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The Orange Journal

When Your Zine Turns to Sausage

Keeping Creative Work Fun

Artwork and Photo by Cheryl Leutjen

“Make a zine,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. I like fun as much as anyone, so I leapt, head first, into that ever-beguiling “work can be FUN” pool. It sounded so simple (a zine is shorter than a book), so daring (who, me, an artist?), and such a welcome break from my usual putting black print on a white screen sort of thing. Yawn.

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Cheryl Leutjen

Teetering on a tightrope between more conscientious living and eco-madness, I write about responding to the challenges of our time with heart, hope, and humor.