My zines represent two sides of myself. On one hand there is someone who is politically aware and wants to shed light on Police Brutality and Social Injustice. On the other hand I'm someone who grew up 80s pop culture and comic books. My table is split right down the middle with the two sides sometimes overlapping.
4 Years ago I went to the LAZF and was inspired. I figured if they can do it I can do it. I found out it was much more challenging than anything I've creatively done before, but I like a challenge. I felt that a zine is a proper showcase of my work as an illustrator.
Time is the only challenge. Making a comic book from scratch takes a long time and you have to be absolutely sure about your subject or else once it's done there will me much disappointment. Having a day severely stifles the amount of comic books I can make. Getting to only put out 2-3 zines a year is a bummer.
A zine is specific to what you want to accomplish and your world view. I want to be an illustrator, so my main focus of a zine is that. Along the way I am learning about piecing together a story and editing my content. If you take zines seriously it prepares you for the end game.