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The Lonely Zinester

For those of you who come from or live in areas that don't have any semblance of a zine scene. Feeling lonely? Come here and be alone together. Photo: "The Lonely Writer" from http://flickr.com/photos/fristiman-89/270592286/

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Comment by Rae Logios on December 5, 2010 at 6:02pm
omaha (nebraska) represent! o/ i've seen a free zine a few times here and there in the past eight years i've been doing zines, but as far as other people? i don't really know of any, here. :( maybe they're just hiding from me.
Comment by deb jacobs on September 2, 2010 at 11:30pm
hi-i'm from portland oregon, but am in alabama while my husband goes to school. there are NO zines here. i do a zine called project 50 which is interviews with artists of all types, visual, performance, collage, designers, construction plus other stuff. just wanted to introduce myself!
Comment by Eric on April 14, 2010 at 8:06pm
I'm from the Washington, D.C. area and there's, like, 10 zinesters I've heard of around here and Baltimore... I'm sure there's a few more hiding out somewhere, but it's still crazy!

I love (and make) underground movies, which have practically no place in D.C./Maryland/Virginia... almost no venues, two rental houses (one commercial, the other sorely lacking in equipment), one movie lab that doesn't do Super 8 or reversal, and many touring movies either ignore the entire Mid-Atlantic or schedule a stupid time for their screenings - it's like the rest of the country thinks we don't exist!
Comment by Carlos Palacios Hidalgo on February 8, 2010 at 2:41am
i grow up in Lima (peru) where the zine scene was pretty close in the middle of the 90´s.when i decided to start Entes Anomicos where around about only 4 active zines,in a town with more than 8 millions persons!!!! zine culture there is only apply to the hxcpunk scene.so felt lonely out there.
i was came to germany,the situation was not better,i lived in a small town which around 1000 persons,i continued with the zine in english and mine was the only one here!.after i came back to Peru the situation was better i started to know more people involved on the zine scene so i create a zine collective called "LEEme" (read me) with 28 other zinesters,we do 5 zinefest in almost 2 years!!!!!!.Now im again in Germany this time in Frankfurt,and i dont know any other zinester in this town.But im still doing zines and sending those around the world,doing trades,knowing people interesting in my stuff! and yeah sometimes i feel me lonely but im still here!!!!
Comment by Jme Hash on December 4, 2009 at 2:58pm
I think people that write zines or are just writers period seem to be more of hermits. I know I kinda like that I'm the only zine creator-o wait-my friend Mel just started doing some also! I should try'n get her on here! It's def a fun place to network. Plus its more exciting to find people from all over than try'n find people in the hood, especially since most of them here are very serious and political and I'm not.
Comment by paganfrog on December 4, 2009 at 11:11am
i have 6 five zine grabbags i must get moving. i will sell them for £5 per grabbag plus postage which i would have to determine when i know where to mail to.
contact me if you are interested
Comment by Laura on August 10, 2009 at 8:48am
I used to live in a tiny town in the middle of the English countryside and I knew more people that made zines then than I do now that I live in London. I think living in a big city can be just as isolating if you don't manage to find the right gang.
Comment by Jerrica Therese Lee on July 10, 2009 at 9:08am
I wanted to trade rare weird movies with people in my area, but ended up meeting more people from all over instead. I've made a lot of friends that I've corresponded with for years, long before I even had internet, we just used to write by mail. Some of them still don't have the internet, so we still do. I used to try to sell or trade some of my `zines, but now I don't, it's just fun & nice to hear compliments about it!
Comment by Madrea Marie on July 9, 2009 at 3:48pm
I live in the woods where no one has ever heard of a zine unless I tell them about it. Most people appear atleast vaguely interested, and I pass all sorts of zines around, but I don't know of anyone besides me around here who collects them.
Comment by Jerrica Therese Lee on July 9, 2009 at 3:45pm
You's think in a city the size of San Diego someone other than me would publish, or at least appreciate `zines! But apparently not, not even my friends and co-workers will have anything to do with mine. So yes, I'm a lonely `zinester!

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