While we were in the studio, we talked to Anne about her experiences writing zines, which she started working on in high school. She decided to write zines in order to express her ideas and feelings with friends in a creative way. Furthermore, zines allow writers to keep a close connection with their audience.Also, Scrawl co-host Megan Deppen recently researched the history of zines by going through the Zine Books Collection at the John T. Richardson Library’s Special Collections and Archives here at DePaul. Megan explained some of the history of zines, which actually started with science fiction fan-zines in the 1930s. If you want to learn more about zine culture and independent writing, then you should check out this episode! You will be able to find the first issue of The Truth of Bright Lights very soon at Chicago Comics and Quimby’s Bookstore.
Original Air Date: 1-24-14