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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...

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...

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...