Though self-publishing can be traced back to Thomas Paine (and earlier), the heydey of zines was in the 1990s when they served to connect like-minded individuals before the dawn of the internet. Now that anyone can publish their thoughts on a blog, some might wonder how zines will survive and how they are different from blogs.
Do you make or read zines? How did you first discover them? Which are your favorite? What is the key to survival for this small part of the print world?
- Shawn Granton: Creator of Ten Foot Rule zine and editor of The Zinester’s Guide to Portland
- Alex Wrekk: Author of Stolen Sharpie Revolution and one of the organizers of the Portland Zine Symposium
- Justin Hocking: Executive director of Independent Publishing Resource Center
- Tomas Moniz: Author of Rad Dad zine