generalclassification
generalclassification:

The thing that I love about road racing is the story. The stages are set. The riders line up. There are favourites at the beginning of every Tour. The ones who have won before, the ones who have come in second, the ones who have won another Grand Tour. But the story never happens like that. Great stories never do. 

Something like this year happens, when weather and crashes eliminate those favourites, one-by-one. When the best sprinter left in the peloton can’t win on the line. When teams lose their leaders and the rookie finds himself in sight of podium. Now who’s racing to win?

Anyone who wants it enough.

This zine is the story of the 2010 Tour de France, written as it happened, in the early morning hours. Like all great stories, I didn’t know how good it would be when I started.

generalclassification:

The thing that I love about road racing is the story. The stages are set. The riders line up. There are favourites at the beginning of every Tour. The ones who have won before, the ones who have come in second, the ones who have won another Grand Tour. But the story never happens like that. Great stories never do.

Something like this year happens, when weather and crashes eliminate those favourites, one-by-one. When the best sprinter left in the peloton can’t win on the line. When teams lose their leaders and the rookie finds himself in sight of podium. Now who’s racing to win?

Anyone who wants it enough.

This zine is the story of the 2010 Tour de France, written as it happened, in the early morning hours. Like all great stories, I didn’t know how good it would be when I started.

In 2010, I woke up way too early (Pacific Standard Time) to watch every stage of the Tour de France. I wrote something almost every day. This is a collection of the best. Contents include: Prologue, Stage 1, Sampler, Mountains, Sprints, Cav, Combatif, The Schlecks, Those Middle Stages, Bert, Champs-Élysées.

In 2010, I woke up way too early (Pacific Standard Time) to watch every stage of the Tour de France. I wrote something almost every day. This is a collection of the best. Contents include: Prologue, Stage 1, Sampler, Mountains, Sprints, Cav, Combatif, The Schlecks, Those Middle Stages, Bert, Champs-Élysées.

It's not too late to celebrate International Zine Month!

  • 1. Zines can be about anything (and everything).
  • 2. Zines are short (or long, if you have that kind of patience).
  • 3. Zines fit easily into regular size envelopes (no special supplies needed).
  • 4. Zines are the perfect combination of words and pictures.
  • 5. Zines are portable (they fit in a back pocket or bag).
  • 6. Zines invite collaboration (Not an artist? Go find one).
  • 7. Zines follow no rules (If you want to call it a zine, call it a zine).
  • 8. Zines look good digital and analogue (on paper and onscreen).
  • 9. Zines are colourful (Zinemakers, too!).
  • 10. Zines are personal and direct (Don't be afraid, just make).
  • 11. Zines are easy to reread, so go celebrate Day 2 with a stack of your favourites!
factsarenothing
factsarenothing:

thegeneralreview:

Oh my god, The Review happened again! We wrote about steakhouses this month because Megan made an amazing steak at home. Probably one of the best things you can do for yourself is learn how to cook meat properly. Make it at home. It’s cheaper and better, and you don’t have to get all dressed up.

I wrote about fried chicken because I have a problem. We both accidentally wrote poems. I had fun looking through public domain images of cows. 

This is The Review. Buy it at Gumroad. Pay what you want. We thank you. Then go grill a steak. It’s summer.

A zine a month, four months in a row. This one wouldn’t have happened without Megan.

factsarenothing:

thegeneralreview:

Oh my god, The Review happened again! We wrote about steakhouses this month because Megan made an amazing steak at home. Probably one of the best things you can do for yourself is learn how to cook meat properly. Make it at home. It’s cheaper and better, and you don’t have to get all dressed up.

I wrote about fried chicken because I have a problem. We both accidentally wrote poems. I had fun looking through public domain images of cows.

This is The Review. Buy it at Gumroad. Pay what you want. We thank you. Then go grill a steak. It’s summer.

A zine a month, four months in a row. This one wouldn’t have happened without Megan.

stolensharpierevolution
stolensharpierevolution:

It’s here! The poster for:
31 Days of International Zine Month July 2014
Get Ready!
-Sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com & write about IZM
-Sign up for 24 hour zine challenge (24hourzines.com)
-Use #IZM2014 when writing online about International Zine Month
 GO!
ZINE EVENT: 
26 - 1 July - Zines At The American Library Association Annual Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada) I’ll be at the ALA with posters!
1 - Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines!
2 - Re-read your favorite zines - Let’s remember why we fell in love with zines in the first place!
3 - Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro
4 - Read a zine from a country other than your own: There are so many fantastic zines from around the world!
5 - Teach yourself a  new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.
6 - Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.
7 - Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week
8 - Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.
9 - Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know
10 - Send a care package to a zine friend
11 - Make some mail art!
ZINE EVENTS:
12 - OC Zine Fest  (Santa Anna, California, USA)
12 - Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)
12-13 Portland Zine Symposium (Portland, Oregon, USA)
12 - Send your zine out to be reviewed
13 - Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.
14 - ValenZINE’s Day! Write to ZineCrush.com (or write to your zine crush!)
15 - Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!
16 - Send your zine to a distro for consideration
17 - Review a zine online or write a review to share
18 - Order from a different zine distro than usual
19 - Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!
20 - Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.
21 - International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!
22 - Send your zine to a zine library
23 - Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.
24 - Organize your zine collection
25 - Teach a friend or family member about zines
26- Submit something to a compilation zine
27 - Organize a zine event! any size! big or small!
28 - Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!
29- Post photo of you with your zine or zine collection.
30 - Read some zines! Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can
31 - HallowZINE  Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.
 EXTRA CREDIT
-Read a zine everyday
-Attend a zine event
-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com
-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines
-Draw a comic a day then release a comic zine
-Write about your progress daily online

Here’s the activity poster for 2014 International Zine Month! Print off your own copy here, get one free with orders from Portland Button Works, or send a stamp or IRC (International Reply Coupon) to:
International Zine Month
c/o Portland Button Works
1322 North Killingsworth
Portland, Oregon 97217
USA

Get ready, July.

stolensharpierevolution:

It’s here! The poster for:

31 Days of International Zine Month July 2014

Get Ready!

-Sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com & write about IZM

-Sign up for 24 hour zine challenge (24hourzines.com)

-Use #IZM2014 when writing online about International Zine Month

 GO!

ZINE EVENT:

26 - 1 July - Zines At The American Library Association Annual Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada) I’ll be at the ALA with posters!

1 - Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines!

2 - Re-read your favorite zines - Let’s remember why we fell in love with zines in the first place!

3 - Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro

4 - Read a zine from a country other than your own: There are so many fantastic zines from around the world!

5 - Teach yourself a  new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.

6 - Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.

7 - Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week

8 - Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.

9 - Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know

10 - Send a care package to a zine friend

11 - Make some mail art!

ZINE EVENTS:

12 - OC Zine Fest  (Santa Anna, California, USA)

12 - Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)

12-13 Portland Zine Symposium (Portland, Oregon, USA)

12 - Send your zine out to be reviewed

13 - Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.

14 - ValenZINE’s Day! Write to ZineCrush.com (or write to your zine crush!)

15 - Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!

16 - Send your zine to a distro for consideration

17 - Review a zine online or write a review to share

18 - Order from a different zine distro than usual

19 - Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!

20 - Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.

21 - International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!

22 - Send your zine to a zine library

23 - Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.

24 - Organize your zine collection

25 - Teach a friend or family member about zines

26- Submit something to a compilation zine

27 - Organize a zine event! any size! big or small!

28 - Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

29- Post photo of you with your zine or zine collection.

30 - Read some zines! Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can

31 - HallowZINE  Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.

 EXTRA CREDIT

-Read a zine everyday

-Attend a zine event

-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com

-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines

-Draw a comic a day then release a comic zine

-Write about your progress daily online

Here’s the activity poster for 2014 International Zine Month! Print off your own copy here, get one free with orders from Portland Button Works, or send a stamp or IRC (International Reply Coupon) to:

International Zine Month

c/o Portland Button Works

1322 North Killingsworth

Portland, Oregon 97217

USA

Get ready, July.

The May zine-a-month is here! The worst part of this challenge is the back-and-forth until I run out of time and decide on an idea because I know I can finish it in two days. But I finished this in two days, and that’s the best part of the zine-a-month challenge. 

A little zine about my dream of a little shop. A short essay, with a list and reviews of some little shops I have enjoyed during my travels, bound up with a little drawing.

A little shop is the only way I could think to gather up all my disparate interests and do something real with them. This world wants you to pick a major, a career. It looks at you funny if you don’t have a short answer to the question, “What do you do for a living?” I do a lot of things. Sit down, I’ll put the kettle on and tell you all about it.

Apologies to anyone who has ever expressed interest in my childhood dream job of owning and running a little shop, because I’ve probably spent hours talking at you, detailing my plans, sharing my logos, and trying to wrangle you into the project. I figured it was time to put all those ideas into a zine.

Next time someone asks what I do for a living, I hope I can hand them a copy of this.

The May zine-a-month is here! The worst part of this challenge is the back-and-forth until I run out of time and decide on an idea because I know I can finish it in two days. But I finished this in two days, and that’s the best part of the zine-a-month challenge.

A little zine about my dream of a little shop. A short essay, with a list and reviews of some little shops I have enjoyed during my travels, bound up with a little drawing.

A little shop is the only way I could think to gather up all my disparate interests and do something real with them. This world wants you to pick a major, a career. It looks at you funny if you don’t have a short answer to the question, “What do you do for a living?” I do a lot of things. Sit down, I’ll put the kettle on and tell you all about it.

Apologies to anyone who has ever expressed interest in my childhood dream job of owning and running a little shop, because I’ve probably spent hours talking at you, detailing my plans, sharing my logos, and trying to wrangle you into the project. I figured it was time to put all those ideas into a zine.

Next time someone asks what I do for a living, I hope I can hand them a copy of this.

yosick

yosick:

I just finished the newest issue of Yo Sick, titled Somewhere In The Middle. This zine is a blend of illustrations, photographs, and visual puns created throughout the winter of 2014, when my life wasn’t at its highest, wasn’t at its lowest, but somewhere in the middle.

5.5” X 8.5”, staple bound, 28 pages, black and white laser copy with c-print inset on the cover. Hand numbered edition of 50. All zines come with assorted Yo Sick stickers as always.

Pick it up for $3 in the online store now.

Reminder

I’ve set a reminder for the 15th of every month: Make a zine. If I haven’t figured out my zine-a-month by then, I have half a month to do it. I was thinking I’d write something about hockey. The Canucks aren’t in the Playoffs this year, so it’s just fun to watch. I don’t care who wins. I only wanted the Bruins to lose, and they’re already done.

But without the investment, the interesting stories are harder to hang onto. I could write something about Crosby v. Toews, but I think the sportswriters have that covered. There’s something to be said about Teemu Selanne, the oldest man in the league, who just lost his chance for one more Cup.

Instead, I find myself turning to cycling a little earlier this year. There’s the Giro d’Italia, the Tour of California, and another old man, Jens Voigt, 42 and still riding. (But that’s another zine.)

I love this monthly challenge because I have a lot of ideas. I have a lot of ideas spread across a lot of text files and notebooks, and the only way to get them out of my head is to make them. And the only way to make them is one at a time.