Zines, pamphlets, art comics, chap books etc

catalog

Well-known member
idea for a dissensus zine:

'the last posts'

it would be a compilation of all the last posts of various dissensus members, famous and not so famous
 

version

Warehouse Operative
no it just came to me in the bath.
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catalog

Well-known member
part of the problem with doing a dissensus zine is how do you filter it. this idea would give you a mechanical process for doing so
 

mvuent

Void Dweller
i don't understand the appeal of zines. they sound kind of cute and quaint, like a scrapbook for adults
 

catalog

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they are an affectation in todays age it is true, but to me now, having made a few, there a good format to think in: small scale, handmade, pictures and words together
 

linebaugh

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Zines are also essential for the maintaining of DIY spaces. I get the feeling that they are rarely read and operate more as the token given for making a charitable donation. Ive been to many cool independent bookstores/artist co-ops/venues and etc. that are zine centric.
 

linebaugh

Well-known member
Not that no one is reading zines, but there are alot of zines out there, and you gotta imagine few get attention beyond that of the creator and whatever small circle of friends they have
 

version

Warehouse Operative
Someone in the D&G server runs a zine through Medium, if that counts?
 

linebaugh

Well-known member
I feel like that's just a blog. Really the only difference between a zine and a blog is that a zine is physical, but that's an important distinction- zines as physical objects can support The Scene. This is just how I've primarily interacted with zines though
 

catalog

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the last zine i made, what i really like about it, is i only used photocopying, no computers at all. each one hand made, there are 3 complete copies in existence.
 

catalog

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I think it is and it isn't. The line's blurred somewhat as they seem to publish "issues" rather than individual posts as and when.
you do get online zines, but its not really the same. i'm with linebaugh on this, its about the physical object.
 

linebaugh

Well-known member
the last zine i made, what i really like about it, is i only used photocopying, no computers at all. each one hand made, there are 3 complete copies in existence.
I've chewed on making a zine as a means of finagling my way into a riso printing space
 
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