crankyskirt: by Alex Wrekk at Stolen Sharpie Revolution 31…


by Alex Wrekk at Stolen Sharpie Revolution

31 Days of International Zine Month
July 2012

play along at home!

  1. Sign up on and write about IZM
  2. Zine Distro appreciation day.
  3. Organize your zine collection
  4. Teach yourself a new skill: how to make a one page zine, a new binding technique, photocopier art, etc.
  5. Check out a different type of zine than you normal. (sic)
  6. Re-read your favorite zines! We all have our favorites, why not sit down and read them again.
  7. Zine reading day! Host, attend, or read at a zine reading. No zine readings around you? Read out loud to your pet!
  8. Try something new day. If you draw comics, try writing a personal story. If you write fiction, try non-fiction. If you write poetry, try drawing comics.
  9. Buy stamps, buy or make envelopes or postcards.
  10. Write a letter to a zine creator
  11. Create a care package to send to a zine friend
  12. make some mail art!
  13. Send yuor zine out to be reviewed.
  14. ValenZine’s Day Write your zine crush (we know you have one!), or write to about your zine crush
  15. make plans to make a split zine with someone
  16. Leave a zine in a public place for someone to find.
  17. Teach a friend or family member about zines.
  18. Send your zine to a zine library.
  19. make a zine flyer to send out with your orders and to trade wth other zines.
  20. Host a zine workshop or zine party at a local library or community center.
  21. International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!
  22. Check out! Add your zine or edit an entry.
  23. Zine Trade Day! ask someone if they would like to trade zines
  24. Send your zine to a distro for consideration
  25. Order from a different zine distro than your normally order.
  26. Review a zine in your zine, on your blog, or on facebook.
  27. Look into consigning your zine at a shop that sells zines.
  28. Free Zine day! Give a zine away!
  29. organize a zine event, even if it is a small one.
  30. Zine shop appreciation day.
  31. Take a photo of you with your zine (extra credit if you post it online)


  • Read a zine everyday
  • take part in the 24 hour Zine thing:
  • draw a comic everyday and release a diary comic at the end!



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