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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: 297
Latest Activity: Dec 7

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Have your zines changed over the years? 23 Replies

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a bit of zine history... 1 Reply

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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.
Comment by Colin Tedford on October 14, 2008 at 3:49pm
I'm 31, got a late start with my first zine at 28 (27 if you count the 1-sheet I started earlier that year which later grew to 8 full-size pgs - so OK, 27). All comics so far, though I have a couple of non-comics zines waiting to come out at some point.
Comment by Androo Robinson on October 14, 2008 at 2:42pm
42 BABY!!!
Comment by Androo Robinson on October 14, 2008 at 8:19am
Since, what, '94...? Jeezis.
Comment by mujinga on October 11, 2008 at 2:27pm
im 31 and im still rocking!!
Comment by Ericfishlegs on October 11, 2008 at 12:33pm
I know a couple of 40 or 50 years old guys who were labelled as "dirty old men" because they corresponded with younger zine girls. Go figure.

I used to find myself often wriitng about my masturbation habits in my zine, but I stopped when I realized that several of my readers were teenaged girls and it did make me feel a tad creepy to be exposing them to this. Plus quite frankly it wasn't exactly a topic anyone else really needed or wanted to know about.
Comment by Gianni Simone on October 10, 2008 at 11:05am
Comment by Andria Alefhi: Yes, though, I do feel that over 25 + writing zines = appearing old. I volunteer at Bluestockings book store co-op in NYC and a large percentage of volunteers are like 23 and under.

It is interesting how sometimes the zinester's age varies with the kind of zine s/he does. Quite a few people who are into SF, for instance, are in their 40s and 50s, even older. The mythical Terry Jeeves in Uk quit when he was 70 or 80 because of health problems...
Comment by Gianni Simone on October 10, 2008 at 10:56am
Comment by Andrew Culture on September 9, 2008 at 12:00pm
My god, I can't believe 30 is now a dividing line! I still feel young, well I'm at least immature!
Comment by Alex Wrekk on September 9, 2008 at 4:22pm
Oh, it's not a dividing line to me, I like to think of it as a badge of honor or a mile marker.


Actually some youngsters who should know better treat older zinesters as scum. I know a couple of 40 or 50 years old guys who were labelled as "dirty old men" because they corresponded with younger zine girls. Go figure.
Comment by Douglas Alan Waltz on October 10, 2008 at 5:05am
I'm 46 and still going strong. I publish something at least once a month and would like to get them out to a wider audience.
Comment by Gianni Simone on October 4, 2008 at 11:35am
I'm 44 fellas, please don't kick me out!
 

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