Most of the zines we publish are made for the weirdos. Anyone who has interests that have always marginalized them or made them feel alone. Horror, oddities, the strange and unusual. Shit Sux Press brings together the weirdos and gives them something to bond over. Creepy stuff, fucked up relationships, etc.

City:Garden Grove
Type of zines:
  • Poetry/Literary
  • Photography
  • Cultural
  • LGBTQ/Gender
  • Perzine
  • Illustration
  • Comics
  • Music/Art
  • Fanzines
  • Other (please describe)

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What are your current zines about?

Shit's Fucked is a zine series about the weirdos in the world, the horror we see, and the stories we make from them. It's a horror anthology series for new writers and artists to showcase their strange works, as well as a celebration of the weird.

I May Never Be Okay is a series of short stories of lost love and heartbreak. It has personal stories of true events that made the author sad or joyful. It's pretty messed up.

Dedicated to Us is a mini-zine series of love songs from past relationships. Each song was dedicated to me or them, and has a short story. Drawings and heartbreak by Iggy Nicklbottum. Listen to the actual playlists online too! (with *bonus tracks!)

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
  • Stapled
How do you create your zine content?

For my more traditional zines, we just write whatever comes to mind, and edit it when we feel like it's not very good. We write, and write, then cut, then copy and staple them. It's very much a free flow, or a stream of conscious type creation.

For the Shit's Fucked series, we go to the library, borrow a ton of books on whatever subject the next issue is gonna be, then write in our notebook until our hands hurts. We cross reference everything, edit, and style. We create the cover, create fake advertisements, find wonderful people who make creepy or weird art, and put it all together while sweating on stress.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

There are so many unheard voices that are left in the dust because they wouldn't sell units. Independent publishing can bring a platform for those unheard voices. It's important to be able to express oneself, and being able to read and experience other people's experiences. It makes us feel less lonely. Because there will always be at least one person who will understand us, and our strange ways.

What was your first zine called? What was it about?

The first zine I ever made was a collaboration with a friend. It's called Brown Kill. It was a social justice zine with articles on rioting, hip hop and strange experiences. If you've seen it, let me know!

What is your favorite part of making zines?

Everything to do with my hands. Whether it's cutting the pages, stapling, or folding them. We love it! We find it so fulfilling. You are holding something you have made by hand, and everything about it brings you joy.

What is your biggest challenge in making zines?


What else do you want people know about you or your zines?

Don't be afraid of our zine, haha! We're just fans of horror.