Zinester Introductions

I’ve met most of the friends I have today through zines. I’m sure that’s true for a lot of people reading this, and I think that’s the best part about making zines.¬†Whatever we do with zines usually requires interaction with other people – exchanging letters and e-mails, meeting up at zine fests, attending zine readings, or going to Staples with a friend to make copies of your split zine. For a bunch of people who mostly identify as shy and socially awkward (or is that just me?), the majority of us are pretty outgoing.

With this blog, I want to create a space where we can talk about zines, share our ideas, and hopefully make some new friends. I’m also going to post contests from time to time, as well as polls, discussion questions, and zinester interviews. There will be other bloggers here as well, and I’m currently looking for additional writers. If you’re interested, just click on the “write for us” link above and send me an e-mail. I’m also open to suggestions for what else you’d like to see here.

So, it’s introduction time. My name is Erin, and I run Things You Say distro. I live in a small town in NJ, right on the Raritan Bay. I write the zine Driving Blind, and hope to put out another issue soon – hopefully a split issue with my boyfriend. I read a lot, but I wish I wrote more. I eat Pringles or Doritos every night before bed, along with a cup of hot tea that contains far too much sugar and lemon. My favorite TV show is Doctor Who and my favorite Doctor is Chris Eccleston – I own two sonic screwdrivers. I am obsessed with Mariah Carey and show tunes, and sometimes wished I lived in NYC so I could drive my wheelchair down to the theater district every day in hopes of running into a Broadway star.

What about you? What zine(s) do you do? What do you like writing about? Where are you from? Are you a dog person or a cat person? Tell me in the comment section :)

Hope to hear from you soon.

xoxo

Erin

2 thoughts on “Zinester Introductions

  1. My name is Laura and I am the founder of Use Your Words zine library in Providence RI. Right now we only really have zine related events, but eventually we will have a cataloged collection people can take zines out from. I write the zine Out of Context. I am writing it’s third issue but I need to get the word out on the second issue more before I release the 3rd. I also am contemplating publishing (like indie publishing, not just zine making) a visual and written account of my life so far. I think it would help a lot of people out there struggling to relate to someone as that’s the comment I got most with the last issue of my zine. When people read it, they’d say something like “it’s so good to hear someone saying this!” I have cats, but I love dogs too!

    • Laura, that’s awesome. I love the name of the zine library – it’s very….zine-y. Good luck with publishing your book :)

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