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Stolen Sharpie Revolution: A DIY Zine Resource Paperback – February 24, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: AKPress (January 16, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972696725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972696722
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #925,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

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A great buy for very little green.
Erik J. Hoff
Stolen Sharpie is just the right mix of guidance and space to allow you to create your own work of DIY publishing.
ashley
This book is a great introduction for myself as well as my students, with easy examples and nice ideas.
Steve R. Loser

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Karen Loo. on October 23, 2005
Format: Paperback
While I have admired those with the "Do-It-Yourself" attitude, people who set out to publish and distribute their own writings and art, I've never really been a participant in the independent printing movement. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to have some of my work published by a nationwide distributor with fine binding and all that jazz. Little did I know I could show people my work now with little more than a copier, some staples, and a stolen Sharpie.

Stolen Sharpie Revolution is a very small but intricately designed book that tells you everything you need to know about creating your own Zine. Alex Wrekk, who's been self-publishing since 1995, provides thoughtful suggestions for laying out pages, printing and binding, distributing your work, and raising awareness of free-speech independent zines in your community. The simple, clean, stylish layout of the book is inspiring, as it looks like something anyone can do with a bit of planning. In addition to all her helpful tips, Wrekk has compiled a listing of zine distributors, libraries, communities, and websites. This book is a great starting point for anyone considering self-publishing, and for a mere $4.00, you can't go wrong! Jump in a let your voice be heard!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ashley on July 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
Stolen Sharpie is just the right mix of guidance and space to allow you to create your own work of DIY publishing. Creating a zine can, and should, be fun, cheap and easy, and this book gives any reader a significant head start in each of those categories.

You can read it in one sitting, but will probably refer back to it again and again. A worthy use of $4!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Houghton on May 5, 2006
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Then you should read this first. How to's with just enough blank spaces to let you be creative, and all in a tiny purse (or pocket) sized book.

Even just reading this book will give you many ideas for your zine, and should prompt you to read more zines too!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Erik J. Hoff on August 25, 2006
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This was a great tool for me to start making zines. It helps simplify and focus ideas into a semi-professional product. Loaded with useful info and history. A great buy for very little green.
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More About the Author

Alex's life revolves around making things; primarily zines, custom pinback buttons (badges), vegan food, travel plans, and space for a cat in her bed.

Alex Wrekk moved from Salt Lake City, Utah to Portland, Oregon in 1999 and has been creating the zine Brainscan since 1997. Alex is also the author of the seminal book about zines, Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for Zines and Zine Culture which was first printed in 2002 and is now in it's 5th edition.

Alex has been making custom pinback buttons since 2000 under various business names. In 2012 Alex opened Portland Button Works and zine distro, an online and brick and mortar shop in Portland, Oregon selling zines and books and making custom buttons, bottle openers, and magnets in various sizes as well as an Etsy shop with the same name.

When Alex isn't doing zine things she is doing other zine things like organizing the Portland Zine Symposium, establishing July as International Zine Month, commiserating with Zine Event Organizers around the world, updating the zine event listings on StolenSharpieRevolution.org, hosting the podcast Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast, fidgeting with her Risograph printer, reading from her zines out loud on zine tours or singing in a zine themed pop-punk band called The Copy Scams.

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