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First Time PZS Exhibitor: Anna Zusman

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.

1) Where do you live?I live in San Francisco.

2) If this is your first time tabling at Portland Zine Symposium, what excites you most about Portland and its zine community?

It will be my first time and I am excited to meet Portland zine makers and explore how the local community is different from that in the Bay Area.Share with us an image of you creating and/or your creative space.

3)What is your zine-making process? My zines usually start as series of drawings. After making a large number of drawings on the same topic, I start thinking about how they can be sequenced in a meaningful way.

4)How do you keep inspired?

Looking around and reacting to what I see has always been the driving force behind my creative process. I think it is important not to spend all the time watching the screens and actually pay close attention to the real world: looking at people on buses, listening to conversations, spending quality time with friends or on long walks.

5)What are you working on for this year’s Portland Zine Symposium? Share with us some photos of your new work! 

I am currently working on “Modern American Gods” books with a poet Rachael Briggs. Attached you will find an image for the God of Politics.

God-of-Politics