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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: 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 more time trying to figure out intelligence (machine, animal, etc.) or otherwise pretending to be a hacker. What are your inspirations? "Weird Al" and his knack for swapping out the words of other musicians has been a major influence. The writing of E.E. Cummings pushed me toward a deeper interest in poetry. Combining these two, I had written a parody of an E.E. Cummings poem, which was one of the first that I started submitting for publication. When I couldn't find a magazine that seemed interested in publishing the parody, I decided to create a space where other poets and I could engage with literature in a way that makes sense to me. That space is Parody. What projects do you have lined up for 2017? Parody is an ongoing publication that always demands my attention. Here in Portland, I'm teaming up with a musician friend, Joe Kye (www.joekye.com), to host a new monthly "Open Stage" for performers of all identifications. We'll be using the space at F&B Cafe on the Park Ave blocks (by the elephant statues on Burnside). Our theme for this year is the Apocalypse. What 3 things would you want to have with you to survive? Another human (or several) Ceramic Mug for hot drinks Keys to the library...

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 make! 2- Oh boy, I think I'm already doing it! I blog, build websites, and produce resources for a variety of needs. My favorite topics are chronic illness and disability (natch), sex ed, relationships, polyamory, communication, gender, other LGBTQ issues, and social justice. 3- I mostly get inspired when I find myself wishing I had something to solve a problem, like what happened with my zine. Sometimes I'll think about making something for myself, and then realize others might find it useful, too. Past that, I'm primarily inspired by social justice advocates and the open source crowd. 4- Too many! I want to finish up work on my two current websites, and then move on to LetsTalkAboutGender.com (not currently active), where I'll be writing up a quick introduction to trans issues. The plan is for trans folks and allies to be able to send people to the site in place of doing the emotional/mental labor of educating them themselves in the moment. After that, I'm turning back to chronic illness and disability issues, with a spinoff of Spoonie Living called Underground Medicine (undergroundmedicine.tumblr.com, not currently active), where the patient community can contribute to a knowledgebase of DIY medical information for those who can't afford care and need to take things into their own hands in an informed-risk sort of way. I have a number of projects to complete within the scope of that blog, including...

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 and the political. I've always been really impressed with community gardens. 3-What are your inspirations? Most of my work focuses on my identities as a queer, trans, disabled person. I am inspired  by my activist friends, other zine makers, and other people that care for their communities. 4-What projects do you have lined up for 2017? I've been thinking about making a zine about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I see very little media representation on this topic, and most of it is inaccurate. 5-Our theme for this year is the Apocalypse. What 3 things would you want to have with you to survive? My bug-out bag includes a copy of the Bene Gesserit "Litany Against Fear", a deck of cards, and catfood for my cats....

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 an amazing platform for us to connect, distribute and channel our creativity. I always wanted to be a comedy writer when I was a kid. Comedy has always influenced my art and how I cope with the inevitable stresses brought on by life. I am also fascinated by various types of relationships and sex. Comedy and sexuality goes hand in hand to me and making zines are my favorite way to display my theories, observations and jokes about sexuality,politics and pop culture. If I wasn't making zines about dicks, I'd have to come up with another way to make my mom's eyes roll. I have a few new zines coming!! One is called Muff Fluff and i'm super excited to debut it at PZS! I also will be bringing my "Fight Back" uterus stickers and buttons, 100% of the proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood. Three things I would be to survive an Apocalypse would be a Swiss Army knife, a Costco sized jug of iodine and a can o' spam....

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 a gradual acknowledgement of publications as something accessible. Realizing that things that are formally published are not necessarily good, but sellable, and that putting your work out there is a radical act in itself, a gradual eradication of hierarchies. 2-If you didn't make zines, what do you think you'd be doing? Doodling and dancing. Also, making stage decorations. We still do all these, so that's not the right answer. Not sure if anything else could fulfill what zines provide, maybe making youtube videos, but we're shy and we love paper, so we'll stick to zines. 3-What are your inspirations? Life at different scales. Daily life. La Frontera. The simultaneity of beauty and misery. People's first zines! 4-What projects do you have lined up for 2017? We have our own zine fest in Tijuana on July 15th. Then hoping to drive across country, make a photo and illustration zine, or a couple, and hopefully meet rad people along the way! 5-Our theme for this year is the Apocalypse. What 3 things would you want to have with you to survive? Zine pup Cora, sketchbook and pens, coffee....

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 ...