melissa bastian's Profile
I started writing zines before I knew what zines were. I just had something to say, and I'd always been intrigued with the idea of making my own book-like objects. My mom had a cheap, slow photocopier in the basement, and I liked to cut up magazines... I was kind of amazed when, a few years later, I discovered that other people made them too.
Even so, my zines have almost always been a solo effort. The zine entitled "blank the plague" did incorporate pieces from other contributors - most notably the incomparable m.i.d., without whom blank the plague would not exist. For the most part, though, my zines have been my own creation, something I do working furiously into the night against some imaginary and self-imposed deadline.
As for the stories, I can't remember not writing stories. As a child I was always accused of being imaginative - and…
- Born on January 10
- Joined June 21, 2010