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Portland Zine Symposium / Exhibitor Interviews  / PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Nia King


This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Nia King on Saturday at table 33A.
Project name: Nia King
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1-How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines?

I first “discovered” zines at the Lucy Parsons Center, a radical book store in Boston.

2-If you didn’t make zines, what do you think you’d be doing?

Blogging more?

3-What are your inspirations?

I recently reread all of the zines in the series “Cheer the Eff Up” by a Chicago zinester who goes only by “Jonas”. They are really good and rereading them has made me want to write more.

4-What projects do you have lined up for 2017?

I’m really excited to be one of the ONLY US distributors for two amazing Canadian books by queer trans women of color, Small Beauty by jia qing wilson-yang and Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom. I’m hype to help get more amazing QPOC lit from other countries into the hands of American audiences. That is one of the projects I’m working on for 2017.

5-Our theme for this year is the Apocalypse. What 3 things would you want to have with you to survive?

A knife, a cup, and either a flashlight or a box of matches. I can’t decide.