We talk about a variety of topics including politics, self care, mental illness, recovery, and cats. Majority of the artists in our collective are queer and/or transgender.

City:San Diego
Type of zines:
  • Poetry/Literary
  • Photography
  • LGBTQ/Gender
  • Feminist/Riot Grrrl
  • Illustration
  • Comics

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What are your current zines about?

Recovery, race, culture, art, grief, gender, LGBT, trauma, healing, self care, sex, witch craft, and a lot more!

What methods do you use to make your zine?
  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Cut-and-paste
  • Photocopying
  • Digital
What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?
  • Folded
  • Stapled
  • Hand-stitched
How do you create your zine content?

As a collective we all have our own artistic processes but we pull from life experiences and use our own creativity to create our zines. Some of our zines are just about ass hole cats but others can be as intense as grieving the loss of a parent.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

Zines give a voice to historically marginalized people. Collective Sin is majority LGBTQ+ and half Artists of Color. We want to collectively promote zines that educate, inspire, and reach readers even if that's just to make them laugh.

What is your favorite part of making zines?

The satisfaction of holding the first complete copy of a zine. It's so rewarding to see all the hard work you've put into it. All the planning, drawing, writing, inking, formatting and copying finally done and totally worth it!