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Our zines are largely focused on DIY activities and political exploration. Our zines range from poetry to wheat pasting and often include a radical perspective or analysis. We are also available to host no cost/ low cost workshops on print making, screen printing, zine making, and for political discussions largely focused on ecology.

Website:https://www.devilsclawdistro.com/

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  • 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)?
  • Folded
  • Stapled
What is your biggest challenge in making zines?

Our biggest problem in making zines is finding the time. There are so many things to do such as organize, accidentally binge watch Netflix, work, binge watch Hulu, weld, hike, and binge watch cute videos on youtube while telling your friends how busy you are, and scrolling endlessly on various apps that make you question your self-worth or ability to selfie with the best of them.

How do you feel that are zines important in terms of independent media and publishing?

Zines offer an alternative to a digital world of what Milan Kundera called "White Noise," by restricting the amount of distractions. Zines are important in giving a platform and providing a space that cannot be taken down by a less than benevolent hosting company. Additionally, they are important in terms of representing aesthetic and self in the way they are produced and distributed.

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

I hate to quote major corporations with problematic impacts but, "Just do it." Whether your first zine is hand drawn or, digitally created, just put it together, review it once or twice, and maybe have a friend look it over once. Then, print! Distribute and get it out there. Don't let perfectionism or self doubt get in the way of putting yourself and your work out there.