I mentioned this a few months ago, but we are now dangerously close to liftoff. Let me just say this. This is NOT easy. Launching a Zine is a terribly complicated endeavor that is far more costly and time-consuming than you can imagine, and we still have a ways to go.
This is a total experiment. This is a critical point. Neither Rick from Beyond, nor I, have ever done this before, so there will be a learning curve, but there is a foundation emerging. Printing specs, printing cost, microsite, logo design, web design, Zine design, URL’s, legal, submission portal, content search, creative briefs, print marketing, merchandise, all requiring….money. Beyond has been incredible, stepping up and handling what needs to be done. I’ve created a short oral history of how this came about.
If you have a story you want to tell then get ready to submit. “Promote understanding through art and dialogue,” is the mission idea. This isn’t a portfolio piece. This is about knowledge. Interesting, important or beautiful.