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Alyssa: I like to write short spooky stories, and funny stories about revenge.

Basil: Home Out of Me is a homage to SoCal diy music with some paranormal and fantasy themes mixed in. It’s the first multi-series planned comic I’m making with a writer (Daniel Speer) so I’m very nervous about how to handle it. I’m mostly making zines about cute dogs, video games, and melancholy.

Website:https://alyssasurmillon.wixsite.com/alyssasurmillon

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/surmillon/

Twitter:https://twitter.com/burgerpuppy

Other social media:https://www.instagram.com/burgerpuppi/

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What methods do you use to make your zine?
  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Digital
What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?
  • Folded
  • Stapled
What is your biggest challenge in making zines?

Alyssa: Following through the creative process is always tough for me. Brainstorming a new project is fun, but the actual process of drawing is where the doubt creeps in. If I can survive the feeling of wanting to toss everything out a window the end result is always very rewarding.

Basil: Keeping myself on a schedule is incredibly hard for me. If i try and just jump into something without preparing it always has a tendency of going awry. Other then that probably just making sure i eat.

What is your favorite part of making zines?

Alyssa: Watching someone read my zine in person and see them laugh is one of my favorite things. The process of creating can be a lonely one but you can reach out to people in unexpected ways.

Basil: Having something just printed and done and moving on to the next weird thing.

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

Alyssa: Just have fun, and make the content you want to see in the world.

Basil: No one can stop you. If i wanted to make a Charmy the Bee fashion zine set to Frank Ocean lyrics that I cut out and glued together i could. Zine making is power.