a place for zinesters - writers and readers
I'm a comedy writer and occasional performer, and am always looking for new ways to find an audience for my material.
The joy in writing comedy is making people laugh, but there are so many barriers to reaching an audience that it can be a frustrating business. A sitcom script is essentially a piece of literature until you can convince a lot of people to make your show. Most of the time, it doesn't happen.
So I've found ways around it - through stand-up, podcasting and even community radio.
Zines are my next attempt to reach an audience. Sometimes, a comedy idea comes in the form of a caption, or a spoof advert, or a short poem. None of these might fit into another form of delivery - so what better way to use them than to collect them together an put them in a zine.
I've always enjoyed reading zines and now I've enjoyed creating my first one. I hope to make many more!