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Portland Zine Symposium / Exhibitor Interviews  / First Time PZS Exhibitor: Tyler Meese

First Time PZS Exhibitor: Tyler Meese

We’ll be posting short interviews each day with the many exhibitors tabling at the 2016 Zine Symposium. Come meet all of these amazing zinesters, Saturday July 9th at Ambridge Event Center here in Portland, OR. Remember, there is only 1 day of tabling at this year’s Symposium. On Sunday July 10th, you’ll find us hosting a Skillshare day at the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Keep checking in with the site for additional exhibitor interviews, workshop and panel schedules, and fun events leading up to the Symposium.


Where do you live?

Portland, OR

If this is your first time tabling at Portland Zine Symposium, what excites you most about Portland and its zine community?

It is my first time. I’m excited because I know nothing about anything or anyone, so it’s all new.

Share with us an image of you creating and/or your creative space. What is your zine-making process?

The zines I make are mostly fiction writing so a lot of the process is writing and rewriting, looking at a computer screen. I use indesign for layout/formating, so more computer screen. The only physical part is the cutting, assembling, and rubber stamping. I used to do more layout stuff physical and might again in the future, who knows.

How do you keep inspired?

I keep reading and when someone makes me say holy shit I wanna make something that makes someone else say holy shit while reading it. When someone I know does that I am like triply excited.

If you could give your 16th year old teen self a zine, which one would it be?

Something along the lines of like ‘How and Why not to be an Asshole’

What are you working on for this year’s Portland Zine Symposium? Share with us some photos of your new work!

They’re single zine short stories. So, like, one short story per zine, each by a different author. I’ve 3 finished and still have two to put together. I’ve also a lot of Monster House Press stuff, which is made by some fine friends in Indiana.