Week 1: I love zines
Week 2: Postal Appreciation
Week 3: Distro Week
Week 4: Library and Education Week
Week 5: Just for fun
2 – Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines, post them online if you would like.
3 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro.
4 – Reread your favorite zines and remind yourself why you love them so much.
5 – Teach yourself a new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.
6 – Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.
Personally, I’ve already posted to We Make Zines, facebook, and this blog so I’ve gotten a pretty good head start. Selection of zines I will be reading this week: Habit #1-3 (knitting zine from 2004-5), Culture Slut/Motor City Kitty split, Mythologizing Me #5.5, Long-Arm Stapler First Aid (exhibition catalog), and the Corin Tucker Fanzine.
I’d also like to note that one of the prompts for this week is to order from a distro, and you’ve got one right here buddy! Anyone that orders from me this month will receive a free zine of my choosing. Don’t worry, I’ll match you up real nice. I’ve just reprinted a few of my own that aren’t listed on the site yet but feel free to order those, too. Each is $1 shipping solo or 50 cents with another item. Let me know if you have questions. More on this, more reprints, and new titles all coming soon!
Botanical Endeavors $3 full color cover, $2 b/w
At Some Point $2 full color cover, $1 b/w
31 Postcards $2 (only in b/w)
[update: I added these to the catalog and there are a handful more coming in the near future]
I’ve put together a lil facebook page that’s specific to Milwaukee but anyone can join along. Follow and respond here – https://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Zine-Month-Milwaukee/168562476627670 So, what are you up to?