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
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!
The Tactile Proof of Alternative Media For homework I asked you to browse my list of categories/cases from alternative media and/or DIY publishers and think about which categories/cases you were most interested in. Make this known via this form and I’ll make groups while you work… Riot Grrrl: DIY slides In our last class you … Continue reading Case study: Riot Grrrl
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!