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VALERIE J. BOWER

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Why do you make zines?

I make zines to self-publish my own photos in book format. I started making zines because I didn't think anyone would publish my work. Making zines is an affordable way for me to self-publish and share my work with others. It's also a way to have full creative control with what I want to make.

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

Someone who wants to start making zines should just do it any way they can. Some people think you need certain computer software or need to order them online from a printer, which can help, but it's not necessary. Just have your ideas and some type of printer, fold, staple, or bind it somehow, and there's your zine!