The Return of the Zine

schoolglueThe zines are returning in 2010.

They’ll be in three versions:

1. Paper copies (“old school” b&w) for previous subscribers.

2. B&w digital copies – free or very inexpensive downloads

3. Digital copies in color – downloads available for a fee to cover bandwidth

The first/new issue

If you’d like to be included in the first zine — the theme is sketchcrawls, so anything related to that is fine — see that page for details.

This first issue will be 8.5″ x 11″ pages… letter size.

Stay tuned for news about the issues that will follow.

What’s ahead

In the future, I may be interested in half-sheet articles (8.5″ x 5.5″) with color illustrations that will also look okay in b&w.   I need graphics at 150 dpi or better.  (If you have no idea what that means, just send me a photo.  Most digital cameras take pictures large enough to print well.)

For later issues, I’ll be especially interested in:

– Journal pages
– Gluebook pages
– Sketchcrawl examples
– Dolls/figures: cloth and assemblage
– Shrines & mini-shrines
– ATCs and ACEOs  (artist’s trading cards – including art cards editions & originals)
– Fabric art (quilts, wearables, etc.)

I’m planning to focus on paper & fiber arts, and perhaps some fine art (watercolors & oil painting) and dimensional work… but mostly paper & fiber arts.

I’m interested in art-related topics, too, particularly about being organized as an artist.

In addition, since this is primarily intended as an “old school” style of zine, I’m interested in anything with a vintage or antique theme related to arts & crafts.  Funky fun or serious re-enactors’ stuff… I’m very interested.

Keep it “office safe”

All art and text should be “office safe” (that is, if your boss catches you looking at the zine online, during a break, he/she won’t sputter and raise an eyebrow).

Avoid religious & political controversy, too.  (Yes, I’m passionate about both, but I want this zine to encourage creativity, not turn people off because they shift into left-brain mode over some statement-as-art.)

Please don’t think your work “isn’t good enough.”  Generally, I prefer art (visual, written, photos, music) that is raw and unpolished.  When it gets too polished, it’s a yawn for me.  So, send it anyway.

You’ll receive a free paper (b&w) copy of the zine with your work in it, and the digital downloads, free, as well.

Past subscribers

If you’re a past subscriber to my zines or “creative somethings”, please update your address at this form. [Link]

Important: That request is ONLY for people who were paid subscribers in the past.  This is NOT a freebie.

In late February 2010, I’ll be sending out postcards to previous subscribers, to confirm your postal (snail mail) address.

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Previous subscriber?

partyballoons2-illusA long time ago — between 1977 and about 2001 — did you subscribe to my printed zines or to my “four creative somethings”?

This is not a freebie.  It is only for people who paid for printed/mailed-with-stamps subscriptions in the past.

It’s not for those who purchased the digital zines, or the zines-on-CDs.  If you’re among those customers, sign up at New Freebie Adventure.

If you were a former, paid subscriber to my printed zines or the “somethings,” I’ll need your email address (for digital products) and your postal (snailmail) address for physical products.

Please use the following form so I know where to send your treats.

Have a question? See my notes below the form, before you send it.

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*Postcards were sent to former subscribers during March 2010.  If you didn’t receive your postcard yet, please let me know!  I need to know which subscription you’d purchased, your full name when you subscribed, plus your current name + mailing address.

*This list is not for people who bought my artwork in the past… unless they also bought a subscription to my zines or “four creative somethings.”

*I’m not accepting new subscribers.  When the first issue of the zine is ready, digital versions will be available.

*It doesn’t matter how many issues/treats you received in the past.   If you paid for a year’s+ subscription between 1995 and 2001, you belong on this list.

*If you’re not sure if you ever subscribed, send me the info on the form anyway, and tell me that you’re not sure. I’ll check your name against the existing lists, and reply as soon as I can.

*A whole lot of people have sent me their names and addresses as if they were once subscribers.  80% of them were not on my lists, and they’re names I don’t even vaguely recognize.

So, I’ve edited this post, hoping to make it clear that this offer is only for people who have paid for a subscription to my printed zine prior to 2002, or to the “four creative somethings”  around 2000.

This form is not offering a freebie.  There are lots of freebies here, and everyone can sign up for the New Freebies Adventure.

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