Defocused Zine

A Peek at the Spring Issue of Defocused by Jim Sincock

“Line Up” - Mark M~

“Line Up” - Mark M~

For the Spring-ish edition of Defocused zine, I am honored to be working with Mark M~. Mark and I go way back to the mid-eighties when I was running an art gallery while going to art school, and he was a patron who also put out a cool art zine, “(the) Something”. I’m pretty sure I had submitted to his zine back then (would have to double check my stack of M~ publications), so it is fun to have him submitting to my rather fancy full color arty zine.

I’m hoping to get it laid out and printed sometime in March.

Defocused - Issue 2, is now available by Jim Sincock

Defocused photo zine

Defocused No. 2, Industrial Wayside is now available on my Etsy shop. This issue features my photography from a series started over 30 years ago, and seem to continue to this day. If you like industrial decay and abandoned buildings, this photo zine is for you!


It is a 24 page full color 8.5” x 5.5” photo zine. $7.50 with FREE shipping within the United States, or five bucks to ship everywhere else. Such a deal!

On a sort of side note, Defocused zine may become just a personal zine for my art & photography. I started off thinking it would be fun to share and promote the work of other artists, but that ends up being too much work getting people to submit. I just want to have fun with this so I’ll probably keep it a zine of my own art, photos, and wackiness.

Defocused - Issue 1 - Available Now! by Jim Sincock


The first issue of Defocused is now available for purchase! It is an actual printed zine that you can hold in your hands! Old school cool!

This issue features art & photography from Maureen Fritchen, Cameron Gillie, and myself… Jim Sincock. It is 24 pages and printed in full color on nice paper. $7.50 with FREE shipping within the United States, or five bucks to ship everywhere else. Such a deal!

You can order Defocused Issue 1 from my Etsy shop:

If you happen to be in the 16th Street Studios in Racine, and my studio is open, you might be able to pick up a copy in-person and save on the shipping cost!

Stay tuned for more issues!

Defocused - a Photo/Art Zine by Jim Sincock


I've been feeling like I needed a new creative outlet, so I have started Defocused - a photo/art zine! Since the early 80's I have always loved zines and their funky DIY counterculture statements. I've had my work in zines long ago, but never made any myself... not sure why. (Although I did Rotating Fez Press with a friend where we published chapbooks of our fiction.) I was recently re-inspired on a trip to Iowa City (of all places!) where I saw a small Dada exhibit of printed works, as well as some cool shops in town with zines. 

Defocused will be a 5.5" x 8."5 size, printed in color (quality color copies to begin with), and will feature work from a few different hand picked artists each issue. I hope to offer two versions: just the zine for an reasonable price, and the zine plus a small print for a little bit more. The print sales will go directly to the artist whose print is sold.

At this time I'm hand picking who will be in each issue and it will not be open for submissions. 

I'm shooting for the first edition to be out this fall, perhaps late September or October.

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