So after 12 months of working on The Financially Hard Times, I have decided to call it a day. Having produced 12 issues over the past year, I am so chuffed with how far the zine has come on, but now want to work on other works and projects.
From being left like escorts flyers around Dalston, to eventually being stocked in shops around the UK, I feel the last year has been a huge success considering it has all been made within my bedroom.
I could not have done it with out certain people/events/shops.
So (in no order whatsoever) Thank You Alex Zamora / Andrew Lester / Camden Zine Fair / Beth Siveyer / Good Press Gallery / Jon Horner / No Guts No Glory / Caribou Caravan / Cath Elms / Dalston Stationers / Nathan Stubbs / Jimi Gherkin / Igor Thermenon / Rebecca Lanyon / Sheffield Zine Fair / Vicki Psaris / Bookmarks Bookshop / Salford Zine Library / Jean McEwan / Whirly Gig Collectives / Jaap Biemans @CoverJunkie / Anyone who reviewed a copy and especially anyone who bought a copy or two.
I have enjoyed making the zine and loved having the chance to meet others who are excited and enthusiastic about their work.
"When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love, and the wise already have one in reserve." Oscar Wilde
Issue #11 of The Financially Hard Times has been printed and sent out to stockists. This month is a Money Matters special, featuring inventive ideas of how to raise cash from the great Matt Bullock. Find out more on my facebook page.
The very kind Igor Thermenon recently reviewed issue 10 of The Financially Hard Times, as part of his Sunday Zine Review. The blog, brilliantly titled, The Rain Will Remain is a collection of Igor's photo's and the more recent zine reviews.
If you want your zine reviewed on the Sunday Zine Review, just send Igor a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see the review here on his fantastic blog.
In other news, the delightful Jaap of Cover Junkie has featured the FHT on his website. Cover Junkie is 'a celebration of creative covers and their ace designers'.
This is a special edition of The Financially Hard Times, so be aware your thoughts and feelings about life will change. Together, we will embark on a journey to the future and view things so god dam twisted we may never recover.