I would like to think that, every punkzine has something really clever, but I must say… most of the times there just ain’t.
Scrapbooking and lettering without actual plan is quite fun. You just need pop culture magazines or something equal to that. The scissor the shit out of those magazines and start using glue stick.
When you don’t plan your punkzine more than one page a time, the results are better.
What a great way to express your creativity with small effort.
Sometimes I have thought about the zine festivals. We don’t have those in this country, probably because not so many has this hobby. I’ve read many blogs or stories about the zine festivals around the world.
Closest thing here is art galleries where you have to pay for the exhibition. I think that good way of setting up the zine fest would be a free “second hand” happening, you know like yard sale but bigger.
Maybe someday I find myself at the zine fest, remembering the time when I had to write a blog about it.
Yes I’m old, I know.. but so are many of you, in someday at least.
*Shouting angry “Back in the my days, we didn’t have red onions..”
- grandpa Simpson
Next zine eases your struggle in this “emoji-abbreviation-filled” planet called: “Earth”
It’s like easy version of understanding the surroundings.
I feel like modern day Bear Grylls, showing this magic to you.
“SOMEBODY STOP ME!”
Here is few easy ones, you’ve might even know them.
I’m using these myself because, everyone knows the meaning.
Well almost everyone, but after this zine, we all know!
Now we have little bit less used ones. Sure that one I got from the machine, but quite many uses word A/C..
Maybe our languages has changed so much in time, or maybe we have gotten more lazy.
Although, laziness and genius Has alway walked side to side.
IDK and IDC..
Big beautiful woman?
I must confess, I have absolutely zero idea where this can be used…
In my POV this is bit offensive even that we are living on this body positive world.
Maybe I’m just old fashioned in the way.
“Shaking my head” was also new to me, but now when I know it, I’m definitely starting to use it as daily phrases.
Language all around the world is changing constantly, no matter where you live.
Maybe old native languages stay untouched. IDK…
English has changed so much from the days I started to learn it.
Many of you probably laugh my “English” and definitely for the grammar, but it doesn’t matter at all. Everyone understands my writings and words that I use.
I’m using it every day and I’m learning new words and phrases daily. Same thing with Brazilian Portuguese. Every day I find new ways of saying things.
My native language is Finnish and it has also changed along the years.
There is so many things which has been adapted from Swedish and English to the modern Finnish language. We also have weird way of saying some of those English words in Finnish and some of them in English.
No one knows why, but it’s a thing.
For example: Word Apple is pronounced “aple” not like in English, even when people means you know, the Steve Jobs Apple.
Word “Show” on the other hand is pronounced just like in English.
This I think is the most hardest thing in learning the Finnish language…
As family man, zine ideas are just floting out there.
This next one represents the hard day of my kid. Even he laughed about when I let him see this zine.
Parenthood has is weird thing, sometimes you could just record everything and it would be like well scripted stand up comedy show or we’ll acted sitcom.
Watching siblings fighting about who disturbes who, it’s quite entertaining.
Mainly as adult, you’ll have to be negotiator, pries, ref, and the sound of reason.
When you draw the daily things or use the ways of drama, or the easier to understand how silly your actions are.
Here is an example of parenting tips.
- MAKE FUNNY ZINE OR CARTOON ABOUT IT
Always entertaining to see, how even the small teeny weeny things turn into a massive problems.
It’s still part of growth, in my opinion.
There is also some “spice” in these problems and the spices are called big sisters… My god how effective is, when big sister pokes little brother at the right moment.
That situation is equal in the situation where you poor some petrol in the flames.
I never had the opportunity in my life where I would have change to fight with my sister, she has never been around.
Perhaps this sibling fights prepares these tiny humans to be tough in life later on.
Next one I want to give you a compliment book of the week. One compliment a day is good way to start.
Check it out.
Can’t we all just start calling it “WENSDAY”..?
Some of ‘em are quite korny, but you’ll get the idea.
Everyone likes compliments, some of people get confused when you say something nice, but I think it’s risk what I have to take. 8/10 person likes when you say something nice and don’t forget, sometimes nice things finds you later on.
It’s like karma, but ain’t no bitch.
You can talk sweet thing with the tongue of the dragon but if you don’t have nothing nice to say, be quiet.
Also silence is golden, in some cases. Be yourself and remember to smile, it confuses people.
If I don’t remember wrong, there is about 60 muscles in your face and you’ll need only six of those to smile.
I remember when I was making this zine, there was Christopher Nolans first Batman on TV and I got the idea from there.
Must say, Cristian bale was bit different than the Batman in my zine, but it was quarantine time going on.
Oh and the feature picture has nothing to do with this zine. Last night I was watching Terminator movie, where Terminator was called “Pops” because he was so damn old. He even had some mechanical problems with his robot hands.
This makes me thinking: “How old he can go..?” It the living tissue over the exoskeleton get older like human..? Could he have some sort of robotic-dementia?
Killing all them people, because primary functions are shutting down.
So came the Terminator: Rise of the Nursing home idea. Should I tell this idea to James Cameron?
Dunno, let’s get on with this miniature zine, where Gothams dark knight has pretty many “normal” problems to solve.
Have to admit, the quarantine time made me do art which had so much influence from the Covid-19 situation.
So many times I found myself doing drawings, or zines related with ongoing situation.
This scrapbooking/drawing style I have mastered when I was just a kid.
There were no Internet or any place, (except library) for copying art or cartoons.
Mainly scrapbooking stuff came from old magazine and random advertisements posters.
I remember those small magazines which had one small page, full size of band shirts to mail order.
If there was small picture about some band shirt, I did use a magnifying glass and draw it to the paper.
Also I went to the library to see old LP records, to copy cover art.
If you put all this together, you’ve got scrapbooking, drawing zines.
Oh happy memories… These days, only few clicks and you got everything you can imagine. Can’t say “everything was better”
There is quite few new songs which I’ve heard lately. Funny thing about those songs is that I’ve heard them before many years ago.
There is weird trend going on in music industry at the moment. Many hit songs are ripped together with the old songs. (Awkward) Feels like song makers has lost their mojo and inspiration.
Might be and probably is truth that I’m wrong, but think about it.
There was a time when these songs were hits, why would them work in modern world? Sure, music today has to keep youths only interest approximately 30 seconds and that’s it. Maybe this has the big influence in music.
Next zine tells the story of the “how-to” make hitlist song and enjoy at the progress..
Decade of decisions
Find the mixtape…
Find your audience… or get lost in the process…
That’s my thoughts about this trending style of making music, come on people. It’s okay to do it once in a while, but every artist doing it all the time just for trend..?!
This could be just me being that old fart, but I am on to something, I must be…
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