International Zine Month. If you don't know what a "Zine" is ... check out this Wikipedia article. Zines can be created on any topic -or- no topic at all. Fill them with your art, photos, poetry, recipes, plans for world domination or just ramble on about whatever strikes your fancy. I've seen them filled with mini-comics, how-to info, collections of oddities, and more. No matter the subject - they are always fun to read.
I do plan to celebrate by making at least 1 new zine this month. (Pictured above are my three latest zines.)
There are plenty of places to trade your zines -or- join group projects. Try a swap-bot zine swap if you are new to zines. It is a good way to start to build your collection and learn as you go. We Make Zines is a great group, where you can locate sub-groups themed to whatever type of zine holds your interest. There are group swaps & collaborations taking place all the time as well.
If you are particularly ambitious, you can sign up for the 24 Hour Zine Thing - and create a 24 page zine in a 24 hour period. Whew! Click the link to get all of the details.
There are Zine Fests taking place this month in several cities, so keep a lookout for one near you!
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