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New zines!

Oddments #4 is back from the printers and looks great! You can buy it in my shop now and I’ll be adding a PDF version once I get some spare time. As previously mentioned, it’s the book issue, so it has stuff on my favourite bookshops for old and independent books, some of my favourite book finds and tales from the visitor book we kept in our flat when bands used to stay over. Plus, for fun, there’s a pull out colour mini zine in the middle all about my Day in the Life which includes outfit drawings, doodles of everything I ate and my word of the day! I hope you like it.

Oddments #4 - Day in the Life

You can also buy a copy in person at the Glasgow International Artists Bookfair this weekend. I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday selling a range of zines, books and bookmarks from Pushpin Zines. I’ve never actually been in the Royal Concert Hall before so it should be fun. I have a few cool things planned, including a box of pre-owned zines at bargain prices. Some of them are way old so a good chance to pick up some zine history.

Every time I make a zine, it’s really stressful getting it finished and wondering if I could have done things better, but once it’s printed I can’t wait to do another one. Maybe I’ll dust off another of my works in progress in time for the Comic Mart in June?

Oddments #4


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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