POC Zine founder, Danilea Capistrano is a woman I respect dearly and have found a kindred spirit when thinking about how dedicated one has to be to run organizations and/or publications. She is currently on a leg of her Race Riot Zine tour across the country. She found time to experiment making a zine on her cell phone, and blog about it. It looks amazing so far, can not wait to see the rest of it.
Read some of the post here:
As the founder of the POC (People of Color) Zine Project, I often think about ways to make zine-making and reading more accessible and interesting for young people who spend a lot of time on their phones. I’m not interested in forcing young people into creating materiality—if that is a natural outcome from experimenting with digital tools, great. Sometimes young people use their digital creations to inform the process of making printed materiality and vice versa. I support all modes of exploration that empower young people to be creators, which is why I became interested in finding out if it was possible to make a zine (for free) on your phone, and then share it that same day. I often observe young people at events (concerts, conferences, parties, etc.) documenting their experience while they are experiencing it—they create photo collages for Instagram, rapidly publish multiple albums in succession to their Facebook page, tweet images, etc. This is now part of the natural rhythm for many people who use technology to share their experiences in real-time. However, often these images & related text live in different places on the web, and if you don’t follow that person on all their accounts, you won’t see everything they made during that event (in one place).
Read the zine she made, Chola Fruitz (Summer 2013).