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PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Andy Gabrysiak

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Andy Gabrysiak on Saturday at table 38A.
Project name: Andy Gabrysiak
Project website/blog/social media presence: andygabrysiak.com / gabrysiakandy.tumblr.com / Instagram @andygabrysiak
1-How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines? The summer after graduating high school I came across a copy of Crimewave USA although would not have known the term “zine” at the time. The cover featured articles on two particular comedy interests – Don Knotts, and Tony Clifton, which certainly caught my attention. The next zines I would have read were probably comics-related. Possibly Trubble Club, a collection of jam comics by a rotating group of Chicago based cartoonists.
2-If you didn’t make zines, what do you think you’d be doing? Taking naps
3-What are your inspirations? There are visual artists and comedians whose work I admire, but seeing artist and musician friends doing great work is what really gets me inspired to get started on something.
4-What projects do you have lined up for 2017? Currently working on an edition of 61 prints for the Corpus Corpus Print Exchange curated by Paul Nudd as well as designing the cover and centerfold of my friend John Maggie‘s new zine, Death Fight. I recently contributed an illustration to accompany a poem in the upcoming issue of Grand Circus(included as the attachment)
5-Our theme for this year is the Apocalypse. What 3 things would you want to have with you to survive? Coffee, Burt’s Bees lip balm, and my inhaler