This Sunday (July 1st) marks the beginning of International Zine Month, and entire month dedicated to celebrating zines and independent publishing with people from all over the world. Here are two excellent ways to celebrate IZM:
|flyer by Alex Wrekk|
1. 31 Days of International Zine Month.
Alex compiled a list of things to do for every day in July to celebrate zines, the postal service, zine libraries, and distros. Some examples include teaching a friend or family member about zines, writing to a distro telling them you love what they do, and making your own envelopes. The full list can be found at http://www.stolensharpierevolution.org/international-zine-month/, or you can download a PDF of the above image to copy and distribute here.
2. 24 Hour Zine Thing
This challenge asks zinesters to create a 24-page zine in 24 hours straight, on any day they wish during IZM. The zine must be created from conception to final product during this time, so you can't approach the challenge knowing exactly what you're going to create! It's all about being adventurous and setting a challenge for yourself. Read more and sign up to the challenge at http://24hourzines.com/.
What are you guys hoping to do to celebrate International Zine Month? Do any of these challenges particularly grab you? Let us know in the comments!
p.s. For those of you who noticed, I'm sorry I didn't write any zine reviews on Sunday. They're going to have to be a week late, because I'm rubbish. They'll be done in the form of a vlog though, so hopefully worth the wait!