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First Time PZS Exhibitor: Claudia E Berger

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?

NYC born and bred

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

I have never been to Portland before and have heard such amazing things about the artist community there, I am really looking forward to meeting everyone. Always looking to have more zine friends and pen pals!

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

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Usually starts with a weird doodle/journal entry before morphing into something completely unrelated. I am getting more and more drawn to making tiny zines – so a lot of the process involves shrinking things down as much as the artwork allows.

How do you keep inspired?

Consuming ridiculous amounts of cheesy scifi and just seeing all of the A+ output of art from all of the creators on tumblr/instagram/twitter.

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

I would just tell my 16 year old self that zines are just a thing that exist. That alone would have been so freeing.

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

I am hoping to finish up the next volume of my tiny landscape series.
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