Get to Know Your Zinester: Razorcake

Razorcake

Describe your zine style. What can we expect to find at your table?
You can expect the same format we’ve been using for the last 11 years! DIY newsprint punk fanzine with a one-color glossy cover.

Where do you work on your zines?
We work out of 540 sq. foot office filled to the gills with records, zines, CDs, skateboards, and speakers.

What are your three favorite small-press/DIY publications?
My three favorite DIY publications are Nuts!, Seven Inches To Freedom, and Wet Cement. And if Wet Cement is no longer publishing – and I don’t think it is – then I’ll say Drunken Master or Trainwreck.

What advice would you give to a first-time zinester or to an aspiring zinemaker?
Only print content that you’re truly proud of.

What’s the best thing that ever happened to you because of zines?
Other than going to LA Zine Fest, one of the best things to happen to me because of zines is of course all the great people I’ve met from around the world who are just as obsessed as I am with keeping print media alive!

Find Razorcake online at Razorcake.org.


Big Saturday Night!

Alex Chiu

What a week! We made buttons, we bought TONS of zines, we saw some great live music, and we had our picture taken with a giant zine.  We hope you found some great new places to hang out or a new favorite zine!

This Saturday’s events promise to be a great way to end a week chockfull of great things to do and fun places to do them. This Saturday brings events from Alex Chiu, Champoy Hate, AND Daryl Gussin. We don’t know about you, but we are dead set on going to all three. It can be done!

Razorcake, run by Daryl Gussin


Two-two-two times the fun! : Today’s L.A. Zine Week events

We’re very excited that The Last Bookstore is going to start carrying zines.  In fact, we are so excited, we are rolling out the welcome wagon! Join the LAZF organizers in welcoming the zine section to the store Thursday, Feb. 9 during ArtWalk! This means that besides the LAZF, there will be coffee from the new DBA Pour Over Bar in the store and all the regular ArtWalk madness, like food trucks and free wine and cheese somewhere.

The L.A. Zine Fest organizers will be passing out flyers and postcards, and may have candy!

If ArtWalks aren’t your thing, consider dropping by the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, where Daryl Gussin and Rebecca Inducil are teaching you how to make a zine for FREE! This workshop will take you through not only the mechanics of assembly but also help you develop content to fill your beautiful zine pages.


Getting To Know Your Local Zinester: Razorcake

Daryl, Todd and friends

Razorcake

What was your first zine about and when was it made?
Our first issue came out in January of 2001. Since then every issue of Razorcake has been primarily dedicated to independent punk and DIY culture.

While music is our main focus we’ve also run tons of interviews and articles on many other subjects.

Describe your most recent zine. 
Our most recent issue – #65 – was our official 10 Year Anniversary Issue which featured interviews with The Gateway District (Minneapolis), Street Eaters (Berkeley), James Aurthur (Austin); as well as an article which connects book publishing, major league soccer, and corporate ideology.
Of all the things you’ve ever made, zine-related or otherwise, what’s your one favorite? 
One time my younger brother, some friends, and I dug an extremely large hole. It was pretty exciting. -Daryl

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