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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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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 12 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 David H. Jun 12, 2014.

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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 $2. This year in print is going to rock
Comment by kami on March 6, 2011 at 6:11pm
47 and been doing this stuff since 87... i havent changed much, just got older and grumpier... still covering music, b-grade movies and trash culture... dont quite get the perzine thing but then im not full o raging hormones anymore either
Comment by deb jacobs on March 6, 2011 at 5:13pm
i don't get the riot grrl thing either, i was not a part of that at all.
Comment by Eunice on March 6, 2011 at 2:11pm
Ach, 40-year-olds are babies! Try being 50 (well, I will be soon enough). Sometimes I'll be reading a zine and I'll suddenly realise that the zine editor is the same age as my daughter. And then I wonder if we could possibly have anything in common. I just don't "get" the riot grrrl thing. But then I was into fanzines in the 80's, not zines. Anyway, I'm planning to do my second issue of "Crone" on being 50 and over in zines. So if anyone is interested in maybe answering a few questions about it, please ask me!
Comment by Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go on November 13, 2010 at 9:39pm
Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go is here as a collective, but one of us (me, Margarat) is 46. I'm glad to still be doing zines, and encouraging people of ALL ages to do them.
Comment by deb jacobs on September 9, 2010 at 9:53pm
i'm 57 and have made two issues of my zine, project 50. yep, i started at 50! i'm still in hiatus from the last one, even tho it's been quite awhile. it's a lot of work. but i have issue two available. i sell them for 3$ at fiveorsixgirls.etsy.com. cheers!
Comment by littleredhen on September 9, 2010 at 8:49pm
Uh huh, 40 and still thinking about making a zine. My excuse in NYC in the 1990s was that magazine publishing / editing was my day job. Not the case now, and I'm trying not to let myself make new excuses. ("Too old now, zines are fer the kidlets...")

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