Wednesday, October 29, 2014

the dough on the dough

hey there.

tomorrow is our meeting before Halloween and it's gonna be cool so BE THERE! also, bring any of your friends who happen to like zines, talking about what they think and/or CANDY, because all of that will be going on as well.

the last meeting was the lowest turnout we have had so far so go off, my friends, and spread the good word of ZINE CLUB!!!!

we have just created a Big Cartel shop for Zine Club in order to generate more donations! don't forget that the club is not-for-profit and runs off of the nice donations of donors. donations range from $0.50 to $5 and they are all awesome and nice and wonderful.

link is

this is happening.
Alyson and Shaylie

Sunday, October 26, 2014

rose and sophie

just yay. I love this so much. it really made my bedroom feel less than, though. film created and directed by natalie neal.

tres amazing. now I want someone to do temporary tattoos with.

happy sunday,
Alyson and Shaylie

Thursday, October 16, 2014

meeting #4

thanks for a cool turnout and for bringing new friends in today at meeting #4! we had a lot of people - I hesitate to say "full house" - and it was a very good feeling for us.

since there are so many people in the club and it is still in its early (frantic) stages, we haven't had much time to get to know you guys personally or put many names to faces. in the next few weeks we are gonna try to work on that and get everyone knowing each other, because a zine is a community of voices and the personal connections that a person makes with a piece in a zine is kind of the whole point.

hope you guys somewhat enjoyed zentangling, or at least doodling something today and getting that ANGST out. like I said above, it's still early, but we will be getting to some cool(er) stuff soon ;)

don't forget, lemon bars were courtesy of zoe and her mom, so if you want to send her a text of appreciation that is totally okay.

ALSO IMPORTANT is the beginning of funding for the zine. today we received 55 cents, which is greatly appreciated. these zines will only be selling for $1-2 (not for sure exactly the cost is yet), so hordes of money will not be necessary. also, it doesn't have to be money from recycling - we just thought that was a cool and easy idea to make a good handful of cash. there WILL be a box at the next meeting and anything is appreciated :*

the most-liked cereal was fruit loops . . . interesting.

la la la la la la,
Alyson and Shaylie

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

we all scream for lemon bars

and not just any lemon bars . . . homemade lemon bars, courtesy of Zoe!! One whole lemon bar can be yours at the next meeting for the simple price of ONE SUBMISSION FROM YOU (shipping and handling may apply). we are very close to meeting the goal of twelve submissions by tomorrow, so please contribute if you have the chance.

some popular misconceptions about submitting people have been pondering:


submit everything you have that you think would qualify for the zine! people freak out when I mention creativity, but what I mean by a creative submission is one that had some genuine thought behind it - not a selfie, not a simple sentence, not a circle you drew in science. but a submission doesn't have to be something that is museum-worthy or ready for the New York Times. if you are still confused, just know that if you are submitting with a true interest in helping the zine, your submission is probably great and will be appreciated 8)


a piece of writing, poetry, opinion writing, comics, doodles, art, sketches, collage, playlists, photos, interview, and other creative stuff that is raw and opinionated. the submissions will all be put together after the Dec 4th due date into a zine that we will sell in order to publish more issues.


the concept of pushing to get twelve by a certain date was to (a) see if you guys could do it (b) get the flow of submissions to start up, and (c) see what we were working with early on. the final deadline for all submissions will be Dec 4th, but it was a good startup for club members to get submitting and meeting a common goal (crap I almost sound like a teacher). oh, and I have been secretly plotting to get a hold of zoe's lemon bars for a while now . . .

so yeah. be like nike and JUST DO IT.

no never
always forever,
Alyson and Shaylie

Sunday, October 12, 2014

photo story #1

zoe, our music editor and photography wizard, has come up with some dates and info about the first photo story we are trying to put together!
I put a lot of stuff about what a photo story is and links to examples in the last post, so look there if you were wondering about that.
If you want to come to Zoe's humble abode, hang, play a little dress up and fool around for a while all while feeling GREAT ABOUT YOURSELF because Zoe makes everyone's photos look MAGICAL, then please email us or text us if you have our numbers! We hesitate to put our numbers out here on this web wide WORLD but contact us either of those ways to sign up.

Anyone is welcome, just please message us, preferably by or on Thursday at the latest so we can get numbers. please don't be shy, you guys are awesome, don't doubt it 8)

DATES: October 24th (Fri) - October 26th (Sun)

       there are 3 days so that people could get the chance to participate in the story if there was a scheduling conflict for them on one of the other days. it is not necessary to come all days. please let us know which day(s) you will be coming.

