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Traditional vs. Online

Possibly one of the biggest questions zine producers and readers face today is, "Where is the zine headed?" With the advent of online zines, longtime zinesters muse about the extinction of paper zines. Many lament the potential loss of the paper zines15 to what they consider the less romantic online realm. Meanwhile, the next generation of zine creators is hitting the World Wide Web and not looking back.16

So what are the pros and cons of each style? If they're all just zines, then how can there be that much of a difference? And what does the shift into the world of the Internet mean for those who create (and those who enjoy) zines?

Creating traditional vs. online zines

Enjoying traditional vs. online zines

The Verdict

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