RatBrat Zine

New blog and zine update!

Posted in Uncategorized by ratbratzine on December 15, 2009

Yes, I finally decided that RatBrat has lasted long enough to merit its own little space on the web. The purpose of this blog is to keep all my lovely readers updated on my zine happenings, new issues of RatBrat, and my other zine projects (which are few and far between these days).

Here is what’s been going on lately…

Eager to use my new typewriter (“Hannah”) and in an attempt to squeeze in my last zine hurrah of 2009, I finished RatBrat #11 over the course of a few days. This issue features musings on friendship, growing and changing within zines, art journaling (with pages from my most recent art journal!), Christmas, optimism, bipolar disorder, and more! I also wrote about my experience at my¬†first zine event (Philly Zine Fest 2009). While I don’t think the writing shines as my best ever (isn’t there always room for improvement?), I’m really pleased with how it turned out, and I had a lot of fun doing my first typewriter/cut-and-paste layout.

I’ve only been able to print one copy at this point due to money constraints around the holidays. However, after Christmas I am planning on doing a major reprinting of RatBrat #7-11, so copies will be up for sale ($1.00) or trade. Keep me in mind if you’re looking to do a zine trade around New Year’s!