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PZS Exhibitor: Quinn Collard

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?
Seattle!

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

P1110821My most interesting way of creating is using my happy little family of vintage typewriters. I use them for my lit/art zine, Ephemera, and also my zines of poetry.

How do you keep inspired?
I only make zines about topics I’m passionate about, which I’m always happy to ramble on and on about!

If you could give your 16th year old teen self a zine, which one would it be?
I was just starting to struggle with depression when I was 16. Having one of the wonderful zines about mental illness that are out there would’ve helped me feel less alone. That’s one of the reasons I make my own zines on that topic now.

What are you working on for this year’s Portland Zine Symposium? Share with us some photos of your new work!
I have a new issue of Plaid Skirts & Converse that’s all about my kitty, the fabulous Smokey, and a book of poetry I wrote between the ages of 10 and 13 called Denim Justice is Forever.