alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter is less than 60 hours to completion! 

We have made our $6,000 goal with 4 days to spare! I’m not feeling completely proactive about setting a stretch goal, but here’s the thing. As of now There is enough for all the rewards and to print 4,000 copies of the 5th Edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution.

If we can hit $7,000 we can print 5,000 copies! Can we do it?

I’ve added 10 more 10 packs for schools, distros, stores, or for you to give away as gifts! There are still some t-shirts and Sharpie rewards. Also, if you would like to add to a level you have already committed to, you can change it and when I sent the survey at the end of the campaign you can just note that you’d like to add a Little Free Library patron reward for $25 or an extra copy of the book for $15.

So, we have less than 60 hours! Can we make it happen?

in zines we trust,

Alex Wrekk

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alexwrekk:

We just hit the 50% funded mark today!

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Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter

Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!

I am 15 days and half way through the Stolen Sharpie revolution Kickstater, but we don’t quite have half the funds yet! Please consider backing this kickstarter. if not for you, for the next generation of zine kids that are just as excited and a little bit confuse as you were when you trying to do your first layout.

Back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter

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Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!

Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!

In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.

There will be 3 winners!

Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:

  • 1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
  • 1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
  • 1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
  • Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.

Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:

  • 1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
  • a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
  • $30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
  • probably some other stuff I have around here.

So, here’s what you gotta do:

  • Like and reblog this post
  • You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
  • Have your ask box open
  • No giveaway blogs!
  • And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.


THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!

The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
  • A: Absolutely!
  • Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
  • A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
  • Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
  • A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
  • Q: What’s a zine?
  • A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.

Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.

G O O D   L U C K!

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The kickstarter launched! Brace yourself! I’ll be posting this at least once a day.

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stevelarder:

Interior illustration for the Copyscams 10” record.  The brief was ‘draw band members thinking of themselves as cats’.
"The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine! Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral house and tricked housemates Alex, Paul and Marc to form a band in three weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium. The decided to be a zine themed bank and In those three weeks they wrote 4 songs about zines, practiced, made a lo-fi recording, then played a show to end the Portland Zine Symposium weekend. Giz missed the show because he had to fly back to France so he convinced them they needed him as a second guitarist and that they needed to do a UK tour. Steve wrote more riffs and 3 more songs were written with the help of the internet. In the autumn of 2012 Alex, Paul, and Marc flew over to the UK from the US and Giz came over from France where they sorted out the new songs and recorded them and re-recorded the old ones then played a couple shows before going their separate ways again. What you have here is 7 fun pop-punk songs about zines by folks who make and love zines.”
- from the Portland Button Works website where you can bloody BUY ONE!
Listen here

stevelarder:

Interior illustration for the Copyscams 10” record.  The brief was ‘draw band members thinking of themselves as cats’.

"The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine!
Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral house and tricked housemates Alex, Paul and Marc to form a band in three weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium.
The decided to be a zine themed bank and In those three weeks they wrote 4 songs about zines, practiced, made a lo-fi recording, then played a show to end the Portland Zine Symposium weekend.
Giz missed the show because he had to fly back to France so he convinced them they needed him as a second guitarist and that they needed to do a UK tour.
Steve wrote more riffs and 3 more songs were written with the help of the internet. In the autumn of 2012 Alex, Paul, and Marc flew over to the UK from the US and Giz came over from France where they sorted out the new songs and recorded them and re-recorded the old ones then played a couple shows before going their separate ways again.
What you have here is 7 fun pop-punk songs about zines by folks who make and love zines.”

- from the Portland Button Works website where you can bloody BUY ONE!

Listen here

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alexwrekk:

Copy scams pre-orders going out today! #zines #zinepunk #copy_scams #copyscams #copyAndDestroy

alexwrekk:

Copy scams pre-orders going out today! #zines #zinepunk #copy_scams #copyscams #copyAndDestroy

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Listen to all of Copy & Destroy by the Copy Scams

I got too excited as I was working on the zine that goes with the 10” record so I thought I would share the whole album filled with all the songs about zines! (minus the bonus live tracks)

If you like it, we’d love it if you pre-ordered the 10” record that comes with a zines AND a digital download code. We’d also like to know what you thought of this weird little project!

You can pre-order it on Etsy or On the Portland Button Works site.

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erasenashandthespecificgaylovin:

Awesome patches I bought on etsy.
Divine patch from SweetBlackMagic’s shop.
Cannabis Corpse patch from BADTASTECLUB’s shop.
Princess Bubblegum patch from RealMunster’s shop.
Copy Scams patch (and pin, sticker, cassette and mini zine) from PortlandButtonWork’s shop.

erasenashandthespecificgaylovin:

Awesome patches I bought on etsy.

Divine patch from SweetBlackMagic’s shop.

Cannabis Corpse patch from BADTASTECLUB’s shop.

Princess Bubblegum patch from RealMunster’s shop.

Copy Scams patch (and pin, sticker, cassette and mini zine) from PortlandButtonWork’s shop.

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lazinefest:

alexwrekk:

Here are 2 out of 7 new recordings (plus 7 more live tracks!) off the new 10” Listen to: Copy & Destroy by the Copy Scams

PRE-ORDER

pre-order for The Copy Scams - Copy & destroy 10” vinyl record, zine, and digital download code

This 10” record has 7 pop-punk songs about zines,  a zine filled with lyrics, stories, lists, and more. Plus, a download code to get the album digitally that includes Copy Scam Live At Leeds (Zine Fest).

