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Artist Profiles

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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 communities, and indigenous land rights - when I was a kid I was inspired by Australian journalist John Pilger who writes for the Guardian UK and makes documentaries, interviewing people like the head of British Petroleum, lulls them into a false comfort, then traps them into aggressive line of questioning. When I was a teenager I saw him in the street in Sydney with his wife once and stammered and stuttered that his work meant a lot to me, like a true weirdo. 4-What projects do you have lined up for 2017? New solo record, new graphic novela, finishing the new Fix My Head issue right now for this weekend. This will most likely be the last issue. Issue 10. I like round numbers. 5-Our theme for this year is the Apocalypse. What 3 things would you want to have with you to survive? My parents, my sister and my partner. That's four things, I don't care. lol ...

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, Heart, Boots ...

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 inspired daily. What projects do you have lined up for 2017?  I've just released a series of Skateboards for Vagrant, and I'm working on more deck designs. I'm always making collages and will continue looking for shows, collaborations, and zine submissions. I'm involved with an Art Gallery and magazine called Radarstation, I help curate content for the mag and love bringing additional exposure to artists. Check us out http://www.radarstationart.com/ Our theme for this year is the Apocalypse. What 3 things would you want to have with you to survive? X-acto blades, magazines and rubber cement. Project website/blog/social media presence:  instagram.com/computarded ...

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 garlic, check my email, hide my fingernails under seat cushions, sit on the ground, blend bananas, order glasses online.   What are your inspirations?   My inspiration comes from a balance of being around creative people and not being around any people. Some artists that rile me up are Phil Elverum, Andy Douglas Day, Tove Jansson, Jeffrey Brown, Brecht Vandenbrocke.   What projects do you have lined up for 2017?   I'd like to write a mellow album this summer and focus on doing more writing in general. Words and stuff. I'm currently lacking a literary elegance that I'd like to tap into again.   Our theme for this year is the Apocalypse. What 3 things would you want to have with you to survive?    honeybees (long story--ask me about it), peanut butter (not a long story, I just love it), and a hat so my hair doesn't get too puffy.   Project website/blog/social media presence: philgerigscott.tumblr.com ...