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Preview: “The Ink Drinker” Zine

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I’m very pleased with how these turned out. You’ll be able to get your hands on a copy when my online store (thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com) opens at the end of this month! 🙂

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Description:

The Ink Drinker, a short story by G. E. Gallas.

A dystopian story about a young girl who learns the truth about an outcast of society.

Printed and assembled by G. E. Gallas. Cover printed on 65-pound, nautral-color paper. Interior printed on 24-pound, white paper.

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Adventures in Bookbinding

Related Post: Upcoming Zines: “The Ink Drinker,” Etc.

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All last week, I was busy putting together “The Ink Drinker” zine and was having a great time doing so. Plus, they’re turning out even better than I expected!

Production of these zines involve printing, folding, hammering, and sewing. Who knew I’d be hammering an awl into my lovely paper zines… with a real, heavy-duty hammer nonetheless!

The covers are printed on 65-pound, nautral-color paper, while the interior pages are printed on 24-pound, white paper. They look really fancy!

Preview of the finished zines coming soon. 🙂

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Upcoming Zines: “The Ink Drinker,” Etc.

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The Ink Drinker Title

Over the years, I’ve accumulated a number of short stories. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to submit them to literary journals or put them up on my blog. But my recent discovery of and appreciation for zines led me to find the perfect solution of self-printing/self-publishing.

There are about five short stories from my collection I think I’d like to one by one turn into zines, not necessarily in the following order:

  1. “The Ink Drinker”
  2. “Bludgeoning The Walrus”
  3. “Robots Are a Girl’s Best Friend”
  4. “Ulysses in Hell”
  5. “Go Jump in the Lake”

Each zine will include cover art (illustrated by me, of course), a card stock cover, and will be hand-bound with awl, needle and thread.

I begin with “The Ink Drinker,” a dystopian story about a young girl who learns the truth about an outcast of society. This story is somewhat influenced by Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast and illustrations, possibly some Edgar Allan Poe and definitely some Edward Lear among other things.

I’ve always wanted to continue or expand upon this story (as a novel, graphic novel, or screenplay), but haven’t had the chance yet. So I thought I’d share it with all of you as it is now for the time being. 🙂

You can expect “The Ink Drinker” up on my store (thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com) once it opens!!

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Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas