Protein is all about promoting diverse artist that have something to say. We want to fight evil with comics!

Type of zines:
  • Political/Social
  • Cultural
  • LGBTQ/Gender
  • Feminist/Riot Grrrl
  • Illustration
  • Comics
  • Music/Art

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What are your current zines about?

Protein Press is a new, small publisher based in LA focused on working with diverse creators to make a positive impact on the indie zine/comic scene. We publish zines and comics from artists that we love and believe in. At the end of the day we just want to make cool shit with our friends and put as much good into the world as possible.

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

We're two Mexican guys who wanted to see better art and more representation in the indie art scene, so we decided to take it into our own hands. We started in October 2017.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

There's no room for pretentiousness or selling out. If you're in independent publishing, you're not doing it for the money (because there's no money in independent publishing), you're doing it because you love it. The space to be genuine and passionate is a lot safer here than in big publishing. We need more art that has something to say, not something to sell.

What does the future of zines and independent publishing look like to you?

If the medium continues to grow, zines will play a crucial role in the survival of ideas, cultures, and knowledge. Zines are the most accessible form of information. They're cheap to make, easy to hand out/sell, fun to read and be involved in. They're anti-media. They represent art at a ground level where there's no room for misinformation and bullshit. Zines are kind of the future of communication. Does that make sense?