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on Zine Culture
I can't believe I'm the first to comment on this subject. I was introduced to zines by hunting down Jesse Reklaw, independent comic artist, for my son about 6 years ago. We've been hooked ever since. I love the people, love the freedom of expression and the whole independent print scene. I worked all day on yet another zine to sell/ trade at the symposium.
My kids have made zines for years now. I think with the alternative DIY culture, it is just another way to connect to the artist/ producer within ourselves and escape the consumer/ envy mentality that dominates the internet and popular culture. I actually got my 11-year-old to turn off youtube, sit down and write poetry and draw. Bless the zine symposium.
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