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PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Moonpuss

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Moonpuss on Sunday. https://www.facebook.com/moonpuss.beanies moonpussbeanies@gmail.com Moonpuss discovered zines in 1993 back when Sassy magazine was still punk and did monthly zine reviews. She discovered Action Girl and found the grrrls who ultimately saved and shaped her life through punk rock. Moonpuss is making Zines to raise money for House of Dreams (no kill) Cat Shelter. She makes Hand Made and Recycled Cat Beanies full time. Moonpuss is inspired by shooting stars and chocolate mint ice-cream. Spiders and shiny things. Bat wings and Bach. Moonpuss will be at the Olympia Zine fest this October...

PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: ubernoo

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find ubernoo on Sunday.  Project name:  ubernoo Project website/blog/social media presence: https://www.instagram.com/ubernoo 1-How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines? I followed a rabbit sticker from a coffee shop bathroom back to my friend/coworker who gave me my first ever zine. 2-If you didn't make zines, what do you think you'd be doing? I'd be even less productive! 3-What are your inspirations? I leach material by any means. Newspapers, adverts, records, junk mail, fever dreams. 5-Our theme for this year is the Apocalypse. What 3 things would you want to have with you to survive? Hammer,...

PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Parody Poetry Journal

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Parody Poetry Journal on Sunday. Project name: Parody Poetry Journal Project website/blog/social media presence: www.parodypoetry.com facebook.com/parodypoetry instagram.com/bugthewriter How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines? I met Sopphey Vance (www.sopphey.com) while attending Rochester Institute of Technology. She formed a small group of literary projects, and, as part of that, she encouraged me to bring Parody to life. If you didn't make zines, what do you think you'd be doing? Outside of publishing and writing, other topics that always catch my attention are algorithms and neuroscience. I guess I'd probably be spending...

PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Chronically Badass

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Chronically Badass on Saturday Project Name - Chronically Badass (Spoonie Living) 1 - I got into zines when I saw a need in the disability/chronic illness community for some sort of welcome wagon/getting started guide for newly disabled folks, and decided to fill it myself. I had been seeing zines here and there ever since I moved to the Portland from the east coast, and the format seemed perfect for the sort of publication I had in mind. Now I can't stop thinking of other zines I want to...

PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Charlie Birch

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Charlie Birch on Sunday. Project name: Charlie Birch Project website/blog/social media presence: N/A 1-How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines? I was lucky enough to be a teenager living in Olympia, WA during the riotgrrrl era, and I was an active participant in the music and zine culture of that time. However, I didn't start sharing my zines with a wider audience until 2011 or so. 2-If you didn't make zines, what do you think you'd be doing? Some other art that combines the personal...

PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEWS: Smuttywood

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Smuttywood on Sunday. Project Name: Smuttywood http://www.welcometosmuttywood.com  I was introduced to zines when I was in high school. I joined an art magazine/club called "Jabberwocky" that was about celebrating poetry and the visual arts and produced this magazine once a semester. Anyone in school was able to submit a poem, drawings or photographs and then the club would have a silent vote to help us curate the magazine in the fairest way. Since we had a low budget to produce it, It was formatted as a zine. I thought it was...

PZS 2017 EXHIBITOR INTERVIEW: Tijuana Zine Fest 

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Tijuana Zine Fest on Sunday. Project name: Tijuana Zine Fest Project website/blog/social media presence: @tijuanazinefest www.tijuanazinefest.com 1-How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines? We've been trying to remember, can't be sure, but one of the first DIY publications we collected was Bulbo Press – it wasn't called a zine, but we like to understand independent publications under a single umbrella. Also learning about Posada's broadsides around Mexican revolution times was particularly inspiring. Funnily, religious pamphlets were also a part of our lives at some point. I think it was...

PZS 2017 Exhibitor Interviews: Computarded

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Computarded tabling on Saturday. How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines? My first introduction to zines was thru the punk/skate shops.  Typically, these dealt with local music and skate spots and I didn't really get into art based zines until somewhat recently. If you didn't make zines, what do you think you'd be doing?  Just making collage art and trying to navigate life. What are your inspirations? I was initially inspired by artists like Winston Smith and Jamie Reed. These days I'm blown away by so many artists I'm...

PZS 2017 Exhibitor Interview: Phil Gerigscott

This year PZS will have different exhibitors Saturday and Sunday. You will find Phil Gerigscott tabling on Sunday. How did you get into zines? OR How were you introduced to zines?   I've been reading and creating comic books since about the time I started wearing big boy pants, but I didn't get into zines until college. After attending my first zine fest, CAKE, I was totally hooked. The creative freedom and homegrown eccentricity of zine culture is invigorating.   If you didn't make zines, what do you think you'd be doing?   I'd probably just do more of what I already do: make music, weed the...