Wednesday, January 27, 2010

First batch of zines are ready!

The first batch of This Is Nebraska Not Anywhere Else zines are finished. They are $3 dollars each, and are currently available at local shows only. I'll have some with me at the Wasteoid show at WC's Downtown in Lincoln 1/29. Sadly this is a 21+ show, but I'm going to bring only a few copies so everyone has a chance to snag one at the next show. Mail orders will go up for sale when second pressing is finished. More info in the future. If there are any questions regarding the zine, feel free to email me:


Here are some pics of the zine production:

In the process of printing all the pages and laying them out.

Here is all the pages laid out before I started to put everything together.

This is the final production step of adding the poster and cover to the pages.

Here is a close up of the poster that is included with every zine.

Here is the finished zine with Hercules on the cover. Again, thanks to everyone who voted.

Monday, January 25, 2010

And the winner is...

Hercules will be on the cover of the zine. Thanks to everyone who voted. You'll be able to buy it at this Wasteoid show Jan. 29th in Lincoln. Let's help Wasteoid get to the UGZ Speed Trials.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Last chance to vote!

Poll is closing at midnight Monday morning 1/25.

Go HERE to vote for your favorite local band.

The zine will be ready before months end, tell all your friends.

Monday, January 18, 2010

An individual...

has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Zine update - Mock up #2 w/ picture layouts

I'm back with another update on the Crucial Changes photozine. All the photos are precessed from the 2009 year, and I'm really happy how the last batch turned out. For the last few days, I have been assembling the photo pages and getting more familiar with the book building process with PDF's. I'd say that I have about 1/3rd of the photo pages finished, and for fun I decided to make another zine mock up to see how the pictures will look printed. I put together a 22 page zine tonight, and I'm really happy with how things are looking so far. When this project is done, there is a possibility that the zine could be over 40 pages total. Check out the progress I've made so far:

Here I am at the Crucial Changes HQ working on the layout jammin' out to some Misfits.

Here is the cover of the zine again. This time for fun, I put native Nebraskan and golden era pro wrestler Gorgeous George on the cover. There is still time to vote for the local band that makes the actual cover.

Here is a sample layout of how the photo pages will look. I think by the time the final draft is ready, I'll make the photos smaller and put 4 pics on the page instead of 3. I also want to darken my background graphics a bit as well. Oops! I just realized that 2 of those photos are identical.

Here is a really cool 4-photo vertical shot page. I really like how this looks. The text on the opposite page is re-print of a local contributed show review.

Here is an experiment with medium format photos. I'd like to shrink them down a little so I can get 3 pics on the page. On the opposite is a re-print of my interview with Accidental Therapy.

That's it for now. My next zine update should be a 100% completed mock up, and soon after a finished, polished ready to buy photozine. Comment/question freely. Peace.


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Show Pics - New Years Eve Show @ The Hole

I haven't been to a punk show on new years eve since 2004, so I was pretty excited to bring in the new year seeing some good local bands. The show was at the Hole, a brand new and great venue/skate spot in downtown Omaha in the Convicted Skate Shop basement. The show went on with a few bands canceling but, my favorite locals still played and I had a good time. The show attendance wasn't as large as I thought it was going to be, so here is huge shout out to the people for coming out to rep the Nebraska Hardcore scene. You know who you are, you guys rule.