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Late last year I made a zine to hand out at Maker Faire: "Playing with Python: 2 of my favorite lenses". That blog entry also includes page-by-page scans and transcripts, process photos, and thank-yous.

Feel free to view it in that blog post, view it as a PDF, or download and print the single US letter-sized sheet of paper and cut and fold it for yourself into an 8-pager! I'm such a fan of the format, because it doesn't require any stapling so it's simpler to reproduce, and because when I'm giving it away to someone they can engage in the process of making it. In 2015 I gave away a bunch of my zines at Maker Faire and passers-by really got into learning how to cut and fold them. In 2016 I remember at least one child coloring her "Quill & Scroll" after folding it, which, my heart just grew three sizes, you know?
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My friend and I made "Quill & Scroll", a children's book-style zine about a hedgehog who runs an all-night bookstore for other nocturnal animals. People call it "adorable". Feel free to view it as a PDF, or download and print the single US sheet of paper and cut and fold it for yourself into an 8-pager!
brainwane: My smiling face in front of a brick wall, May 2015. (Default)
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I just came across this community and realized I had not yet joined it and let y'all know about "Cat, Dog, and Badger Each Own A Bookstore. They Are Friends." It's 8 pages including illustrations and has a children's-book vibe. At the link you can view it as individual images, read the text as plaintext, and/or download the whole thing to print on one sheet of paper and cut/fold. Enjoy!
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'Cipher' #2 (cover)I'll break the ice with an awkward promo post.

My most recent zine came out 18 months ago, but i haven't really promoted it anywhere and so it still feels new to me.  I do Cipher zine, the most recent of which is #2.  The table of contents is:
  • poem
  • prologue
  • the (not so) invisible piano
  • dance of the potato dumpling fairy
  • Cinderella takes herself to the ball
  • wordnerdery! — apparatus
  • poems
  • food of my people: vepro-knedlo-zelo (minus vepro)
  • student, interrupted
  • epilogue a: enjambment
  • epilogue b: finis
  • poem
You can read an excerpt at my website.  It's about $2 and, since i also run a distro, is only available in the Crabby Media store.  Cipher #1 is also still in print and available.

Oh, um, and yes, i also run (with [personal profile] raanve) Crabby Media, which is a distro, an information hub, and a discussion forum for all things zine-related.  As a distro, we specialize in "Resource materials for zinemakers and D.I.Y. publishers — zines about zines and zine-making techniques, zine history, zine culture and community."  Crabby Media is based in Seattle, so you may have seen me tabling at the Portland Zine Symposium or at Short Run.

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