The Sea Unseen: A Marine Zine

Out now on Gumroad and! • Print edition: Preorders open!

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About the zine

The Sea Unseen: A Marine Zine is a charity zine, released in conjunction with World Ocean Day 2021. Featuring 50 contributors, we bring you 72 lush pages of art and writing, exploring the biodiversity of the greatest biome on earth—from tropics to poles, intertidal shallows to deep-sea hydrothermal vents.

Get it for $1+ on Gumroad or! All proceeds will be donated to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Detailed list of contributors ►
Donation plan ►

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AndyTwitterLophelia coral
Ari GanahlTwitter | WebsiteVariable neon sea slug
Aster / lohikaarTumblrGiant oarfish
Aven WildsmithInstagramHarbour seal
AwkturtleartistTwitter | InstagramOlive ridley sea turtle
Blue InstagramBlue-ringed octopus
Brianna Kleckner / BriannakittyCarrd | TwitterSea otter
Cami / CinnamuffTwitterWebsiteDay octopus
ChessWanderlust-SamaTwitterLeafy Seadragon
CirclejourneyWebsite | TwitterCover illustration, sperm whale & colossal squid
Doppio HearnCarrdDeep sea anglerfish
EggsyTwitter | Tumblr | InstagramBlanket octopus
eliushiTwitterGiant oceanic manta ray
Emil JosephineTwitter | TumblrSnowflake moray
ErsatzWebsiteChain catshark, weedy/common seadragon
Ewan RoseTwitterShort-beaked common dolphin
Farid NadWebsite | TwitterMangrove swamp crustaceans
G LewTwitterIndo-Pacific sailfish
ghostInstagramNaked sea butterfly
hauntshipTwitterPolar bear
heckacentipedeCarrdDeepsea giant isopod
IkleyveyTwitterAtlantic ghost crab
Jenna MerryTumblr | InstagramWebsiteScalloped Hammerhead
Jimmy KennedyWebsite | TwitterPurple sea urchin rock pool scene
Kylie M EstesTwitter | Instagram | TumblrPacific sea nettle jellyfish
Lea Lite / turtlemaniaaaTwitterMarine iguana
lilowoofTwitter | TumblrFlounder (peacock, summer, olive)
Lora BTumblrBerghia Coerulescens
LPSunnyBunnyCarrdZine and chapter forewords
MaekoTwitterBloodybelly Comb Jelly
MagicMetalBirdTwitter | InstagramOcean sunfish
MangoleeTwitterAdelie penguin
MinTwitterFrilled Shark
NierTwitterCephea jellyfish
NootsuitTwitterCalifornian anchovy
pickles4nicklesTwitterPacific hagfish
Pine_NiidlesWebsite | TwitterSea gooseberry
PotentialforartArtstationSea bunny
Robby CarlWebsite | TwitterHorseshoe Crab, royal starfish
SerrannittoTwitter | InstagramRibbon eel
SevenDiscord: 7thplace#7361Moon jelly
Shane TolentinoWebsite | Twitter | InstagramSea snails
Sie Douglas-FishTwitter | CarrdOrca whale
Tanya PiñaTwitterFirework jellyfish
taviisiiInstagram | Tumblr | TwitterCommon lobster
TemDrawsInstagramGoliath Grouper
yueTwitterSpotted eagle ray
ZLAWebsiteCoral reef scene

Donation plan

We sent the first round of donations to the ACMS two weeks after release, on 22 June, donating the total received in sales since release, rounding up to the nearest dollar.

We will keep paying out donations in monthly rounds on the 22nd day of every month, donating the total amount received in sales since the previous donation.

Sales will be open for 6 months (until 8 December) or until we have a month with no sales. After that, zine sales will close and the remainder will be donated. We'll let you know when we approach those dates!

Who we're donating to

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is an independent charity established in 1965, staffed by scientists, educators and advocates. They have worked to establish marine reserves across Australia's coastlines, and led the movement to ban whaling, stop supertrawlers, and protect threatened and endangered species.

The AMCS is an officially-registered charity with excellent transparency and sustainability ratings on ChangePath.

Current donation tallies (AUD)

Receipts can be found in this album.

  • $465.56 donated from 8 - 22 June. Running total: $465.56

  • $63.59 donated from 22 June - 22 July. Running total: $529.15