Get to Know Your Zinester: Suicidal Goldfish

For this survey, we asked each LAZF 2017 exhibitor to answer a few questions and share a picture of themselves and where they make their work. You can see more exhibitors’ answers here

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Who: Suicidal Goldfish

Find more info at: https://www.facebook.com/suicidalgoldfish/

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
I enjoy writing the Suicidal Goldfish fiction zine series, because every issue makes the reader feel like part of Violet’s inner circle of friends.

This story is genuinely not a typical teenage love story, because the thread that strings everyone together is the sudden death of Léon the Suicidal Goldfish. I also, write poetry zines that are more personal and they are part of my everyday journal entries.

Why you are looking forward to tabling at L.A. Zine Fest 2017?
I enjoy meeting new zinesters and being inspired by the whole experience of what L.A. Zine Fest is. It is alway so fun to meet the zinesters that I follow on Instagram.

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?
I enjoy Yumi Sakugama’s zines they are so beautifully illustrated and her writing just touches my heart. Tuesday Bassen and Helen Jo their work is so cool.

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Get to Know Your Zinester: Breenache

For this survey, we asked each LAZF 2017 exhibitor to answer a few questions and share a picture of themselves and where they make their work. You can see more exhibitors’ answers here

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Who: Breenache

Find more info at: breenache.tumblr.com

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
The zines I create come from personal experiences of being a weirdo Central American person and my personal mission to affirm our presence and beauty through illustration and comics.

Why you are looking forward to tabling at L.A. Zine Fest 2017?
With this being my first LA Zine Fest, I hope to connect with some dope black and brown zinesters and just nerd out on all sorts of things while building community.

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?

Lawrence Lindell, Brenda Montaño, and La Liga Zine

Get to Know Your Zinester: Barf N’ Friends

For this survey, we asked each LAZF 2017 exhibitor to answer a few questions and share a picture of themselves and where they make their work. You can see more exhibitors’ answers here

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Who: Barf N’ Friends

Find more info at: https://barfnfriends.tumblr.com

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?

Barf N’ Friends is made up of LA Zinesters: Auberi Zwickel, Cristina Ramirez, Cass Monster, and Camille Kolo. Since there are so many of us, our zines really come together in their weirdness.

Whether our work is playful, intricate, word-heavy, or beautiful, it’ll probably make you squirm a little. We’re all ready and willing to put the work in so the world can have more barf stories, or a really detailed book of bugs going about their business! Stop by Barf N’ Friends if you want a little taste of everything, though it may gross you out !

Why you are looking forward to tabling at L.A. Zine Fest 2017?

We’re looking forward to tabling at L.A. Zine Fest this year because we’ve been dying all year to see what other exhibitors have been working on. As much as we love curating a table and selling stuff, the joy of the fest is really in walking around, shaking hands, and gulping in new work.

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?
Wow, we are really inspired by the tireless fun that is Suicidal Goldfish! Suemi Guerra pumps out really cool stuff for every fest. It’s exciting to watch!
We also really love Trabajo Press. Felipe Flores knows how to make hard hitting but crowd pleasing zines (which we all aspire to do)!
Last but not least, we’re especially psyched to see what Taleen Kali is gonna bring to the table. We really appreciate Taleen’s calm energy and her endless zine knowledge!!
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Get to Know Your Zinester: zach!

For this survey, we asked each LAZF 2017 exhibitor to answer a few questions and share a picture of themselves and where they make their work. You can see more exhibitors’ answers here

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Who: zach!

Find more info at: http://www.americanassociationofpatriots.com

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
funny + sad + weird

Why you are looking forward to tabling at L.A. Zine Fest 2017?
it offers a brief moment of feeling like an actual person

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?

kate bingaman burt, nicole georges, julia wertz

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Get to Know Your Zinester: your friend, ava

For this survey, we asked each LAZF 2017 exhibitor to answer a few questions and share a picture of themselves and where they make their work. You can see more exhibitors’ answers here

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Who: your friend, ava

Find more info at: http://www.avaalamshah.com

Why you are looking forward to tabling at L.A. Zine Fest 2017?
L.A. Zine Fest brought me back to life! I always feel inspired when I see what others are doing, and I’ve made some fantastic friends.

I’m looking forward to seeing them & meeting new people. It’s corny, but if my zines bring some magic and joy to one person, I’ve done my job. Being able to make something out of my photographs has been so satisfying.

It’s so important, especially in this too fast, hyper visual time via social media. You can take your time with zines, hold them in your hand, connect with the paper like you can with an old book.

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?
Mari Naomi – I have her graphic novel Kiss & Tell and I love that she writes from the heart, with such honesty. It’s really touching, plus her illustrations can convey so much with very little text. Beautiful work.

I wish Daisy Noemi would make more photo zines. Her work is so dream-like and soft. She also uses film and that makes my heart happy.

My faraway friend, Michael Morrill makes zines all the time and I love his style. He made a zine called German Cars, which is exactly that – straight shots of parked cars in Germany, all shot on film. I admire people with old school aesthetics and a sense of humor.

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Get to Know Your Zinester: Porkbelly Comics

For this survey, we asked each LAZF 2017 exhibitor to answer a few questions and share a picture of themselves and where they make their work. You can see more exhibitors’ answers here

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Who: Porkbelly Comics

Find more info at: porkbellycomics.com

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
We love food. We love our cats. And we love LA!

Why you are looking forward to tabling at L.A. Zine Fest 2017?
The L.A. Zine Fest is always an amazing venue with the best vendors and greatest attendees!

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?
1) Jaya Nicely & Jessie Nicely / 2) Chris Butzer / 3) Jen Tong

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Get to Know Your Zinester: Laurie Piña

For this survey, we asked each LAZF 2017 exhibitor to answer a few questions and share a picture of themselves and where they make their work. You can see more exhibitors’ answers here

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Who: Laurie Piña

Find more info at: crushedpeanut.com

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
I make comics that look cute but I’ve been training them to go for your jugular. They might not always hit their mark, but they’ve got bite.

Why you are looking forward to tabling at L.A. Zine Fest 2017?
I can practice raising the decibels of my mouse-whisper over the resounding din that is standard of large gatherings. Also, I enjoy paper goods and finding new people and work to get excited about. Oh, yeah, also I love Los Angeles.

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?
Esteemed veteran zinesters Anne Carson, Tarjei Vesaas, and Maude Hutchins.

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Get to Know Your Zinester: Gentle Creeps

For this survey, we asked each LAZF 2017 exhibitor to answer a few questions and share a picture of themselves and where they make their work. You can see more exhibitors’ answers here

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Who: Gentle Creeps

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
We like it to keep it creepy.

Why you are looking forward to tabling at L.A. Zine Fest 2017?
Meeting new people to creep out and be creeps with!

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?
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Get to Know Your Zinester: Vice Versa Press

For this survey, we asked each LAZF 2017 exhibitor to answer a few questions and share a picture of themselves and where they make their work. You can see more exhibitors’ answers here

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Who: Vice Versa Press

Find more info at: http://www.viceversapress.com/

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
All of the Vice Versa Press zines, prints, and limited editions are made by hand and designed in-house. Keeping up with consumer demand can be challenging.

Why you are looking forward to tabling at L.A. Zine Fest 2017?
To receiving direct feedback on our latest product and to getting a feel for what the next wave of Maker’s Trends are. Zinesters are always ahead of the game. Trendspotting is a must.

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?
Aaron Cometbus, Janelle Hessig, Brontez Purnell

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