Logo/Graphic

using the freedom to act and be the individual you can decide to be, instead of the one that has previously been built for you. if the existing boxes define you, i see no problem. there begins a problem, for me, if you never knew the boxes were there in the first place. if you never knew that you had been limited your whole life, as a sort of torture into becoming something you did not want to – but settled for anyway.

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  • Please upload 2-5 images of your work.
  • 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
  • Cut-and-paste
  • Photocopying
  • Digital
What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?
  • Folded
  • Saddlestitched
When did you start making zines ... and why?

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What is your biggest challenge in making zines?

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What is your favorite part of making zines?

the ability to spread the thoughts and the feelings i have with others in a casual and somewhat anonymous setting, with the ultimate hope of one day finding out that some small part of one of them changed someone's day.

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

there's something really powerful in words and images when the toner fuses with the paper, and the zine is finished. being able to put whatever you want on a page and give it to an interested party, especially one that respects it enough to pay for it, is slightly overwhelming. being on the coffee table is an ultimate achievement.

How do you feel that are zines important in terms of cultural identity?

pushing creativity and emotions and secrets and everything else out into the world instead of trapping them within, and doing so with the risk of further breaking your self... there's no words.

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How do you feel that are zines important in terms of free speech?

i've never heard of a published zine being banned. maybe burned as a statement, but baldessari kinda took the cake on that one.

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

stop thinking about doing it and just do it. don't let how you should assemble it or how people will feel about it get in your way. whatever you want to do with it is correct.

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Is there anything else you want people know about you or your zines?

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