Stolen Sharpie Revolution (5th edition) Kickstarter Update!

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We have 18 days to go and I wanted to post a little run down of the progress.

So, I’m going to make this chronological list of notable things so far:

  • Day 3: The Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter became a “Staff Pick” on Kickstarter AND we hit the first $1,000. Stoked!
  • Day 7: We hit 25% of our total total and I started using doubled sided tape instead of glue sticks.
  • Day 8: We hit 33% of our goal and I launched a tumblr giveaway. Check it out on tumblr and feel free to reblog for a chance to win a copy of the book and some other goodies.
  • Day 10: I finished with all of the content layout! The page count for the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution will either be 152 or 160 pages depending on a few things that are yet to be determined.
  • Day 12: We reached 100 backers!

I’m hoping to break the half-way point: $3,000 or more this weekend. I’d love it if you could help me reach that goal!

Check out the kickstarter here.

in zines we trust,

Alex Wrekk

 

Stolen Sharpie Revoltion (5th Edition) Kickstarter Campaign! We’re a Kickstarter Staff Pick!

I am launching a kickstarter to print the 5th edition of the book Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture and I need your help! SSR has been the go-to guide for all things zine-related for over a decade and we want to keep it going for many more! This little red book is bursting with all things ZINE: things you may know, stuff you don’t know and even stuff you didn’t know you didn’t know! Stolen Sharpie Revolution is a cornucopia of information about zines and zine culture. It’s for everyone from the zine newbie to the experienced zinester to the academic researcher. It is beloved by zinesters everywhere and has even been used in university classrooms as a basic text for understanding zines.
With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP! Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.

Are you ready for IZM2014?!

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It’s here! The poster for

31 Days of International Zine Month July 2014

Get Ready!

-Sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com & write about IZM

-Sign up for 24 hour zine challenge (24hourzines.com)

-Use #IZM2014 when writing online about International Zine Month

 GO!

ZINE EVENT:

26 – 1 July – Zines At The American Library Association Annual Conferece (Las Vegas, Nevada) I’ll be at the ALA with posters!

1 – Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines!

2 – Re-read your favorite zines – Let’s remember why we fell in love with zines in the first place!

3 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro

4 – Read a zine from a country other than your own: There are so many fantastic zines from around the world!

5 – Teach yourself a  new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.

6 – Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.

7 – Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week

8 – Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.

9 – Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know

10 – Send a care package to a zine friend

11 – Make some mail art!

ZINE EVENTS:

12 – OC Zine Fest  (Santa Anna, California, USA)

12 – Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)

12-13 Portland Zine Symposium (Portland, Oregon, USA)

12 – Send your zine out to be reviewed

13 – Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.

14 – ValenZINE’s Day! Write to ZineCrush.com (or write to your zine crush!)

15 – Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!

16 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration

17 – Review a zine online or write a review to share

18 – Order from a different zine distro than usual

19 – Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!

20 – Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.

21 – International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!

22 – Send your zine to a zine library

23 – Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.

24 – Organize your zine collection

25 – Teach a friend or family member about zines

26- Submit something to a compilation zine

27 – Organize a zine event! any size! big or small!

28 – Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

29- Post photo of you with your zine or zinecollection.

30 – Read some zines! Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can

31 – HallowZINE  Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.

EXTRA CREDIT

-Read a zine everyday

-Attend a zine event

-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com

-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines

-Drawa comic a day then release a comic zine

-Write about your progress daily online

Here’s the activity poster for 2014 International Zine Month! Print off your own copy here, get one free with orders from Portland Button Works, or send a stamp or IRC (International Reply Coupon) to: International Zine Month c/o Portland Button Works 1322 North Killingsworth Portland, Oregon 97217 USA

Working on the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution and I need your photos!

