Get to Know Your Zinester: Gingham Ghost

Describe your zine style. What can we expect to find at your table?
Gingham Ghost are the self-published minicomics by us, Melinda Tracy Boyce and Aaron Whitaker. Melinda Tracy Boyce creates colorful hand-painted comics and has a quarterly zine called “The Melinderly” which has a mix of auto-bio and fictional comics. Aaron Whitaker works in black and white and has a zine called “The Awkward Quarterly” that has his auto-bio comics. He is also the author of the graphic novel, “The City Troll”. We try to create comics that are true to life and fun to read.

Where do you work on your zines?
We work in our apartment while watching lots of Netflix and drinking Slurpees. Sometimes when we feel extra fancy we will venture to The Lounge in Thai Town and work while drinking Boba Tea. Have you ever had popping Boba? It’s rad.

What are your three favorite small-press/DIY publications?
King Cat by John Porcellino, Phase 7 by Alec Longstreth, and Papercutter by Tugboat Press

What advice would you give to a first-time zinester or to an aspiring zinemaker?
Be passionate. Be proud of your work. Produce. Produce. Produce. 

What’s the best thing that ever happened to you because of zines?
Duh, meeting other cool creative people!


See more at Gingham Ghost!

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