We make zines about everything from queer skater kids trying to navigate the period between being a teen and adulthood, to school shootings committed with witchcraft, to experimental comics about home invasion and murder. We also make mini comics based on real roadtrips, vacations, fictional professors and some fan zines (including Dark Shadows!).
I started making zines about 3 years ago when Dave and I decided to make a mini comic about a road trip we had taken. We tabled at our first zinefest and I was completely smitten. Creating something 100% your own and putting it out there for others to enjoy is satisfying in a way nothing else had been to me.
I feel zines are incredibly important because they have such a low (almost non-existent) barrier to entry. Anyone can make a zine which means there are no gatekeepers and everyone is welcome. There are very few places where this is true and I feel it's an invaluable part of the community.
Just start making! And start small. Test the waters, see if it's something you enjoy doing. Completing something is an incredibly hard task for a lot of people, but it's also an extremely rewarding one. Embarking on a long project is great, but it helps to know what you're working with and if it's even something you want to keep doing first. Lower your own personal bar to entry so that you can make your life easier later. You might just fall in love and have the motivation to complete that long project afterwards.