I started Fun Bits zine with a small group of friends. The first issue was predominantly an expression of female frustration, coming after the 2016 election and the MeToo movement. From the beginning, I coordinated collaboration between contributing artists, made plans and deadlines, and ensured deadlines were met. Since then, the group of regularly contributing artists has expanded, and the theme is chosen after an initial brainstorm.
Formatting Digital and Print
For each issue, I have created layouts for both digital and print versions. Zine co-founder Allison Summers manages the website and uploads the digital version there. Although I printed and bound the first three volumes myself (by hand), I now send the print-ready file to a professional printer who creates the zine booklets for me. The print versions are available to view in the Zine Collection at the downtown branch of the Austin Public Library.
Front & Back Cover Designs
Short Story Title Page – Story by Andrew Eaton; Design L Summerlin
Work Wife in a Cup – Copy by L Summerlin and Allison Summers; Design L Summerlin
Self-Care Cheesecake – Copy by Andrew Eaton; Illustration by L Summerlin