Made my first one of a kind original art zine tonight...
#1
Nodding Yes 
I'm nerding out pretty hard right now...

https://www.creativebloq.com/print-desig...s-11410390

I like the way it turned out. It's 7 pages (13 paintings/drawings and a title page)... 

I still have to bind it together but it has to dry so I can scan it first.
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#2
I guess it's something I'd been intending to do for about 4 years now.
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#3
Probably longer.
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#4
Never heard of one but sounds very cool. I am to the point to where I believe you can do just about anything
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#5
Thank you!!! I think anybody can make art, and everyone should. It’s so natural to us, it just has to be inspired. We all have our own unique expression... it should be channeled through art, it’s an experience everyone can benefit from. I’ve been obsessed with zines since I first discovered them years back.
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#6
Subscribed!
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#7
Sounds fun, are you going to put it in the Sectual store?
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#8
I will list it in the store as soon as I get each image scanned and bind the pages together.

Usually zines are photocopies stapled together, but my vision has always been for OOAK pieces rather than anything mass produced.
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#9
So you're only gonna sell one copy of each issue? May as well put it on EBay and start a bidding war.
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#10
I’m only gonna sell one copy, it’s true.

Price is an issue with these things, it’s like how much do you ask for it?

All in all it’ll probably be 6 hours of work, once I’m done binding it.

I don’t think it’d work out on eBay, nobody’s going to randomly buy it who doesn’t know me...

shrug
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#11
Oh wow, very cool!

I had to google that to get a better idea of what a zine was and I'm glad I did!!!

Around high school I went to my friends house and his mom dated an Irish guy, he created these books that were over a foot tall, but only 4 or 5 inches wide, 1/2 in thick. It was the most extreme flip book I'd ever seen, it was actually 6 series of flips and another 6 when you turned the book upside down as he did the reverse side too.
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#12
I love art, paintings on canvas, and making little books.

It’s so rewarding because the next day, when you go to your work desk and see the completed pieces sitting there, it’s a true sense of accomplishment re: having made something that didn’t exist before.

It was paper before, but it was blank. It was a blank canvas before, but now it has a story.

I like combining some of my other loves with the painting etc. too, like sewing.

I’m going to try to bind this book by sewing it (I’ve sewn a lot of practice zines in the past), hopefully it’s not too thick.
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#13
(09-12-2018, 09:37 AM)Trix Wrote: I don’t think it’d work out on eBay, nobody’s going to randomly buy it who doesn’t know me...

shrug

You can link to the auction here so people who do know you can bid on it.
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#14
Thanks for the advice on how to go about this!

I appreciate it!

It couldn't hurt to try it.

I'll mull the idea over while I finish the zine...

Of course I do have an eBay set up for Sectual but I'm not too sure what I ever intended to put on it?!

https://www.ebay.com/usr/sectual

Banana
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#15
With a clever description, you might even convince people who don't know you that you're offering a coveted collector's item.
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#16
You're absolutely right, I find it to be an exciting prospect.

I also think that just selling stuff on eBay (or Etsy) in general could potentially bring in interest to the brand.

It's kind of like a form of advertising.

My intention is never "mass" anything...

Mass distribution of items hanging around in warehouses that I've never touched or handled just doesn't appeal to me.

That isn't to say there aren't some things I'd be willing to offer that way...

But I want to make a true, genuine, meaningful exchange with every item/sale.

This has been my purpose, goal, and desire from the founding of Sectual.
God made me funky...
And I'm glad He blessed me that way.
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#17
You left yourself plenty of wiggle room so this is not to say you are wrong or debate but rather to elaborate

I actually like what you said

I dont think the two paths are mutually exclusive, in fact I think there is almost a next level creativeness in blending the two, or maybe I just dream too much.

Of course it would depend as you said on circumstance and particulars

And on some things, surely time is in the equation

The topic of cars comes to mind as an example

Ultimately the intention matters imho
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#18
A lot of the time...

Logic gets obliterated by sequences of seemingly "impossible" circumstances and series of events.

This is the spice of life...

All that really matters is to give it all you've got.
God made me funky...
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#19
There are also rules with Zines...

Since they're so small, you don't wanna show much of it.

Historically, they are "secret" and the excitement is not knowing what's in it.

I know that's the case with this artist who inspired me some years ago...

I purchased a few of her handmade/OOAK zines (Etsy) and there was only a picture of the cover and one picture of the book opened up to a random page.

It was very exciting not knowing what was in the book...

When I got it in the mail, it was such a fun and mysterious experience to go through the book and see what was in it.

Hers were writing and sketch based zines.

Mine is abstract art that doesn't actually say anything with words (at least not with legible words).

Art is energetic expression, expression of emotions, expression of the subconscious mind...

I feel nothing needs to be written with this medium of art.

The way the picture makes you feel is the intended message.
God made me funky...
And I'm glad He blessed me that way.
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#20
*moans in ecstacy whilst sewing zine*

Mmmm, I love sewing through paper...

It feels sooo goooood.

It's way better than sewing fabric.
God made me funky...
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