Synopses & Reviews
Alex Wrekk did a massive overhaul update for the 2nd edition of SSR. It's a 128 page DIY guide that teaches how to make zines, understand zine culture, and make your own zine related crafts. The stuff you know, stuff you don't know, stuff you didn't know you knew. Just about everything with a focus on zines. Tips and tricks for photocopying, doing creative layouts, mail art, zine ettiquette, how to deal with distros, making paper, starting/working a distro, how to put out a record, how to make your own envelopes and stationary, binding ideas, advertising ideas, cures for writers block and tons more. The new, updated 2nd Edition is now a perfect bound book with a new layout including how to create/find zine libraries, an updated list of zine distributors and stores (as well as how to approach them), how to go on tour with your zine, and an even more extensive resource list than previously! An indispensible guide for zine makers and fans.
A brief, but engaging, and eminently useful guide to doing a zine. From tools, to layout, copying, printing, trading, promotion, ordering, mailing, distribution, and a whole lot more. Over 150 (albeit pocket sized!) packed pages. The new third edition includes 32 more pages of distributor listings, stores, and libraries that work with zines.
About the Author
Alex Wrekk lives in a North Portland home with Joe Biel and some others when she is not traveling. She makes 1" buttons for Microcosm Publishing for a living and likes to ride her bike, garden, work on DIY projects, volunteer at the IPRC, and help with the Portland Zine Symposium. She publishes a personal zine called Brainscan about twice a year.