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PZS Exhibitor: Erin Nations

We’ll be posting short interviews each day with the many exhibitors tabling at the 2016 Zine Symposium. Come meet all of these amazing zinesters, Saturday July 9th at Ambridge Event Center here in Portland, OR. Remember, there is only 1 day of tabling at this year’s Symposium. On Sunday July 10th, you’ll find us hosting a Skillshare day at the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Keep checking in with the site for additional exhibitor interviews, workshop and panel schedules, and fun events leading up to the Symposium. Where do you live? North Portland. If this is your first time tabling at Portland Zine Symposium, what excites you most about Portland and its zine community? This will by my third time tabling at PZS and even though I'm not new to the community, I do look forward to seeing new stuff and meeting new people (both locally and from other cities) even though I'm painfully shy at times. Share with us an image of you creating and/or your creative space. What is your zine-making process? When I have an idea for a zine, before I start creating the content, I also envision what I want the appearance to look like, such as the size, cover design, type of paper, etc. I'll jot down notes and draw rough sketches or thumbnails. I only make art zines, so I either put together a compilation of sketchbook drawings and comics or I'll create something new. Often, I work with ink, pens, or gouache. When the artwork is done, I scan it, clean it up in Photoshop, lay it out in InDesign, print it, cut it, and staple. How do you keep inspired? If I stay productive and create on a daily basis, I find it hard to loose inspiration. It's only when I go weeks without doing anything that I feel like I have a creative block. Also, browsing or reading zines, comics, going to art shows, watching arthouse films...