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PZS Exhibitor: Portland Button Works

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?

North Portland!

If this is your first time tabling at Portland Zine Symposium, what excites you most about Portland and its zine community?
Nope. I was an original founder. I have attended all by 1 in its 15 year existence and organized all but 2 or 3… I can’t remember. I love how when PZS almost didn’t happen this year a lot of awesome folks stepped up to make sure it did!
Share with us an image of you creating and/or your creative space. What is your zine-making process?
I made this DIY shrine a few years ago. i haven’t made a zine in awhile. The last thing I put out was the new version of Stolen Sharpie Revolution and other than that, I’ve been working a lot on Portland Button Works. We just moved the shop and it has sort of consumed my life.
How do you keep inspired?
beats me.
If you could give your 16th year old teen self a zine, which one would it be?
I’d probably give myself a copy of Stolen Sharpie Revolutions so I wouldn’t have made so many zine rookie mistakes!
What are you working on for this year’s Portland Zine Symposium? Share with us some photos of your new work!
We have a bunch of new zines in the zine distro that I’m excited about!

New Location as of May 1, 2016

Portland Button Works
1505 North Bryant
(cross street N Interstate)

We no longer have open hours,
please call for appointments.