hour zine things, and everything else you can think of.

    I’m in the midst of organising an interstate house move, birthday drinks, and quite a few other things, so I’m afraid anything I tried to organise at this point would be… less than organised. Haha. However, I am more than happy to shout out about your zine events!

    If you are hosting, participating in, or know of any zine events, please let me know!

    That’s me for the day! Until tomorrow…

    Other Zinesters Joining In (Let me know if you are, and I’ll add you to the list!):

    *@eintervital
    *@dre
    *@queerarcana

    Play along with 31 Days of International Zine Month Activities here!

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    International Zine Month 2017 Day 24: I Have Many Skills…

    Teach yourself a new zine skill

    Hello, zine friends! Today for our zine activity, we get to learn something new.

    …and I’m stumped.

    I feel a bit weird saying this, but I really don’t know what to teach myself. I’ve learned a few things over the years and am pretty satisfied with the way I do things. I don’t mean to imply that I have nothing to learn – not at all. But I’m really not sure where to take this one.

    Do you have any suggestions, friends? Help your brain foggy friend Nyx with some ideas. ^_^

    What are you learning today?

    Other Zinesters Joining In (Let me know if you are, and I’ll add you to the list!):

    *@eintervital
    *@dre
    *@queerarcana

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    International Zine Month Day 23: One-Page Mini-Zine!

    Make a one-page mini-zine

    Hello, zine friends! We’ve done plenty this month, but today we get back to the core of the thing we love: making zines! I joined in today from my friend Wing Nut’s place. An afternoon of cut and paste? Yes, please!

    I had no idea what I was going to do when I started out, so I just started cutting up bits and pieces.

    There’s nothing like taking inspiration from the actual materials.

    I ended up with a little zine about moving to South Australia that will also serve as a ‘new address’ announcement (just as soon as I get my new post box). I had even more fun than I thought I would just going full on with adding bits and bobs onto the pages. My handwriting leaves something to be desired, but I think we can ignore that for now.

    If you made (or are making) a mini-zine today, link to the pictures in the comments!

    Other Zinesters Joining In (Let me know if you are, and I’ll add you to the list!):

    *@eintervital
    *@dre
    *@queerarcana

    Play along with 31 Days of International Zine Month Activities here!

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