Monthly Archives: July 2013

unfortunately i am not weird al: gwg #9

I’ve struggled with this one. I love Weird Al and am musically inclined, but I just could not think of how to do this for the life of me. Every time it came to mind I got My Sharona stuck in there and that’s it. Perhaps it was because I was listening to my Reality […]

international zine month: week 4 and 5

After catching up from about half a week off I’m a little behind on posting this, but I’ve been keeping up with my reading and prepared a bit in advance. Here too are the final prompts, which means we’re down to the last seven days. I’ve been a big proponent of libraries and zine education […]

catching up to izm week 4

We’re nearing the end of this engagement but its been nice to be thrust back into keeping zines on the brain every day. I’ve been involved in zines for half my life, which is a pretty long time to hold onto a hobby (and really it’s more than that but you know what I mean). […]

new titles and sale!

Like I had already said, in appreciation of IZM I’m offering a free zine with any order. On top of that it’s distro week, so I’m also offering half price on any of these new-to-BOTS titles. I inhereted some of these from another distro that closed and want to get them out into the world. I […]

international zine month: week 3

Hey folks, its ZINE DISTRIBUTION WEEK! There are TWO prompts for distros (7/16 and 7/18) so feel free to hit me up. Now get out there! . 15 – Leave a zine in public for someone else to find. 16 – Send your zine to a distro for distro consideration. 17 – Review a zine […]

izm reading list part 1 of 2

Here’s my reading list so far, mid month. About half of these are rereads because even though I have a HUGE to read pile I needed to have mostly minis since I had to take them to work. Wallet size is the right size for a tour guide. I’ll have more fun to share in a few days with […]

izm winding down week 2

As week 2 nears an end I find I’m a touch behind on the prompts but have been diligent in my reading. I still need to update my wiki entries and I couldn’t think of a new zine skill to teach myself. At the risk of sounding like a bragert I’ve experimented with nearly every way you […]

essence of summer: gwg #8

I’ve been waiting to post this because I haven’t uploaded my newest images yet (besides the lily) but then I realized I’d better just get it out there. Maybe I’ll post some more photos for the next one. I have a bunch I’d like to share. . Now that we’ve passed the solstice and its finally starting […]

international zine month: week 2

So, how’s your zine month going? This week is Postal Appreciation Week! I’m looking forward to the review and trade days since I haven’t sent either in a while. 7 – Make or decorate some envelopes or postcards to get ready for the week. 8- Make a little flyer for your zine to send out with […]

izm midweek 1

When planning my reading for the week I forgot about today’s prompt so I’m re-reading the lovely Doris, which is one of my all-time favorite zines (I can push back habit #3 til Monday). Cindy was one of the first zinesters I traded with, which was almost 15 years ago! I feel a special connection […]