Get to Know Your Zinester: Harry Diaz

Describe your work in two sentences or less.

The work I make is idea driven but not narrative. I just make what I want.

Where are your favorite places in your city to look for new zines?

It’s pretty rad having access to a ton of outlets for zines in L.A. I like to hit up the usual spots like Ooga Booga, and pens. But to be honest, I find a lot of really cool zines online. Mostly by obscure artists who exist outside of the zine culture.

What are you working on for the Fest this year?

My goal is to have two new books out, one of which is a collection of 4×6 woodcuts and the other a collection of drawings. Both non-narrative and image driven books.

How did you get involved in making zines?

I wanted a vehicle for sharing my work which was accessible by anyone and also inexpensive. My first book was a collection of drawings made the previous year. I really enjoyed the process and the feedback from those who bought the book, so I decided to keep at it.

What’s your favorite part of LA Zine Fest?

I really enjoy meeting new people and other artists.

Check out more from Harry Diaz on his website!

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