Get to Know Your Zinester: Emma Munger

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Who: Emma Munger

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
My zines are mostly odes to my childhood- so lots of sassy 90s TV and movie characters and comix about growing up at a weird, rustic boarding school.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
My “fan art” zines are collections of pin-ups of my favorite TV & movie characters mixing the stylings of Sailor Jerry, Vargas, and Elvgren. My other zines are comix about ink drawings of daily life and the quiet details that surround and describe us.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
I work at a comic book store where I get to meet new creators who drop off their work for consignment and the most awesome one I have seen in awhile is by Ramona Sharples called “BEEP BOOP”- a zine about her synthesizers- I knew nothing about synthesizers so I obvi learned a lot and it’s printed BEAUTIFULLY on pink vellum and red riso pages- it is goals. @ramonaisonline

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Get to Know Your Zinester: Uno Foto Art

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Who: Uno Foto Art

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
My zines range in topics stemming from my daily experiences with self-exploration. More often than not, my topics are lighthearted and usually aim to educate in some way.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
My zines always have a purpose, some more serious than others, but in the end, my goal is to always leave the reader with a new bit of information.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
“Climb” by Xinrui Chen– this zine is perseverance, plus I’ve done indoor climbing. I love the line art and the fold out poster speaks to some creative zine-making!

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Get to Know Your Zinester: Pink Realm

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Who: Pink Realm

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
Surrealist feminist zines + collections of my poetry & film photography.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
I seek not to portray an image but to replicate a feeling in my work. I’ve been trying to balance dreamy dreamy chaos and anxiety while still evoking harmony with my art & prose.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
One Push #4 by Ethan Roads is really fantastic!!! It’s printed in a heavy, sticky ink on insanely beautiful paper & it documents his film photography.

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Get to Know Your Zinester: Juan & Diego + TamalGoth

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Who: Juan & Diego + TamalGoth

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
Obscure comix and odd Zines for punx, freaks and dandys by these two Colombian weirdos visiting the USA!

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
Juan & Diego: Bogota artist, thin body, glasses and constant smile, lives in a perpetual exploration and struggle of his being, his art and the world that surrounds him. Everything is reflected in its sometimes grotesque, sometimes cynical, sometimes hopeless, sometimes existentialist, and always great illustrations. His work is inspired by the beautiful ugliness of this stupid world, as he says. The death, the rats, the garbage, the dirt, all those things in which many see carrion and decomposition, he sees an aesthetic richness full of possibilities. His characters are always somewhat punctuated by punk and show the dislocated beauty of this culture.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
We read Dis-Piche which is a zine made by Axel Mejia and Erland Cutter from Costa Rica. Illustrated with no love and no skill, it is one of the best and funniest zines ever. It is just random comics and jokes about latin american punx. Only two numbers were finished and that is all you need.

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Get to Know Your Zinester: The Green Corn Collective

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Who: The Green Corn Collective

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
Indigenous feminisms, Indigenous methodologies, radical sovereignty, artivism, Indigenous futurity, decolonial love and radical kinship.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
Our zines are dedicated to addressing the settler colonial and heteropatriarchal violences that plague Indigenous communities and operationalizing the decolonial worlds we desire to live in.

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Get to Know Your Zinester: This Goth Bitch & Friends

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Who: This Goth Bitch & Friends

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
If you have a dark sense of humor and a dark sense of glamour, then This Goth Bitch is for you!

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
This Goth Bitch is a hybrid of fanzine, fashion mag, and comic book with a distinctly gloomy, queer POV. Each issue is illustrated and collaged by hand and is then Xeroxed into 20 pages of gloom n’ glam. There are currently 5 issues out with another on the way! Also coming to LA Zine fest are “Hey Ghoul Friend” (an adult halloween interview zine), “Far Beyond Fashion” (a full color 8.5″x11″ limited edition art zine featuring collages and illustrations by MV Garcia), and “Look Book” – a new mini zine.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
“Grace, Jerry, Jessica & Me” by Derek G. Marks Derek G. Marks (insta: @derekgmarks ) is one of my absolute favorite new comic artists. This is his latest output, the second volume of his comic in which he imagines himself as the roommate of Grace Jones, Jerry Hall, and Jessica Lange in the 1970s. It’s hilarious and glamorous, which is a killer combination!

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Get to Know Your Zinester: SDSU Zine Club

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Who: SDSU Zine Club

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
We love to write and love to draw. We turn that love into zines that can hopefully make you cry.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
Our collaborative zines showcase how much we love each other. The individual zines showcase that our club consists of creative and wonderful people.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
All zines by all zinesters are really enjoyable. We love our community.