HAPPY INTERNATIONAL ZINE MONTH 2019!

hello fellow kids! we’re back back back back back again, which means the international zine month can finally fully begin! (at least for me) and as usual we are going to have a little IZM sale! you can get 19% off your order with the code IZM2019 until the end of july!

International Zine month list of suggested activities for 2018!

Get Ready!

– Check out wemakezines.com

– Use #IZM2019 when writing online about International Zine Month

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– Read a zine everyday

– Attend or organize a zine event

– Do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com

– Draw a comic a day then release a comic zine

– Write about your progress daily online

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July 1 – CanaZine Day! Buy, read, or share zines from Canada for Canada Day!

July 2 – Zine Rewind! Re-read your favorite zines and remind yourself why you love them.

July 3 – Teach a friend,family member, or stranger about zines!

July 4 – AmeriZine Day! Explore marginalized voices in America. Buy, share, and read zines about racial justice and zines written by American people of color.

July 5 – Review a zine: post online or print in your zine

July 6 – Zine Pride Day! Explore LGBTQIA zines! Buy, share, and read zines by people of marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. Check out the Queer Zine Archive Project! qzap.org

July 7 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a distro, get yourself some reading material for IZM2019

July 8 – Cook with a recipe you found in a zine!

July 9 – Write a letter to a zine penpal

July 10 – Write a letter to a zine maker

July 11 – International Zine Day! Buy, share, or read zines from a country different than your own

July 12 – ZineWiki Day! Add to or update zinewiki.com

July 13 – Make up a zine superstition and share it (skip the 13th issue? Spin 3 times to prevent copier jams or avoid paper cuts? Let your best friend read your zine before anyone else?)

July 14 – ValenZines Day! Give yourself some zine love in whatever way it means to you! read zines in a bubble bath? Buy some new scissors? Let your zine friends know you care about them.

July 15 – Free Zine Day! Give zines away or leave zines in public places for strangers to find

July 16 – Make a list of reasons you love zines and share it with others

July 17 – Make a flyer for your zine to trade with others or to send out with zine orders and trades

July 18 – Zine trade Day! Ask someone to trade zines

July 19 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration

July 20 – Zine Shop Appreciation Day! Visit your local zine shop!

July 21 – Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library. Don’t have one in your area? Why not start one?

July 22 – Send or drop off your zine to a zine library to be included in their collection

July 23 – Order zines from a different zine distro

July 24 – Teach yourself a new zine skill like a new binding technique or how to make a 1 page zine

July 25 – Send your zine out for review to a website or magazine that does reviews

July 26 – Organize your zine collection

July 27 – Host or attend a zine event!

July 28 – Post online about your favorite zines!

July 29 – Take a photo of you with your zine or zine collection and post it online

July 30 – Write a letter or post about your IZM2019

July 31 – HallowZine! Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us.

LONG LIVE VAMPIRE HAG

hello hello hello. welcome to Vampire Hag distro, the zine distro with a bite, previously known as Vampire Sushi Distro. it’s still pretty much the same old zine distro, it just has a new name and a new improved home. oh and it’s gonna be bigger and better and do more stuff, or not. we shall see, but i have plans! i’ll tell you about those when the time comes though. in the meantime though, we have lots of new stock for you.

NEW IN STOCK – a light that never goes out, all the best cowboys have daddy issues, bottled, brainscan #33, living the no maintenance lifestyle, tear the petals off of you, whatstheirname, your pretty face is going straight to hell #25., + a whole lot of badges and stickers!

BACK IN STOCK – here. in my head #15, here. in my head #18, your pretty face is going straight to hell #21, your pretty face is going straight to hell #23½.

we have a whole lot of new badges and stickers and we will be donating all the proceeds from some of them (the pronoun badges + support trans lives stickers & badges) to Mermaids UK.

to celebrate this whole new name, new website thing, we’re also having a little bit of a sale. you can get 10% off with the code OPENING10 until the end of february.

i suppose you might be wondering why i’ve gone and changed the name of the distro. i’ve been semi-wanting to change it for a few years actually, but it’s taken me a long time to come up with the new name. it just hasn’t felt quite right for a long time, it was just the first thing we (me & my partner carl) thought of, and though i still love vampires, the sushi part hasn’t felt appropriate for a while especially since i’m a white european person who doesn’t even eat sushi. no one has ever said anything about cultural appropriation regarding the name (at least not to me) but it has made me feel uncomfortable for at least over year and it was about time i did something about it. i had known i wanted to change the name for about a year but it took a while to come up with the new name, feel good about it and then gather the courage to go ahead and change it for real. Weirdo Zine Fest (leeds, 9th february) was our first outing under the new name and it was so good! i picked up so many new zines to read (possibly a bigger stack than all the zine fests i did last year put together!) i feel like i’ve been putting off things i wanted to do with the distro because i knew i was going to eventually change the name and what was the point doing something big until i had done it.