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PZS Exhibitor: Virginia Paine of Milkyboots Comix

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?  Portland, OR

If this is your first time tabling at Portland Zine Symposium, what excites you most about Portland and its zine community?  It’s not my first time, I’ve tabled every year since I moved here in 2009!

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



I draw and ink everything at home, on my portable drawing table.  I scan and layout in my basement office, and usually print at the IPRC or my neighborhood copy shop.  I like to watch TV or listen to podcasts while assembling zines.  Sometimes my cat helps.

How do you keep inspired?
I’ve found that taking naps and going for walks helps my brain loosen up and come up with ideas.
I get inspired by my friends and their creations.


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

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

I *might* have a new zine of diary comics, but I’m not sure if I’ll have time to throw it together!

Milkyboots Comix

The WHYs