Fall of Autumn
Website and Zine Distro • Launched October 1, 2005
I launched the Fall of Autumn website in October of 2005.
Originally a forum for writers and artists to discuss their craft, the site grew into a resource for all indie creators, featuring a zine distro, an original web comic, reviews, podcasts, and more.
Eventually the Fall of Autumn was run as a co-op by myself, Aaron Cynic, and Kate Sandler.
- December 2005: Launched the Zinester Podcast series, the first podcast exclusively for zinesters. 49 episodes were produced over the next two years.
- January 2006: 1st Annual Short Story contest held, Eric Lab Rat won first place, judges included Alex Wrekk, Emerson Dameron and Steph Haverstock.
- February 2006: The Fall of Autumn distro opens, stocking zines, buttons, books, and other handmade crafts.
- March 2006: Andrew Laties read from Rebel Bookseller, the first time a novel was read for the Zinester Podcast series.
- April 2006: Alex Wrekk reads for fifteen minutes from Brainscan #21 for the Zinester Podcast series, the first time a zine reading has been released before the zine was even published.
- April 2006: Select Zinester Podcasts are rebroadcast on CHMR 93.5 FM in St. Johns, NL Canada.
- June 2006: Fall of Autumn published the first series of Punk Rock Clip Art, original royalty-free images for use in zines and other media, drawn by zinesters and comic authors. The first series featured new art from Cristy Road and Joshua Dorsha, the second series featured new art from Lee Baillie and Alec Longstreth.
- July 2006: Kate Sandler and I launch ZineWiki: The Independent Media Wikipedia.
- October 2006: The first issue of the Fall of Autumn Quarterly free print zine is mailed out. Four issues were produced over the next year.
- February 2007: On Valentine’s Day, Fall of Autumn premiered Lee Baillie’s new webcomic, Freewheel. The webcomic was updated every Wednesday. Freewheel has since been collected in multiple published book volumes.
- Summer 2008: The Fall of Autumn distro and forum were closed in 2008, the Zinester Podcasts ended at this time as well, as I focused my attention full-time to YouTube and DFTBA Records.