Posts Tagged ‘zines’
Got the following from Krissy who has been hosting We Make Zines.
Hello Zine Lovers,
Quasifesto and a group of dedicated volunteers are working hard to create a new and better We Make Zines for the next era. Thanks so much to all of them for their work and thank you to every one of you who has emailed me to offer help, good wishes and thanks. We Make Zines is not dead and WMZ will continue.
More good news: Thanks to the amazing skills of Kari Tervo Ning agreed to give us another year free so that we will have time to migrate the site. So, the site WILL NOT be shut down on Sept 28th, but will continue until the new site is ready. It never occurred to me to ask them for more time and when Kari suggested it I didn’t think it would work, but she prevailed and it just goes to show you that it doesn’t hurt to ask. Thanks again, Kari for you kind devotion to the site and to all the zine makers and readers.
So, we are still here and will be for a while in this Ning space. Hope to see more of you around…
and the We Make Zines Team
Visit We Make Zines at: http://wemakezines.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
My song and video, Zine World
Got this e-mail. Thanks to Krissy for all her hard work over 8 years.
It looks like the end is near for We Make Zines as we know it. Ning, the website this social network is built on has raised the annual price from $239. to $588. and they have only given us a month’s notice!
There is no way I am going to let them charge me for the $588. on October 1st so I am going to have to delete the whole network. This is painful for me since there are so many great resources on here. I will still own the url wemakezines.com, so I am thinking I might collect some of the best information and make it available on a new website that isn’t a social network site, but since I just started a new job I don’t know how much time I will have to devote to it.
So, I would appreciate your help to save the text and images of the most important tutorials and discussions on here. Also, make sure you save your own images, copy and get contact info for people you don’t want to lose touch with.
I know this is drastic, but the only other option is for WMZ to support itself and I would have to ask every year for $588.00. I can imagine people would come through for the first year, but every year after that would be a struggle.It has already been difficult to come up with the $239.00. Also, Ning hasn’t done anything to improve the site at all which really pisses me off.
If there is a coder out there who can create a site or who knows how to transfer it, let me know. But, since so many members sign up and then seldom take part, I don’t know that transferring over 6,000 people is really the best option anyway.
We Make Zines has been the go-to place for zines since 2008. I am very sad to have to do this, but I don’t see another choice.
I’m sorry if this isn’t the most coherent message, but I wanted to get this out fast so people have time to take action.
It’s been a great 8 years. Thanks to everyone who took part and shared their love of zines. I’ll miss you all. Seeing what people do on here has always kept me inspired. Thank you,
We Make Zines
My zine Musea often featured a cartoon by Ace Backwords on our back page. He has since added his 50th page of his blog, Acid Heroes.
See it for lots of information on his life, his work and the 60’s life in San Francisco. Congratulations to Ace Backwords, and continued Success.
The last issue of zine Musea had a page of some recent reviews I’ve gotten for these novels, Cendrillo0n, the True Story of Cinderella, Portraits, a novel about Art, Artists, and the Art Revolution, and Library Plane, a section of the larger novel in progress, Writings in Science. See what you think.
Also for a short time, I can send anyone a free streaming copy from Amazon, (kindle readers) for a paragraph review posted on my Amazon writer page.
CENDRILLON, THE TRUE STORY OF CINDERELLA.
Tom Hendricks uses a unique historical perspective to bring new life to the tale of Cinderella…. Hidden within the story are lessons about love, loss and acceptable behavior, not to mention the definition of true beauty … Cendrillon: The True Story of Cinderella is a delightful version of a favorite fairy tale. – Melinda Hills
This version, which includes a carefully restored photograph of the heroine of the tale, makes the story an adventure and a delight all over again… And Cendrillon? She’s everything a fairy tale lover could ask for… most highly recommended – Jack Magnus
PORTRAITS, a novel about ART, ARTISTS, and the ART REVOLUTION.
Yes, at the heart of Portraits is a love story, a love triangle, but its soul delves deeper into a layered plot that draws out a more widespread implication: that art is the axis of all things beautiful, significant, and real. – Jamie Michele
The author’s story captures the essence of the lifestyle and struggles of artists, especially those who’ve not been discovered… I … enjoyed the way he builds up each artist’s character, artistic influences and personal style. The correspondence between Jack and his mysterious friend is compelling reading, and I began to look forward to each new missive … I had a marvelous time reading this novel and am looking forward to rereading it soon…. – Jack Magnus
I was drawn into it rather quickly and I really liked the characters …I enjoyed Portraits … and would definitely recommend it to a friend. This was a very well-written short novella with a good story-line. – Samantha Dewitt
Tom Hendricks’ Library Planet is an explosion of imagination and wonderful cultures from all the diverse planets… This is a story for those who want to get lost in a planet sized library without spending too much time away from real life. – Maria Stoica
Library Planet by Tom Hendricks is a gripping mystery with a mixture of sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and even a bit of romance. I was amazed at how Tom Hendricks managed to bring out a story so deep on so few pages. – Faridah Nassozi
Library Planet is exactly what it says it is; an outstanding look into the very core of human evolution and its repository of knowledge. I started the first page dubiously, thinking that I would run through the book in an hour or two, and finished the last page a week later with a satisfied sigh! This is a book of originality, vision, imagination
and content. – Deepak Menon
Library Planet is hauntingly beautiful, and the author’s use of language and imagery throughout the work is inspired. This story is part fantasy, part fable, and totally awesome; and it’s most highly recommended. Wow! This is breathtakingly good. Bravo! – Jack Magnus
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This shows the 3 covers plus my book of plays in the lower right.