Zines

My first adventure in printing and zine making consisted of participating in my friend Simon’s project “things we’re not going to talk about” in February 2012, specifically its first issue, “hearts i tried not to break but did”.

In September 2012, I decided to essentially steal his idea and collect stories about heartbreak and regret in a zine entitled “Die Herzen, die ich nicht brechen wollte, dann aber doch gebrochen habe”. While he conducted interviews and wrote up the stories himself, I collected anonymous contributions written by the participants themselves. I then edited and illustrated them, and printed and saddle-stitched them in my university’s computer lab. I printed two b/w runs of 30 copies, 7 of which I was able to put up for sale in Der Büchersegler, a local independent bookshop. The rest was sold in person or through the online store on the project’s website.

In March 2014, I co-organised a student reading at a local bar here in Edinburgh, and a team of us put together a zine to go along with the event. We printed and saddle-stitched a colour print run of 99 copies, which we sold at the event. A pdf is also available.

First edition print

First edition print of my zine on heartbreak and regret (Graz, 2012)

In May 2016, some friends and I co-produced a full-colour zine called “Guns Don’t Kill People”. I also printed 50 copies of a short b/w comic called “The Anteater”, which was my first adventure in illustration. Do get in touch if you’re interested in purchasing a copy!

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