Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Zines!

Since I'm still in the midst of moving into my new house and getting my studio all set up I haven't been able to work on much art which is driving me crazy! I'm hoping to get my studio organized and ready to go today. Meanwhile I've been thinking and thinking and preparing for what I'm going to do next.
I mentioned a while back how I found this Anthology of zines from Nicole Georges. I loved reading this and immediately bought the first volume and read it. I have never read so slowly in my life. I wanted to savor it and make it last as long as possible. I even re-read it as soon as I finished.
That got me thinking about zines and how maybe that's what I should be doing also. I love writing and combing both text and image. I was working on a few tiny zines before I moved out of my studio but those have been set aside for a bit. I'm ready to get back to them.
I recently ordered this zine Dope Flounder and it only made me want to make my own more than ever.
So I looked around online and found this book. This was all I needed for that last push. This book gives great tips on how to create your own zine. I even learned that Bust started out as a zine. That was really encouraging to hear because Bust is my favorite magazine on the market. I've always wanted to work for a cool magazine and now I can just start my own!
Pikaland did a great review of this book here.
And so while I was searching for zines I also found this book. Do you guys remember Sassy? I loved Sassy. Reading this book takes me back and I'm learning so much stuff I had no idea was going on at the time. I was a little young when Sassy was in its prime but I still loved the staff and all the different articles. While I'm trying to get my studio in order I'm having a hard time sitting this book down so I can work. Hopefully I'll finish it soon.
If you're interested in zines check these books out! They are great reads.
Happy Wednesday!

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