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Calling All Monsters!

CALLING ALL MONSTERS!!   Are you ready to return to Runway Island? Monster Pageant 2019 will be on June 14th at the Eagles Lodge in SE Portland! Do you want to unleash your inner beast on the runway and take your turn destroying a city? If so, email monsterpageant@gmail.com to get more details and sign up! Deadline for entries is May 14th!  Don't delay!...

PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Joyce S. Lee

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Joyce S. Lee on Saturday at table 41B. /// Project name: Joyce S. Lee Project website/blog/social media presence: joyceslee.com/zines instagram.com/joyceslee 1-How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines? I used to research and pitch stories for magazines. Sometimes the best ones wouldn't get picked for whatever reason, and I thought, "I should publish them myself!" 2-If you didn't make zines, what do you think you'd be doing? Making zines lets me research topics I'm interested in, and also create interesting ways to share that information. So if I didn't make zines, I...

PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Nik Adams

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Nik Adams on Sunday at table 42B. 1-How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines? From the first zine I saw, I was struck that this was the best form to express myself. 2-If you didn’t make zines, what do you think you’d be doing? If zines were not available I would still be looking for a way to expose my art to an audience. 3-What are your inspirations? I am inspired by the misfits who have sung their unvarnished soul to generations after their time ( Van Gogh, Nietzsche,...

PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: The Collagemonauts

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find The Collagemonauts on Saturday at table 38B. Project name: The Collagemonauts Project website/blog/social media presence: http://www.instagram.com/collagemonauts 1-How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines? I started meeting people who make zines in Seattle. Through them, I found out about Short Run. I went with another member of the Collagemonauts and we’ve been hooked ever since. 2-If you didn't make zines, what do you think you'd be doing? We make all kinds of art. We all love to make the work that ends up in zines and other publications but we...

PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Erika Rier

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Erika Rier on Sunday at table 18A. Project name: Erika Rier Project website/blog/social media presence: www.ErikaRier.com instagram 1-How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines? I started making zines and self-published books in the early 90's when I was about 13. I was really into a lot of riot grrrl, punk, and local indie music as well as things like Sassy magazine. Between hanging out a record stores, reading zine reviews in Sassy & Maximum Rock and Roll, it seemed inevitable that i would make zines. I've always...

PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Comeback Magazine

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Comeback Magazine on Saturday at table 36A. Project name: Comeback Magazine Project website/blog/social media presence:  Shop: http://comebackmag.bigcartel.com/products Insta + Twitter: @comebackmag 1-How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines? I found zines when I was at a local cafe and they had a table with all types of zines laid out across it. The passion that was spilling out of each zine was incredibly inspiring, prompting me to jump on the computer and start learning how I could make my own. At the time, I had taken a break...

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...