We’re making a Zine!

Calling all creatives!

100% Skate Club is Producing a Zine!

We’ve really been missing everyone this season. We’d love to see what you’ve been up to.

In the gap time between Covid-19 lockdowns and skating regularly again, we thought it would be great to collect your skateboarding-themed content for a digital (pdf) zine.

Don’t know what a Zine is? Here are some examples:

This is a Zine from Topless Pizza in Lethbridge. Full of lots of fun photos and thoughts on skating.

Inside one of the Topless Pizza Zines. So simple and so fun to create.

Two of our fave Zines are The Skate Witches and Dame Skatezine

What we’re looking for

We are looking for your original skateboarding themed creations in the form of:

  • short stories
  • poems
  • artwork
  • photos
  • drawings
  • illustrations
  • grip tape art
  • anything that we can print in a simple zine format
This is a painting that our friend Dipp made for us.

We will release our Zine on Go Skateboarding Day — June 21, 2020

Even the very young skaters can submit a piece. These are the most fun!

We need some help putting this together!

We will also be asking some of our creative members to help with the design and layout of the zine. So if that’s your thing (hint hint art and design students) please let Marlene or Erica know!

And, if there is interest, we will produce a YouTube video with everyone’s creations. So if you’re into music production, it would be really cool to have one of our member’s music tracks for that too.

The Details

We are accepting up to 2 pieces of artwork or writing per individual. We may not be able to publish everyone’s artwork, but we’ll sure try.

  • Open to 100% Skate Club and skater friends
  • Open to all ages of women, girls, trans, gender fluid and gender queer skaters
  • We will give preference to skaters and clubs in our geographic region
  • If you’re a skater from Calgary, Banff, Edmonton, Red Deer, Delburne, Medicine Hat, Revelstoke, Vancouver, Kelowna or any other parts of Western Canada, we’d love to hear from you!
  • If we have space we will open it up to more regions, but we want to make this manageable for our first time doing this

We will need your artwork in digital form.

If it’s a painting, illustration or drawing, we will need a photo or scan of your piece. If you are unable to provide a photograph or scan, we can make arrangements to get a photo of it for you, but only if you’re in Calgary.

Stories and poetry can be submitted directly in an email, or attached as a document.

Technical Specs for zine image submissions

  • Artwork or writing must be your own creation
  • Minimum image size : 1000 pixels on the long side
  • Maximum image size: 4000 pixels on the long side
  • File type: jpg format – rgb colour space

Deadline – May 31, 2020

Email your artwork to 100percentskateclub@gmail.com

Please include:

  • Your name and age
  • The title of your piece
  • Any extra info, like the names of any people or locations in your piece
  • The best way to reach you in case we have questions

We hope to be skating together again soon.