WebFind: De_Ziners, and Zine Love

Attention has deservedly been drawn to De_Ziners this morning, a UK-based collective, posting images of zines on Instagram, but there are other great resources for this kind of thing, too, including the web site Zine Love.

De_Ziners offers a useful quick snapshot of the busy world of zines, and you can submit your own vin Direct Message, too, but check their pinned story post for guidelines).

While it’s a useful way to quickly scan a huge range of independent zines out there, most available in print, and comics, too, I would caution that Instagram is a totally useless platform when it comes to sharing links. So this aggregator of the interesting can only really send you down the tubes of the internet in a limited way

In my opinion, you’d be well advised to also bookmark sites like the fantastic Zine Love, dedicated to highlighting all thing self-published and small press, if you want to explore a particular creator or publisher’s work in any meaningful way.

Jam-packed with snapshots of interesting independent comic and zine creations, not only did Zine Love direct me toward De_Ziners but has also highlighted the comics work of the most excellent Robert Wells, creator of the thought-provoking bio-graphic novel, Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain); assembled links leading to the work of James Corcoran, artist on indie hit Alex Automatic and Gareth Hopkins; and interviewed those involved in comic creation and dissemination such as comics reviewer Nicholas Burnam, among others. Well worth adding to your favourite news gathering service.

Check out Zine Love here

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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  1. Thanks for the feature! We love the process of discovery and making sure independent zinesters and artists get a permanent showcase for their creations.

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