New mini-zines: Chainsaw Bunny hates everyone + Guitarrr

I made two new mini-zines at the same time! 😼

  • Guitarrr: a mini-manual about learning to play guitar (and a bit of bass)
  • Chainsaw Bunny Hates Everyone: a Chainsaw Bunny-themed self-care mini-zine

(You can see some work in progress images here)

Both are full-colour double-sided one-page folded mini-zines.
Each mini-zine = 0,50 euro (trades very welcome!)
Mail to flapper_grrrl@yahoo.co.uk

All my mini-zines are for sale as a set too now:

Set of 6 mini-zines = 3 euros (0,50 euros each)

Check this list of all my zines

Coming soon / future plans for mini-zines:

  • Zinespiration
  • Do it yourself care #2
  • Sew it yourself
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Zines I read in 2018 (April – May)

This was a very productive two months of zine-reading so here I present my zine reading list for April and May. When possible, I provided links to blogs, facebook pages, or online shops where you can find these amazing publications. If you’re interested in a zine for which I didn’t mention any website, let me know and I may be able to get you in touch with the zinester.

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Zine workshop at Mothers & Daughters on June 9th

Zine workshop at Mothers & Daughters:

Facebook event

**Register via bar@mothersanddaughters.be to secure your spot**

Zines are cheap self-made magazines or booklets that can be made by anyone and about anything. You don’t need any experience or education in journalism or graphic design. The medium of zines is frequently being used by lesbians, feminists and queers as it allows full editorial control and creative freedom, and swapping zines helps build a supportive community. Such zines can be very personal, talking about experiences with lesbophobia, mental illness or sexual violence, they can encourage activism and the distribution of political ideas, share tips and tricks for how to make or do things yourself (for example sewing reusable pads or practicing self-defense) or talk about favourite feminist artists, bands or films. The possibilities are endless!

Would you like to put your ideas into print? Come and participate in this workshop. You’ll be encouraged to use text (poetry, essays, interviews…), collage, drawings, and/or comics to create your very own zine. A photocopy machine is available so zines can be printed and swapped afterwards.

Materials will be provided (but you can always bring your favourite pen or special tools if you want).

Donation / prix libre / vrije bijdrage

Workshop by Nina / ECHO zines:
Nina has been making zines since 2001 and never stopped because she enjoys it so much! To spread the zine love she started giving zine workshops to get other people hooked too. Some of her recent zines include Dirty Lesbian, From Spice Girls to Riot Grrrls, and the zine series Same Heartbeats. She also started a facebook group called Feminist Zines Europe and documents the local and less local (feminist) zine scene on her blog.

Bar open for public from 4PM. Come early and check out the results of this workshop alongside a small collection of other queer zines!

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News, workshops & events (late Spring – Summer 2018)

Hi there! I’ve got a LOT of zine workshops coming up in the next few months, plenty of zine plans, and other news. It must be the zine season?

NEWS:

  • Lately I’ve been working on two mini-zines at the same time. They talk about playing guitar and Chainsaw Bunny. I intend to finish them very soon. I’m also considering selling all my mini-zines as a set. (I got my inspiration and idea from the amazing Rachael House and her amazing mini-zines). Here you can see some photos of the “making of” these zines… –>
  • Sea Green Zines wrote a lovely review on their blog about my mini-zine Do it Yourself Care. ❀ Read it here.
  • Question: Would you be interested in tableing at, giving a workshop at or visiting a DIY zine fest in Ieper, in Belgium? Please let me know if you’d be up for this. A friend and I are looking into how much interest there would be if we organise such an event. She’s a volunteer at a super cool autonomous space in Ieper where it can take place.
  • I’m always up for trades with other zinesters! I’m especially interested in perzines, feminist zines, zines about self-care/mental health, zines about friendship & support, metazines, travelzines, zines about learning to do/make something, comic zines, zines about cats… Contact me if you want to trade!

EVENTS:

Zine workshop for Mothers & Daughters:
Saturday June 9th: (time to be confirmed)
at Mothers and Daughters in Brussels

Zine workshop for La Barloca festival:
Saturday June 16th: 14:00-16:00
at Barlok in Brussels

Zine workshop for Fat Positivity Belgium:
Saturday July 14th: (time to be confirmed)
at Salle Lollepot in Brussels

Zine workshop + zine table at Ieperfest:
mid August (date to be confirmed)
at Ieperfest in Ieper

Zine workshop for RoSa:
September (date to be confirmed)
at the RoSa library in Brussels

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Sunny Springtime zine discount deal!

Discounts!!

Because it’s Springtime and we need zines to read in the sun or in the shade, on the beach, on the train, in a cafĂ©, on a sofa, in a park, or anywhere you want! I always try to keep the prices on my zines very low but felt like offering a temporary discount so they’d be even more affordable.

These special zine discount deals are valid from May 20th till May 31st 2018:

All of my 24 hour zines for 5 euros only! (+ postage!):

OR

A Same Heartbeats package deal for 5 euros only! (+ postage):

Mail to flapper_grrrl@yahoo.co.uk to place your order.
Payment via paypal or bank transfer. Contact me for details on postage.

More zines in my zine catalog.

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Zine Happening IV – some photos

Zine Happening IV:
Saturday May 5th – Sunday May 6th 2018
at Miat in Ghent, Belgium

About a week ago the 4th edition of Zine Happening organised by Les VoiZines took place in Ghent. I’m proud to say I haven’t missed a single edition and was happy to be there again. It was especially super nice to be tableing at the zine fair again with an amazing zine team that seems to increase in size each year (grouped under Creative Coffee Zinesters + 24 Hour Zine Team + FEL).

Zine Happening rocks. The organisers put up such a great event again, this time at the historical building of the museum of industry, labour and textile: Miat. There was sun, a terras in the shade, friendly zinesters, great printed treasures, workshops and talks… what else could we wish for this weekend?

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Zine Happening by Les VoiZines on May 5-6th

Looking forward to this:

Zine Happening

  • at MIAT, Minnemeers 10, Gent
  • Saturday and Sunday May 5-6th

There will be a zine fair, workshops, flash tattoos, exhibitions, and the museum will be open for free. I’ll be sharing a zine table with FEL, the 24 Hour Zine Team and the Creative Coffee Zinesters.

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