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PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Anna Vo of FIX MY HEAD and AN OUT RECORDINGS

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Anna Vo on Saturday & Sunday as our featured poster artist.
Project name: FIX MY HEAD and AN OUT RECORDINGS

Project website/blog/social media presence:
http://fixmyhead.storenvy.com/

http://anout.bandcamp.com/
1-How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines?
Through trauma and needing to vent.
2-If you didn’t make zines, what do you think you’d be doing?
The same thing I am doing – running social justice trainings, illustrating/making comics, making music, organizing for the rights of People of Color, stand up comedy, and educating young people.
3-What are your inspirations?
People who build awareness around disenfranchised communities, and indigenous land rights – when I was a kid I was inspired by Australian journalist John Pilger who writes for the Guardian UK and makes documentaries, interviewing people like the head of British Petroleum, lulls them into a false comfort, then traps them into aggressive line of questioning. When I was a teenager I saw him in the street in Sydney with his wife once and stammered and stuttered that his work meant a lot to me, like a true weirdo.
4-What projects do you have lined up for 2017?
New solo record, new graphic novela, finishing the new Fix My Head issue right now for this weekend. This will most likely be the last issue. Issue 10. I like round numbers.
5-Our theme for this year is the Apocalypse. What 3 things would you want to have with you to survive? My parents, my sister and my partner. That’s four things, I don’t care. lol