Introducing "Janyce Collages": A Zine About Collage

 Janyce Collages Zine. Volume 1. January 2018. Cover. Layered paper collage on recycled greeting card.

Janyce Collages Zine. Volume 1. January 2018. Cover. Layered paper collage on recycled greeting card.

In researching the history of collage, I came across scrapbooks and zines. Both have long traditions and share certain qualities with collage.

Zines, which are essentially mini-magazines, caught my imagination. Broadly, they are self-published booklets covering a wide range of topics; a hybrid, if you like, of a diary, magazine, art journal, photo album or whatever the author/illustrator brings to the design table.

 Janyce Collages Zine. Volume 1. January 2018. 24-page, 5.5" x 4.25" booklet with colored photos.

Janyce Collages Zine. Volume 1. January 2018. 24-page, 5.5" x 4.25" booklet with colored photos.

I am both excited and a little nervous to be presenting my first ever zine to the public. In this first volume, I present a brief introduction of zines, rant a little about the inferiority complex collage seems to have in the art world, review a book on collage, and provide an insight into some of the symbolism and techniques I have collected over time and connected with my past. Also included: color images of my collages—some made just for this zine.

 Janyce Collages Zine. Volume 1. January 2108. 24-page, 5.5" x 4.25" booklet with colored photos.

Janyce Collages Zine. Volume 1. January 2108. 24-page, 5.5" x 4.25" booklet with colored photos.

It has been fun to put this zine together. I am still learning about page layout and the printing process. There were more steps to putting this zine together than I first imagined. I will get better with practice! I plan to produce a zine at least monthly throughout 2018.

Janyce Collages is for sale for $5, plus postage. I listed a few in my shop, here. I just got back from the printer with the first, small batch. This is an open edition, so if supplies have run out, please do contact me so I can let you know when they become available again.

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Cheers!--Janyce