It has been a while. I’ve been busy with other projects such as making another zine called “Cats Meow” and doing a lot more sewing in the last year. I plan to pick up again and make another issue of JAMT soon.
It’s been nine months since I put together #3. A lot has happened since then. I have tried to interview RVIVR, Vaccine and Yndi Halda. All three have fallen through; me being lazy and not emailing back Yndi Halda and with the other two bands, well they’ve just forgotten me.
On a positive note, currently interviewing Sheena from Lemuria for #4. That lady is lovely.
The London Zine Symposium 2011 will be happening today from 12pm at the Rag Factory, Heneage Street which is near Brick Lane. Closest train and tube station is Liverpool Street but there are engineering works, depending on which tube line you take so check before you make your journey to East London.
I will be at the “Individual zine rocks table” from 1-2pm so pop along and say hi. I’ll have my zine with me too.
These zines are awesome. I wanted to get them at CTW Fest on Sunday but didn’t have any money on me by the end of the day, to my luck i came across the blog for them online and bought a copy the next day.
Loads of cool interviews with bands like Dangers, Tigers Jaw, Punch, Never Again and more surprisingly even an interview with Charlyne Yi (Paper Heart) pops up in issue 2!
Nice to see a zine correcting their own grammar with a pen after printing too haha, the little things..
Click the picture to visit the blog for Just A Minor Threat Zine & buy a copy!
Issue #3 is coming along a bit more slower than Issues #1 and #2. Becky Cloonan is a very busy woman so her interview is taking a considerable amount of time to get done. She’s nice though so I’m not fussed one bit.
Also, two self-publishing fairs are coming up this month in London. Handmade & Bound and the Alternative Press Fair. Both of which I don’t have tables for. The former, I did not apply for a table because I was too lazy to send digital examples of my zines and fill in their long winded form. The latter, well, me and Ms Hall enquired about getting a table and we were turned down. I don’t care if anyone connected to Alternative Press reads this, but I think they’re so elitist. Giving priority to those they favour and/or already know is highly unprofessional and damn right unfair. I want to be part of the DIY/self-publishing community but I’m never going to get that chance if I’m denied the chance to showcase my work if they’re picking and choosing in that way. In the light of all this, if I can overcome my laziness, (I will one day) I plan to organise some sort of self-publishing fair with the venue being in London/Kent. Anyone up for it?