what is a zine

Introducing my first ever fanzine!!

So @galactibun and I are co-hosting a hamilton fan zine centered around ~THE LADIIIES~

If you are and artist or writer and want a feature in the zine you can email me photovoltaick@icloud.com :
SUBJECT: ham fanzine

What you can contribute (illustrations, comics, writings ect)

Your name + pronouns

Your Tumblr username + your art tag

Three direct links to your favorite/best example pieces

Your skype user name

There is a sideblog I have for it but it is still under construction @hamilton-zine

I will be posting a video on my YouTube with all the information you could need about he zine and what to expect!!

We are looking for 36-60 pieces or more for the zine and will be releasing all of the final info in said video coming this afternoon about it ✨


love the piggy!


And completed! A little preview of my piece for @a-little-light-zine

A Little Light is a Miraculous Ladybug charity zine to benefit those affected by Hurricane Matthew. The zine will be a pay-what-you-can digital download that will include art, fanfics, and cosplay. The zine’s motif is light and will be themed for the Winter Holidays (Christmas, Hanukah, general winter, etc.).


Donate if you’re able, and/or spread the word with a reblog! :D

Two drawings posted in one day ho boy give me a medal

I’m taking part in a Haikyuu!! charity zine (@haikyuupetszine) and here’s a preview of my artwork.

I highly encourage you to check it out! Some very talented artists are also part of it and it’s for a really good cause! ^_^

anonymous asked:

What's a zine? I've seen the term scattered across tumblr, but don't exactly get it

generally it’s a fanmade “magazine” that includes a certain number of fanart illustrations about a certain theme, made by different artists specifically for the occasion!


Flatline: Type-III

The medic-themed TF Zine submission by @dailydurian and I! Writing and colors by me (except the theme song… Albie did that lol), drawn and lettered by Albie! Starring Flatline, Omega Spreem, and Quickmix. We’re very excited to share it with you! We learned a lot during the creative process. Thank you very much for having us in the zine! Hope you all enjoy \^_^/

INTRODUCING: The Quiznak Chronicle
Your one-stop shop for Voltron fan events of all kinds!

Ever found out about a ship week after the fact? Ever heard of a secret Santa the day after sign ups closed? This blog is for you!

💥 About | Tags | Masterlist 💥

In the spirit of inclusiveness and community, the aim of the Quiznak Chronicle is to gather all fan events for the Voltron fandom in one place so that people can keep up to date on what is going on and what is coming up soon. Whether you’re looking for character/ship weeks, zines, exchanges, big bangs or something else, it’s all here!

**I try my best to keep the information up to date, but if you see I’m missing an event don’t hesitate to bring it to my attention!

vote results are in!

For issue two of stars aligned, we are pleased to announce that we will (again) utilize an open submission process and have a new predetermined theme

To note, our results were (surprisingly!) 50/50 between open submissions and doing an application form, and after having thoroughly discussed the pros and cons of both, we decided that due to the big success with the way we ran our first issue, we will continue to use the former method. 

That being said, we will have our policies and submission guidelines posted and finalized on the night of February 14, but to briefly explain, having an open submission process with a predetermined theme means we will provide a general theme(s) for creators to work with, and from February 15 through May 15, we will be accepting complete works of art, writing, or multimedia submissions for consideration for acceptance.

Again, we don’t have all the policies and guidelines published or updated, but as always, if you have any questions or have any suggestions for themes, feel free to send us an ask!

anonymous asked:

Hi, do you have recommendations on artist books? For illustrators?

Anon, it honestly depends on your taste and what you’re looking for. Personally, I am a slut for artbooks, but that includes fine art, animation, graphic, fashion, literally anything. Everything that is art-related, I want. 

That being said, I can give you a list of books that I own or have read that do have something to do with illustration. Not just artbooks or artist books, but any books. But you must keep in mind that these are books I like for various reasons and whether they would help you for anything, I have no idea, but they are all amazing books and I wholeheartedly recommend you get your hands on them if you can. So…

Theory / research / learning books:

  • Text and Image (Mark Wigan)
  • Contemporary Comics Storytelling (Karin Kukkonen)
  • Whatcha Mean, What’s a Zine? (Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson)
  • Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles (Rolf G. Kuehni)

Artbooks / Artist Books:

  • The Making Of (Brecht Evens)
  • MUSES (Conrad Roset)
  • Rebus (James Jean)
  • Pareidolia (James Jean)
  • Le Petit Théâtre de Rebecca (Rebecca Dautremer)
  • Sketchbook (2011-2012 + 2013) (Jared Muralt)
  • Mattias Unfiltered (Mattias Adolfsson)
  • The First in Line (Mattias Adolfsson)
  • The Second in Line (Mattias Adolfsson)
  • The Third in Line (Mattias Adolfsson)
  • The Art of Loish (Loish)
  • The Art of Rise Of The Guardians
  • The Art of How To Train Your Dragon (1 + 2)
  • The Art of Mr. Peabody and Sherman
  • The Art of Big Hero 6
  • Rooftops of Paris (Fabrice Moireau, Carl Norac)
  • Rome Sketchbook (Fabrice Moireau, Dominique Fernandez)
  • London Sketchbook (Graham Byfield, Marcus Binney)
  • New York Sketchbook (Fabrice Moireau, Jerome Charyn)
  • Paris Sketchbook (Fabrice Moireau, Mary A. Kelly)
  • Provence Sketchbook (Fabrice Moireau, John Burdett, Philippe Testard-Vaillant)
  • Tekkon Kinkreet Art Book: Background Sketches
  • Tekkon Kinkreet Art Book: Background Paintings


  • Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk (Danielle Krysa)
  • The Illustrator’s Guide to Law and Business Practice (Simon Stern)
  • Making Great Illustration (Derek Brazell, Jo Davies)
  • Print & Pattern (1 + 2) (Bowie Style)

There’s also this site which I love cuz it shows you all these amazing artbooks but i also hate it because it shows all this amazing artbooks that I can’t afford.

to all of our disabled, undocumented, muslim, jewish, lgbt+, and readers of color, our hearts and voices go out to you in the aftermath of trump’s call for fear mongering and terror. tell us what we can do to help.


***COMING SOON: #weeklypublicasians. the topic? a trump administration and what that means for asian america.