Get to Know Your Zinester: Coffee Woffee Photography & Gulahlah Comics

Coffee and Portraits

Describe your zine style. What can we expect to find at your table?
Well recently I’ve been working on lots of photo series. And I’ve been printing books independently to get my work out there. I also write stories about my life and have friends illustrate it for me. At my table I’ll have 3 photography books of mine. “I’ll always be a tourist”, photos and glimpses of people and things in New York City while I live here for 6 months. “Coffee and Portraits” which are portraits of people in diners and coffee shops across Los Angeles. This is probably a never ending series of mine. And “Life After Christmas”, the streets of Echo Park and Silver Lake in January 2012 when Christmas is over. Go to crackuniverse.tumblr.com to see recent work of mine.

I’ve also finally finished writing a comic I call “Adam”. Illustrated by Mannynose. My sad happy true long gone love story. Aren’t those always the best? And afriend of mine, Rachel Curry, will be showing off her hand made books and letter pressed posters/shirts/postcards.

Julie Orlick

Where do you work on your zines?
At home, in my brain, on the phone talking about ideas, at coffee shops being caffeinated writing down ideas, eating croissants and being inspired, talking about ideas to people in real life, then finally making all those ideas become something concrete through film, scanners, developing, printing, the internet, the computer and ink and paper.

What are your three favorite small-press/DIY publications?
Top Shelf Productions have always been my hero. Liz Prince, Noah Van Sciver and Jeffrey Brown.

You can see more of Julie Orlick’s photography on her blog at crackuniverse.

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