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We mix visuals and words to tell stories from the heart, and to build a community. Our zines range from practical advice for freelancers told in a fun way to gag comics and mini books on board game culture in Japan. We aim to tell authentic stories and convey info in a relatable, novel manner. It's all about making cool things, meeting cool people and communicating through book art. Come say hi!

Website:http://www.heyfreelancer.com

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

Twitter:https://www.twitter.com/heyfreelancerco

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

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

Viet and I made our first zine together during college. We were both feeling blue and lost, and wanted to work on something cool to cheer us up. We wanted to make something cool, really express ourselves without worry of judgement, and create something tangible we could be proud of. Paper Kitty did all that and more. We were surprised by the positive response we received. More important, the cool people we met!

What is your favorite part of making zines?

This has changed throughout the years, but the collaborative aspect. Zine making have always brought my cousin and I together. These days the process of making Zines is a happy, creative space where we don't have to fret about metrics, optimizing titles for SEO, or doing things to please "the boss."

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

Just do it! It's super fun and rewarding. You get to share what is inside your head and communicate through book art. It's not as hard as you think, you get to express yourself, make something cool and make like-minded , accepting and intelligent folks. What are you waiting for? 🙂