In the grand scheme of things, forcing myself to push out a zine in a month just to prove I can do it doesn’t seem to be the best idea. I finished designing and laying out issue #1 of PFL, but after assembling a mock-up version, I hated it. It was rushed and way too unplanned for my sensibilities. I just didn’t feel good about putting it out in the world.
I told myself some time ago that if I was going to do work, I wasn’t going to half-step. I’m not about doing things just to do things because that’s not how legacies get made. One thing that becomes clear after looking at mags like Anthology, Uppercase and BL!SSS is the first priority is putting out a quality piece of reading material. That’s what I want from PFL, so it’s back to the beginning for me. I’m taking the mag down to the foundation, redesigning with a cohesive look and feel. Once I nail down the design and section templates, then I can think about how to fill the pages.
For those that I promised to get their stuff into the mag, that is still going to happen. I promise to feature all the same artists I intended, but in a much better packaging. Thanks to everyone who helped; I promise to make PFL super-kickass when it does finally come out.