July is International Zine Month

Repeat and memorise.

Yes, sirree it is.

To celebrate, I will be taking part in the 24 hour zine thing, a challenge in which you create a zine, from scratch and in its entirety, within 24 hours. So, if all goes to plan, Angry Violist issue 5.5 will be ready on 2nd July 2012. Watch this space…

If you have always wanted to make a zine, this challenge is an ideal place to start. It requires no special knowledge or skills, just yer brain and a bit of time and creativity. No preparation is required, really, beyond assembling supplies that you’ll need. You can even choose whichever 24 hours are convenient for you and you can sign up at the 24 Hour Zine Thing site to meet likeminded zinesters.

I don’t even have a printer for my laptop at the moment, so instead I’ll be keeping it old school with hand rendered lettering, lettrasets, dymo printed tape and – my trusty zinemaking steed – the typewriter. And coffee. Lots of coffee.

Sign up yourself and give it a go: http://24hourzines.com/

Find out more about International Zine Month: http://internationalzinemonth.wordpress.com/