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I started doing zines when I was 15 and did zines about bands I was into. They were quite scrappy looking and thin and alot of it was contributed by other people. As time went on I made zines more for myself rather than other people and thats how I came to do the zine I do now which is Necronomicon, a horror fanzine, but its wrote in a very personal way about every day life whilst watching old horror films from my youth and from my parents back catalouge. I only started it as a project for myself but its ended up being a big thing 10 years later! Im really satisfied with it.
I think its a lot laid back compared to the more intense teenage zines about bands I was obsessed with, less embarrasing! And the zine is pretty much written all by myself compared to the band zines.
I can not picture myself not doing a zine now, been doing them for 15 years and half of my life. I think Ill always find something to write about and I just love the whole process of making a zine.
I have a long term partner and am settled down in my life but thats only made me write more, I dont have kids but even if I did I wouldnt stop writing, I would probably get them involved!