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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.

  • Please upload 2-5 images of your work.
  • Please upload 2-5 images of your work.
What methods do you use to make your zine?
  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Photocopying
  • Digital
What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?
  • Stapled
What is your favorite part of making zines?

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.

What is your biggest challenge in making zines?

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.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start making zines?

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.