Tuesday, June 29, 2010

First Time Zinester!

My first zine is done! i will post again as soon as it's ready for sale, but wanted to show you the "prototype", or finished zine before copying. It was an amazing experience, a lot of fun, and i've already got ideas for a second one!
Also of note, i plan to create some kind of documentation of my "process" and sharing it here at Thaura Distro. i know Mai'a has been sharing her creation process, and when i started i found that my natural process was a little different than hers. Since we recognize that different people "see" things differently and what works for one of us makes no sense to another, we think it's important to show you as much as we can. You should feel confident to try it out yourself and know that whatever method works for you, it's a valid method and you should enjoy your process and feel good about it.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Upcoming Zine

i've finally begun working on my first zine!

the theme is lessons of survival and it features short fiction, poetry, and some essays by me, as well as some quotes from other people.

i haven't begun dealing with the artwork/illustration and cover yet, so i have a long way to go. but i am really excited about what i've put together so far and the vision i have for it. it's just amazing to have gotten started.

as soon as it is available, it will be available exclusively thru Thaura Distro, of course, and i look forward to sharing it with all of you.

Monday, June 14, 2010

okay so here is me in the middle of making a zine.
the first thing i do is get a bunch of printer paper and fold them in half so they look like this:
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i cut the paper in half. so there are like 32 half sheets of paper...
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then i usually start playing with images, drawings, collages, cut and paste on the half-sheets of paper.
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