1. Intro

2. Stuff and Things

3. One One One One

4. 24 Hour Zine Challenge

5. Hate To Go

6. Up For Trades

7. Copy & Destroy

"The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine!
Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral house and tricked housemates Alex, Paul and Marc to form a band in three weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium.
The decided to be a zine themed bank and In those three weeks they wrote 4 songs about zines, practiced, made a lo-fi recording, then played a show to end the Portland Zine Symposium weekend.
Giz missed the show because he had to fly back to France so he convinced them they needed him as a second guitarist and that they needed to do a UK tour.
Steve wrote more riffs and 3 more songs were written with the help of the internet. In the autumn of 2012 Alex, Paul, and Marc flew over to the UK from the US and Giz came over from France where they sorted out the new songs and recorded them and re-recorded the old ones then played a couple shows before going their separate ways again.
What you have here is 7 fun pop-punk songs about zines by folks who make and love zines.”

lead vocals : Alex
drums & back-up vocals : Paul
bass : Marc
lead guitar : Steve
rhythm guitar : Giz

recorded & mixed by Boulty in October 2012 @ Stuck on a Name Studios in Nottingham, England.

10” out on Lunchroom Records (USA) & Bus Stop Press (France)

order the record from Portland Button Works (USA) : http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com

or

Portland Button Works Etsy

or Bus Stop Press : http://busstoppress.weebly.com/

If you listened to the episode of Razorcake podcast Simon, Rhea and I did, you’ve heard the Copy Scams jam “Intro” before! If you like zines & punk, this album is totally for you!

Thanks for the reblog! You guys rule! I’m stoked that you used our song on the Razorcake podcast.

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PRE-ORDER
The Copy Scams - Copy & destroy 10” vinyl record, zine, and digital download code
This 10” record has 7 pop-punk songs about zines,  a zine filled with lyrics, stories, lists, and more. Plus, a download code to get the album digitally that includes Copy Scams Live At Leeds (Zine Fest).
1. Intro
2. Stuff and Things
3. One One One One
4. 24 Hour Zine Challenge
5. Hate To Go
6. Up For Trades
7. Copy & Destroy
"The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine! Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral house and tricked housemates Alex, Paul and Marc to form a band in three weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium. The decided to be a zine themed bank and In those three weeks they wrote 4 songs about zines, practiced, made a lo-fi recording, then played a show to end the Portland Zine Symposium weekend. Giz missed the show because he had to fly back to France so he convinced them they needed him as a second guitarist and that they needed to do a UK tour. Steve wrote more riffs and 3 more songs were written with the help of the internet. In the autumn of 2012 Alex, Paul, and Marc flew over to the UK from the US and Giz came over from France where they sorted out the new songs and recorded them and re-recorded the old ones then played a couple shows before going their separate ways again. What you have here is 7 fun pop-punk songs about zines by folks who make and love zines.”
lead vocals : Alex drums & back-up vocals : Paul bass : Marc lead guitar : Steve rythm guitar : Giz
recorded & mixed by Boulty in October 2012 @ Stuck on a Name Studios in Nottingham, England.
10” out on Lunchroom Records (USA) & Bus Stop Press (France)
order the record from Portland Button Works (USA) : http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com
or
Portland Button Works Etsy shop
or Bus Stop Press : http://busstoppress.weebly.com/

alexwrekk:

PRE-ORDER

The Copy Scams - Copy & destroy 10” vinyl record, zine, and digital download code

This 10” record has 7 pop-punk songs about zines,  a zine filled with lyrics, stories, lists, and more. Plus, a download code to get the album digitally that includes Copy Scams Live At Leeds (Zine Fest).

1. Intro

2. Stuff and Things

3. One One One One

4. 24 Hour Zine Challenge

5. Hate To Go

6. Up For Trades

7. Copy & Destroy

"The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine!
Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral house and tricked housemates Alex, Paul and Marc to form a band in three weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium.
The decided to be a zine themed bank and In those three weeks they wrote 4 songs about zines, practiced, made a lo-fi recording, then played a show to end the Portland Zine Symposium weekend.
Giz missed the show because he had to fly back to France so he convinced them they needed him as a second guitarist and that they needed to do a UK tour.
Steve wrote more riffs and 3 more songs were written with the help of the internet. In the autumn of 2012 Alex, Paul, and Marc flew over to the UK from the US and Giz came over from France where they sorted out the new songs and recorded them and re-recorded the old ones then played a couple shows before going their separate ways again.
What you have here is 7 fun pop-punk songs about zines by folks who make and love zines.”

lead vocals : Alex
drums & back-up vocals : Paul
bass : Marc
lead guitar : Steve
rythm guitar : Giz

recorded & mixed by Boulty in October 2012 @ Stuck on a Name Studios in Nottingham, England.

10” out on Lunchroom Records (USA) & Bus Stop Press (France)

order the record from Portland Button Works (USA) : http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com

or

Portland Button Works Etsy shop

or Bus Stop Press : http://busstoppress.weebly.com/

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alexwrekk:

Fun review of the Copy Scams!

alexwrekk:

Fun review of the Copy Scams!

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alexwrekk:

First there was a story about Nazi Raccoons. Then a story about ferrets. That’s some quality journalism!

alexwrekk:

First there was a story about Nazi Raccoons. Then a story about ferrets. That’s some quality journalism!

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alexwrekk:

This seemed really funny to me in London at the time

alexwrekk:

This seemed really funny to me in London at the time

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