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PZS Exhibitor: Phoebe Moore of Tiny Thunder/Slander

Where do you live? I live in Olympia Washington

If this is your first time tabling at Portland Zine Symposium, what excites you most about Portland and its zine community? This is my second time at the Portland Zine symposium. I started tabling so I could trade with other creative folks. I grew up in Portland and love coming back to meet up with creators from around the northwest.

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


I don’t have any images of me making things. I should get on that. Most of the zines I make are collaborative. When I make zines by myself I just pick a theme and draw around the theme. Then I redraw the whole zine and pick the page I like best. I keep doing that until I’m happy with the whole zine.

How do you keep inspired? I get inspired all the time. My challenge is finding the time to act on that inspiration. I make and sell jewelry to fund my life as an artist and sometimes it’s hard to put work aside.

If you could give your 16th year old teen self a zine, which one would it be? Probably A Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek. It made me laugh and cry a lot and I think teenage me would have loved that kind of range of emotion coming from a dorky teenager. The narrator, towards the end of the series, is dealing with shit that most adults couldn’t handle, but they don’t have the life experience to know that. I think teenage me could have used that.

What are you working on for this year’s Portland Zine Symposium? Share with us some photos of your new work! I’m working on a series of mini zines. Some are just a series of drawings and some are jokes based on my standup act. I’m also working on a self care worksheet book.