Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? The Art of Making Zines and Mini-Comics

ISBN-10: 0618563156
ISBN-13: 9780618563159
Edition: 2006
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

Growing up in Texas, Esther Pearl Watson always dreamed of being the brave cowgirl with amazing hair. She now lives on the rolling farmlands of the Hudson River valley with husband and fellow artist Mark Todd and their baby, Lili. Her first book about Jules and Gertie, The Adventures of Jules and Gertie, was hailed as a "Texas tornado of pure entertainment" by Kirkus Reviews.

Like many kids raised in the 70's, Mark was influenced at an early age by Star Wars and comic books. Unlike many kids, he grew up just a few miles from the Vegas strip, its neon and glitz looming over the city. He graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and currently lives and works in the Los Angeles area with his wife, artist Esther Pearl Watson, their daughter Lili and Mr. Pickles, a lovely French Bulldog.

Intro.
Author's Note
Intro
200 Years of Zine Production
What's A Zine?
Why?Why?Why?
Small World Funnies
History
A personal History of Zines
Evolution of Self-publishing
Great Moments in Zine History
Pioneers and Stamp Lickers
From a Zine to Magazine
Make Your Own
The Challenge:Write, Draw & Publish a Mini-Comic
Meat 'N' Potatoes
On Whaling
What's the Big Idea?
Having Fun with Materials
Say Something
Writing between Mt. Fuji & Mt. Saint Helens
The Daily News: Journal Writing
The Cut 'N' Paste Poet, William S. Burroughs' Cut-Up Technique channeled through Christopher Lepkowski
The Art of the Interview
Zine Together
What Bugs?
Let's Review
Did Blogs Kill the zine star?
Co-Op!
Rise and Shine
Cartoon Workshop
Formats
Copier Tricks
From Original to Copy
Master Copy
Double Up!
Copier Tricks
Copy Talk
The Poor Man's Printer
Printing
The Ditto Machine
Image is Everything
Go Pro!
How to Make a Silkscreen-Printed Zine Cover
Let's Print Gocco
Put It All Together
The Cut 'N' Corral
Collating by Hand
Collating With the Copier
Binding with Chuck Johnson, The Staple Guy!
Unique Bindings
Square Binding with Power Tools
Get It Out There
5 Gold - Encrusted Tips for Getting It Out There
Make Contact
Places to Leave Your Zine
Here's a Little Pep Talk about Zine Trading
Postal Peril: Turn Mail Service into A Lean, Mean, Zine-Delivering Maching
First Efforts and Wasted Paper
Where to Shop (and drop)
The Beauty of Invoicing
Distro
Resources
Zine Resources
Slow Sales and Accidental Dinners: My First Convention and How we Dined with Stars
Zine Libraries
Glossary
Contributors
How I Make My Zine

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