A fanzine is inevitably personal. Not only the contents and ideas in it but the events in your life that inform how you put it together.
As our zine matures and our editorial team becomes more international and intersectional, we felt the need for the content to touch base with where we are in life as people and as zinesters.
The Juice #07 is released only weeks after a 10-month journey that took us way out of our comfort zones. Creating a publication while living in a different continent made us feel like aliens at times, but most of all brought us the realisation that a zine is a manifestation of what makes us tick. It’s a universe composed of the worlds that each person who collaborates with us carries within.
Number seven is our earnest effort to document those worlds.
To bring them to you, we’re launching our new zine with a two-day event jam-packed with activities:
We kick things off with the opening of Other Worlds - an illustration group show where nine artists display their widely diverse interpretations of our zine’s theme, featuring:
For the second day, we’ve put together an affordable zine editorial workshop - an afternoon crash course in modern zine-making and its tools of the trade - and an eclectic evening of live music with three talented acts that have released some of this year's best projects:
S E M F I M is the new album from MUAY, the latest chapter in their musical explorations. Six songs recorded inside a small pigeon barn, during the cold nights of a Northern Winter, where time bends and never ends.
Where CE LES TI AL, their previous album, looked up to the skies, S E M F I M looks inwards and around. You will notice an omnipresence of synths and ambient textures taking a more central role. You can hear "endless echos" as each song blends into the next one, in a conceptual effort that sees MUAY delivering a record that is meant to be played on a loop.
Juicy is in charge of the digital release. S E M F I M can be found on all major digital and streaming platforms. Pick your poison:
Last year we grew outside of our comfort zone as a publication. By publishing work and words by people from communities that had not been given visibility on previous zines we started a process.
This year we want to build on that process and expand it beyond our own editorial limitations.
So issue 7 of The Juice is about what is outside of our reach. There are endless worlds outside of what each of us can experience as individuals. We want to document them.
“Other Worlds” is the overall theme for the new zine. We want you to bring your world to us. We want to talk about the irregular, the uncommon, the ostracized, the outside the box. Other ways of doing things. Other perspectives. Other experiences. Other cultures. Other zines.
In an effort of continuation, we would particularly like to hear from people who have never collaborated with a fanzine before, people from minority groups who are underrepresented in mainstream media, or people who feel a specific topic/experience lacks visibility and accurate depictions in the regular channels.
Illustrators, bloggers, writers, musicians, artists, photographers, designers, entrepreneurs...whatever your craft, we’d love to hear your take on the ideas expressed above, or just pitch us something you’re passionate about.
The theme and guidelines mentioned above are not exclusive and strict, so to be clear: this is an OPEN CALL to ANYONE AND EVERYONE.
We will be accepting submissions and ideas until April 30th 2019. Just send us an email or use our contact page.