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I really have a whole lot of love for people who consistently put out new and original zines. I admire themed zines like Figure 8 and Ax Wound because they're so focused and constantly explore new opinions on themes that might be sort of fringe-y even to zinedom.
I appreciate distro owners who do a lot of thankless shite work to make sure that the zines they love have a wider audience. People like Sage and Lisa Mae who have been doing it for years not for kudos or cash, but for the love of the thing.
I appreciate new zinesters who wander into this community intentionally or by chance and fall deeply in love with a pretty obscure medium when blogging or webzines are so much easier. It's that sort of fresh, wide-eyed wonder that sometimes re-inspires the old school and keeps things running.
I'd like to talk a little cake about Billy da Bunny, whose lovely video reviews are constructed of 100% awesomesauce....
I have recently through this site learned of Jen and MC who make ButterSword, a daily journal comic--it's on the web, and they have zines too. They're quirky and creative and honest and funny.
Other true loves are anything by Katie H--White Elephants, The La La Theory, White Blackbirds, Obsolete. She is a whirlwind of brilliance.
Niku contributes so much to the zine world and made a beautiful cover for the zine I have coming out soon, functionally ill 6!
Mandy who makes Tiny Tiny is an innovative poet who makes found poems from old texts and collages and feeds my mind.
The katie who makes We Are Not Machines and What I Learned Today is always sending wonderful unexpected treats to my mailbox.
Eddie of Zine Monger runs of distro of just free zines! This is love.
The super-talented sinoun of anatomic air provides us with The Trading Network, Postal Traffic, and small tasks of labour suit her slender bones.
Wow, I could go on forever about my personal zine heroes. These are just a very few. The zine community is my home, and it's nice to have We Make Zines and be able to find almost everyone here.