Protein Press is a small publisher based in LA focused on working with diverse creators to make a positive impact on the indie zine/comic scene. We publish zines and comics from artists that we love and believe in. At the end of the day we just want to make cool shit with our friends and put as much good into the world as possible.
Collaborating with all of the artists and contributors. That's our favorite part and we feel so lucky to be able to do so. They're all so wonderful in how they contribute to the zines and causes they care about. Every person we've worked with is hardworking, courageous and incredibly talented. We love every one of them.
The printing. We print all of our zines on a home printer and most of our zines are 16 pages or more. Each zine takes on average about 5 minutes to print. It's kind of inefficient, but we prefer this way. We like this part of the DIY. Most of the time.
Do it. Make them. There's no reason you shouldn't. They're easy to make and format. Cheap to print. And there are tons of places you can sell them. The SoCal art and zine community is so vast and welcoming and incredible and diverse. Get involved already. You won't regret it.