Stolen Sharpie Revolution – a DIY Resource for Zines and Zine Culture (5th edition) is back from the printer!

After a successfully funded kickstarter the new edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution has returned from the printer! It is available direct from the Portland Button Works Etsy shop and the Portland Button Works website as well as Pioneers Press, Powell’s Books, and Amazon.com More distros and stores to follow soon! If you are interested in carrying Stolen Sharpie revolution get in touch: portlandbuttonworks@gmail.com for wholesale pricing.

Stolen Sharpie Revolution
a DIY Resource for Zines and Zine Culture
Author Wrekk
with contributions by Sugene Mine, Jerianne Thompson, Sage Adderley,
Jenna Freedman and illustrations by Steve Larder
Format 4.25” x 5.5” paperback
Pages 152
Price $8.00
ISBN 9780981794112

Since 2002, Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for Zines and Zine Culture has been the go-to guide for 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 didn’t know! Stolen Sharpie Revolution contains a cornucopia of information about zines and zine culture for everyone from the zine newbie to the experienced zinester to the academic researcher.

Stolen Sharpie Revolution consists of thoughtful lists and step-by-step how-to guides on everything from definitions of a “zine,” where to find zines, why they are important, how to make them and how to participate in zine culture. This book has everything you need to get started creating your own zine, or to figure out what to do with the zine you just made.

Stolen Sharpie Revolution serves as both an introduction into the wide world of zine culture and as a guide to taking the next step to become a part of it.

There are hours left to support the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter!

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The Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter ends today, September 30, at about 8PM! That means that as of now you have about 10 hours to back the kickstarter. If you do not back the kickstarter and pre-order a copy of Stolen Sharpie Revolution they will not be available for purchase until late November or early December, so act now!

Yesterday I got the final files to the printer, ordered the custom Sharpie markers  (they will look like the image above printed on the barrel minus the red) got the t-shirt design off to the printer, and finished the survey that will go out to the backers. I’M SO EXCITED!

Thank you everyone that has backed this project and made it a success. It has been a rough 30 days and I’m glad it is over, but I’m stoked that we made it happen!

If you have not backed the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter, here’s you last chance!

Less than 60 hours left for the Stolen Sharpie Revolution (5th edition) Kickstarter!

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter is less than 60 hours to completion! 

We have made our $6,000 goal with 4 days to spare! I’m not feeling completely proactive about setting a stretch goal, but here’s the thing. As of now There is enough for all the rewards and to print 4,000 copies of the 5th Edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution.

If we can hit $7,000 we can print 5,000 copies! Can we do it? I’ve added 10 more 10 packs for schools, distros, stores, or for you to give away as gifts! There are still some t-shirts and Sharpie rewards. Also, if you would like to add to a level you have already committed to, you can change it and when I sent the survey at the end of the campaign you can just note that you’d like to add a Little Free Library patron reward for $25 or an extra copy of the book for $15.

So, we have less than 60 hours! Can we make it happen?

in zines we trust,

Alex Wrekk

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There are 8 days left of the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter! Have you backed it yet?

This is just a quick note to remind you of the Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for Zines and Zine Culture (5th edition) Kickstarter that is going on now!

 

Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. 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!

Depending on when you are reading this there is either 9 or 8 days left to go and we are still short over $2,000 out of the $6,000 we need. So, if you were considering backing this project, THE TIME IS NOW! You can get yourself some fun rewards including an actual Sharpie Marker with “Stolen Sharpie Revolution” printed on it, a Stolen Sharpie Revolution T-shirt, all 5 editions of Stolen Sharpie Revolution, or get a pack of 10 for your store, distro, class or gift for friends, or have me do the layout for your zine! Maybe you already backed the kickstarter and are getting a copy of the book. Why not raise your donation level by $25 and donate a copy of Stolen Sharpie Revolution in your name to one of the many Little Free Libraries in Portland.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the updates I suggest you do so. You can see some of progress and some photos of page layout, some early milestones and backers of the projects will see exactly how many gluesticks and rolls of double sided tape the layout took!

If you were thinking that you would just buy a copy of SSR later you might want to reconsider that as these will not be available to buy until AFTER the kickstarter rewards have been sent out. We are estimating that copies will not be available until late November. So, if you want to get a copy of the new edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution you MUST act now and support the Kickstarter!

One more big announcement: The iconic covers of Stolen Sharpie Revolution will be receiving a bit of an update! My buddy Steve Larder, illustrator and author of Rum Lad zine has agreed to drawn me a new spiffy looking Sharpie marker for the cover! I’m so excited because I just I love Steve’s artwork. You should check it out as well.

Ok, that’s about it for now. Thanks for sticking with me and let’s get the Stolen Sharpie Revolution kickstarter to it’s close!

in zines we trust,

Alex Wrekk

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