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PZS Exhibitor: Anna Vo of Fix My Head / An Out Recordings

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, from New Zealand via Berlin, Germany.

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

It’s my third time, but my first time was before I lived here, and partially convinced me how friendly Portland is as a city! And then I moved here 6 months later!

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

Just me and an empty sketchbook, planning it out. Then talking to my friends, then laying out the zines 🙂 (with FIX MY HEAD zine)

How do you keep inspired?

 Listen to what my world is asking or crying out for at the time. Or more specifically, where it is lacking analysis or intentionality or dialogue. Then creating that space in text, hangouts, connections.

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

Any that told me that it wasn’t my fault that other people were abusive and violent.

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

New Fix My Head zine (issue 9), haven’t decided on the cover yet!
New The Swan The Vulture zine (number 6), 2 years in the making!
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