Get to Know Your Zinester: Luna Blue Art Collective

Describe your zine style. What can we expect to find at your table?
Sad little books and audio treats that somehow put a smile on your face and a little warmth in your heart.

Where do you work on your zines?
At work before the sun comes up and the customers pour in.

What are your three favorite small-press/DIY publications?
Many many many years(1998?) ago 2 zines came to us, a single Scratch and a single Chicken Head records. They were filled with errors, awkward interviewing, obscure columns…..they were REAL.They were PERFECT. They were our first awareness of ZINES. In 2010, Gag Me With A… entered our lives and inspired us to COMMIT to self-publishing.

What advice would you give to a first-time zinester or to an aspiring zinemaker?
Allow for mistakes. Mistakes are beautiful. Put your thoughts into action and good luck.

What’s the best thing that ever happened to you because of zines?
While printing our last little book, a little boy was hovering:
Little Boy: “Whats that?”
Us: “Well. Its going to be a little book.”
Little Boy: “Oh. I like books, but thats just a piece of paper”
Us: “True, but watch this….” and so right before his wide eyes, we cut, folded, and stapled. “Here, now its a book, this is for you.”
Little Boy: wide eyed, open mouthed, and with a fresh little book in hand, he runs away.
5 mins later that little boy runs back without saying a word, hands us a hand written note and runs away again, smiling:

“Tanks four my buk”

And just like that, the next generation of ZINE-MAKER was born.

For more, check out www.lunablueartcollective.com.

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