The 8 Hour Donut Trip is comprised of the artists Carly Lake & Diego Irigoyen. We create zines that explore the power of the mind and the marvelous layers of our imagination. Most of our zines fall into the categories of education and illustration and provide a positive and meditative experience.
The biggest challenge is that we have so many ideas but not always the time to execute them all. It can be tough to narrow down what should be made for the eyes of others to see. Ultimately, we make what makes us happy and hope others will find joy in it as well.
Zines are freedom! We feel empowered when we make zines because we can share our ideas and unique complexities with a wide audience. It is very satisfying and energizing to be able have face to face interaction with people at the zine fest and create conversations around our interests and theirs.
Follow your own train of thought. The next step is to get those thoughts onto paper (or any surface to record) whether that be through drawing, writing, collage, etc. The first big step is to set aside some time in your day to doing this. Once you dedicate the time, your zine will come alive.