hand done, definitely. I love the feeling of getting sticky from gluesticks and trying to figure out how to fit something on a page that I accidentally printed too large. it's frustrating and times, but so rewarding when you're done, and you can say, I did that, with my hands.
Though, I have nothing against desktop published, it looks so nice and neat, I just... like to really get in there and get dirty.
Mine are laid out electronically using something called LaTeX, which is typically used for laying out scientific papers. It's what I know, so it's what I use. I've had thoughts of making a cut-and-paste zine, though, just to try it out.
I've always done cut-n-paste, but it's been a honed craft. I've used computer printers in the past, but now I've gone back to the old style. I like the look of simple typewriting and clip art and that's where I feel most comfortable, so that's going to be my medium for the time being.
My first few zines were cut&paste, but I prefer doing it electronically now. Both ways are fun, but computerness is more practical for me these days - smaller workspace, nosey cat, can work from different places without lugging around paper & glue. My head is still used to cut&paste, though. It's still weirds me out a bit, remembering that there's more flexibility with software. :)
cut 'n' paste
...'puter text print-out (various fonts)
paras from magazines i like...
ads...clipart...stickers from shops/grocery...
drawings...'puter art..paste all down and then
UPS/Mailbox for best copy-buy...
i got 37 zines copied for $5.48 (tax incl)
last week...viz., 15 cents/zine!!!!!
and their color/b&w copiers are REALLY
sharp...clean white against whatever else
you've pasted down...old b&w photos and
this week's magazine snippets are both
I'm doing my first one on the computer.
Drawings in Adobe with a tablet, and eveything else in Indesign. I am very much a fan of "undo".
Like Sandy, my workspace is limited and I like being portable ;-)
Though, in the future I might do the drawings in ink and then scan them.
I print the text in individual lines on the computer, print them out, and then glue them individually onto backgrounds. Sometimes I do the same thing with my typewriter too, but the letters on it are pretty big, and I don't always fancy reducing it before gluing (I make my masters actual size). I think that's a pretty typical way to do things.