Café Memories is an upcoming non-profit zine dedicated to the Zatch Bell! / Konjiki no Gash!! series.Production period has officially begun!
Café Memories is an upcoming non-profit zine dedicated to the Zatch Bell! / Konjiki no Gash!! series.The theme of this zine is café themed and is inspired by the Gash Café bonus chapters that were featured in the most recent re-release of the series and the sequel.Contributors do NOT have to have already read these chapters in order to participate but they might help for inspiration!. Whether you're a long time fan or just recently got into the series, anyone is welcome to apply as this is intended to be a fun collaborative project by fans for fans!In a nutshell, the Gash Café bonus chapters center around this concept of simply having different characters come together in this café setting to enjoy themselves with café meals and conversation.This zine aims to showcase a variety of fun and wholesome moments and scenes featuring characters from the Zatch Bell! series in this café setting setting.
Further detials and guidelines will be laid out in the zine's Discord server, but in general, contributors will be asked to either create an illustration, comic, or short story featuring characters of their choice conversing or just enjoying themselves and having fun hanging out in a café environment!
This zine is completely non-profit and the finished zine will be published digitally for free for anyone to enjoy.
Deadlines should be submitted by EOD all timezones.
Dates are subject to change, extensions can be given!INTEREST CHECK: June 10th - July 10th 2023
CONTRIBUTOR APPS: July 15th 2023 - August 10th 2023
APPLICATION RESULTS SENT: August 15th 2023
ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE: September 15th 2023
CREATION PERIOD: September 2023 - February 2024
PITCH SUBMISSION PERIOD: August 15th - September 15th 2023CHECK IN #1: October 15th 2023
CHECK IN #2: November 15th 2023
CHECK IN #3: December 15th 2023FINAL SUBMISSION: February 28th 2024ZINE RELEASE: April 2024
Dev (she/her) | @devdeyl ( Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr )
Favorite Team: Umagon & Kafka SunbeamZine Organizer
Hello! I’ve been a fan of Zatch Bell! for quite literally most of my life as I remember catching a few episodes of the anime when it used to air back in 2005. Even my dad knew just how much I loved this series and surprised me with a copy of Mamodo Battles back when it used to be available in stores.
I’m so excited to be hosting this zine because this could potentially be the very first collaborative Zatch Bell! zine! ( or at least the first outside of Japan! )
This was initially an idea where I didn’t think would be possible considering how much smaller the series’ online fanbase is outside of Japan, but in the years I've been part of this small fanbase, I've met and seen SO many incredibly talented and passionate fans of the series so I don't see why we can't pull off a Zatch Bell! zine after all!
This is the very first zine I've ever hosted and I'm excited to do it for Zatch Bell! especially! I'm looking forward to working along side you all and to make this the best zine experience possible!
Pinna (she/her, they/them)
Favorite Team: Tio & Megumi Oumi
From its very beginning on Toonami, this series quite honestly changed me forever. I had never been so enthralled by a story and its characters on so many levels before I found Zatch Bell!, or rather, before Zatch Bell! found me. I never get tired of thinking about any facet of this series; it has been there for me for so much of my life, and I can never forget that.Because of this series, I've not only gotten to meet so many cool people, but I've made some lifelong friends, as well. It is so special to me that I get to be part of a community of people who love this series as strongly as I do. I feel as though getting to contribute to this zine is my way of giving back to a series and community that has given me so much.
Q: What is a zine?
A:A zine ( otherwise known as a fanzine ) is a fan produced magazine that's usually focused around a certain theme or media.
Zines can either be digital PDFs or they produced into physical booklets. Large zine collabs usually offer fan-made merchandise along with the actual zine itself.
This zine has no official affiliation to the Zatch Bell! / Konjiki no Gash!! series and is purely a collaborative project by fans for fans.
Q: What is the theme?
A: The theme of this zine is café themed and is inspired by the Gash Café bonus chapters that were featured in the most recent re-release of the series and the sequel.Contributors do NOT have to have already read these chapters in order to participate but they might help for inspiration!. Whether you're a long time fan or just recently got into the series, anyone is welcome and encouraged to join as this is intended to be a fun collaborative project by fans for fans!In a nutshell, the Gash Café bonus chapters center around the concept of simply having different characters come together in this café setting to enjoy themselves with café meals and conversation. The charm of these chapters is seeing how different pairs ( or groups) of characters would get along with each other and what would be revealed from their interactions. Plus, it's fun just to see who will be eating together and what their meals of choice would be!Additional details will be laid out in the zine's Discord server, but in general, contributors will be asked to either create an illustration, comic, or short story featuring teams of their choice conversing or just enjoying themselves and having fun hanging out in a café environment!
Q: I haven't finished the series yet but I’m still interested in joining. Can I still apply?
A: Yes, of course!
Q:What characters will be allowed? What about OCs or characters from the sequel?
A: Any character from the original series, both anime and manga, as well as from the sequel series is allowed to be included in this zine! OC characters are welcome as well!
Q: Will this zine be physical or digital?
A: This will be a digital only zine.
Q: Is this zine for profit?
A: No, this is a non-profit zine. Anyone interested in contributing would be doing so completley voluntarily. The completed zine will be available for free for anyone to enjoy!
Q: Will there be any merch?
A: No, but the zine itself will be free to download when it’s finished!
Q: Will follower count affect my application?
A: No, follower count or account engagement in general will not be taken into consideration. Anyone is welcome to apply, what matters most is showing off your best work!
Q: How many contributors will be accepted?
A: This will depend on how many applications we receive. We’ll try to accept as many as possible!
Q: Can I apply to multiple roles?
A: Yes you can!
Q: Will contributors retain the rights to their work?
A: Yes, contributors will retain full rights and ownership of their work. We ask that you do not share your finished work on any social media during the production of this zine but once this zine is completed, you’re free to do whatever you’d like with it!
Q: Are there any content restrictions?
A: Sexually explicit or suggestive content will not be allowed in this zine. This also extends to content that romantically pair up characters with inappropriate age gaps ( EX. Kiyo & Zatch, etc. ) or adult characters with minors ( EX. Sherry & Brago, etc.)
Any content that’s bigoted in nature will also not be allowed.
Q: I have a question that wasn't answered here. Where can I ask my question?
A: Feel free to send us your questions via DM, Tumblr Inbox, or through our email at [email protected]!
APPLICATIONS & GUIDELINES
Applications for the Café Memories have closed and this zine is currently in its production period!
• The amount of contributors that will be accepted will depend on the overall amount of applications recieved. We will try to accept as many as possible!•You may apply for multiple positions• Discord will be the main form of communication for this zine. If you do not have a Discord and are accepted into this zine, you must be willing to make an account.•Please make sure that you can follow the zine's schedule to the best of your ability. Deadlines can be adjusted as needed though!• Follower count / engagements will not be considered during the application review. Anyone is welcome to apply regardless of account engagements or skill level, what will matter most is just showing off your best work!• Traditional artists must be able to send in your final piece as an HD scan. Sample works must be high quality photos.• To ensure the comfort and safety of everyone involved in the zine, any contributors that are found to be promoting or engaging in any hate speech ( homophobia, transphobia, racism ), pedophilia, or any other similar harmful material will not be allowed to participate in this zine. Similarly if you were accepted into this zine but are later found to be promoting or engaging in this kind of behavior, you will be removed from the zine.•AI generated contributions will not be allowed.