Showing posts from December, 2003

the last 7 Pages...

that's right the last in this series any way. It was a tough decision for me to make as 7 Pages is my little baby, but it's time for the baby to grow a little, find it's feet, spread its wings (Enough metaphors!) well you know what I mean. I'm working on a new zine (A6 size booklet) that should be ready in about a month. Unlike 7 pages it will come out every 4-6 weeks instead of every 1-2 weeks and will be bigger in page size, approximately around 28 pages. This new project will open up allot more creative opportunities and allow me to put a wider range of material in it. Maybe that takes away from 7 pages intimate diary like format, but in the end I think it's readability will be increased (in terms of coherency). Another one of the reasons for the change is the hardship of the printing costs each week, and the difficulty I have had distributing 7 pages outside my own area (as opposed to Melbourne zine stores and national zine distributors). So having it come out

Moving house

Well we finally found a place to move into so I've been spending the past five days moving...So I haven’t had much time to draw really. I was hoping that I'd be able to get out a 7 Pages before Christmas (as most copying places will be closed at various times) I'm thinking of changing the format of 7 Pages for a number of reasons also. I'd like to make it into a little A6 booklet with more pages (Than 7, oh no what will I call it now!) and possibly a colour cover. This way I can distro it allot easier around the place, unfortunately though it would no longer be for free...But that's ok I'd only be charging to cover production costs. So I can envision it costing about $1 and coming out around once a month, so what do you think drop me a line at, Jeff Raglus
It's about time I wrote a real blog! Any way all is well, except now that I'm on holidays I kinda feel like I'm just floating around without much structure, which would usually be good but I'm trying to find a new place to rent, which kinda of eats up all my time (Boo-Hoo!) I've been tricking the photocopier recently into believing I'm only doing half the copies that I am, thus making it cheaper to put out 7 Pages, but it didn’t work for me the last time so I was quite despondent about it, once again I thought why am I doing this? I considered just doing one more issue and then putting an end to it. But always when I have these thoughts I'll run into a regular reader, and they'll make some comment on the last issue, and I'll be revived again to keep it up. I’m not talking about praise, just the mere fact that somebody is reading it, makes it worthwhile. I guess it's a common problem with artists(For lack of a better word, maybe creators

comics comics comics

Check out Copacetic comics website for some good self published books also uss castrophe site

Thanks for reading...

Comments are always welcome. To subscribe via RSS, click here or sign up for my new publications' newsletter.