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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 fishspit on September 23, 2015 at 8:48pm

well . . . this old timer wants to advertise the new wiseblood.  since 1984 wiseblood has been telling it how it is!  it's always been free!  never made a dime.  so if you wanna trade, or just want a zine . . . write me here or at my address:


1304 175th Pl NE

Bellevue, WA


Comment by Ken Bausert on August 12, 2015 at 7:55pm

The latest issue (#36) of my Ken Chronicles is out (recently mailed to my subscribers (bless their hearts) and trading partners ((theirs, too), and available for $3 (postpaid to the USA). Always interested in trades (what have you got?) This is a 28-page digest-sized perzine that covers our 12-day visit to Oregon and Washington last month (with lots of photos), as well as a DIY project and some LOCs.

Comment by ZippityZinedra on July 23, 2015 at 6:21pm

"Hugging a Tree" is a mini zine and it's 7 pages long. If you would a free copy or would like to trade zines, email sandra_reiki_@hotmail.com

Comment by Ken Bausert on May 13, 2015 at 6:40am

The Ken Chronicles #35 is out & about; a perzine with 28 digest-sized pages (plus covers), and available for $3 (USA) or a fair trade (what have you got?). This issue looks at crickets, bank scams, ingenuity, and sports fanatics, plus reviews of books, movies, and zines. Some LOCs and random thoughts to close it out. 

Comment by Brett Butler on April 8, 2015 at 7:36am

Please check out my newest Gay zine. I been putting out zines for 20 years. This is my latest project Tales from Wilton Manors. Features short stories, poems, photo and art work. I am working on a new zine titled Welcome to the Doll House.



Comment by ZippityZinedra on March 29, 2015 at 8:46am

"Falling Apart: A zine on death, grief, mourning and loss."
This zine is about grieving and mourning the death of someone while using letters, stories, poetry, artwork, photography as a way to help cope with grief.
There is a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to the death of a loved one....a lot of "time heals all wounds," "life goes on" and "what's done is done." Am hoping this zine will try to help people understand grief and not shaming those who are mourning into silence, denial, isolation and to "just get over it."
The grief zine is 38 pages and it's typed.
Currently have 10 copies on hand. If you would like to trade, contact me through the facebook page, send a message through wemakezines or email Sandra_reiki_@hotmail.com

**Thank you to the contributors**

Comment by Ken Bausert on January 20, 2015 at 8:33pm

I'm feelin' like I'm the only one posting on this group any more. Anyway, I just finished the Ken Chronicles #34, a 24-digest-sized-page zine (plus cover wrap). Inside are some LOCs, stories about travel, a local car show, thoughts on retirement, reviews of music, movies, books & zines, and more (with photos interspersed throughout). $3 postpaid to the USA but always interested in trades (perzines, travel zines, etc., what have you got?)

Comment by Ken Bausert on October 13, 2014 at 6:40pm

Just completed the latest issue of the Ken Chronicles (#33): 32 digest-sized pages (including covers). It features non-fiction & photos about side jobs I've worked over the years; tabling at Pete's Candy Store Mini Zine Fest; things that break or go wrong around the house; plus some zine reviews and random thoughts.

On its way to my regular trading partners and available to all for $3 (pp to USA) or possible trade (what have to got?) 

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.


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