Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Zines!

Yes, I have TWO new zines!  Firstly, there's my new migraine zine, a long time coming. 

I've been working on it off and on for about 8 months.  It's all about my fun having migraines!  (I got the cover picture from an old kids' chemistry book) Whee!  Actually, it sucks having migraines, and I was trying to do something constructive in creating this zine.  It's more entertaining than you would expect, really!  Several friends who get migraines have told me they really liked it.  You can read more about it and buy it through  my Etsy shop, or if you have a zine you'd like to trade, email me directly.

My other zine is a mini-zine that I just created in the last couple of weeks for a Swap-bot swap.  I thought it turned out great, so I'm making more and selling it. Here's a picture of it in process:

This was my work area Easter night, after everyone else had gone to bed.  You can see the collage I started with, and my mock-up next to it.  And all my fun supplies.  No PEZ was used in the making of this zine, sorry. My daughter just happened to leave those there when she went to bed (she got a bunny PEZ in her Easter basket, and then she went and found the Santa PEZ from Christmas so they could be friends).

This is my first mini-zine.  I have been meaning to try one for a long time, and then I got a sheet with instructions on how to make a one-sheet zine as part of a trade at Artfest, and I immediately started fiddling with paper to see how it worked.

  Then I did a collage for background before I ever knew what I was going to put in the zine.  Then I was looking for something else, and flipping through photo albums from our vacations...and saw some funny pics of me with roadside attractions and cartoon characters at amusement parks, and an idea formed! 

 I also happened across a poem I had published, and decided I'd include a couple of my favorite short poems. And viola!

The finished minis.

Here's a peek at the inside, and you can see I packed a lot in there.  You can see more and buy it in my Etsy shop, or think of something handmade you'd like to trade, like another mini-zine or a chunky ATC or something.  I love trades!

4 comments:

Parabolic Muse said...

Well, I find it hard to believe that no one has commented on this, and I frankly am getting irritated that people don't comment when they read blogs. I think it's like a swap. You tell people stories and show them pictures, and they make comments because it takes less than 2 minutes and it's easy and it's considerate. So, take that any way you want, readers of Carrie's blog, but don't be rude. Leave a comment.

Now. These zines are so fabulous and I love it that you shared so many pictures! What a cool evolution from start to finish! I'm off to buy one. I don't have very good time management skills right now and can't swap.

you rock.

Parabolic Muse said...

just thinking of you and wanted to say hi.

No need to reply, just wanted you to know I'm one of those wishing the best for you and your family.

xox
Chris

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