Robin Crane

I reprint some of my riot grrrl zines i did in my teens (1993-1997) that were personal/feminist. I've done 3 issues of the zine sweetheart redux since 2014 - interviews, poetry, fiction, and I just did a mini zine called Nite Rhymes, a 1/4 zine of grown-up nursery rhymes dealing with promiscuity, addiction and daughter/mother relationship et al.

City:L.A.
  • Poetry/Literary
  • Feminist/Riot Grrrl
  • Perzine

Logo/Graphic
  • Please upload up 2-5 additional images.
  • Please upload up 2-5 additional images.
  • Please upload up 2-5 additional images.
  • Please upload up 2-5 additional images.

What are your current zines about?

Same as always! Feminism, my relationship with my mom, surviving a physical trauma, and some great interviews (with Vic Godard, Francesca Lia Block, Sam McPheeters, Mecca Normal).

What methods do you use to make your zine?

  • Cut-and-paste
  • Photocopying

What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?

  • Stapled

When did you start making zines ... and why?

I started in 1993 because I was lucky enough to live in the dawn of riot grrrl and all the wonderful things sent between grrrls in the mail (zines, letters, mix tapes...).

What was your first zine called? What was it about?

My first zine series lasted from 1993 - 1997 and was called Sweetheart. It was about feminism, being picked on for being weird (and other high school stuff), my relationship with my mom, surviving a physical trauma.

What is your favorite part of making zines?

Imagining someone else reading them and liking them.

What else do you want people know about you or your zines?

I've done several one-offs, including a mini-zine I did last month, "Nite Rhymes."