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The Resource Whatcha mean, what's a zine? : the art of making zines and minicomics, Mark Todd + Esther Pearl Watson ; with contributions by more than 20 creators of indie comics and magazines

Whatcha mean, what's a zine? : the art of making zines and minicomics, Mark Todd + Esther Pearl Watson ; with contributions by more than 20 creators of indie comics and magazines

Label
Whatcha mean, what's a zine? : the art of making zines and minicomics
Title
Whatcha mean, what's a zine?
Title remainder
the art of making zines and minicomics
Statement of responsibility
Mark Todd + Esther Pearl Watson ; with contributions by more than 20 creators of indie comics and magazines
Title variation
  • What do you mean, what is a zine
  • What's a zine
  • What is a zine
Title variation remainder
the art of making zines and mini-comics
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A zine is a handmade magazine or mini-comic about anything you can imagine: favorite bands, personal stories, subcultures, or collections. They contain diary entries, rants, interviews, and stories. They can be by one person or many, found in stores, traded at comic conventions, exchanged with friends, or given away for free. Zines are not a new idea: they"ve been around for years under various names (chapbooks, flyers, pamphlets). People with independent ideas have been getting their word out since before there were printing presses. This book is for anyone who wants to create their own zine. It"s for learning tips and tricks from contributors who have been at the fore front of the zine movement. It"s for getting inspired to put thoughts and ideas down on paper. It"s for learning how to design and print your own zine so you can put it in others" hands. Whatcha Mean, What"s a Zine? is for anyone who has something to say."This well-designed and entertaining resource is sure to find an audience among hip, artistic, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts."
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2007
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2007
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2006.
Review
/* Starred Review */ Gr 6 Up –Some of the biggest names in zine publishing have united to create a fun, informative introduction to the art form in the format of a zine itself. True to its title, it begins by defining terms: a zine is a mini-magazine or homemade comic about any topic of the creator’s choice, designed for maximum creativity and expression. The authors present a history of self-publishing and a treatise on Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, and William Blake as the first pre-zinesters. Other topics include ideas for zine subjects; copying, binding, and printing tips, including easy-to-understand silk-screening and gocco instruction; and even a review of staplers, all while maintaining a fresh and inspirational tone. Other useful sections are an interview with BUST magazine founder Laurie Henzel, an original zinester, and guidelines on beating writer’s block and disciplining oneself to work on a zine. The book presents a convincing argument for zines over blogs as a better outlet for personal creativity. The authors include tips for a cooperative zine among friends and fellow artists, how to distribute a publication and create contacts, advice on pricing supplies, mail, and invoices. The book also includes a brief list of resources, zine libraries, and a glossary. Throughout, technical terms are deftly used and advice is dispensed in an accessible, rousing format that includes comics, drawings, and cut-and-paste zine techniques. This well-designed and entertaining resource is sure to find an audience among hip, artistic, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts.–Jane Cronkhite, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH --Jane Cronkhite (Reviewed August 1, 2006) (School Library Journal, vol 52, issue 8, p143)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
176035
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Todd, Mark
Dewey number
070.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
Z286.Z54
LC item number
T63 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
5.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1889-1976
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tipple, Esther Watson
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zines
  • Zines
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Magazine design
  • Zines
  • Zines
  • Cartoons and comics
  • Cartoons and comics
  • Magazine design
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the art of making zines and mini-comics
Label
Whatcha mean, what's a zine? : the art of making zines and minicomics, Mark Todd + Esther Pearl Watson ; with contributions by more than 20 creators of indie comics and magazines
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-104)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
625594
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780618563159
Isbn Type
(Trade Paper )
Lccn
2005055026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618563159
  • (OCoLC)62679907
Label
Whatcha mean, what's a zine? : the art of making zines and minicomics, Mark Todd + Esther Pearl Watson ; with contributions by more than 20 creators of indie comics and magazines
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-104)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
625594
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780618563159
Isbn Type
(Trade Paper )
Lccn
2005055026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618563159
  • (OCoLC)62679907

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