Synopses & Reviews
In Microcosms DIY guide to zine-making, editors Bill Brent, Joe Biel, and a cast of contributors take you from the dreaming and scheming stages onto printing, publication and beyond! Covering all the bases for beginners, Make a Zine! hits on more advanced topics like Creative Commons licenses, legality, and sustainability. Says Feminist Review,Make a Zine! is an inspiring, easy, and digestible read for anyone, whether youre already immersed in a cut-and-paste world, a graphic designer with a penchant for radical thought, or a newbie trying to find the best way to make yourself and your ideas known.” Illustrated by an army of notable and soon-to-be-notable artists and cartoonists, Make a Zine! also takes a look at the burgeoning indie comix scene, with a solid and comprehensive chapter by punk illustrator Fly (Slug and Lettuce, Peops.) Part history lesson, part how-to guide, Make a Zine! is a call to arms, an ecstatic, positive rally cry in the face of TV show book clubs and bestsellers by celebrity chefs. As says Biel in the books intro, Lets go!”
Ask anyone who works for a magazineait's a job. Ask anyone who works on their zineait's a passion. This book is destined to be the starting point of self-publishing. You will find the answers to virtually any question you have regarding how to make zines. Includes an introduction to layout, typography, stats, and design as well as an extensive directory of stores. Fun to read even if you don't want to publish
About the Author
Joe Biel is the founder of Microcosm Publishing and creator of the documentary about the DIY music scene, If It Aint Cheap, It Aint Punk. He is the coauthor of 13 Years of Good Luck and the author of Bipedal, By Pedal!; all volumes of the The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting series and The Perfect Mix Tape Segue series; and You Can Work Any Hundred Hours a Week You Want (In Your Underwear)!! He lives in Portland, Oregon. Bill Brent is a writer whose fiction and essays have appeared in several anthologies, including Entangled Lives: Memoirs of 7 Top Erotica Writers and Everything You Know About God Is Wrong. His short erotic fiction appears in dozens of books, including The Best American Erotica 1997, Best Gay Erotica 2004; and Tough Guys, Rough Stuff. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.