what is a zine

Introducing GOBSMOPOLITAN

What is Gobsmopolitan?

Gobsmopolitan is a zine featured around the women of the World of Warcraft - Wyrmrest Accord community. 

Including Fashion, General Womens Interest Articles, An Advice Column, and Community Spotlights!

Right now as I prepare to launch the first issue, I’m looking for people who’d like to contribute to the 2nd issue, slated for July 2017. I will need models and people interested in writing articles. This is all done In Character - As such it requires your character to identify as a woman since it revolves around womens interests.

This is also potential ad-space for whatever you might be interested in advertising. 

If you are interested in this project, please contact Falaxi on [H]-side WRA, either via whisper or in-game mail.

This picture was originally meant for a fanzine but from what I know the zine sort of fell through in the end so I’ve decided to just post it :) There was a ton more that I wanted to add but after 444 layers my computer gave out on me and wouldn’t let me add the other details I was hoping to get in. Looking back there is a fair amount I would change and fix but overall I’m pretty happy with how it turned out 😊

Calling all fans of Lapis Lazuli!

( Please give @amphibizzy a huge round of applause for the epic introductory comic above! Her skills are are seriously top notch! <3)

For starters, a question that was commonly posed through Log Date’s run was: What exactly is a Zine? A Zine is, in this context, a fan-illustrated & organized art book! Think of a fancy picture book, but in this case, entirely devoted to Lapis Lazuli! Of course, as before, to be printed as a soft-cover, physical copy book chock full of incredible artwork!

Yes! Unlike Log Date Zine 2016, this Zine, Ocean Gem Zine 2017 is a Zine entirely devoted to the water wielding Gem, Lapis Lazuli from Steven Universe! So, if that happens to be your jam, here’s what to do next! 

Artist sign ups are officially open! Don’t make pieces yet, of course, since once the panel of meep morpists is selected, I’ll then provide the template & rubric you’ll need to get started! To sign up, please provide the following to the email kritchie1780@yahoo.com with:

-The name you’d like to go by!

-Your tumblr url/or other web address that you commonly use, and a means for me to take a look at any past art you’ve created! Steven Universe or otherwise!, of course, you don’t have to draw Lapis exclusively to be considered for the Zine! *Note, please use an email that you frequently check, as that will be my primary way to keep in touch! 8D

Artist sign ups will be open for approximately two weeks! So, from 4/28 to 5/14 12am EST, so until then, send in those submissions! :)

Please note that all art will be kept PG, as per the general spirit of the show! As for shipping, I’d like to keep the Zine ship-free, so everyone can enjoy it, but drawing Lapis with other Gem’s is certainly okay, and of course, encouraged! Additionally, this Zine is intended to be a Lapis appreciation Zine, so while art featuring Malachite/pieces alluding to time spent in the mirror,etc. will be accepted, I’d very much appreciate if such content didn’t overun the Zine, and content intended to portray copious abuse will not be allowed/considered.

Furthermore, the point here is to have fun with it! Draw Lapis as a crossing guard for ducklings, or doing a radical skateboard kick-flip, that sort of thing! The ultimate goal of this Zine is to give Lapis her time in the spotlight, and I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to host yet another Zine for the Steven Universe community! 

So, don’t dawdle! Let’s go make Meep Morps! 

Calling all artists and writers! Do you like Lance? Do you like Zines?! 

Welcome to our Lance-Centric Voltron Zine: Starboy!

What is Starboy?

Starboy is a Lance-Centric Zine dedicated to showing our blue son he’s not the seventh wheel of our hearts. (He’s not the seventh wheel. He’s the whole damn automobile ;) )

What is a Zine?

A zine is a collection of artwork and stories that will be published in physical and pdf format.

So How does This Work?

  • Our zine will consist of 30 participants: 15 artists and 15 writers.
  • Artists and writers will be paired together to create an illustrated short story.
  • The zine is Lance-centric– there can be ship content, but the ship should not be the main focus of the art or the story. It’s all about the boy in blue.
  • Authors and artists will be paired together by our ever-vigilant mod team. The artist will create their piece first, and then the writer will do what they do best about it.

For more information check out our Information Page!

Applications Open on the 9th!

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(art by @aetherlogic)

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Sketchy Behavior | Hellen Jo 

Never afraid to speak and/or draw her mind, Los Angeles based artist and illustrator, Hellen Jo and her characters can be described as rough, vulgar, tough, jaded, powerful, bratty and bad-ass - AKA her own brand of femininity. Known for her comic Jin & Jam, and her work as an illustrator and storyboard artist for shows such as Steven Universe and Regular Show, Hellen’s rebellious, and sometimes grotesque artwork and illustrations are redefining Asian American women and women of color in comics. In fact, that’s why Hellen Jo was a must-interviewee for our latest Sketchy Behavior where we talk to her about her love of comics and zines, her antiheroines, and redefining what Asian American women identity is or can be; and what her ultimate dream project realized would be.  

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Do you remember? What was your first anime? Who you wanted to be as a child: a beautiful justice warrior, the pilot of the giant robot or maybe you wished to be spirited away far from this world? What you opened for yourself only now and already want to show to all your friends? And what you want to remind people about?

OLD&GOLD Zine is dedicated to anime from 70s to 90s. And it opens its SIGN-UPS.

And under anime from 70s to 90s I mean every anime from 70s to 90s ranging from romantic comedies to psychologic experiments; from TV series to Miyazaki’s films.Yes, Lupin III and Candy Candy. Yes, Urusei Yatsura and Dragon Ball and even Akira too. Yes, Cowboy Bepop and Serieal Experiments Lein are in the list as well.

Huh? You started to remember how much you loved the very particular show? You are getting interested? So hurry up and check the brief info and send your sign up form  to barklys888@gmail.com.

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Lil’ sneak sneak of my contribution to the Faster Than A Bullet: A McGenji Zine  @mcgenjizine

Ehehe I’m so excite you guys the pre-order is nearly available to the public– the pieces and artist involved are so incredible! So honored and happy to been a part of such an amazing project.

You gotta check em cool! ==> mcgenjizine.tumblr.com