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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 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? 

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!


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