Sunday, November 8, 2009

Anti-Church Issue of Rebel Grrl Zine now available!

The new issue of Rebel Grrl Zine is finally available - all 64 pages of it! It's A5 size (half size??) and due to having just paid for printing, I can't afford to trade this one, so it's only available to buy from

It's radical and rebellious and raar. Get your copy now!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Richmond Zine Fest Video

I sent some freebies of my zines to the organisers of Richmond Zine Fest, to give out or use as they felt appropriate. Contributing to community events like that, especially those I can't attend, feels really important and valuable to me.

So I was excited to see that two of my zines - The Art of Procrastination, and Change the World in 7 Days, were shown in this video, promoting the RZF.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Definition of a Zine

Via Hermana, Resist's blog, I found this great definition of what a zine is.

Zines are cut-and-paste, "sorry this is late," self-published magazines reproduced at Kinko's or on the sly at work and distributed through mail order and word of mouth. They touch on sex, music, politics, television, movies, work, food, whatever. They're Tinkertoys for malcontents. They're obsessed with obsession. They're extraordinary and ordinary. They're about strangeness but since it's usually happening somewhere else you're kind of relieved. You can get to know people pretty well through their zines, which are always more personal and idiosyncratic than glossy magazines because glossies and the celebrities they worship are so busy being well known

I love it! It apparently originally came from Chip Rowe, father of the zine Chip's Closet Cleaner.

Do check out Hermana, Resist for a call for submissions for a Voices Against Violence zine. I've submitted one of my articles first printed in the Rebel Grrl Zine: Survive Issue.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lessons Learned!

So, Rebel Grrl Zine: Anti-Church Issue is finally in for printing.

It took months and is way longer than I'd ever imagined. I'm pleased with it, though, and I learned at least two important lessons.

1) 16 x 4 = 64, not 62.

2) If you haven't triple-checked, and for some reason think that 16 x 4 is 62, don't number the pages of the zine from the back rather than the front.