Zines are basically DIY magazines. They come in a number of different forms. These publications first exploded into popular consciousness during the 1970’s, with the growth of the punk rock scene. They also became a major vehicle for the grunge rock scene in the 1990s.
Radical subcultures made the most of this zine culture as it essentially gave them a platform to the voices out their issues and concerns. Now, during the internet age, we bear witness to its transformation and revival once again.