Christian Schmidt



Christian Schmidt


Leipzig (Germany)


My name is Christian. I am from Germany. I started making zines in the early 90s called Flatline. A few years later I ran a zine distro called Flatline-Imperium. In the early 2000s I started volunteering as a zine librarian at the Archiv der Jugendkulturen (Archive of Youth Cultures) in Berlin, founded a network zine called ZineZine and began doing historical research on zine culture. Currently, I reside in Leipzig, but I am still working as a zine researcher at the archive of youth cultures, where I also organize Zineklatsch, a meeting place for local zinesters in Berlin taking place 3-4 times a year. In 2018 I will revive my defunct fanzine which sparked my passion for this kind of printed matter. So, Flatline #4 will be released with a short delay of 21 years. 😉