So hey, as the title suggests, July is International Zine Month! And boy howdy, does Stolen Sharpie Revolution have some awesome plans for you. If you’re a person who writes a zine or contributes to one or loves one (or a thousand) or is even remotely interested in zines and DIY culture, this is going to be a pretty exciting month.
Before we go any further, I need to share the story of the birth of Int’l Zine Month, because it’s perfect:
During conversations with friends I found myself saying “Wouldn’t it be rad if there was an International Zine Month?” Which led to the question: “How do we make it official?” This was actually a silly question since zines are inherently DIY there was no one who could make it official, but I could Do It Myself.
How are you gonna celebrate? Stolen Sharpie Revolution has posted this handy list of suggested daily activities. There’s an even more descriptive breakdown on their website, so definitely check that out.
Autostraddle will be participating, too! We’ll have some more zine reviews and feelings, a 24-hr Zine Thing journal, dispatches from the DC Zine Fest, and a few new zines for you to buy (including the epic compilation zine created by our very first A-Campers in April 2012 !!). Do you have some zine feelings you’d like to share? Or some zine feelings you don’t wanna share but will anyway because you’re a sucker for a good gif? If you have zine recommendations or want to submit your own for review, email me at laneia [at] autostraddle [dot] com!
feature image via Bree by way of A-Camp Recamp #3
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