Describe your zine style. What can we expect to find at your table?
Our style is a bit varied. We implement a variety of printing processes (although we have released primarily Risograph publications recently). We have comic/narrative zines, single artist publications, print sets, anthology-based publications, as well as a collaborative zine that comes with a DVD of stop motion animations. One through-line, I think, is our focus on producing high quality zines from the production and execution standpoint.
We are very excited about our three newest publications. “Baggleridge” by Robert Hardgrave, “All Is Not Lost” by Jason Holley, and “DCXXXL” by Michael Olivo.
Where do you work on your zines?
We work on the zines at any one of our three domiciles in Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank. We print our zines in Burbank.
What are your three favorite small-press/DIY publications?
Mould Map 2 by Landfill Editions, Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson’s “Garbage Zines”, and the Kramers Ergot publications have been staples for us. Granted, these aren’t exactly “small-press” publications in the zine world, but in the broader publishing world they definitely are.
What advice would you give to a first-time zinester or to an aspiring zinemaker?
Just to “go for it.” Start making zines, go to all of the tabling events, meet people, show your work to everybody. Keep pushing yourself.
What’s the best thing that ever happened to you because of zines?
In a general way, running Never Press has allowed us to meet and interact with some amazing creators and artists, which is fantastic.