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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: 281
Latest Activity: Feb 7

Discussion Forum

Have your zines changed over the years? 22 Replies

Started by Jethrobot Press. Last reply by The Yellow Rake Oct 13, 2011.

zines & kids 14 Replies

Started by Jerianne. Last reply by T.Allen-Mercado Jan 26, 2010.

a bit of zine history... 1 Reply

Started by Randy Spaghetti. Last reply by Bradley Adita Dec 23, 2009.

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Comment by jc brand on September 12, 2008 at 2:43pm
i've basicly been on hiatus since 2000 though i've done one zine since then. i was married to someone that bascly made me feel like i couldnt do anything worthwile, so i didnt even try.
Comment by Alex Wrekk on September 12, 2008 at 9:37am
I took about a 4 year Hiatus with my main zine Brainscan. I was just in a really terrible place in my life that I had to work through on my own terms. I wasn't ready to share myself with others because I was spending all my energy keeping up appearances in a broken relationship. That lasted from 2002 to 2006. I'm a much happier and stronger person now.
Comment by superdilettante on September 10, 2008 at 11:28am
I got into zines when I was 19, but I made my first one at 23...I'm going to be 36 this year. I think there was a six-year hiatus in there. How many others took a long break from zines, and why/when did it happen?
Comment by Alex Wrekk on September 9, 2008 at 5:22pm
Oh, it's not a dividing line to me, I like to think of it as a badge of honor or a mile marker.
Comment by Andrew Culture on September 9, 2008 at 1:00pm
My god, I can't believe 30 is now a dividing line! I still feel young, well I'm at least immature!
Comment by Ericka Bailie-Byrne on September 8, 2008 at 9:04pm
Krissy, doesn't Deb beat us all? ;)
I'll be celebrating my 40th in Mexico this November. I started reading zines in the 80s but didn't start writing my own until 1993. I started Pander two years later.
I don't write zines anymore, I make photo zines now, but I do have a one-shot from 95 available in one of my Etsy shops.
Comment by Robin Bougie on September 6, 2008 at 6:50pm
Started self publishing when I was in grade 4 and made a mimiographed Groo the Wanderer comic book spoof called "Bongar the barbarian". I made 10 copies and gave them to friends. I didn't even know what zines or self publishing was, and had never seen them before. Then when I was 17 I started making zines routinely -- using most of my free time to do so. Over 100 publications later, I'm now 35 and still having a blast doing this!
Comment by Alex Wrekk on September 5, 2008 at 10:13am
I don't have any kids but I think that is an awesome idea for a group. I volunteer at the IPRC in Portland, Oregon. and every summer we have a kids zine camp which is really cool to see kids as young as 8 and up to 18 working on zines.
Comment by Jethrobot Press on September 4, 2008 at 10:05pm
I like the idea of a group for "zinesters who are parents" that is awesome. I have four kids, ages 18, 17, 15 and 12. While my kids don't make zines (yet) they have known about zines almost all their lives, which is cool. Most of their friends are not familiar with zines, so it's interesting to hear them explain zines to their friends.
Comment by adam ford on September 4, 2008 at 7:15pm
I'm 36 this year. Been doing zines since I was about 25. I love the idea for this group.

thinkin' about starting a "zinesters who are parents" group as well - any parents on this list? I've got two little girls under two. they're cute, but i'm their dad...
 

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