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With 21,000 copies of the book in print through 4 editions, Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture since 2002. However, Stolen Sharpie Revolution is currently out of print. I’m about to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund a 5th edition and I need your help!
I’d like to make a Kickstarter promo video with photos of Stolen Sharpie Revolution, including your photos! Show me photos of SSR on your bookshelf, in a shop window, on a table at a zine fest. Show me SSR with with you cats, dogs, or hedgehogs! Show me Stolen Sharpie Revolution with your local landmark! I’d love to see a copy in the middle of you floor scattered with zine making scraps, tucked out of your backpack, or being read in public. All submissions that are included in the video will receive a free copy of the book when it is printed.
All submissions must be received by 2 February 2014 Submissions should be sent to: StolenSharpieRevolution@live.com

Please reblog and repost and spread the word!

In zines we trust,

Alex Wrekk

*Multiple copies received from a single person will result on only one free book. Owner of submitted photo reserves all rights to submitted images but may be asked for it to be included in promotional materials.

Another sporatic update!

I’m working on some new updates to the site. I’m taking some zine distros out and adding a few new ones. As always, feel free to contact me. This site is only as good as we all help to make it.

Distro news!

Click Clack distro has closed

Ms. Valerie Park distro is now Antiquated Future.

Events:

Check out the POC Zine Project Race Riot tour!

Table applications for the LA Zine Fest are open! (LA Zine Fest will be held February 16, 2014)

The Scranton Zine Fest is June 7, 2104 and the organizers are hosting a kickstarter. Maybe you would like to help them out?

The Dates for the 2014 Portland Zine Symposium will be July 12-13, 2014

The rest of the zine events are here!

Got some zine news? Get in touch!

 

Inernational Zine Month 31 days of activities!

Here it is! 31 Activities for the 31 Day International Zine Month for July 2013! Download and print your own copy here, get one free with zine orders from Portland Button Works and Zine Distro, or send a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) or IRC to:

International Zine Month

c/ Portland Button Works

1322 North Killingsworth

Portland, Oregon 97217

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Here it is! 31 Activities for the 31 Day International Zine Month for July 2013! Download and print your own copy here, get one free with zine orders from Portland Button Works and Zine Distro, or send a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) or IRC to:

International Zine Month

c/ Portland Button Works

1322 North Killingsworth

Portland, Oregon 97217

USA

31 Activities for International Zine Month: July 2013!

July is fast approaching and I have created a list of zine activities for International Zine month this year so get stoked! I’m going to make some posters today and send them out with Portland Button Works order or free for a stamp. I’ll post more when I have them printed. until then, let me know if I am missing something, that goes for everything on this site, let me know what is missing so I can add it!

When posting online about International Zine Month use the #IZM2013

31 Days of International Zine Month July 2013

I LOVE ZINES WEEK!

1 – Sign up or sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com and write about IZM and what you plans are to celebrate zines this month! Feel free to write about it on your personal site as well!

2 – Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines, post them online if you would like.

3 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro.

4 – Reread your favorite zines and remind yourself why you love them so much.

5 – Teach yourself a  new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.

6 – Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.

 

ZINE EVENT 6 JULY – Kuala Lampur Zine Fest (Kuala Lampur, Malaysia)

 

POSTAL APPRECIATION WEEK!

7 – Make or decorate some envelopes or postcards to get ready for the week.

8- Make a little flyer for your zine to send out with orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.

(beginning of Ramadan, Muslim zine friends can pick back up on August 8th)

9 – Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know.

10 – Send a care package to a zine creator that you do know.

11 – Make some mail art!

12 – Send your zine out to be reviewed.

13 – Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.

14 – ValenZINE’s Day! Write to your zine crush, or write to ZineCrush.com

 

ZINE EVENT 13-14 JULY – Zine Librarian (Un)Conferencehttp://iczluc.wikispaces.com/ (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

 

ZINE DISTRIBUTION WEEK

15 – Leave a zine in public for someone else to find.

15 – Promote a zine that you really like that is not your own.

16 – Send your zine to a distro for distro consideration.

17 – Review a zine online or write a review of a zine to add to your zine.

18 – Order from a zine distro that you have never ordered from before.

19 – Zine Shop appreciation day! Stop by a shop that sells zines and buy some zines or consign your zines.

20 – Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone!

