Zine is short for magazine, and pronounced zeen rather than zyne.
Zine culture is eclectic, inclusive, fun, and creative.
Zinesters make zines. I’ve been a zinester since the 90s. Yes, I’m old and wear gloves to help with the arthritis.
I’ve got a bunch of personal zines (perzines) about being neurodivergent and being a zinester. I’ve got short fiction zines in both colour and black and white. And some are slice-of-life comic-style stories, if you can picture such a thing.
Traditional zines are usually photocopied cheaply, and therefore sell at a low cost. Most of mine are simple cut ‘n’ paste zines photocopied at the lowest cost as I can (considering selling fees etc). I’ve also digitised them, so I can either get dressed and leave the house to mail them to you, or we can both stay in our pyjamas and have them auto-delivered to you electronically.