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The Labor Camp zines range from music review and band interviews to illustration and design work to plain old goofy ideas I wanted to see come to life. All of them are peppered with a moderate dose of personal interest, so everything (unfortunately for the reader) gets a shade of whatever mood I'm in while creating the zine cast over it.

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What methods do you use to make your zine?
  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Cut-and-paste
  • Photocopying
  • Screenprinting
  • Digital
What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?
  • Stapled
When did you start making zines ... and why?

I started making zines when a friend of mine Tim Butcher taught me how to compile and setup an interview / punk rock zine. Ever since then it's been a medium where I can create the things that I want to without having to answer to any authoritative source for approval. Everything comes "straight from the teat."

How do you feel that are zines important in terms of free speech?

When you create a zine, write a poem, compose a song or a story, you are (ideally) putting out the truest version of yourself you can. The great thing about zines is that you get to find out about important things to humanity -cultures, lifestyles, identities - that you may not already know about, and you get to find out about them without a looming cloud of censorship muddying up the waters.

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

Do it. Do it as often as you can and do not stop. Learn how to put a zine together, and then pass that knowledge onto someone else. Teach a child how to make a zine, and you will open up a door in their psyche that will lead to so many other extraordinary things. Who knows? You might wind up learning something new about yourself in the process!