Post Nano

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I need an easier calendar system for one...

Anyway, Nano has finished, submissions are still open. I should begin harassing the fuck out of you supposed contributors.

Update 0.4.6

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Nano is fully under way now, hence lack of information and activity passing through this portal. I am still going to print this zine and want to shoot to have the first issue published by the end of January, but, due to Nano, submissions for January are extended through December for the moment.

Also, I've asked a friend of mine who's planning on getting into professional web development to make me a pretty website for this zine, so we should start having some actual asthetic appeal around here before too long. The URL shouldn't change, but the site's appearance probably will. Hopefully it doesn't take too long, I'm expecting about a month.

In Nano news, my novel is over 13k and climbing. Trying to hit 10k words today to get myself almost caught up again.

Update 0.1.0

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Been a few days now, not much traffic here anyways, why I'll be posting this info elsewhere. Anyways, we've decided we're officially closing contributions for issue 1 at the end of November. That way we can prep it in December and distribute in January. Please get your contributions in earlier rather than later, but we'll still take a gander at everything we get. The leftovers and extras will be saved for later issues.  Also, if you are an artist and are interested in partially decorating the zine, let me know. I'm planning on sending pages to artist so that they can print them out, decorate them, scan and email them back. That way we can get different themes and feels for different sections. My bro is still working on his centerpiece The Blowhole, or whatever he's calling it. He says he's planning on doing a series of comics. When I talked to him, he sounded pretty positive. Talking about how he really wanted to get into comic book art so he wanted to start taking more of a stab at all the different projects he has on his plate. I told him I'd be happy to help and will even do a re-write on Awakenings for him. I really hope he sticks with it cus it's kinda a dream of mine to have him do the art on my comics. Granted, I love many artists out there, Paul Duffield and Juan Jose RyP in particular, but I still love his style. He's definitely grown a lot and gotten far more talented and caried in his work. It's really impressive, I just hope he keeps it up and sticks with it. Maybe some day I'll be able to pay him for this shit or something. He'll probably blow me out of the water, but we'll see what happens.

So yeah, submissions for Issue 1 close November 30th. Editing and review will take place then and in December. Shouldn't take more than a month to hear if you're in Issue 1 or not. Far less than that, actually. I'm pretty excited about this so I tend to just jump on any submissions I get.

Update 0.0.1

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Zine may very well be adding a few more pages. I'm not planning on printing it until the end of December, but we'll have to see how it goes. Don't wait to send in submissions until the last minute though, the earlier the better and what we don't have room for in this issue, I'll keep on file for future publications.

Other then that, I've been setting up the website and e-mail. Corresponding with my brother and other contributors. We're still trying to get K's piece figured out, but her sister is talking about submitting some photography and art. I told her I could send her some pages to decorate, like I was talking about doing with my bro, too. I'd like to get as many different artists as possible to decorate it. I think it'd be pretty neat to flip through this thing that's just full of beautiful words and have a constant shifting artistic interpretation of the works on each page. Each section having a different feel to it. If I could get it to the stage of artistic collaboration, where it's a sequence of connected images done by different artists, that shit would be the ideal. We'll have to wait and see how it goes. You don't start with greatness, you work your ass off to get there.

"Hello, World!"

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hello and welcome to Wise Eyes Enterprise. This is a temporary label that I'm going to use for my productions until my brother gets back to me with our official logo and label. I've been using the handle WiseEyes for a little while now and will probably continue to use it for my personal stuff at some point in the future. The calavera was found on a google search from the good folks at

I've sent them a request to use the graphic as I want it to be the associated logo for this label. I'll probably be changing this page around with the official label once my brother is finished designing it. At which point, it's likely I'll make a new blog for Wise Eyes Enterprise.

Anyway, I'm working on a zine, in case the url doesn't give it away, called Caffeine. The theme of it is: A Collection of the Diverse and Nonsensical. I'm using it to "publish" all the works that I don't think will quite fit in professional publications, so I'm releasing them myself. I also like to print works from friends and other amateur artists, poets, writers, essayists, reviewers, whoever. I'm open and willing to publish nearly everything I'm sent, well, pretty much works in any format. Depending on the responses I get, I may spring for color printing if the artwork warrants it. I'm planning on having my brother decorate the zine by hand after I add all the written works and digital images. I'm also giving him his own 4 or 8 page section in the middle called The Blowhole for him to do whatever he wants with. Once its completed, I'll be posting digital copies up here, one set formatted for printing at home single-sided, another for double-sided home printing and a final version just for electronic reading. The idea being, if you like it, you can email it to friends, post it elsewhere on the web, or print it off and distribute it in your area as well. I figure it'll help encourage reader contributions.

I don't have a set time line yet, but I would like to have all the submissions for the first issue received within about a month. Say... November 15, 2009. This may end up being quarterly, or monthly. It's most likely to have a new issue published whenever I receive enough contributions and get them stuck together. So, depending on you, the contributors, there very well could be a new issue every (other) week or so. Of course, the quicker I try to kick out issues, the plainer and less decorative they'll look. Perhaps I can print mini-issues in between the big releases...

We're open to constructive criticism, comments and ideas as well. If you'd like to contribute, fire away! Please email all legible and edited contributions to

P.S. Make sure your art still looks good when its been shrunk to half a letter-sized page

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