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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: 72
Latest Activity: Jan 15


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 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.

Comment by Jenna Freedman on November 17, 2013 at 4:57pm

Ken, thanks for mailing me a copy. I'll definitely send you my next Lower East Side Librarian in a month or so. Do I owe you any back issues?

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.


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