Monday, May 13, 2013

what's a zine?

small press
a zine festival in Hobart

Friday 5th July - Saturday 13th July
upstairs from Frankie's Empire, 129 Elizabeth St. Hobart

what is a zine?
a zine is a thing
it is like the back-end of maga-zine
that's how you say it anyway, 'zeen'
but it's different to a magazine
sure, it's usually made of paper
but sometimes it's made of other things

people write in zines, draw in zines
they are made by all kinds of people
they are self published
and they can be about anything!
some people make zines which are little collections of their artwork
others write zines about politics, breakfast, weaving, dreams, jokes, bike riding...
actually, anything. actually, everything.

do you remember the first project you made at school
maybe it was about whales or dirt or green, or something
remember the extreme satisfaction from making something yourself
something you could hold in your hands
i get that same feeling when I make a zine
and i don't need a publishing deal to get it into the world
i just photocopy it
cut it up and bind it with thread
and it's done
my zine is called 'i hope your slingshot slings'
yours could be called anything you want

small press is about making zines
and making things yourself
just going for it
because you can
everyone knows something

there will be all kinds of things happening in the space above frankie's empire, from the 5th-13th July.

 keep an eye on this page for event details...

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