Well, I can’t say that I’m surprised our zine had a rough time at Critique. Sure, it had its merits, but overall, it paled in comparison to some of the others.
The way the critique was split up, certain groups talked only about one zine/distribution plan, and I happened to be in the group that talked about Miller’s, so I didn’t really get an in-depth look at anyone else’s work.
So, what did we have to say about Miller group’s zine? First off, it looked a touch disconnected. The pages weren’t all that cohesive, nor was the whole thing done in the same style. The size, while meant to seem artistic, ended up feeling more sloppy than anything else. Front and back cover different sizes, and those two different than the inner pages. Oof.
However, there were enough saving graces in the Zine that we gave it a pass. For example, the variety of materials and methods of making that we used gave it such a diverse, exciting feel. Additionally, the start and end pages connecting gave the narrative some sense of completion.
The best part of all, though, was the reception of the distribution plan. Everyone loved the way that our method of distribution mimics the advertisements for theater shows!