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Are zine creators artists who deserve premium prices?

     I picked up a zine the other night and it brought to mind an issue I have thought about a lot over the years: overpricing of zines. Now, people do zines for a variety of reasons and that matters to how they price them. What has bothered me over the last few years are the number of people who seem to be treating zines as "art" and themselves as artists rather than people who make zines. As such, they are generally uninterested in others zines, won't do trades, and charge far more than…


Added by Ryan Mishap on January 25, 2016 at 9:41am — 7 Comments

Will trade hamburger meat for zines.  kidding...

Will trade hamburger meat for zines.  kidding...


Added by Arcane Angles Zine on January 23, 2016 at 10:11pm — No Comments


I'm in my lower 30s and this decade I'm documenting in words (and sometimes in photos but mostly in words). I didn't intentionally put my 20s into photography (and my teens into visual art) but that's just kind of the way it turned out. This is the first time I'm intentionally writing personal stories towards future zine-making. Most of my zines are born from a concrete idea: to talk about something specifically, and then printed quickly.

Issue 0 is free, quarter-sized, and 64 pages…


Added by Michelle on January 23, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

FAH #2 some hiccups cured

I've started to work on Fixing A Hole issue 2 fully anew because I want it to be analogue. So instead of rattling away on my Alphasmart Neo2 I first write the content in a Moleskine notebook and eventually I type everything out on my East German Erika typewriter. Because analogue feels more honest in a way. I'll post some new pictures this month.

Added by Robert van Vaals on January 20, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

hello again

*blows away cobwebs* 

its been a while. i have the zine bug again but yes, life is killing my creative spirit. i might be moving to west philly soon, i'd been living in upper darby for a couple of years - yes, i escaped norristown! - my cat and i have been together for 3 years and i still have two jobs.

hopefully when i move again i will have some time to start researching my food zine idea...lots of taste testing has to happen. and maybe just maybe i can…


Added by raequel aka systris on January 18, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments

Antiquated Future New Year Distro Update


I Know You Know My Heart #3- Grandma's psychic flamingo mirror, Mom's gay friend, healing peanut butter, rude summer people,…

Added by Antiquated Future on January 14, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Making an 8-Page Mini Photo Zine

I got the idea to make one of these zines from We Make Zine’s own Sophie Sherwood. I had known about the 8-page mini zine format for a while, but like most folks, I thought they worked best if you drew directly to the paper master and xeroxed from there.They are fast, easy and cheap. Just the thing if you want to make a zine that is political or topical that needs a quick turn around.

I had never considered…


Added by Ed Tillman on January 14, 2016 at 9:41pm — 2 Comments

More Elvis after Texas Video Showdown

Here's my 1 voice, 1 guitar, 1 revolution version of another Elvis hit, That's alright Mama


PS. Have you voted on the Texas Video Showdown yet? Choice is crystal clear.

Do you want music to be all about 5 pop stars only and stay as it is, or do you want to open the music business to thousands of musicians?

Time to change the music business where it's… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 12, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

PMS issue 13 - Boston Zine Fest!

Issue 13 of Purple Myrtle Squeegy is complete!

I had an amazing time in Salem and Boston and I though what better way to commemorate my first zine fest experience than to make a zine about it?

My fellow split-zinester, Nyxia Grey (you may remember her from such split zines about Stephen King and a special about journal entries) invited me to glorious MA to visit Salem and its October spookiness and table with her at the Boston Zine…


Added by Hadass Ben-Ari on January 12, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Whats Up!

So, i really love the idea of zines. The DIY factor is really empowering especially when you have stories and artwork you want to get out there but the thought of getting published by a big name publisher seems impossible at the moment. And Zine makers trudge alongside other cool underground artists, like wheat-pasters  and graffiti artists so the networking and collaborations are endless. Zine making is apart of the art in whatever it was chosen to express. 

I'm a comic book zine…


Added by RyanFlux on January 10, 2016 at 10:10am — 3 Comments

Texas Video Showdown on Elvis's Birthday

The Texas Video Showdown is between two sides in the music business – 5 sound alike pop stars that control the music business on one side, and the thousands of other musicians that have been marginalized out of careers on the other.

The five or so sound alike pop stars include: Taylor Swift,, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Adele, Gaga, and 1 Direction.

The Texas Video Showdown, youtube video challenges the entire music industry.

Some say there is plenty of… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 9, 2016 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Zine Town

I just wanted to give an introduction about myself. I've been making zines since the late 90's. I came across zine/tape/DIY culture at the record store Benway Bop! in Las Vegas, NV. The zine that made sense to me was called "Snoopy Fanzine." It was a combination of Snoopy fan art, local punk band interviews, nonsense rants, sensical rants and general insanity. One could say it was love at first sight. 

I copied the layout and format of this zine to make my first zine where I…


Added by cobracordzines on January 7, 2016 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Scrape #1


Added by cobracordzines on January 7, 2016 at 9:57pm — 1 Comment

Is anybody out there?

Well I printed 20 copies of issue 3 and so far have mailed out maybe 8 or so.  Want to trade or something? Let me know.

Added by Arcane Angles Zine on January 7, 2016 at 12:02am — 4 Comments

FAH #2 coming up

Happy new year first of all! I've started to work on the second issue of my perzine Fixing A Hole. The release will be somewhere in the first quarter of this year. Each issue, written on a digital Alphasmart Neo 2 and manually transferred to an analogue Sperry-Remington Tenfifty, will come with an original Polaroid as cover photo (different for each issue). I intent to include more (loose) original artwork in or with the issue as well. The content of this second issue of Fixing A Hole will…


Added by Robert van Vaals on January 6, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Spare Ink Issue Four

Issue four of Spare Ink is available. Twenty half sized pages printed on an inkjet provide several short fiction stories as well as some rambling in slice of life format interspersed among scanned images of drawings and paintings. Mostly the focus is lowbrow artistic with a humorous spin (hopefully).…


Added by Dale Harkness on January 5, 2016 at 11:32pm — No Comments

HEAVEN & HATE YOURSELF xerox-press since January 2016

Hello Zinesters,

Heaven & Hate Yourself... coming January 2016.

Zines, buttons, buys, trades...

It's like a record distro if you listened to records with yr eyes.

Keep yr lids open and yr heart in yr hand.

Hope yr 2016 is off to an untouchable…


Added by josef cardinal on January 5, 2016 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Spreading zines in Las Vegas :)


It's not often we've been active here as of late but even if you haven't seen us in a while, we're here! Love you and YES we are getting your zines! :)


Jeff & Stevie

We are also on FB


Added by Las Vegas Zine Library on January 4, 2016 at 1:08am — No Comments


Added by AvantAfro on January 3, 2016 at 1:31am — No Comments

Field of Vision

Newly made pocket series for 2016: Field of Vision #6 and #7 are in stock now! You get 23 titled pictures printed on smooth glossy paper with clean silver card stock covers, professionally printed for the working class, $5.00 each.

Added by Mark Swanson on January 2, 2016 at 2:49pm — No Comments

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