i don’t even know where to start with this update post. it’s taken me far too long to add the new stuff we got at northwest zine fest two months ago. i’m sorry it’s been an exhausting and sweaty two months. and i wanted to make everything look nice or whatever. but yes, everything is updated and we have a slightly new look (new product photo background, and banner i actually changed 2 months ago but shhhh)
BACK IN STOCK = hard femme #4, light light speed #1, move under yr own power #1, never kill a boy on the first date #1, scorpio moon #4, sonorus #3, sonorus #4, sonorus #5, thanks for your concern but that’s just my face, the common cold, versions of violence, working class queers.
in other news, we have another ZINE WORK SHOP AT INTRA TOMORROW (SUNDAY 8th), you are still 100% welcome to join at short notice. the more the merrier. there’s more information at an earlier blog post, as usual.
AND in more news, HAPPY INTERNATIONAL ZINE MONTH EVERYONE! and as usual there are a list of activities you can do each day, as usual. (i know we’ve missed a few by now but there’s no rules, you can pick and choose what you do and you can even do them in whatever order you want!) conveniently today is DISTRO APPRECIATION DAY! so why not appreciate vampire sushi and order some zines from us *wink wink nudge* keep an eye out for our twitter and maybe instagram for our IZM celebrations. i’m sure we’ll manage some? oh yeah and we are doing 18% off all orders with the code IZM18
and the same again in text form in case that is more accessible to you xxx
JULY 1 – CanaZine Day! Buy, read, or share zines from Canada for Canada Day!
JULY 2 – Zine Rewind! Re-read your favorite zines and remind yourself why you fell in love with them in the first place.
JULY 3 – Teach a friend or family member about zines or even a stranger!
JULY 4 – AmeriZine Day! Explore marginalized voices in America. Buy, share, and read zines about racial justice and zines written by people of color.
JULY 5 – Review a zine online or write a review to share in your own zine.
JULY 6 – Zine Pride Day! Explore LGBTQIA zines! Buy, share, and read zines by people of marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. Check out the Queer Zine Archive Project!
JULY 7 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order zines from a distro to get yourself some reading material for IZM2018
JULY 8 – Cook with a recipe you found in a zine!
JULY 9 – Write a letter to a zine penpal
JULY 10 – Write a letter to a zine maker you don’t know
JULY 11- International Zine Day! Buy, share, or read zines from a country different than your own
JULY 12 – ZineWiki Day! Add to or update zinewiki.com
JULY 13 – Friday the 13th! Make up a zine superstition and share it (skip the 13th issue? Spin 3 times to prevent copier jams or avoid paper cuts? Let your best friend read your zine before anyone else?)
JULY 14 – ValenZines Day! Give yourself some zine love in whatever way it means to you! read zines in a bubble bath? Buy some new scissors? Let your zine friends know you care about them.
JULY 15 – Free Zine Day! Give zines away or leave zines in public place for a stranger to find
JULY 16 – Make a list of reasons you love zines and share it with others
JULY 17 – make a flyer for your zine to trade with others or to send out with zine orders and trades
JULY 18 – Zine trade Day! Ask someone to trade zines
JULY 19 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration in the distro
JULY 20 – Zine Shop Appreciation Day! Visit your local zine shop!
JULY 21 – Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library. Don’t have one in your area? Why not start one?
JULY 22 – Send or drop off your zine to a zine library to be included in their collection
JULY 23 – Order zines from a different zine distro
JULY 24 – Teach yourself a new zine skill like a new binding technique or how to make a 1 page zine
JULY 25 – Send your zine out for review to a website or magazine that does reviews
JULY 26 – Organize your zine collection
JULY 27 -Post online about some of your favorite zines!
JULY 28 – Plan or attend a zine event! Big or tiny!
JULY 29 – Take a photo of you with your zine or zine collection and post it online
JULY 30 – Write a letter or post about your IZM2018
JULY 31 – HallowZine! Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us.
-Read a zine everyday
-Attend or organize a zine event
-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com
-Draw a comic a day then release a comic zine
-Write about your progress daily online