Welcome to International Fake Journal Month 2013!

What is IFJM?
Please read the page "What Is IFJM" for details.
Learn the difference between Faux, Fake, and Fake Historical Journals.

2019 IFJM Celebration
IFJM has been suspended indefinitely. Please read the pinned post about this below.

Participants who Post Their Journals
A list of 2018 participants who are posting their fake journals this year will appear near the top of the right side bar of this blog around April 6. Lists of participants who posted their pages in 2010 through 2017 appear lower in the same column. Please pay them a visit and check out their fake journals.

View a Couple of Roz's Past Fake Journals
Roz's 2009 fake journal takes place in an alternate Twin Cites, where disease has killed the human and bird populations. (It ends up being an upbeat tale of friendship.) Watch a video flip through of Roz's 2009 fake journal here.

Read an explanation of Roz's insanely complex 2011 fake journal.

Tips on Keeping a Fake Journal
Click on "tips" in the category cloud.

Remember, "Life's so short, why live only one?"

Thursday, March 27, 2014

An Interview about International Fake Journal Month

Ricë Freeman-Zachery has written a marvelous post:  "What Exactly is International Fake Journal Month, Anyway?" over at "create mixed media."

If this is your first visit to this blog, or your first year to attempt keeping a fake journal, go check it out. She asked questions about how I got into fake journaling, how I made it into a celebration, and she also writes about some of the particulars for participating.

It's a wonderful introduction to IFJM and I couldn't be happier to see the word being spread so clearly and thoroughly. (This is the first post in a series so be sure to check back at "create mixed media" which of course you're doing anyway because Ricë writes about creativity and interviews artists there all the time—getting them to talk about their process so you can be inspired.)

And in the meantime, don't forget my last post here—I still need some selfies for sketching reference for my 2014 fake journal. How you can help is all listed here.


Adrianne in Portland said...

Good article and interview. I enjoyed watching the video of your journal. And I especially like your choice of one of your James Roday drawings for the badge. A nice homage to the end of Psych (sniff.)

journalrat said...

Adrianne, glad you enjoyed the video and the interview.

While I am WILDLY crazy about drawing James Roday and absolutely sick that Psych is coming to an end (I'm behind in my viewing so maybe the last episode has already been on and is waiting on the DVR?) this year's button however isn't Roday.

it's someone named Tim. You can see the full image here where I originally posted it. http://rozwoundup.typepad.com/roz_wound_up/2013/12/do-something-in-a-slightly-different-way.html

I do like wonderful noses, ears, and hair. And I decided after dogs and birds on the logo it was time for a person.

And this year's journal will probably be full of portraits again—well it will have to be because I have asked people to send in photos that I can use, and I've set up drawing sessions with locals. Yeah, so it had better be full of portraits!

I hope you can join in this year with your own fake journal and have some fun.

Thanks for writing in.