International Zine Month: day 28-31

… and the last few days of International Zine Day:

28 – Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

-> Check the online museum of cookzines!

29 – Post a photo of you with your zine or zine collection.

-> Hope to do this soon

30 – Read some zines! Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can

-> I wish

31 – HallowZINE: Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.

So I didn’t do many of IZM’s activities this July, and concentrated mainly on 24 Hour Zine Thing which was lots of fun and which I hope to do again. But it was still a very “zine-y” month for me, making 24 hour zines together with friends, finishing Same Heartbeats #7, getting some awesome zines in the mail…


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International Zine Month: day 21-27

DAY 21 – International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!

-> FEL is building a small zine library, alongside their slightly less small book library.

DAY 22 – Send your zine to a zine library

-> Making my package ready for the Making Art, Making Media, Making Change project

DAY 23 – Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.

IMG_7024web-> Last year I made a mini-zine about how to make zines (written in Dutch). Mini-zines are great formats for a quick message and you can leave them around just like flyers for people to take home. Some day, I’d like to make a mini-zine about local feminist activism. Maybe next year.

DAY 24 – Organize your zine collection

-> packing my zine collection at my mom’s house and preparing them to move to my own place… all my zines will be re-united again! :-)

DAY 25 – Teach a friend or family member about zines

DAY 26 – Submit something to a compilation zine

DAY 27 – Organize a zine event! any size! big or small!

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New zine: CuNt & Paste

During the 24 Hour Zine Thing gathering in Ghent from July 16th till July 17th, 5 new zines were born, made by 5 different zine-makers. Among those zines is my youngest offspring named CuNt & Paste. As are her sisters, she’s in great health, and impatiently waiting to be read by you!


CuNt & Paste is a zine dedicated to feminist zine cuture and graphic art. Inside you can find cut-and-paste artwork, drawings and articles about the herstory/past of zines and posters, zines and other projects and publications that inspired me, how to make a feminist poster and what zines mean to me.

This is a one-off zine made in 24 hours for 24 Hour Zine Thing. It’s the first time I made a zine in such a short amount of time but I’d love to do it again some time!


Added bonus: the ink of the lino stamp of the letter N on the cover looks like dried blood. :) (But it isn’t really, trust me)

24 pages, A5, 1 euro + postage
Mail to: flapper_grrrl(at)
If you order Same Heartbeats #7 before the end of July 2014, you get a free copy of CuNt & Paste!

Other zines available as well: zine catalogue

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New zine: Same Heartbeats #7

IMG_9801webThe 7th issue of Same Heartbeats is still warm from the printers and waiting to be read by you!

Same Heartbeats is a feminist zine that mixes equal parts travel stories, craftivism, feminist theory and zine culture. This issue focuses on the local feminist movement, personal travel stories and women-only spaces/groups.

As always, this issue of Same Heartbeats is printed on recycled paper and tied with yarn. The cover is a lino cut, a self-portrait by zine-maker Nina, printed at the Royal Library in Brussels.

This issue includes:

  • a report of Queer Zine Fest London 2013
  • arguments for and against women-only spaces and groups
  • how to make a crafty pussy riot cat
  • a report of Doorbreek De Stilte, a meeting about violence against women
  • a comic about Ladyfest Brussels 2014
  • an interview with zine-maker Melanie Maddison
  • a comic about the mini-tour of Vagina Dentata to Leipzig
  • thoughts on sister cities and feminist communities

the making off…

A5, 32 pages, 2 euros + postage
Mail to: flapper_grrrl(at)
-> If you order Same Heartbeats #7 before the end of July, you get a free copy of my 24-hour-zine CuNt & Paste!

Other zines available as well: zine catalogue


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24 Hour Zine Day @Ghent + International Zine Month: day 15-20

24 Hour Zine Thing:

On July 16th-July 17th some people got together in Ghent to make a 24-page-zine in 24 hours. And we all succeeded! Here are some photos of our creative zine gathering:




And the zines we made:


International Zine Month activities of the past week:

JULY 15 – Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!

JULY 16 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration

JULY 17 – Review a zine online or write a review to share

(I wrote about zines in my 24-hour-zine)

JULY 18 – Order from a different zine distro than usual

JULY 19 – Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!

JULY 20 – Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.

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International Zine Month: day 7-14 – postal week

I haven’t been able to do much in postal week, even though I really liked the activities:


DAY 7 – Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week

The start of postal week of IZM! I decorated some envelopes.

DAY 8 – Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.

Re-printed the one I made last year for Queer Zine Fest London:


DAY 9 – Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know

DAY 10 – Send a care package to a zine friend

I sent out my package to a crafty friend.

DAY 11 – Make some mail art!

DAY 12 – Send your zine out to be reviewed

DAY 13 – Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.

DAY 14 – ValenZINE’s Day! Write to (or write to your zine crush!)

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International Zine Month: days 4-6

Some things I did for International Zine Month the last few days:

Day 4: read a zine from another country

Today I read the zine Sugar Paper #10 from the UK. It has a cover made from real sugar paper and hand-printed letters! Sugar Paper is a craft zine with 20 craft recipes ranging from party food to glitter shoes. #10 is the party issue.



Day 5: teach yourself a new zine skill

I tried to do some basic book binding and made a travel notebook! I always loved hand-made notebooks and these skills can come in handy for making zines too!


Here are some youtube clips to teach you some book binding skills:


Day 6: update or add info about your zine on ZineWiki (= wikipedia for zine land)




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