This Many Zines Club(TMZC) is a Lansing, MI-based distro collaboration between Smash Printing Press and Peachy Press. TMZC is an on-wheels, straight-to-yr-door, zine-sellin operation made from a…
New collaborative project with the gals at Peachy Press!
11:33 pm • 17 June 2014 • 2 notes
You can learn more here, RSVP on Facebook here, and ask us questions here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
12:47 pm • 14 May 2014 • 10 notes
intotheruts said: Hey! I'm from Michigan and I was wondering what would be a good way to get involved with other creative minds. I'm still in college, but I really want to join in on the zine making and learn how to do this along with other crafts such as print making and book binding. Do you have any suggestions on how to get involved/or know places that take volunteers?
That all sounds awesome! There are some pretty cool opportunities here in the state and they’re only growing. First, I help organize a zine fest in the Lansing area called the Mid-Michigan Zine Fair. Zine + small-press fairs in general are a great way to meet like-minded folks and they almost always have workshops where you can try out different techniques. There is also Grand Rapids Zine Fest and the Detroit Art Book Fair. Two other really spot-on events. Salt + Cedar is an awesome press in Detroit that hosts workshops on occasion // is made up of the most lovely people. Ditto Ditto Books (who also puts on the DABF) is opening a shop this summer and I’m sure Maia will be putting on all sorts of events there. Pretty much all the people involved in the three fairs that I mentioned previously do cool things but most of the event-type stuff seems to be centered around the fairs so that would be your best bet!
Also, being that in you’re in college, you’re actually in one of the best places to make zines! You likely have free/cheap access to printing + photocopying plus tools to design (like Adobe InDesign if you like computers or some kind of recycling center to find scraps for cut-outs and such). My best advice for potential zinesters is to look at other zines for inspiration, pick a topic that you haven’t seen represented anywhere else, and then do the damn thing. Everyone’s first zine is pretty bad but zinesters will still think you’re really rad for doing it anyway. And the more you do the better you’ll get! The self-publishing community is one of the most supportive I’ve ever encountered so if you put yourself out there you will only learn and grow.
11:40 am • 27 April 2014 • 11 notes
L: prompt by Andrew Gohlich
R: response by me
Newest project will be a print version of the snapped chat blog project
8:56 pm • 9 March 2014 • 12 notes
Do you make zines? Have you ever called the mitten your home? Do you identify as anything other than a cis-gender male? Consider submitting to Print Party!
Email all submission inquiries to email@example.com by January 24th!
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my pals are curating a zine exhibit and you should submit to it __~~~!
10:17 pm • 6 January 2014 • 12 notes
Awfully Blissful, my newest photozine, is now available in the SPP shop. This publication collects photographic works from cold, bright, dark midwest winter.
9:00 pm • 3 November 2013 • 7 notes
Full bleeds will be the death of me.
7:01 pm • 20 October 2013 • 3 notes
The inaugural Mid-Michigan Zine Fair is taking place this Saturday, October 26 from 12-6pm at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center. I’ve been helping to organize this event for nearly an entire year and it’s so exciting to see it come into fruition!
I’ll be tabling as well. I’ll have re-stocks of the Michigan zine as well as a new photo-zine, Awfully Blissful.
9:36 pm • 19 October 2013 • 21 notes
The 2013 (and first ever!) Detroit Art Book Fair is happening October 5th and 6th at Fourteen-Eighty Gratiot Gallery in the Eastern Market neighborhood.
It’s really amazing to see something like this springing up in Michigan and I can only believe it’s a sign of a strongly developing interest in printed material in the area. In just 2013 DABF, Grand Rapids Zine Fest, and Mid-Michigan Zine Fair all had (or are going to have) inaugural events! I have a feeling all three of these events will be sticking around for years to come.
Here’s to keeping this scene strong, connected, and pushing forward.
4:23 pm • 19 September 2013 • 5 notes