I really buy into the idea of zines. Independently published and without any regulations, it is total freedom of expression. Often zines production are driven by passion, not profit. Zines have not taken Singapore by storm (sadly) and I still get blank looks when I mention zines but that hasn’t stopped me from publishing two issues :)
Imagine my delight when I walked into a little shop filled entirely with zines in Melbourne. Yes, there aren’t other products. Just zines. Upon stepping in and although I have yet to take a look at anything, I decided that I will not walk out empty-handed. It is about supporting fellow zinesters :). The 3 walls of the space was lined with zines. Excitedly, I decided on which side to start feasting my eyes at. It was such a joy seeing zines of all genres! Many of them were true to the “underground” and cheaply produced spirit of zines-- photocopy, staple. Voila!
I felt inspired just being there.