dieromantikundweltschmerz said: How did you start your zine?
The short answer: just started!
The long answer: I drew comics on post it notes for a few years, and eventually started learning how to make booklets for them at home. Here’s a tutorial on how to make a book out of a single sheet of paper — it’s my favorite way to make them.
I just recently started offering my zines for sale, and have been putting out several each month. I find it very personally empowering to create an object in a real world that can tell a story. It’s easy to reproduce and cheap to share with as many people as I want.
I’ve had as much fun teach people about zines as I have had making them, too. People just come alive when you give them a piece of paper and tell them to say something in 8 frames.