My First Zine 3

Aggie Toppins Name of First Zine: All We Need is a Template Year of Publication: 2011 What/Who inspired you to make your first fanzine? What was the zine about?   I made the zine in graduate school and received support to print the edition with an offset printer. I used the opportunity to think about how templates affect our…

Sea Green Zines Interview

How did you get involved with zines and small press culture in the first place? What zines or zinesters served as inspiration? This is one of those things that makes me a little sad because I can’t for the life of me remember how or exactly when I first came across zines. What I do…

780 Distro Interview

How did you first get involved in zines and diy culture? I got involved in the Edmonton punk scene when I was young and zines and DIY kind of just went with the punk scene. I ordered a lot of zines online as I think there were only one or two distros in the city…

Interview with Long Beach Zine Librarian Ziba Zehdar

When did you start reading and making zines? What other zines or art forms served as influence or inspiration? I started reading zines in high school (the mid-to late nineties) but I didn’t start making zines until 2012 for the 1st Los Angeles Zine Fest! Luna in Tuna zine by my high school friend Reena…

Sticky Institute Interview

How did you first become involved with zines and diy culture? I first became involved in zines through the Melbourne all ages scene in the early to mid 1990’s. I fell in love. I was fifteen years old, excited and ready to create. There was a great scene of all ages gigs happening in Melbourne…

Interview with LA Zine Fest Organizer Daisy Noemi

Do you recall the first zine you ever saw, or read? Stolen Sharpie Revolution — isn’t a zine but a zine resource! I also remember buying a Zine Yearbook! What or who served as early inspiration for your interest in zines and DIY publishing? I was introduced to zines and DIY Publishing by a local…

My First Zine 2

    e.war Name of first Zine: The Voice Year of Publication: In Grade 11, so 1997? or 1998? What/Who inspired you to make your first fanzine? The kids in the year ahead of me made a zine called QWERTY for a class project and I thought it was the coolest thing, so I made one….