PZS Exhibitor: Delphine Bedient of Sincerely Analog Press
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?
Though originally from Nebraska, I have been based here in Portland for almost ten years.
Share with us an image of you creating and/or your creative space. What is your zine-making process?
I get ideas for publications by thinking about what I want to see in the world. For me this tends to be compendiums of marginalized information. I think one of the beautiful things about independent publishing is its ability to address overlooked thoughts, opinions and information.
In a more specific sense, my publishing process consists of collecting information and thinking, arranging and rearranging it until it takes the form of something that seems like a solid concept for a book. Depending on the content, I draw out a page by page plan of how the book will look. I type all the text on a typewriter and lay everything out by hand before I photocopy, collate and bind the books. I strive for a clean look but I am still most comfortable doing as much as I can by hand.
How do you keep inspired?
I read books, ride the bus, take walks, talk to people, listen to music and look at the world around me. Sometimes stepping out of my own front door is enough.
If you could give your 16th year old teen self a zine, which one would it be?
A couple of my friends did a zine called Ad Lib for a while. I think that would have been a good thing to show myself to point me in the right direction, life-wise.
What are you working on for this year’s Portland Zine Symposium? Share with us some photos of your new work!
My newest book is called “Pictures of my Mother Touching Wild Animals.” This is my first photo book and a collaboration with my mother. The description is in the title!