In A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World: Writings from the Girl Zine
Revolution, Karen Green and Tristan Taormino argue that one of the most important reasons for zines
is that they "are sites for communication, education, community, revolution, celebration, and self-expression" (Green and Taormino, 1997, p.
LIKE RAP MUSIC, GRAFFITI ART, AND OTHER FORMS OF YOUTH-INITIATED MEDIA, THE value of zines
is hotly contested in the world of media.
Fueled by the increased accessibility of inexpensive desktop publishing systems and the availability of photocopy machines, zines
now fill most every niche, from politics to music to film to travel to offbeat or controversial topics that the mainstream press rarely addresses.
A two-part workshop for young people interested in creating their own zines
will be offered by the Eugene Public Library during the holidays.
Yet that's just what trade publishers have done with The Book of Zines
: Readings from the Fringe (Henry Holt) and The Factsheet Five Zine
Visitors can share the zines
of trailblazers, hear their stories, and join in chat and discussion groups.
By employing ECHO(tm), ZineZone's exclusive advanced filtering technology, the zines
will feature continually generated best-of-Web content that is constantly updated so that it contains the most relevant and timely information available.
Said Louise Cooper, producer, STIM: "STIM is the realization of all those hollow promises made by zines
on the Internet.
We gained access to a trove of skate zines
that dated back to 1977 (Northwest Skateboarder) but also featured zines
that had come out the day before.
WHEN ARTFORUM INVITED ME to curate a portfolio for this issue, I pulled some of my favorite zines
from recent years, mostly titles I've come across since moving to New York in 2010 (and starting the 8 Ball Zine
Fair and the Newsstand, a store in a subway station that had shelves stocked with zines
and books instead of candy and newspapers).
are much like any other small pamphlet or booklet, the important difference being that they are independent, noncommercial, and self-made, which allows them to be easily and inexpensively reproduced and distributed.
Artists AJ Garrett and Rebecca Little have been teaching folk how to make their own comic books and magazines - known as zines
in underground publishing.