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Make & Mail ZINES: March Edition

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Make & Mail ZINES: March Edition
Group:What's in your mailbox?
Swap Coordinator:ARTG33K74 (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:8
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 1, 2014
Date items must be sent by:March 22, 2014
Number of swap partners:3

Zines -taken from "magazines" or "fanzines"- are small, self-published booklets. Usually, they are made and then duplicated using photocopiers or home printers. Zines can be black & white or color. There are many ways to fold, staple and bind various zine formats.

Zines can be any subject and any style: fiction, non-fiction, visual art, tutorial, poetry, comics, cartoons, mixed media, photography. Layouts can be created by hand or digitally. You are the author and editor! The contents, style and subject are up to you!

For this swap, you will make a mini-zine, using an 8-page fold, quarterfold design or comparable design and send it to three partners.

Two basic zine patterns you can use are here: clink link

This example [minus the color pages] is a quarter-fold pattern zine I created [8 pages from one two-sided photocopy] comic tutorial. Pages 4 -5 are the center and the art is across both pages. Click here to view.

You can also find zines for sale online, at independent book stores and comic book shops. They are fun to trade and collect. I think they are fun to make! Join in whether you are new to zines or have prior experience.

I will angel any missing swaps. Please send me a message with any questions or concerns.


taidgh 02/23/2014 #

Hello. So do we send it to three partners or one? And it has to be a mini-zine?

wyrdfae 02/23/2014 #

Does it have to be one we made just for the swap?

ARTG33K74 02/25/2014 #


Sorry, PEBKAC error - it is 3 partners and I corrected the swap information.

It can be larger than a mini-zine. If you want to go bigger, i.e. over 8 pages, feel free!

ARTG33K74 02/25/2014 #


It can be a pre-existing zine you have made. I know many people may be new to the zine genre, so I slanted the swap verbiage to encourage them. If you have made or have been making zines like me, you have plenty to swap. ☺

wyrdfae 02/25/2014 #

Yes I do! I'm all in

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