PZS Exhibitor: Rad Cat Press AKA Sage Liskey
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?
I live wherever there is a couch or bed to rest my head. Staying in one place for too long grates on my nerves, but I mostly hop around Southern Oregon and Eugene.
If this is your first time tabling at Portland Zine Symposium, what excites you most about Portland and its zine community?
This will be my 4th year tabling at the Portland Zine Symposium!
Share with us an image of you creating and/or your creative space. What is your zine-making process?
1) Obsess over a topic. 2) Decide said topic is zine-worthy. 3) Create an outline. 4) Fill in said outline in word editor. 5) Procrastinate finalizing zine until a zine fest. 6) Become agitated and say this is the last zine I’ll ever make. 7) Print, staple, and fold zine. 8) Attend zine fest and feel stoked about zine making. 10) Realize there are numerous mistakes in zine and feel awkward about all the people reading it. 11) Fix mistakes and add more content. 12) Repeat steps 1-11.
How do you keep inspired?
The things that keep me most inspired are the compliments of my readers and hearing that I made a difference in a person’s life.
If you could give your 16th year old teen self a zine, which one would it be?
It’s a tie between a beautifully illustrated comic by Sage Howard (I’d say the title name but it has been woefully misplaced somewhere…) or one of Rani Goel’s zines from the Re-Minders series.
What are you working on for this year’s Portland Zine Symposium? Share with us some photos of your new work!
It’s a secret! But I believe it will be the most popular zine I’ve ever created. I’ll also bring several titles not present at the last PZS including “You Are A Great and Powerful Wizard,” “A Century of Moon Phases,” “Surviving The Collapse of Society,” “Wine and Poetry Night Year One,” and “The Happiest Choice: Condensed Edition.”