WHO:  Pensive Proletariat Press

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT THE ZINES YOU CREATE AND/OR WHY YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO TABLING AT L.A. ZINE FEST 2016?: My primary zine, “Spaceships & Schizophrenia” is radical, absurd, and humorous Science Fiction and Mental Health advocacy and awareness. I’m 27 years old and have had Schizophrenia and ADHD for my entire life. I work to reduce stigma and ignorance, promote a productive societal dialogue, reach out to people struggling with mental illness and/or addiction and their loved ones, and ultimately contribute to greater acceptance. The Science Fiction is influenced by Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Leguin, Octavia E. Butler, Kurt Vonnegut, and Michael Moorcock. It is firmly rooted in Anarchism, Feminism, Existentialism, fundamental human equality, and various other principles. However, it’s not necessarily harsh or divisive. It can be enjoyed by people who may not identify with a given idea. It’s also largely humorous. I will have 6 issues. I will also have 2 Poetry Chapbooks and a Novella. Everything will be special LAZF editions on heavy, colored paper hand-numbered out of one hundred. I hope to see you!

Get to Know Your Zinester features collages of the 2016 Fest exhibitors.
Clockwise from left; the zinesters, their work, more work, and a source of inspiration!

Pensive Proletariat Press


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