Getting To Know Your Local Zinester: emiliospocket

Emilio Santoyo


What was your first zine about and when was it made? 
I think the first zine I remember making was one a few years back called “Bunk Sausage”. It was a good 10-12 or so of slogans for things that didn’t have slogans. For example “Sweat pants: It’s a sweater for your legs”. It got printed and in large amounts. I think I might of felt too confident about it because I believe there is still a few roaming around somewhere.
Describe your most recent zine. 
Most recently I am trying to tighten up, get rid of added mumbo jumbo, and fix this zine I got going called ” Brutal”. This is a more story based one about this kid’s adventure at a house party. There always seems to be more exciting stories that happen at house parties than any concert, or night club ever. Maybe because they are free to get into and you know a good portion of the people there so people feel confident letting themselves go. I want it to be like House Party the movie but with mosh pits, a lot of empty beer bottles, but I might try to throw in a good dance routine like the movie. This is still just living on my desk at the moment. I’ll let you know when this goes to a printer.
What do you do when you’re not creating and how does it help or harm what you do artistically?
When I am not creating I am usually roaming around somewhere. That could mean on foot, in my vw bug, or on my bike. Not on purpose, but I turn into hunter gather when i leave the studio. I go out collect stories, information about certain things, color palettes, inventions, or new product ideas I would like to create. I bring all these new things from the outside and somehow apply them to drawings, paintings, and so on. I guess as much as I would want to, I can never turn it off.

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