Get to Know Your Zinester: Most Ancient

Who: Most Ancient

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
Most Ancient likes to experiment. We’ve covered a wide range of content, including fictional cartography, visual poems about self-identity, and formalist comics.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
We strive to make work that is unique. Before I start a project it’s important to look around and try to make new work that can expand the conversation. Right now I am especially interested in the feminine perspective in comics. I’ve been working on my seasonal “spell” books called Weather Reports, that are part comic strip and part visual poems. The first edition Dry Spells will be available at LA Zine Fest.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
“Accused” by Daria Tessler really blew my mind. I think Perfectly Acceptable Press put it out. [Editor’s note: They did. It’s sold out.] They are masters with riso printing and I’m a printmaker, so craft is always something that attracts me. Beyond the production, it beautifully pairs ancient text of curses with surreal images and scans of handmade tapestry. It’s hard to describe, but once you see it everything weaves together comfortably.

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