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over 30 and still at it...

A group for those 30 years and over that are still printing and reading zines.

Members: 294
Latest Activity: Oct 13

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Comment by Mrs Fakefish on August 9, 2009 at 6:07pm
I put together my first zine, which is a cookzine titled "Butter My Butt and Call Me a Biscuit." (A little late to the scene, 35 and just getting started!) But what was extra exciting was that I appeared on a local television news show this morning (Sacramento, CA viewing area) and was able to promote my humble little zine. Whoo hoo!
Comment by Betty on July 27, 2009 at 11:59pm
Hello beauties and heroes,

It's really cool to see all of the people in this group are keeping the zine alive. I started reading zines here and there in the 80s with things like Maximum Rock & Roll and a few others I sent for. I never really made zines, but I was HUGE into writing letters and mail art. I read zines here and there though when I could find them and I picked up Factsheet Five when I could find it. I kind of thought zines died out, but with the interweb realized there is a lot more going on than I even realized. I'm thrilled about it.

Some of the things that have led me back are finding the zine rack at Arise bookstore in Minneapolis, one of my friends giving me a few of his zines he had done, finding an issue of Shelley Jackson's Chain Breaker, and just picking up a couple of other zines I found lately. I just got done reading Whatcha' Mean What's Zine that I found at the library and it got my gears turning again. I should have a bunch of time in August to work on something, so I'm pretty jazzed about it.

I look forward to seeing what everyone else is doing. Oh, and I'm 37. I totally don't feel old at all, but do have those moments when I realize how much older I am than some of the people around me - so it's nice to be in the presence of people my own age here.

:)

p.s. Marnie - I LOVED Sassy magazine! I thought it really had the spirit of a zine also, even though it was a glossy mag. I miss it.
Comment by kami on June 1, 2009 at 12:39am
i'm glad to see there's still a way to go! hope i'm still pumpin em out at 70! (assuming we can still get hold of paper and pens then) :P
Comment by TheUnrememberedOne/MorbidiaDrekk on May 31, 2009 at 7:55am
That is so cool, Cactus. :)
Comment by Cactus on May 31, 2009 at 1:25am
I was at Vanessa Berry's talk at the MCA Zine Fair last Sunday. Someone asked her if there were any "older" people making zines. "Yes me", I said. That gave me a buzz. (I'm 70.)
Comment by W. Alan Fare on May 10, 2009 at 9:10am
I remember "Maximum Rock and Roll" doing an issue of punks over 30, and I thought I'd never live that long. I was probably over 30 when it came out though. Here's to the last 30 years... and the next 30! I hope I can still be publishing that long.
Comment by sugar cookie on March 15, 2009 at 10:50am
Wow. I feel old! Some of my zines and minis have been in print for over 10 years!
Comment by kami on February 28, 2009 at 6:41pm
glad to see some of us old farts in this group - i'm 45, been doing zines since the mid/late 80s - mainly music and movies and i'm slower these days than then but i still have a couple going... weird being online though since there was a time when i had drawers full of correspondence and zines and tapes from people (and viceversa) now its all emails back and forth... :)
Comment by Melanie on February 19, 2009 at 7:07pm
Thank you!! :)
Comment by The East Village Inky on February 19, 2009 at 6:16pm
Happy Birthday, Melanie! From a girl who spent her 30th birthday without food or heat in a blizzard-stalled Transylvanian bus.
 

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