by Alex Wrekk at Stolen Sharpie Revolution
31 Days of International Zine Month
play along at home!
- Sign up on wemakezines.ning.com and write about IZM
- Zine Distro appreciation day.
- Organize your zine collection
- Teach yourself a new skill: how to make a one page zine, a new binding technique, photocopier art, etc.
- Check out a different type of zine than you normal. (sic)
- Re-read your favorite zines! We all have our favorites, why not sit down and read them again.
- Zine reading day! Host, attend, or read at a zine reading. No zine readings around you? Read out loud to your pet!
- Try something new day. If you draw comics, try writing a personal story. If you write fiction, try non-fiction. If you write poetry, try drawing comics.
- Buy stamps, buy or make envelopes or postcards.
- Write a letter to a zine creator
- Create a care package to send to a zine friend
- make some mail art!
- Send yuor zine out to be reviewed.
- ValenZine’s Day Write your zine crush (we know you have one!), or write to zinecrush.com about your zine crush
- make plans to make a split zine with someone
- Leave a zine in a public place for someone to find.
- Teach a friend or family member about zines.
- Send your zine to a zine library.
- make a zine flyer to send out with your orders and to trade wth other zines.
- Host a zine workshop or zine party at a local library or community center.
- International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!
- Check out zinewiki.com! Add your zine or edit an entry.
- Zine Trade Day! ask someone if they would like to trade zines
- Send your zine to a distro for consideration
- Order from a different zine distro than your normally order.
- Review a zine in your zine, on your blog, or on facebook.
- Look into consigning your zine at a shop that sells zines.
- Free Zine day! Give a zine away!
- organize a zine event, even if it is a small one.
- Zine shop appreciation day.
- Take a photo of you with your zine (extra credit if you post it online)
- Read a zine everyday
- take part in the 24 hour Zine thing: www.24hourzines.com
- draw a comic everyday and release a diary comic at the end!