PZS Exhibitor: Psycho Moto Zine
Where do you live?
The Antagonists (who create Psycho Moto) are based in NYC, but we have our small West Coast chapter based in Seattle!
If this is your first time tabling at Portland Zine Symposium, what excites you most about Portland and its zine community?
This is our second year! Last year was awesome, we can only imagine this year will be the same! Everyone was really welcoming and very passionate about their zines, it was wonderful to see so much excitement.
Share with us an image of you creating and/or your creative space. What is your zine-making process?
Our zine team consists of editorial people in NYC, Seattle, and contributors all over the world, so we have very long email chains. But the process is pretty simple. We all loosely vote on a theme. Ethan, our content guru collects related stories, art, and other goodies from tons of artists who we already have relationships with. They send us stuff, and Eric, our design guy, puts it all together and makes it look professional as hell. Then we print a lot and force people to read them.
How do you keep inspired?
Everything around is inspiration, you just have to keep your eyes, ears, and mind open.
If you could give your 16-year-old teen self a zine, which one would it be?
I’m sure if you asked any member of our zine team, the answer would be vastly different for each. As one of the ladies, I would definitely find a female-empowering zine; something to make my 16-year-old self remember that being awkward is just a phase and it too shall pass.
What are you working on for this year’s Portland Zine Symposium? Share with us some photos of your new work!
We made a few new zines since last year, and we’re currently working on one more, but it sadly won’t be ready for the fest.