Today is half a day for exhaling a bit — reflecting on how things went on Saturday, catching up with each others’ zines, and getting us on track for the next few weeks, especially those Tactile Proof groups that I haven’t really been checking up on. Let’s start with the schedule.Continue reading “CBF and zine wrap-up sesh”
Today we’ll finalize plans for the Collingswood Book Festival based on survey results and conversation. This may include: Editing/revising zine summaries [here] Making table signage Designing the mini-zines for the table Printing/working on your zines Homework for next class Finish your zines! Continue reading Zine production: part 4
So far you’ve made a storyboard and drafted a grade proposal for your zine. We’ve also discussed different production techniques. You should have planned and addressed some of these in your proposals, especially: content (title, themes you’ll explore using writing, drawing, photography, etc.) materials (kind of paper, binding, ink, printing method, etc.) format (size of pages, # of … Continue reading Zine production: part 3
On Tuesday we talked about what you might say with your zine and how you might say it, reviewing a list of some of affordances and choices you have to make when making a print zine: Bindings — staples, tape, strings, rubber bands, folds Sizes — quarter, half, full (paper sizes vary) Paper — heavy, … Continue reading Zine production: part 2
Today you are starting your first of four days working on producing your zines for the Collingswood Book Festival. I can think of a couple of very different ways for coming up with ideas for your zine and/or developing existing ones ideas: one privileges serendipity (what did find?), another audience (who might buy your zine?), and yet another your schtick (what ideas are too good to ignore?). Let’s start with the first one: serendipity.Continue reading “Zine production: part 1”
Girls to the Front slides + summary On Tuesday, you created these wonderful DIY slides [pdf] for your assigned section of Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus. I asked you to be ready to summarize your assigned section but to use your slide to amplify the … Continue reading Zines!
Put your pile of zines on the table and line up. Take one of each mini-zine and sit down. When it’s your turn to share, tell us about: your idea, how you got it, and how the zine is a reflection of your personality or identity your production process the reproduction process (the copies and … Continue reading Sharing mini-zines
- Ask me three questions about the syllabus.
- Ordering zines: how did this go?
- Making mini-zines: how did this go?
Once you get settled, please navigate to this site (diy.futureofwriting.com) and take this survey. Zines: What are they? A significant part of the first half of the course is dedicated to zines. As scholar Stephen Duncombe famously argued in his book Zines: Notes from Underground, it’s easier to hold, look at, and read zines than … Continue reading Welcome to Self-Publishing!