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Disabled Zines and Zinesters and Allies

For zinesters with disabilities, our allies and those who make and enjoy zines about disability.

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Latest Activity: Apr 4

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psychOUT calling for submissions

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Call For Submissions: Disabling Fallacies

Started by Will Nov 21, 2010.

Graduating into Unemployment Zine Submission Call Out

Started by sarah tea-rex Jul 12, 2010.

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Comment by Joyce Hatton on May 23, 2013 at 9:59am

Hi, ally here, depending on how you're determining disability.  I have mental health issues, would like to learn to be a better ally regarding physical disabilities.

I made a new zine recently and I had a group of stick figures, and I realized I could draw a stick figure in a wheelchair.  That was a big eye opener for me, as far a way to be more inclusive.

Comment by Happylikeafish on March 19, 2013 at 8:14am
@incurable hippie I get what you mean. You're saying that your disability is more of a physical trait ( like eye colour or skin tone etc.) and not a characteristic of your personality, behaviour, actions and overall general way of being. I know what you mean. It's a difficult thing to grasp when society has already defined what constitutes you as a person, without necessarily having felt its affects themselves (itself?)

Anyways I should introduce myself. My name is kristi pereira and I am an cartoonist/illustrator (though not in any official sense- still in art school but only 3weeks left then grad!!! Hooroar!)

I want to start a zine ('twill be my first!) about accessibility, representation and my own personal accounts with disability.

I have had many surgeries (portal hypertension/ esophageal variecies compartment syndrome, tendon transfer, and a splenal-renal shunt),complete unilateral hearing loss ( just got CROS hearing aids 2 weeks ago!!!), CSPD (dermatillomania) a bit of trichotillomania, and am severely ADD inattentive ( just found that out for certain in February). I also work as a Behavioural Interventionist (ABA Therapy), worked for a year and a bit a a care worker with a really awesome lady who was non-verbal and has cerebral palsy, and volunteer-worked at a children's home in S.A. With babies who had HIV, hydrocephalus, cp .

Anyways the one thing I've noticed about all this is the attitudes and lack of resources available for those with a disability. It really frustrates the hell out of me that accessibility isn't usually considered in product/architecture design and that there can be a huge amount of shame surrounding ppl with a disability (both in themselves and with family members or friends) and complete disrespect and cruelty for people with disabilities. Or the way people "nobel-ize" others or themselves for being/working with/living with a person who has a disability. The worst is that I sometimes find myself unintentionally falling "victim" to a lot of these same faults, which shows me there is so much more I need to learn.

So zines. Since I'm new at this any advice would be amazing! Thanks for listening to my rant :) Tweet me if you like @kristipereira
Comment by Necro Neil on March 8, 2012 at 4:17am

Hi everyone, Im a bipolar and fibromyalgia sufferer who writes a horror fanzine in the UK, it keeps me going. I always welcome sentimental horror film reviews from peoples childhood etc, just get in touch!


Issue 22 is out now and available to buy on Etsy

Comment by sarah tea-rex on January 15, 2012 at 7:08am


I've put one of my zines into video, hopefully enabling access to people who find reading difficult. woot.

Comment by dwing comics on October 6, 2011 at 11:50pm

Hi Zinesters!
My name's Dawn. I am a former NYC public high school ESL teacher who taught zine-making to my students. Now, I'm in library school studying to become a community college/academic librarian, hopefully. 

Anyway, I am currently in an information literacy pedagogy course, and doing a research process project with the following research question:
"How do high school teachers create effective zine projects to help students of all learning abilities improve in their writing skills?"

If any of you have/know of someone who has/or know of resources where I can find information related to this question, please reply to me at the following email address- 

Thanks in advance!

Comment by Synthia Nicole on September 28, 2011 at 7:47pm
Hey there All, I'm Synthia Nicole and my zine "Damaged Mentality" #3 is now available (through me for trade or at www.fluxxii.com). I write about my brain injury, recovery, and personal "stuff".
Comment by Necro Neil on June 23, 2011 at 12:48pm

Hi, my horror fanzine Necronomicon issue 18 is out now on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/NecroNeil I understand some of you guys got in touch and contributed, so if thats you (I know who you are ;)) get in touch for a copy!

I wrote this fanzine through a terrible period of chronic fatigue, it was a battle but I dont think the fanzine has suffered, its interesting to see how it effects my writing.

Comment by Karley Bayer on March 30, 2011 at 12:11pm

Let me direct you over to www.itsanidealworld.com


I write the blog over there and they are VERY supportive of disabled creative people. Their magazine is still struggling, but there's a lot of different ways you can support I.D.E.A.L. and they can support you. Check them out!


Also, the second issue of The Filth is coming out at the end of April, if anyone wants to set up a trade, send me a message.

Comment by Necro Neil on March 1, 2011 at 5:12pm
Hi, I have run a fanzine called Necronomicon for 10 years and I have just put out my 17th issue! Its about my general day to day life as I watch horror films. I have manic depression and fibromyalgia and have used writing and making the zine to get me through the highs and lows of my illness. Its a very chatty and personal fanzine at the same time as reviewing old horror films. If youre interested in writing anything (I like to encourage other disabled people to contribute and it has been a nice focus for some people writing for it) then send me a message. You can get Necro at Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/NecroNeil?ref=pr_shop_more
Comment by Synthia Nicole on November 22, 2010 at 8:37pm
hi there. zine 2.5 of "Damaged Mentality" is now available (for trade or at www.fluxxii.com). it's about my recent brain injury and disability.


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