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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.

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Comment by Pussy Power on January 30, 2009 at 6:34pm
Hi zine peeps!

Just heard about this event being run by my mate Marie, she's looking for zinesters to sell their wares at the Trap2 gallery launch next week... please contact me if you're up for it.

And please please forward this event to all your zining colleagues!

cheers
Pussy Power x

**This event is planned to start at 19:00 on 05 February 2009 at 47 Mowlem Street, London E1**
Comment by Slumgullion! on January 27, 2009 at 8:56pm
yes! oldy!
Comment by Jesse on January 25, 2009 at 5:09pm
Hmmm, I made my first flier in 1985 and first zine in 1989. Do I win the oldness contest?
Comment by Slumgullion! on January 15, 2009 at 12:09am
YAYYYYY! I'm 33. I started making zines in 1994. Havent made my very own zine in a while, but i teach zine-making and organize events. I have a 6 year old boy, a full time day job as a copywriter, and am part of a local theater company. I'm busy, but i like it because I am too poor to travel---I would love to visit the zine symposiums and tour around and do fun stuff like i did when i was in my 20's.. but being broke is just different with a kid. So, here I am, making my stationary world fun, and meaningful. I really love working with young people and trying to pay forward the kind of art influences I was lucky enough to have as a teen...
Comment by Adam on December 12, 2008 at 3:35pm
I'm 34 and making zines... The more I do it, the more zines I read and the more I read about zines, the more I want to see people making them. I always wanted one of those little printing presses with rubber letters as a kid - how is it that we lose the desire for that kind of thing? I want to get people excited about expressing themselves and zines are such an awesome way to do that!

Ewww... bit of verbal diarrhoea there...

Adam in Melbourne, Australia
Comment by Pussy Power on December 12, 2008 at 10:53am
hello dear zinesters!
I'm 39 (with daughters aged 18 and 12) and putting my first zine together :-)
PUSSY POWER ANNUAL 2008 - COMING SOOOOON!
big love
Pussy Power xx
Comment by jimi gherkin on December 10, 2008 at 9:44am

Comment by paganfrog on November 25, 2008 at 4:42pm
im 33. i first heard about zines when i was about 28, but i only started getting into them and reading them when i was 31. i really wish i had heard of them years ago, i could have had so much material to make a zine about. im slowly working on my first zine, i started it for a zine trade project on another site but i failed to get it started in time, so its a slow process.
Comment by Misti Ko on October 21, 2008 at 10:59pm
I'm 44 and a noob to making zines. Actually that's not true, I've participated in several mail art projects over the years that resulted in collaborative zines, but I've only just made my first one.
M
PS I am a parent of two preteen girls.
Comment by Kris M. on October 15, 2008 at 2:13pm
Geez... I only published my 1st zine a mere 6 months before turning 30. I´ve got 8 issues under my belt now at age 33. I regularly correspond with a handful of zine publishers who are in their 50s & 60s. Whenever I start to complain about feeling old & out of touch with the world it´s these folks who set me straight, put me in line & remind me of how much living (& self-pubIishing) I still have ahead of me... Age is only a state of mind.
 

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