 

ZINE EVENT 20 JULY –  DC Zine Fest (Washington, DC, USA)

 

ZINE LIBRARY AND ZINE EDUCATION WEEK

21 – International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!

22 – Send your zine to a zine library.

23 – Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.

24 – Organize your zine collection.

25 – Teach a friend or family member about zines.

26- Submit something to a compilation zine.

27 – Organize a zine event! A zine reading or a zine fair or fest or even just for friends to get together and work on their zines.

 

JUST FOR FUN WEEK

28 – Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

29- Post a photo online of you with your zine or your zine collection.

30 – Read some zines! Lay in bed and read zines all day if you can!

31 – Log into WeMakeZine and write about your experience or write about it on your own blog.

 

ZINE FEST 31 JULY – 1 August San Francisco Zine Fest (San Francisco, California, USA)

EXTRA CREDIT

-Read a zine everyday

-do a 24 hour zine (sign up here http://24hourzines.com)

-post your progress online on your blog or on We Make Zines

-Attend a zine event

-Draw a comic each day and release them at the end of the month

It’s June! We have less than a month until International Zine Month!

I really wish I spent more time updating this site. I’ve been pretty good at staying on top of zine events and making updates to shops and zine distros when people get me the information. But, I still need your help with getting the information! I thought I would have more time to make posts about interesting zine happenings in art or education, but I just lack the time. I set up a google alert for zines but I keep getting things for some councilman in LA with the last name “Zine” and a bunch of things about “e-zines”, and we all know that e-zines aren’t zines. I also thought I would have more energy and be able to post more about the zines events I was able to attend. All ready this year I have been to The L.A. Zine Fest, The Chicago Zine Fest, The Brooklyn Zine Fest, and AmaZine Day. I’ll also be at the Portland Zine Symposium and the ABQ Zine Fest. I am one of the moderators for the We <3 Zines Tumblr. I’m not sure how I was added to that and I’m not even sure who any of the other members are, but it is a nice little space on Tumblr.

Currently, I just donated to Erin Fae’s Kickstarter campaign to help them get from New Zealand to Halifax, Canada for the Robert’s Street Social Centre zine residency, I’m very slowly working on the new book version of Stolen Sharpie Revolution but I haven’t had much time. I’ll be launching a kickstarter or indiegogo campaign for that in the next few months and before that I’ll be asking for your various photos of Stolen Sharpie Revolution to use in the promo video. More on that later. I’m also working on the calendar of activities for International Zine Month in July! I should have that done and posted in the next couple of days.

That’s it for now!

Zine Event list updates and SSR out of print!

The zine event listings have been updates. Check them out here. If you event isn’t listed you should tell me about it! Same goes for Zine distros and shops that sell zines!

I attended the Chicago Zine fest and it was a blast! next up: Brooklyn Zine Fest in April. Hope to see you there!

FYI Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2 is completely out of print!  I’ll be reprinting in the next few months. So please, don’t go posting or buying overpriced and outdated copies on E-bay or Amazon or I’ll think you are a dick.

You’d do a lot better ordering the remaining copies from one of these fine distro:

Crabby Media

Parcel Press

Sweet Candy

Zine events update! Stolen Sharpie Revolution at the end of this printing! Brainscan #30

I have updated the zine events page as well as the zine event google calendar. Check it out.

I’ll be at the Chicago Zine fest and the Brooklyn Zine Fest. Come and say hello!

Also, Stolen Sharpie Revolution: A DIY resource for zines and zine culture the book is just about out of print! I’ll be reprinting in the next few months. So please, don’t go posting or buying overpriced and outdated copies on E-bay or Amazon or I’ll think you are a dick.

You’d do a lot better ordering the remaining copies from one of these fine distro:

Crabby Media

Parcel Press

Sweet Candy

or get it from my Etsy shop or my distro, Portland Button Works.

Also, here’s a little self promotion. I have a new zine out! Brainscan zine #30 is my 30th issue in 15 years! You can also get that in my Etsy shop or at Portland Button Works. It is 40 pages with 5 color Risograph prints on recycled paper.

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