*Zoe is also going to get her older sister, Lexi, to come over and help with things such as makeup and all that jazz. yes, Lexi is magical just like Zoe*

also, we made an instagram, where you can DM us if you want to come, too (@gohszineclub)

please keep submitting! anything will do. we currently have 5/12 submissions, so if you want some lemon bars KEEP WORKIN ;)

Alyson and Shaylie

Thursday, October 9, 2014

meeting #3

so . . . thanks for working with us today. mrs. scharf's email was down so we were unable to do the presentation fully, but here are just the key points:

the theme has been selected: "In another world . . ."
- a variety of interpretations to be had
- just a prompt, not a big fat rule

- recycle your junk and bring in the bux
- we will be collecting any at the next meeting
- we are not for profit, so we need your help

- if we receive over twelve submissions by Oct 16th, we will surprise you with something at the following meeting . . .
- don't forget the open submission policy

- basically a hangout where we throw vanity to the wind and document it through Zoe's amazing photography
- anyone welcome
- yes, food (probably)
- if interested, text Alyson or Shaylie. if you don't got our digits, email us at
- date and time TBA

here are some examples of a photo story/diary from the mind explosion of a website, ROOKIE MAG.

- this is the video we watched most of today
- a 90's documentary by then-high school senior Michael Lucid
- demonstrates the effect of free expression of opinion and zines

here's the video if you would like to see the rest of it

anyhow, apologies for our impromptu awkwardness and unorganizational skills (?). we had a great turnout today - people in every desk AND ON THE FLOOR SHEEZUS!! keep it up ;)

keep on keeping on,
Alyson and Shaylie

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

dont hug me im scared

thanx to all the people submitting! keep 'em coming :*
anyhow, this made me laugh in kind of a sick way . . .

meeting #3 tomorrow, don't forget! we will finish the collages, also. if you brought yours home, then bring it so we can take pix of them. bring yo friends ;)

Monday, October 6, 2014

in another world . . .

sorry for the lateness . . .
but here's the moment you have all been waiting for -
the first issue of GOHS Zine Club's first publication is

we picked this thought because it can be interpreted in so many ways and can be applied to a lot if the other ideas that we got, while still having a sort of edge.
pleeeeeeaaaaasssseeee don't give yourself a complex about trying to conform to the theme or create the "perfect" thing. just email us what you got! like i said, look up a zine on Etsy and you will get what im sayin.
submission count = 0
you bring the submissions, and we will bring the goodies, deal?
have a whatever Monday,
Alyson and/or Shaylie
some totally acceptable yet simple/raw sketchbook pgs

a simple, short poem that is another example of a greatly appreciated submission

Friday, October 3, 2014

submissions are a win-win

heeeeyyy kids,
so we have a proposition for you:
if we get 12 submissions from you all, as a group, by October 16th, then there will be REWARDS TO REAP!!!! And we are not talking one Jolly Rancher - something cool. We don't know yet, but it will be cool.

so, basically, you are getting rewarded for getting your stuff published and your opinion heard. I don't know where you could get a better deal (except, maybe, going thrift shopping with Zoe but that is beside the point).

understand that a "submission" is not necessarily the acrylic painting of your grandmother that you have spent the past six months on (although that works too). It is easy, little, cool pix of your sketchbook pages, little poems, playlists, rants, items of fangirling, and artsy pix of whatever else, too, and ANYTHING ELSE I WAS TOO MAINSTREAM TO MENTION.

in other news, I have been asked how to "become" creative or where to get zine inspo. I would really encourage you all wondering this to look at the majestic, which is a life-changing zine/everything-good-in-the-world hybrid, that taught me 80% of what I now know about zines and culture and ALL THAT GOOD STUFF.

happy weekend and SUBMIT, DARN IT!
Alyson et Shaylie

Thursday, October 2, 2014

meeting #2

meeting #2 turnout: approx. 35 people!

today was so fun, you guys, so thank you for that. thank you to all of the new people for checking us out and for all of the first meeting people for liking us enough to return ;).

we will definitely finish the collages next week, take pix, and incorporate them into the zine. for all of you who gave us your unfinished collage, we have a special cabinet in the room where they are safe.

please submit. that's all we can really say, those two words, but we mean them SO MUCH. your submissions give us a high. we want to get high on your submissions.
(insert disclaimer here)

anyhow, the remind 101 stuff will be up in the "about" page (the pages are the links on the right sidebar).

also, the winning theme for the FIRST EVER ZINE will be posted either tomorrow or this weekend! one thing I heard from a few people was that they needed to see what the theme was before they submit - WRONG. the theme is a loose prompt for you guys and is mainly to give the zine some sort of title. yes, we would prefer the theme to apply to some parts of the zine but it is in no way a rule. as always, the guidelines for submissions are ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING (plus a couple other things on the "submit" page to the right).

and now a message from our advisor, Mrs. Scharf:
"I can't wait to get in trouble for publishing this zine."

Oh, Daria . . .