title: We are Adventurers no. 1
creator: Human Bean Zines
date: July 2012
For one that was made as part of 2012’s 24 Hour Zine Thing, We are Adventurers is a pretty substantial zine. It’s a half-size collage zine that is divided between the writer’s adventures abroad and at home.
The first half of the zine starts off as a travelogue about the writer’s trip to Amsterdam. The daily entries of the vacation have a charming scrapbook feel, with each entry following the theme of the main feature of that day (such as the tram or the canal).
For the latter half, the writer discusses the events and general life at home. These home adventures include a concert, becoming an aunty for the first time, her goals with therapy and managing Borderline Personality Disorder, and even some book reviews at the end. Throughout the zine the voice is optimistic and upbeat, which adds to the enjoyment.