Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for Zines and Zine Culture (paper back or hardcover)

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for Zines and Zine Culture (paper back or hardcover)

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: paper, gule, ink, love

This is the 6th and latest edition of this book and was printed 2020

-Buy one copy or multiples for friends, stores, or distros
-Add a limited genuine custom Stolen Sharpie Revolution Sharpie marker (seen in the last photo)

Since 2002, Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for Zines and Zine Culture has been the go-to guide for all things zine-related. This little red book is stuffed with information about zines. Things you may know, stuff you don't know and even stuff you didn’t know you didn’t know! Stolen Sharpie Revolution contains a cornucopia of information about zines and zine culture for everyone from the zine newbie to the experienced zinester to the academic researcher.

Stolen Sharpie Revolution consists of thoughtful lists and step-by-step how-to guides on everything from definitions of a “zine,” where to find zines, why they are important, how to make them and how to participate in zine culture. This book has everything you need to get started creating your own zine, or to figure out what to do with the zine you just made.

Stolen Sharpie Revolution serves as both an introduction into the wide world of zine culture and as a guide to taking the next step to become a part of it.

ISBN 978-0-9817941-1-2
152 pages 5.5" x 4.25" perfect bound book
Printed at 1984 printing in Oakland, California on recycled paper with soy based ink
26,000 copies in print

Past Reviews of Stolen Sharpie Revolution:

It's difficult to sift through the lovingly created zines that pile up in our library without grabbing paper and pens, hijacking the office copy machine, and printing my own. Now that I've stumbled upon Stolen Sharpie Revolution,Alex Wrekk's guide on making your own hand-crafted publication, I have no excuse not to. The DIY guide offers invaluable advice on creating, printing, and distributing zines. And if all that doodling, cutting, and pasting becomes overwhelming, you can always sit back and relax with a title ordered from the list of distros (distributors), bookstores, libraries, and websites compiled in Wrekk's resource appendix. --Kristen Mueller, Utne Reader

You know that saying of how the first Velvet Underground record didn’t sell that well, but for every copy sold a [new] band was formed? I keep my copy [of Stolen Sharpie Revolution] on me at all times, if not for reference, then for inspiration. --Finding Datura

Alex is a goddess of the zine world. Brainscan is one of the rare books that tells a truly personal story that people care enough to read. But if Brainscan is a biography, SSR belongs in a non-fiction section. Here Alex lends her years of expertise to zinester virgins (figuratively). She walks them through the gates and into the depths of a scene that has always frightened newcomers. In fact, this lesson is so thorough that if Portland High School taught a zine publishing class (and I'm sure this will happen soon), this will be its textbook. Also included in this edition are how to start a zine library, how to start a distro, and 40+ reference pages of materials, events, and distros. --Pocketful of Change

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J. DiNola Apr 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I have *always wanted* a copy of Stolen Sharpie Revolution, and I am proud to say that I now have one! I never imagined I would find a copy whilst trawling Etsy for cute buttons. Thank you so much! I feel empowered to start my own minor literary movement! xoxo

Peachecake Feb 10, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I haven’t finished it yet, but it sits on my bookshelf by my bed! Helping a lot in my zine journey.

Vincent Marotta Jul 15, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this expecting it to be a stylized, sarcastic satire of "how to" make zines, however I am pleasantly surprised to find it's as advertised. Exceptional quality of content, and it does a pretty good job summarizing the entire zine community (although, don't let that restrict your creativity. Not every zine needs to be a sarcastic competition of narcissisms). I HIGHLY recommend this zine for anyone looking for a place to start. Absolutely phenomenal.

5 out of 5 stars

So this is my third copy of Stolen Sharpie Revolution. I bought the first edition way back when (2005) and Stolen Sharpie 2 when it first came out (whenever that was) and decided to buy this, the 5th edition, figuring things had changed enough in the zine world since the 2nd edition to warrant buying the new copy. And it certainly has, it is worth it if you have bought previous editions. Each edition is a work in its own right.