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ZiM023 Interview: Logan Timmons

Logan Timmons is using Crowdfundr to raise money for S.A.D. Zines Issue 2.


Q: Easy question first: Give us the elevator pitch of your project. Tell us about it in two sentences or less.


A: For ZiMo23, I'm raising funds for a print run of S.A.D. (small and delightful) Zines Volume 2. SAD Zines are tiny lyric game-LARPs that connect you to yourself and the place around you by inviting you to look at the world through different lenses.

Q: Is this your first ZineMonth project or have you done it before? If it's your first, talk a bit about what inspired you to give it a shot this year. If you've done it before, what's something you've learned from previous crowdfunding projects that you may be doing differently this time, or, if you're not doing anything differently, talk a bit about your previous projects.


A: I did 'SideQuest' in 2021, which was an indie collective's answer to Kickstarter's ZineQuest. The experience was that KS favoured particular projects in a way that wasn't equal, and some smaller creators fell off the radar. For SideQuest, everyone came together and supported one another. All projects were on a website with equal coverage, and once one person got funded, they often started pushing other projects to get them funded. We really wanted everyone to fund - and I think we did!


Back to the question - it was the community support that really drew me to SideQuest, and I'm hoping for more of the same this ZiMo. That's what I really want to take forward for this project. I'll always RT a game (after giving it a read and making sure it doesn't broach any of my values). My DMs are open for tweets to RT.

Q: Finally, tell us something about your current project that really excites you but the average backer may not be aware of. Maybe a twist to an old trope, a new way of presenting something, or maybe just something you've never tried before that you're using this as an opportunity to try out.


A:

SAD Zines Volume 2 has been in the making since Vol 1 was released, but I got stuck writing the Monstera Edition. The zine is based on my real life experience with my beloved monstera. So if you read the zine you'll understand why I got stuck - something big happened!

Another fun thing to note is that I moved whilst writing Vol 2, so some zines are very connected to my old house, and the rest to my current house. Interesting how things can hold such memory!

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