Three new zines

I’ve got three new zines out . Each one is £2 (roughly 2.50 in USD or Euro) and available here.

Fanzine Ynfytyn 21
30 page 1/4 sized perzine on green paper

Going to Paris when you are broke, and managing to do it while the Charlie Hebdo shootings are going on.

  • Free Eurostar tickets
  • Walking miles and miles
  • French music magazines
  • €30 a night central Paris hotels, whose colour scheme can only be described as “depressed Willy Wonka”
  • Père Lachaise, Montmartre, Canal St Martin, St-Germain, Quartier Latin, Île St Louis, Jardin Luxembourg and a convenient view of the Eiffel Tower
  • Accidentally getting caught in a march of 1 million people
  • Zazie dans le Métro and other French film recommendations

Fanzine Ynfytyn 29
24 page 1/4 sized perzine on yellow paper

About Northern Italy. Travelling for work, and a last-minute trip to Lake Garda. You can see my photos of Lake Garda here.

  • Italy in the 90s
  • Getting sent to the wrong side of Italy by my job
  • Legnago, the most boring place in Italy
  • The joys of Italian electrics
  • Lake Garda then and now
  • The Name of the Rose
  • Catullus and an impromptu Latin lesson
  • Shadows of Fascism on Lake Garda
  • Invisible Cities

Film Photography 101
24 page 1/4 sized zine on green paper teaching you all the basics of film photography in a friendly jargon-free way.

  • Vintage camera types
  • How to fix common issues with second-hand cameras
  • How to clean vintage cameras
  • Lenses explained
  • Film types and sizes
  • Cross-processing
  • Uses of filters
  • Aperture explained
  • Shutter speed explained
  • The Sunny 16 rule
  • Exposure and EV rating
  • Tips for portraits
  • Tips for landscapes
  • The Rule of Thirds

 

Zines! Zines! Zines!

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I return to the UK from Austria for just under a week this weekend, so I’ve re-opened my online shop for zine orders until Tuesday the 7th of March. All orders will be sent out by Weds the 8th of March. The shop then closes again while I’m in Japan, until further notice, so this is your chance. All prices include UK postage. International postage is extra, and automatically calculated by weight.

Available:

Colouring book zine
Fanzine Ynfytyn 12.5– 24hr zine about charity shop bargains
Fanzine Ynfytyn 14– Vienna- all the schnitzels and dumplings you can eat
Fanzine Ynfytyn 15– Pointless board games and bad French jokes
Fanzine Ynfytyn 16– Grandparents and their weird habits and people I wanted to be when I grew up
Fanzine Ynfytyn 16.5– 24hr zine about El Topo and Sedmikrasky and hometown boredom
Fanzine Ynfytyn 17– Why Mr Frosty sets are disappointing as an adult and lists about J.Mascis and cats
Fanzine Ynfytyn 18– 80s video hire and a delicious lasagne recipe
Fanzine Ynfytyn 19– Bulgaria and glasses wearing
Fanzine Ynfytyn 20– North Korea (a place I have not visited) and winning competitions
Fanzine Ynfytyn 22– Foxes and being in charge of a maze
Fanzine Ynfytyn 23– Illness and trying to avoid “wellness culture” bullshit
Fanzine Ynfytyn 23.5– 24 hour zine about bees, quilting and modular synths
Fanzine Ynfytyn 24– Mirena IUDs in combo with PCOS and Prednisone
Fanzine Ynfytyn 25– Our Maxim from Almaty, and exploring the world of the ceiling
Fanzine Ynfytyn 26– The strange world of French campsites

UK & Ireland zine directory

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I’ve recently started a directory of zines in the UK and Ireland. People can submit their zines, and categorise them according to the topics they cover, making it easy for readers to find new zines that cover the topics they’re interested in, and help zine librarians stock their collections. It’s also useful for zine even organisers, helping to find people in the local area to invite wh.

At the moment it’s a humble web form that feeds into a spreadsheet that people can search and filter but not edit. Hopefully in the future it will be possible to turn it into a fancier website.

All the details can be found here.

Two new zines

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I had two never-before-seen zines to bring with me to the Sheffield Zine Fest (photos of the festival coming later in the week). Issue 22 was new, whereas issue 14 has a bit of a history. I made no. 14 a few years ago, mislaid the pages, found them again last year and finished some bits off, made a few copies, mislaid them again moving house and then found them again recently. Now they’re safe in a folder with all my other master copies, scanned to a pdf, and available to print whenever I want.

There’s also a gallery of all my zines here.

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How I Make my Zines

This is how I personally make my zines. There’s no right or wrong way (aside from doing things like accidentally making it unreadable once photocopied or forgetting about your margins and cutting off half the text). If you want a more in-depth guide to all things zine-related, I can recommend Stolen Sharpie Revolution. You can see all the back issues of my zines on my website.

What I put in my zines:

notebooks

I have these two notebooks. The small one is for jotting down ideas. When I think of things, it’s usually not when I have the time to actually make them. If I don’t write them down, I tend to forget.

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