I've been publishing zines—which are self-published, usually handmade booklets—since 2004. Some of my zines—including my longest-running one, The La-La Theory—are archived in university and public libraries, including Barnard College, the Zine Archive & Publishing Project in Seattle, the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University, the London College of Communication Library, and elsewhere. They have also been exhibited in galleries and museums, including Space 538 in Portland, Maine; Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zürich; the National Gallery of Australia; the traveling kiosk Le Bouquiniste; and the show “Dark Matter” at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Note to self: Start using words like codex and multiples, it sounds fancy
A Perpetual Calendar of Fortunes for You
For years I gave away this tiny zine for free to anyone who asked for one. I put a message on the main page of my old website asking people who wanted a copy to email me with their mailing address, and I'd send them one. Many dozens of people contacted me this way—I wish I'd made note of how many, come to think of it—and it was a sweet, inexpensive way to share my work and make a connection with strangers, some of whom became pen-pals and friends.
I've decided to do this again, from this website, in a slightly different way. I've uploaded a PDF of the zine for you to print out, with marks indicating where to fold and where to cut. The print-out will be just one side of an ordinary 8.5 x 11" sheet of printer paper, and when you've done your cutting and folding you'll have a tiny 8-page booklet. It's a perpetual calendar, a booklet of fortunes that you can tuck in your pocket or purse and carry around with you like the charming weirdo that I hope you are.
Click on the image to the right to download a PDF of the zine to print.
If you find the zine's assembly confusing, take a look at this helpful YouTube video Kickstarter made.