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Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? : the Art of Making Zines and Minicomics - WATSON ESTHER

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?

the Art of Making Zines and Minicomics

Paperback Published: 1st June 2006
ISBN: 9780618563159
Number Of Pages: 112
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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A zine is a handmade magazine or mini-comic about anything you can imagine: favorite bands, personal stories, subcultures, or collections. They contain diary entries, rants, interviews, and stories. They can be by one person or many, found in stores, traded at comic conventions, exchanged with friends, or given away for free. Zines are not a new idea: they've been around for years under various names (chapbooks, flyers, pamphlets). People with independent ideas have been getting their word out since before there were printing presses.
This book is for anyone who wants to create their own zine. It's for learning tips and tricks from contributors who have been at the fore front of the zine movement. It's for getting inspired to put thoughts and ideas down on paper. It's for learning how to design and print your own zine so you can put it in others' hands. Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? is for anyone who has something to say.

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"Addictively enthusiastic and utterly inspiring...Each page is full of awesome advice from the 'zine world's head honchos." - Bust "This well-designed and entertaining resource is sure to find an audience among hip, artistic, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts." School Library Journal, Starred "Addictively enthusiastic and utterly inspiring...Each page is full of awesome advice from the 'zine world's head honchos." - Bust

Author's Notep. 6
Introp. 8
200 Years of Zine Productionp. 10
What's A Zine?p. 12
Why?Why?Why?p. 13
Small World Funniesp. 14
A personal History of Zinesp. 16
Evolution of Self-publishingp. 19
Great Moments in Zine Historyp. 20
Pioneers and Stamp Lickersp. 21
From a Zine to Magazinep. 22
Make Your Own
The Challenge:Write, Draw & Publish a Mini-Comicp. 24
Meat 'N' Potatoesp. 25
On Whalingp. 26
What's the Big Idea?p. 28
Having Fun with Materialsp. 30
Say Something
Writing between Mt. Fuji & Mt. Saint Helensp. 32
The Daily News: Journal Writingp. 34
The Cut 'N' Paste Poet, William S. Burroughs' Cut-Up Technique channeled through Christopher Lepkowskip. 35
The Art of the Interviewp. 36
Zine Together
What Bugs?p. 37
Let's Reviewp. 38
Did Blogs Kill the zine star?p. 39
Co-Op!p. 40
Rise and Shinep. 42
Cartoon Workshopp. 44
Copier Tricks
From Original to Copyp. 58
Master Copyp. 60
Double Up!p. 61
Copier Tricksp. 62
Copy Talkp. 64
The Poor Man's Printerp. 66
The Ditto Machinep. 68
Image is Everythingp. 70
Go Pro!p. 72
How to Make a Silkscreen-Printed Zine Coverp. 74
Let's Print Goccop. 78
Put It All Together
The Cut 'N' Corralp. 80
Collating by Handp. 82
Collating With the Copierp. 83
Binding with Chuck Johnson, The Staple Guy!p. 84
Unique Bindingsp. 86
Square Binding with Power Toolsp. 88
Get It Out There
5 Gold - Encrusted Tips for Getting It Out Therep. 90
Make Contactp. 92
Places to Leave Your Zinep. 95
Here's a Little Pep Talk about Zine Tradingp. 96
Postal Peril: Turn Mail Service into A Lean, Mean, Zine-Delivering Machingp. 98
First Efforts and Wasted Paperp. 100
Where to Shop (and drop)p. 101
The Beauty of Invoicingp. 102
Distrop. 103
Zine Resourcesp. 104
Slow Sales and Accidental Dinners: My First Convention and How we Dined with Starsp. 105
Zine Librariesp. 106
Glossaryp. 107
Contributorsp. 108
How I Make My Zinep. 110
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ISBN: 9780618563159
ISBN-10: 0618563156
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st June 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.34

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