Describe your zine style. What can we expect to find at your table?
Each issue of DUM DUM completely changes format based on the kind of stuff we receive or commission. You’ll find 17×22 broadsides on newsprint (Issue 1
), an audio zine on CD (Issue 2
), and a BOX (Issue 3). Yes, a box! Check out our ongoing Kickstarter campaign
to see what it’s all about.
Where do you work on your zines?
In the Spring/Summer, we started FREEWRITESHOP and began touring workshops all over L.A. to get inspired and generate ideas for the 3rd issue. Our first stop was Home Room, then the L.A. River, and The Pop-Hop. Now my apartment has turned into DUM DUM headquarters: the entire living room has the contents of issue 3 sprawled out.
What are your three favorite small-press/DIY publications?
Narrow Books, The Bushwick Review, and theNewerYork.
What advice would you give to a first-time zinester or to an aspiring zinemaker?
Just make one. It can be about anything, and made out of anything. Don’t think about it too much, just get it down and your next idea will come. One of my first zines was a single 8.5×11 sheet, tri-folded to resemble a pamphlet. Easy!
What’s the best thing that ever happened to you because of zines?
We got to DJ a sweet set at Footsie’s last year at L.A. Zine Fest’s pre-party!