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First Time PZS Exhibitor: Minnie Phan

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?
Oakland, California

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 first time in Oregon! In my mind, Portland is a mecca for DIY culture, community, and resource. I’m excited to meet people who believe in inclusion and sharing creative energies/possibilities.

Share with us an image of you creating and/or your creative space. What is your zine-making process?
IMG_8906My zine making process includes a mix of digital and traditional media. I always have a little anxiety about making my work “perfect” and beautiful, so it calms me to know I can always fix bad ink lines in Photoshop, heh.
How do you keep inspired?
By remembering what I want to leave on this earth as evidence I existed

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

Anything and everything by Jillian Tamaki

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

Comix about accepting cultural heritage and self empowerment!









Website http://minniephan.com

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