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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.

Members: 46
Latest Activity: Jul 21

Introduction

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.

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Comment by Ken Bausert on November 9, 2013 at 8:32pm

The latest issue of my perzine, the Ken Chronicles (#29), is finished and available for similar trade (what have you got?) or $3.00 postpaid to the USA. 24 pages plus cover wrap includes stories on the Brooklyn Zine Fest; buying a new memory foam mattress; some collectible paper goods; handyman projects around the house; some reviews of zines, the movie, "Sound City," books and music; a 10-day trip to Florida; and a full-color centerfold with photos.  

Comment by ZippityZinedra on October 18, 2013 at 10:34am

What?!!Different Shades of Normal being brought to you in two zines?!! No way! How is this possible?! Is it crazy? Insane? Does it sound mental?

Different shades of normal and tarantula face present: a split zine of

The Friendship Issue

Text heavy, Friendship strong

26 pages, 90% typed- 10% handwritten.

get it today.

Trades ONLY. Am currently not doing any overseas shipping because of the unbelievable high shipping costs.

for more info, questions or trades, email me at: Sandra_reiki_@hotmail.com

Comment by Ken Bausert on July 23, 2013 at 8:10am

The latest issue of my perzine (the Ken Chronicles #28) is finished: 24 digest-sized pages with a color centerfold of photos. Contains an in-depth look at the book, "Leisureville" and it's subject matter; a recent trip to Cabo; reviews of zines, movies, music & wine; adventures in buying an AC and a mattress; and more! Available postpaid to the US for $2.50 but I'm always interested in trades; what have you got?

Comment by Theresa Williams on May 18, 2013 at 11:38pm

I am glad to find this group. I am 57. My background is in literary fiction (I teach literature and creative writing at the college level), and I also have an art degree. I've always wanted to combine writing and art in a new way, at least new for me. I am presently working on a series of zines that I'd like to one day combine into a book. I just made a mini version of No. 1. I will trade my mini-zine for yours. Message me here if you are interested.

Comment by Katrina Joyner on May 14, 2013 at 7:06am

I remember the first zine I ever saw: Trouveare's Laureate. And that's because they published me. 1989. I had no idea what it was. I was like "why is it so SMALL?" LOL

Comment by Ken Bausert on April 29, 2013 at 4:09pm

The latest issue of my Ken Chronicles (#27, May, 2013) is finished and ready for mailing to my regular trading partners and subscribers. 28 pages of non-fiction, reviews, and photography. Available for $3 (domestic) but I'm always interested in trades; let me know what you've got.

Comment by Ken Bausert on January 14, 2013 at 10:10pm

The latest issue of my perzine, the Ken Chronicles (#26, Feb., 2013) has just been completed. At 32 digest-sized pages (plus cover wrap) it's my biggest issue ever. The bulk of it is devoted to a three week trip we made to London, Paris, Amsterdam & several places in Germany. During our last week there we hooked up with some of my relatives that I had never met before (located them during my genealogy research). Some LOCs, a story on the oak tree that flattened our garage during Superstorm Sandy, and some video/book/zine reviews rounds out this issue.

Always interested in trades so let me know what you've got.

Comment by ZippityZinedra on November 24, 2012 at 5:06pm

Tarantula Face: Slippery When Dyked is now in its first issue.

Its a perzine and it's 30 pages, half typewritten half handwritten.

Contents include: spoken word pieces, an unapologetic rant (a true riot grrrrrrrl never dies.grrrrrrrr), one night of my dream journal, boxing, canzine and my crush (a soon yet to be spoken word piece).

I more than welcome trades :)

Email me at Sandra_reiki_@hotmail.com

 

My other zine:there are only 4 more copies of Different Shades of Normal.

Get it while you can.

Comment by ZippityZinedra on November 2, 2012 at 9:53am

Different Shades of normal is now in it's first issue.

It's 50 pages long and handwritten.

Topics include: mental illness (schizophrenia), self-destruction, etc. This zine's central focus is Love-whether Loving another or relearning to Love one self again.

Email me at sandra_reiki_@hotmail.com . Love to trade :)

 

**(watching a woman self-destruct while doing nothing is not a revolutionary act)**

Comment by Ken Bausert on October 15, 2012 at 9:03pm

Hummm... not too much activity on this forum eh? Well, I Just finished my latest Ken Chronicles (#25). Features a surprise birthday party road trip to D.C., a story about things going wrong (and getting fixed), reviews of books, music & movies, street performer Dan Stevens, some photography, and other stuff. $2 a copy but I'm always looking to trade for similar sized perzines or travel zines, or what-have-you? 

 

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