A Zine…what is such a thing? From Wikipedia here’s a definition:
“A zine ( /ˈziːn/ ZEEN; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest usually reproduced via photocopier.
A popular definition includes that circulation must be 5,000 or less, although in practice the significant majority are produced in editions of less than 1,000, and profit is not the primary intent of publication.”
The only Zines I had seen (hm, no rhyme intended:) were those of Andrea Joseph and Dan Price. I own two of Andrea’s Zines and they are terrific!!! You should treat yourself sometime to one of her zines…her mad drawing skills will delight you to no end! Though I do not own one of his zines, I have read one of his books, How to Make a Journal of your Life, and can imagine the zines being just as wonderful.
I have no idea why Andrea or Dan create Zines, but I just thought it would be fun! Fun to create, fun to offer, fun to see a bit of my blog stuff in a little booklet. I thought my kids might like them one day to add to all the paintings and sketchbooks they will eventually have dumped on them!
But the other reason, was just for myself. When I started this blog, I really didn’t know the specific direction it would go. I just wanted to share drawings, paintings and other things I like to do creatively. Now that a few years have gone by, I am able to see some overarching themes that pop up fairly often. A Zine was the perfect way to highlight just one aspect of what gets covered here in Drawn2Life and in my other blogs. So there are plans for more Zines on different topics, of course with artwork!
Thank you to those of you who have ordered one of my Zines thus far! You’ve really made my day! And that’s the icing on the cake: when something that I enjoy, is in turn enjoyed by others. I know there are many of you who enjoy visiting my blog…and I am so grateful for each of your visits! Drawn2Life is getting close to having 100 followers! Can you believe that? When it hits 100 followers, I plan on having a little giveaway! No, maybe a BIG giveaway of several goodies made by me! Keep popping by to see when that will happen so you can add your name in the hat! If you’d like to subscribe to my blog, please do so! It’s always free!!!