Why you should be a ‘Zine’ creator

Lily Gonzales, Class Writer

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If you are a creative writer or crafty person itching to DIY, then read closely. Wasted Ink Zine Distro is a small zine library and store located in Phoenix. A zine, pronounced “zeen” — as in magazine, is essentially a comic book or collage usually handmade by one person. These creations are customly made by cutting and gluing text and images together, or by formatting a page on a computer and then printing it out.

The best part about Wasted Ink Zine Distro is that the creator sets their own prices and receives all of the proceeds when their zine is purchased. Wasted Ink is a safe space for experimenting artists of all ages to submit their pieces. This is a great opportunity to get your work read by an audience and possibly even financially benefit from it.

Zines can be submitted in any genre. Currently they have topics such as art, comics, education, photography and more listed on their website. They are a highly inclusive organization and they welcome anyone with a wish to be creative. They state on their website, “We believe zines provide a platform for creative outlets regardless of class or education. Zines topics are everything and anything people can produce and the value is determined by the creators.”

Whether you are an experienced artist or someone just starting out, give zine-making a try. For more information, visit their website at www.wizd-az.com.

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