Tell us a little about yourself and your zine/project/distro.
I’m e.war I have a distro called “Look Mum!” and I distro stuff about sex work, sex, queer sex, perzines, art zines. I also have a zine called Fag Punk, it’s a queer erotica zine with a lot of man on man action with major punk and radical themes.
How did you start making zines? Who/what influenced you?
In my first year of high school some kids in their last year of high school made a one sheet called ‘QWERTY’ for their media studies class, they also handed it out to their friends. Some how I got a copy and I was entranced. ‘QWERTY’ was clever, cool, and so neat. I was turned on by the idea that I could make something and share it with my friends. Continue reading
Guest post by e.war, Coordinator of the Arrow Archive and Look Mum Distro.
The Arrow Archive has the goal to educate the communities around us about zine making and about zines general. We started the Black Indigenous Person of Colour (BIPOC) zine marking grant because we want to send the message that zinester BIPOC voices are important and invaluable to the zine making community. Also we want more folks to make zines, or try out making a zine for the first time.
We started with the question: Why don’t people make zines?
Our answers are these: They don’t know what they are, they don’t know how to make them, or they don’t have the time. We also asked the question: Whose voices are rarely heard in zine making communities? Continue reading