Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2: A DIY Resource to Zines and Zine Culture

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9780981794105: Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2: A DIY Resource to Zines and Zine Culture

Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the ultimate guidebook to all things zine related. This little red book is stuffed with information about zines. Things you may know, stuff you don t know and even stuff you didn t know you knew for the beginner to the experienced zinester.

Stolen Sharpie Revolution consists of how-to guides on a variety of topics from layout to book binding to papermaking, resources online and off, where to find zines, information about zine libraries, how and where to get your zine distributed, reviewed and more!

For 2009 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been completely rewritten and expanded to 144 pages with new a layout and includes the previous informtion, updated resource listings for stores, distros, zine events and zine libraries. It will also contain all new sections on zines in academics and education, a guide to the US postal system, what to do at a zinefest, how to start a zine fest, lots of internet resources, and more!

This book has everything you need to get started creating your own zine or to figure out what to do with the zine you already made. Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2 can serve both as an introduction into the wide world of zine culture, and the next step to being a part of it.

Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2: A DIY Guide to zines and zine cultures is printed with vegetable based inks on 100% recycled paper and bound with animal free glue!

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About the Author:

DIY by Default! Alex Wrekk is an Utne award nominated zinesters in Portland, Oregon who has created over 40 zines since 1995, most of which were of her personal zine Brainscan. Alex is an original and continuing organizer for the Portland Zine Symposium, a volunteer at the Independent Publishing Resource Center, has been on zine tours and taught workshops about zines at the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls and various universities and community organizations in the U.S. and Canada.

Alex lives in a century old home in North Portland with the love of her life, Paul, and some fantastic housemates. When not being completely steeped in zines Alex makes 1 &1.25 pinback buttons and other crafts to sell on her Small World Buttons site, roasts her own organic coffee, drinks and brews her own beer, cooks vegan food, tends her garden, and rides her bike.

Review:

It's difficult to sift through the lovingly created zines that pile up in our library without grabbing paper and pens, hijacking the office copy machine, and printing my own. Now that I've stumbled upon Stolen Sharpie Revolution (Microcosm, 2005, third edition), Alex Wrekk's zine on making your own hand-crafted publication, I have no excuse not to. The DIY guide offers invaluable advice on creating, printing, and distributing zines. And if all that doodling, cutting, and pasting becomes overwhelming, you can always sit back and relax with a title ordered from the list of distros (distributors), bookstores, libraries, and websites compiled in Wrekk's resource appendix. --Kristen Mueller, Utne Reader

You know that saying of how the first Velvet Underground record didn t sell that well but for every copy sold a [new] band was formed? I keep my copy on with me at all times, if not for reference, then for inspiration. --Finding Datura

Alex is a goddess of the zine world. Brainscan is one of the rare books that tells a truly personal story that people care enough to read. But if Brainscan is a biography, SSR belongs in a non-fiction section. Here Alex lends her years of expertise to zinester virgins (figuratively). She walks them through the gates and into the depths of a scene that has always frightened newcomers. In fact, this lesson is so thorough that if Portland High School taught a zine publishing class (and I'm sure this will happen soon) this will be its textbook. Also included in this edition are how to start a zine library, how to start a distro, how to release a record, and 40+ reference pages of materials, events, and distros. --Pocketful of Change

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