Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
I also read a super sweet review in the new issue of MRR yesterday, which really made me feel good despite some rough times I'm going through right now (break up, sickness, etc), so thanks again MRR.
DREAMS OF DONUTS #20 This is what zine-dreams
are made of! There are a lot of diary zines and road journals
out there, so to hold this gem is something rare. The layout and
design shows amazing use of space. Nearly every page
is a different style, with great frames! This issue has three sections: two
stories and a section of film reviews. The reviews are laid out
like a comic with the backstory of what lead to viewing each film,
making the section my personal favorite. Other themes include
the pains of East Bay housemate hunting and the BBCRC.
This zine is a real blast in illustration and story. (DV)
By the way, this is my 200th post!
Saturday, December 27, 2014
I recently saw on We Make Zines (it's a really great concept for a website, kind of like a social networking thing for zine makers. That said, it doesn't seem like a lot of people use it, myself included) a call for submissions for Balm Digest, a zine outta San Francisco, and decided to give it a go. I've never actually contributed to another publication (other then Slingshot) but have always wanted to. The subject for this coming issue is medium sized dogs, and I had a lot of options for what to write about since dogs have always been a presence in my life one way or another, but in the end I decided to write about finding Pearl, even though I already did in Dreams of Donuts 12 or something, and here it is!
In other news, the holidays suck a lot so keep your chin up.