So, it’s been a while since I discussed issue #4. I’ve completed interviews with Britty (of Procession) and Ollie Murphy. I think I need a few more to make the zine worth printing.
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.
Firstly, thank you to all you 37 followers!
I’ve sold out of Issue #2. I’ll get another batch photocopied. More than likely, this will happen when Issue #3 is completed and ready for photocopying too… Yeah it still isn’t done yet. Not just because of laziness, even though that is the main factor. The other reason is that I want to change the layout of the front cover. Perhaps make the cover look more Punk/DIY/messy/cut&paste/just something that’s not what it is now.
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?