Hello, dear and wonderful zine friends. I hope the mid of the week is treating you well, and that good things have been coming your way.
Today, I am very happy to share the next episode of The Zine Collector: an interview with Sober Bob Monthly!
This is definitely going to be a rare occurrence for a number of different reasons, but I am so happy Sober Bob and I were able to work together to create this chat about so many zine things.
**This episode contains some adult language.**
In this episode of The Zine Collector, I chat with Sober Bob Monthly about zine pricing, risographing, zine culture, zine fairs, and so much more.
Please forgive some of the hiccups and technical difficulties.
Links Mentioned This Episode:
*Sober Bob Monthly: https://www.instagram.com/soberbobmonthly/
Etsy shop coming soon!
*Visible Ink/Copy & Destroy Zine Library: http://visibleink.org
*Woolf Pack: https://www.facebook.com/woolfpackbrisbane/
*Concrete Queers: https://concretequeers.com
*(Queer/Non-binary experiences and games zine) Times and Troubles by Sav Ferguson: https://twitter.com/timesntroubles
*Obscene – Horror Zines
*Philip Dearest: https://www.instagram.com/philipdearest
*Don Burke is a C*nt Zine
*Sticky Institute/Festival of the Photocopier: https://www.facebook.com/stickytheinstitute/
*Elevator Teeth: http://elevatorteeth.com
*Glom Press: http://glompress.storenvy.com
*Ashley Ronning/Hello Press: https://ashleyronning.com
*Animal Bro/Your Mum’s Realm of the Senses: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AnimalBro
*Francis Cannon: https://www.instagram.com/frances_cannon
*Natalie Michelle Watson: https://www.instagram.com/nataliemichellewatson/
*Former ZICS Coordinator Jeremy: https://www.instagram.com/the_staples/
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Summer Goals List
I’m not sure if I’m trying to be ironic or if I’m really missing summer in the midst of a dreary end of July (so sick of winter) by reading and reviewing this zine. Then again, how could I resist such lovely bright colours!
This is where I apologise for my absolutely shocking photography because I have done absolutely no justice to the striking colours of this zine. The first thing I notice about Summer Goals List is the fact that it’s a list zine (fangirl squee). But the second is definitely the vivid colours. Wowza.
See, I’m still not doing it justice. Get a copy so you can check it out.
With a zine like Summer Goals List, I think you have to appreciate the subtle things. At least, that’s how I looked at it. You would think a list is a list, but there were so many ways that people approached this. I love the variety. From simplicity to complexity, from things to get done to things to see… There is a variety that I didn’t expect.
I do have to mention that some of the lists were a touch hard to read. Nothing that got it kicked out of my forever collection, but enough to warrant a mention.
One extra little spesh thing is this:
I feel pretty cool when I know that I have one of only X number of copies or if I know I have a zine from the first print run.