ECHO @ Zine Fest Berlin

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We’ll be presenting our zines and comics at Zine Fest Berlin on November 8th-9th 2014! This includes the brandnew 24-hour-zine Space Invasion, that was made in – well, a little bit more than – 24 hours. More info soon about this zine!

Check out the website of the zine fest and come to say hi!

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Second edition of 24 Hour Zine Thing in Gent!

Because we had such fun the first time we made our zines together during 24 hours in July, we decided to organise another edition of 24HZT in Gent and not wait another year!

When? Friday and Saturday October 24-25th 2014 starting at 4 pm

Where? a living room in the centre of Gent, in Belgium

clockcolorsmallWhat? 24 Hour Zine Thing is an activity anyone can organise or participate in. You can do it on your own at home or together with friends (which is what we are doing). The idea is that everyone makes a zine in 24 hours.
On October 24th and 25th we’re getting together in a living room to work together and make our zines. Then we’ll try to get them printed anc copied within the 24 hours.

Mail to flapper_grrrl(at)yahoo.co.uk  for more info or if you’d like to participate.

Info and photos about the first edition. Official website of 24 Hour Zine Thing (normally it’s in July, but we can bend that rule a little ;-) ).

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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!

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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!

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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)yahoo.co.uk
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
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the making off…

A5, 32 pages, 2 euros + postage
Mail to: flapper_grrrl(at)yahoo.co.uk
-> 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:

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And the zines we made:

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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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