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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 14 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 Brett Butler Jul 26.

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Comment by ZippityZinedra on August 29, 2014 at 3:17pm

It's....It's....It's a zine! A zine is born! 'Different Shades of Normal #3 presents:

The rewind and fast-forward edition.' This perzine spans 21 years of writing. It includes failed relationships, depression, self-destruction, grief, self-care, etc. This perzine is typed and is 38 pages. Hurry and get it soon before it goes beddy-bye!

You can contact me at: Sandra_reiki_@hotmail.com

Comment by Ryan Mishap on August 2, 2014 at 2:26pm

Hey! I'm barely over 40, by six months.

Comment by Ken Bausert on July 30, 2014 at 3:51pm

The latest issue of my perzine, the Ken Chronicles (#32, August, 2014) is now available to all for $3 (postpaid to USA) or possible trade (what have you got?) This issue is digest-sized, 24 pages plus covers, and contains part two (and the conclusion) of my story about all the jobs I've worked in my life. Also, some reviews of movies, zines and music, plus my tale of tabling at this year's Brooklyn Zine Fest, and various random thoughts and oddities. 

Comment by Ken Bausert on May 20, 2014 at 7:56pm

The latest issue of my perzine, the Ken Chronicles (#31, May, 2014), was released just in time for the Brooklyn Zine Fest where I had a great time meeting some fine folks. Now available for $3 (postpaid to USA) or trade (what have you got?), it's 24 digest-sized pages (plus cover wrap) of non-fiction stories, photography, reviews, and other assorted oddities.

Comment by Guttercat on March 7, 2014 at 2:47pm

Hi Ken, the last zine I made was about working in veterinary medicine and animal care. Mostly personal narratives/collage/a few poems...I am very interested in trades.

Comment by Ken Bausert on March 7, 2014 at 1:12pm
Guttercat: what is your zine about? Are you into trades?
Comment by Guttercat on March 7, 2014 at 12:00pm

Hi all, 

I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Billy and I live in Ohio, U.S. I was excited to find this group today. I hope I don't get thrown out but I am just on the edge of turning 39...Anyway, I recently returned to school to school for a BFA and I was struck with the fact that no one knew what a zine was! Partly due to place perhaps but also I think that it is partly due to technological advances. I am just happy to know that I am not the only one who is still making zines past their early/mid twenties.

made a zine about 6 months ago

Comment by Mike Nobody on January 14, 2014 at 4:07pm

Where is everybody?

This site is pretty dead, lately.

Comment by Ken Bausert on January 13, 2014 at 3:41pm

The Latest issue of the Ken Chronicles is finished (#30, Feb., 2014) and ready for mailing. It's digest-size, 24-pages, and contains a piece on choosing a portable iPod speaker dock; some memories of past jobs I suffered through; a trip to Baltimore/Annapolis; some reviews of zines, a book and film; lots of photos; and some random thoughts. On its way to my regular trading partners and available for $3, postpaid, to the USA; always interested in trades (what have you got?).

Comment by Ken Bausert on November 17, 2013 at 7:52pm

Jenna: I think the last thing I got from you was the LESL Winter Solstice Shout-Out (2012) when I saw you at the Brooklyn Zine Fest this past April. If you have something else that I haven't seen, I'm sure I'd enjoy reading it.


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