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PZS Exhibitor: Like Like

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?

Vince Roque lives in Los Angeles and Pei-Jeane Chen lives in Hong Kong (It will be the Vince-half of Like Like Zine attending PZS).

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

This will be my second time tabling AND my second time visiting Portland. I’m just excited to immerse myself in its awesomeness again!

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

WorkingJeane and I first decide the theme for the newest issue, which is always random (Issue #1 was angst and Issue #2 was animals) Then we get together any friends who want to contribute and we all get to writing, drawing and designing! 

How do you keep inspired?

Doing things that make me happy. Reading zines, going to shows, experiencing weird happenings that make me want to turn it into a story, etc.

If you could give your 16th year old teen self a zine, which one would it be?

As You Were. It definitely would have inspired and helped my socially awkward teenaged-self to break into making things much earlier and feel less alone in the world.
What are you working on for this year’s Portland Zine Symposium? Share with us some photos of your new work!
Like Like #3: Shh! is our newest zine that we released last month. The theme for this issue is movies and it features short stories about awkward theater-going experiences and other movie-related tales, artwork, photography, an interview with a filmmaker/festival runner in Hong Kong’s experimental movie scene, movie lists and loads more.
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