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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...

PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Nicole Witch-Hazel of Go Trespassing

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Go Trespassing on Saturday at table 4B Tabler: Nicole Witch-Hazel Project Name: Go Trespassing Project website: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/loveandbloodandbleedinghearts How did you get into zines?: Through the underground anarchist and communist scenes in the New Hampshire/Boston area in the late 90's If you didn't make zines, what would you be doing?: Tending to my other life projects: becoming an herbalist, studying horticulture, playing in punk/hardcore bands, healing, grieving, trying to break the hold of capitalism and hatred in our lifetime, falling in love over and over again. What are your inspirations? My transgender big sister prison pen-pal Roberta K., my...

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 Project website/blog/social media presence: artactivistnia.weebly.com facebook.com/artactivistnia510 twitter.com/artactivistnia niaking.tumblr.com 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...

PZS 2017 Programming Interview: Radio Geekly

Radio Geekly will be leading a panel discussion on Saturday at 9am-11am located across from APANO at Portland Community College  SE in room Tabor 125. [Who is involved in the programming and what should we expect?] Kyle Kerezsi: ARG member, Evening News producer Jess Damon: ARG member, host of Monday Sampler S.W. Conser: ARG member, host of Words and Pictures & The Film Show Expect broadcast equipment, commentary on resistance and comics, the types of resistance that take form in the arts and on the streets, mutual confusion on what’s happening in the world and an earnest pursuit to understand it. [What changes have you seen in your art...

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...