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About Me

Hi! I'm 53, married with a 27 year old daughter. We live on the coast of west Wales, with two cats and four hens. I started making zines when I was around 7 years old, though I had no idea that that was what I was doing! An Uncle used to work at a stationer's and he would bring presents of offcuts of paper, drawing pads and notebooks. My sister and I used all that lovely paper to make our own comics. We were avid fans of the Bunty, Judy, June & Schoolfriend and our cousins' boy's comics.

Later, as a member of the Puffin Club, I was interested in writing and illustrating my own stories. In 1980 I discovered science fiction fandom and met the man who was to be my husband. My first fanzines were from Chuck Conner; I still have them! I was aware of small press literary zines, but had no idea that zines existed much outside of SF fanzines. I edited the Birmingham SF groups's newsletter, as well as writing and producing my own fanzines. I was a member of lots of apas. Lots and lots of apas! I am currently a member of the National Amateur Press Association. (The latter included HP Lovecraft as a member, once upon a time.)

My first zine in years is titled Crone, as I am as near as darn it to 50 and embracing my crone years. I'm a Pagan, a Piscean and Old Enough To Know Better!

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Crone #2 Over 50!

Posted on March 6, 2011 at 1:56pm 4 Comments

As I'll be 50 in a couple of weeks, I thought it might be interesting to put together a second issue of "Crone" and base it around ageism. So, I'll write a list of questions and see if I can get some over 50 zine folks to answer them. Could be interesting!

I'm still around

Posted on January 29, 2011 at 1:50pm 0 Comments

I've not been around much lately. My mother died in november and I've found it hard to get on with things. I think I'm slowly getting back to normal, but it's taking a while. Sorry if I've not sent zines to people I promised them too. Give me a reminder and I'll get on with it.

Daft ideas

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 3:08am 1 Comment

I've had a bit of a daft idea. You know that it's international zine month, next month? Well, I had the idea of making a minizine (that is, one A4 page folded into 8) for each day. I don't know if I'll manage it, but I'll try to do at least enough for half of the month. If I do any more I'll be so chuffed with my little self!

Of course I'll be up for trades for them at the end of the month, along with my 24 hour zine. In the meantime, Estrones 2 is all done and ready to go!…

I've cracked it!

Posted on June 16, 2010 at 7:57am 0 Comments

I can';t believe it's taken me so long, but then I was never very good at layout or anything vaguely to do with maths, shapes and all that kind of thing. But I've finally worked out how to lay out a minizine using Microsoft Publisher. All I did was create a table, with 4 columns and 2 rows, then put text boxes into each cell. Once I'd filled up a cell on the top half of the table (in landscape of course), I rotated the text box.

And that's it! It's so simple. I spent a long…

Again with the thinking

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 6:42am 0 Comments

Okay, so I've got it now. I'll keep Estrones as a small size zine, and it will be partly handwritten, part typed on a computer. And Looks Like Rain will be a bigger, separate perzine. Okay, I think that's what I'll do. Until tomorrow when I'll probably come up with a different plan! Butterfly mind? Who? Fi?!

Meanwhile, I have had a zine week with some lovely zines in the letter box. (I have an American style postbox on the front wall, so the postman doesn't…


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At 5:35am on January 5, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 8:08pm on July 28, 2011, Ken Bausert said…
If it's not too late to answer your questions, let me know. I'm 68 & into zines for over 15 years.
At 6:35pm on May 9, 2011, Joan Crasten said…

Hi Eunice,

I hear you are looking for zinesters over 50.  Well, I am 69, my name is Joan, I haven't made any zines yet, but plan on doing one soon.  I use to publish newsletters back in the 80's and 90's.  People on the internet have never seen my newsletters until recently.  I posted one of my back issues in one of my Etsy shops, Paper Gallery.  The newsletter was called "Hobby News".

I'm thinking about reusing some of the topics from my newsletters.  I think it will be interesting.  I did my newsletters the old-fashion way back then, paste-up style.  I had once worked for a local paper as a paste-up artist.  That was where I learned how to do my newsletters.  I had no computer until the year 2000.  I've yet to learn how to do the newsletters on the computer, and hope to do so soon.  I don't know why I haven't tried it sooner. 

Hope to hear from you soon.



At 5:11pm on March 6, 2011, deb jacobs said…

yes yes! i would be happy to!! my email is: fiveorsixgirls@gmail.com

and i am 58-i started my zine at 50, that is why i called it project 50.

At 1:44am on January 7, 2011, deb jacobs said…
or any zine of yours!!
At 1:44am on January 7, 2011, deb jacobs said…

would you like to trade zines? i am also a crone and a pagan, although my zine is not about that. it is about interviews with all  types of artists, performance, collage, clothing design, a famous singer from the eighties...and more. plus some other stuff.

my email is: fiveorsixgirls@gmail.com   and my name is deb.

At 8:03am on July 23, 2010, Catherine Elms said…
Hey Eunice, you messaged me a while back asking for a trade? Well, I've finally managed to get more copies of my zine printed, so I'm still up for the trade if you are! How about Here In My Head #4 for either Oliphant or Estrones? Which do you recommend?

At 3:56pm on July 20, 2010, kelley said…
hi! sorry it's taken me a while to let you know.. but i did receive your zines, thank you! i also just sent them out from the post office today. hope you enjoy them :)
At 12:11pm on June 29, 2010, Jenny Hughes said…
:) Awesome, glad it got there ok
I'm only half way through your zines! Really been enjoying them :) The layouts are so beautiful, look very professional! Thank you very much :D
At 10:59am on June 28, 2010, Mcmurphy said…
Hi I've just printed issue 2. Will get one to you as soon as I can and perhaps a letter if I have time (nno promises) things are crazy this end but you're on my list.


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