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Over 40 and still at it

Are you 40 and over and still making zines? Maybe you just started in your forties or maybe you have been doing it for 20 years. Zine making is for all ages and all are welcome. This group is for people 40 years old or older who are making zines.

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Latest Activity: Jun 4


Hey all, I have been meaning to do this for years. I was sort of thinking someone else would, but no one has, so I finally did it.

I am 46. I think zines are different for people in the 40's and up because we weren't teens making zines in 1994. I did start making a zine in 1994 with all the riot grrrls and zine kids across the U.S., but I was 29, not 15.

I'm not sure about the discussions I envision here. When I first came to Portland a zinester over 30 was pretty unheard of. I was 36. Now, most of the younger people I met those first couple of years are now turning 30. So, it seems a good time to open up the next generation of this age specific kind of group.

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Role Call - Zine Makers over 40 - post your zine, site and age if you want 15 Replies

No offense to the youths, but sometimes it can get a little tiring reading about college finals, moving across the country for the first time, hosteling in Europe, first heartbreak and all that. I…Continue

Started by Krissy Ponyboy Press. Last reply by sara. Jul 23, 2016.

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Comment by Ken Bausert on August 3, 2012 at 4:15pm

The latest issue of my perzine, the Ken Chronicles, is ready for mailing. It's got some articles on technology (new iPad, iPod, iPod docks), an update on the 1937 travel journal I discovered in a flea market, some ranting about Florida, reviews of recent movies, books & magazines, interesting people who've recently passed on, among other things.

It's already in the mail to my regular trading partners and available for $2 to anyone else, but I'm always looking to trade for other similar publications (travel-oriented zines, perzines, etc.). Let me know what you've got to offer.

Comment by Krissy Ponyboy Press on June 4, 2012 at 2:45pm

Hi Eunice,

A distro for zine makers over 40 would be cool - but unfortunately it doesn't exist. I think finding people here and then finding there shops or trading is a good way to find people. My shop is at ponyboypress.com

Maybe I'll start a new thread for this.


Comment by deb jacobs on June 4, 2012 at 2:39pm

i'm here xx i'm 59. i have available a small zine called Kitty Kitty, which you would swear was made by a 12 year old. =) i would be glad to trade! i have another zine called Project 50, but am out of copies right now. it is mostly an interview magazine for people in the arts. see you! xx

Comment by Eunice on June 4, 2012 at 2:10pm

Does anyone know where the over 40's are, in zines I mean? I'm finding it hard to get zines by the older zine folks. They don't seem to pop up in distros and unless there's a special secret old folks zine community somewhere, I just don't know where they are! Thanks!

Comment by TheUnrememberedOne/MorbidiaDrekk on May 2, 2012 at 4:16pm

Hello? Is anybody here? 

Comment by Pamo on May 27, 2011 at 5:20pm
Thanks Chris so much! I'm glad to be here.
Comment by Pamo on May 27, 2011 at 3:50pm

Hey All. I'm 48 and am just working on my first zine ever. I've always made stuff. I started blogging a year ago and have enjoyed it so much I decided, why not do something in paper too. And now I find this active zine community!

My zine will be similar to my blog, comic narrative. Middle age has been good.

Comment by DJ Frederick on April 25, 2011 at 4:29pm
I just published my second and third zines of 2011. SIgnals #5 (Radio/Media Zine) is available for $4. One Minute Zine Reviews (zine & music review zine) is available for $2. This year in print is going to rock
Comment by kami on March 6, 2011 at 6:11pm
47 and been doing this stuff since 87... i havent changed much, just got older and grumpier... still covering music, b-grade movies and trash culture... dont quite get the perzine thing but then im not full o raging hormones anymore either
Comment by deb jacobs on March 6, 2011 at 5:13pm
i don't get the riot grrl thing either, i was not a part of that at all.

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