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PZS Exhibitor: Budget 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? San Diego
If this is your first time tabling at Portland Zine Symposium, what excites you most about Portland and its zine community?  My dream is to one day move to Portland and sped all my time at the IPRC learning all the tools and using them.
Show us an image of your creative space. What is your zine making process?
I mostly publish other people, so the first step is finding someone I want to publish, usually through people that have sent me something or me asking someone I like if they want to do something. Once I have the words or art or whatever and we decide on the title and the cover, I do the layout on my computer (Publisher is my friend!) Then take them to the cheap copy place I have found, print them, fold them, staple them, and then voilà! Budget Press!
How do you keep inspired? Boredom, and the need to be creative.
If you could give your 16 year-old self a zine, which would it be? I would give him a copy of my own Snow-globe Life #2, so he would know he will travel throughout Europe.
What are you working on for this year’s Zine Symposium? Share some photos of your new work.  The new stuff will be ‘My Snow-globe Life #2’ by me, johnnie b. baker, ‘I Carried a Watermelon’ by Cheryl Sonstein, and ‘The Devil’s Right Hand’ by Stephen T. Brophy.