Monday, October 19, 2015

WHAT THE HELL IS A "GAD"?

   What is GAD!? GAD! is a an old school, black & white, photocopied, poorly stapled together, zine. What's a zine? Go look it up. Then make one. Anyway, the GAD! zine is a free publication put together by volunteers to promote independent music, film, art, zines, poetry, etc. Mostly of the punk rock variety, but we are hardly limited to that one genre. Independence and creativity are our thing. Because most of us live in Alabama, a lot of our coverage is of the Southeastern US, but we talk to and about artists from all over the world.
   We're currently putting together our 10th issue. It'll be out before the end of the year. That sounds kinda vague, doesn't it? Well, that's because even after we have our content ready, we still have to do layout (either on a computer or with scissors and glue), print the pages (while doing battle with our stubborn photocopier), put issues together, and staple them. Because the zine is free, we depend entirely on funds from donations. Sometimes the funds are a tad short and we have to wait. Such is the life of a zinester.
   So what is the point of all this? Well, with the zine taking so long to make and mail out, it becomes difficult to be truly up-to-date in our coverage. This page is our way of continuing the coversation about the terrific art that inspires us between the print issues, as well as, talking about the process of creating the zine. This also a great way to share content for which there isn't room in the print issues. For longtime readers and supporters, rest assured that the GAD! zine is precious to us and we will continue to publish issues. We ain't gonna stop!! Thanks! -Adam Harmless