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What tools do you use to write zines?

I’ve used a few tools over the years. In reverse chronological order:

After I write them I store them as SVG in a Git repository and then I assemble them into PDFs with a terrible combination of bash and Python scripts.

I bought a zine from you and I have a problem

Oh no! Please email me at [email protected] and we’ll figure it out. If for some reason I didn’t reply (though I try to reply quickly!), please email me again.

Have you written a comic about X?

Here’s how to find out! After many years of chaos, I’ve finally organized all my comics into one page at https://wizardzines.com/comics and there’s a search there. If you can’t find what you’re looking for you can tweet at me @b0rk and I’ll take a look.

Buying zines

Can I buy print copies of your zines?

Yes! They’re at https://store.wizardzines.com.

The digital zines also come with a printable PDF version that you can print yourself, including a black & white version that’s designed to look good when printed on a black and white printer.

I'm a teacher and I want to use the zines in my class, do you have educational pricing?

Yes! You can buy 1 copy at the personal rate, and print and give away as many copies as you want to your students. Please do not distribute PDF copies of the zine though, only print copies.

If you do this, let me know! I love to hear about how people are using the zines.

Do you have nonprofit pricing?

Yes! If you’re a nonprofit organization and you want to give away zines at your workshop / conference / hackathon etc, you can buy 1 copy at the personal rate and print and give away as many copies as you want.

Please do not distribute PDF copies of the zine though, only print copies.

If you do this, let me know! I love to hear about how people are using the zines.

I'm in a country with a weak currency relative to the US, can I get a discount?

Yes! If you go to any zine page (like this one) and you’re in a country, for example Brazil, with a much weaker currency relative to the US, you should see a discount code.

I don’t have this discount for print zines though, because shipping actual zines outside the US is much more expensive than shipping bytes.

Do you have bulk pricing for print zines?

Yes! I don’t have a system in place yet, but email me about it and we’ll sort something out.

Do you have student pricing?

Not yet!

Licensing

I'm giving a presentation at a conference / at work, can I use 1 or 2 of your comics with attribution in it?

Yes! Please include a link to the comic’s webpage (like https://wizardzines.com/comics/bash-errors)

Can I translate one of your blog posts or comics into another language?

Probably! I’ve basically always said yes to these requests in the past as long as people link to the original post, but I like to check :). Email me about it.

Can I buy a license to give some of your zines to give away at my conference / to my customers / etc?

Yes! Email me about it ([email protected]) and we’ll work out a deal.

Can I license one of your comics to put on my company's website?

Maybe! Email me about it ([email protected]) and we’ll work out a deal.

What license are your comics under?

It depends!

  1. All my free zines (listed on the homepage, they have black and white covers) can be used under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.
  2. Everything else is all rights reserved.

You’re probably sensing a theme here, email me if you have other questions about licensing.

Work / Money

Can I pay you to write about X?

Nope! I don’t do freelance work or commissions. People sometimes try to convince me that their idea is an exception, but I don’t make exceptions to this rule and I really appreciate it when people don’t ask in the first place :)

You can always suggest an idea that you think I might be interested in writing about though, the best place to do that is Twitter.

Can I pay you to link to our site?

Nope!

Can I pay you to write a guest post on your blog?

Nope!


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