Get to Know Your Zinester: Amanda Makes Comics

AmandaDescribe your zine style. What can we expect to find at your table?
Autobiographical comics! Wordless comic collages! Letterpress! Hand-sewn bindings! THE WORKS!

Where do you work on your zines?
In my “studio” (dining room) on a “desk” (“repurposed” coffee table I found in the trash) sitting on a comfortable “chair” (“repurposed” dog blanket rejected by my Chihuahua).

What are your three favorite small-press/DIY publications?
Runx Tales by Matt Runkle. Tales of Blarg by Janelle Hessig. Eye of the Majestic Creature by Leslie Anne Mackenzie Stein.

What advice would you give to a first-time zinester or to an aspiring zinemaker?
Don’t quit your day job!

make comicsWhat’s the best thing that ever happened to you because of zines?
SO MANY GOOD THINGS HAVE HAPPENED AND I HAVE MET SO MANY COOL PEOPLE! IT’S SO HARD TO PICK THE BEST ONE!!!! Most recently I’ve made illustrations for the opening credits of Valencia, the film adaptation of Michelle Tea’s book. I’m so excited to be a part of that project and stoked about the results!!!

Find out more about Amanda Makes Comics here!


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