GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: GENDER JUSTICE LA

WHO:  Gender Justice LA
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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?: Our zines are created and led by *gender non-conforming, genderfluid, intersex, two-spirit, questioning, trans People of Color in LA, centering our identities & experiences. We create zines in order to provide resources, and education so that our communities can: resist oppression, develop community responses to violence, while building our resilience. We believe in using art as a tool for social change. We are visionaries. We believe in liberation. We dream of a world free from all forms of interpersonal and state violence, where our whole selves are held in all of our complexities. Our vision is to get free! We are excited to meet and connect with others at LA Zine Fest, so we can share resources, collaborate & possibly build towards collective liberation. We also know that there are not nearly enough zines that reflect trans & gender non-conforming communities and we want to help shift that narrative. Besides all that, we wanna continue to be inspired and inspire!

Get to Know Your Zinester features collages of the 2016 Fest exhibitors.
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GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: YUTING SU

WHO:  Yuting Su
FIND MORE AT: suyuting.com

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?: I’m excited to show my game, OCTOBO, The Interactive Storytelling Plush Octopus in LAZF’s Playdate section this year! I create interactive experiences that combine the digital and physical worlds. My current focus is designing games with a tangible interface for kids.:) Please come by my table and say HI to OCTOBO!

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!

 

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GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: TRAVIS / PHONE SEX RECORDINGS

WHO:  Travis Lees/Phone Sex Recordings
FIND MORE AT: pitsw3at.tumblr.com

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?: I’m banned from my schools printing office for mass producing my zines. My zines are an insight of drawings and photos done by myself as well as some horrid poetry and true events that have happened in my boring life. I recently started my own diy tape label putting out the awesome music that my friends make as well as some live bootleg tapes/zines I’ve recorded from some of my favorite LA shows. I am looking forward to making new friends and sharing my art with everyone.

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!

TRAVIS

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: HALFLING ZINE

WHO:  halfling zine
FIND MORE AT: halflingzine.tumblr.com

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?:  Halfling zine is flying in from Boston for LA Zine Fest and will be tabling for the first time on the West Coast. The most recent issue features an all-female roster of photographers. I love zines because of their accessibility and affordability. Great photobooks shouldn’t have to cost a fortune!

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!

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GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: PIONEERS PRESS

WHO:  Pioneers Press
FIND MORE AT: PioneersPress.com

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?: Pioneers Press is a publishing house and small-press distro focusing on survival and sustainability from the farm to the city, in addition to health, gender, sexuality, and a cruelty-free lifestyle. We release titles seasonally and work with domestic printers to use recycled paper and vegan bindings.

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!

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GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: AMY BUREK / AWKWARD LADIES CLUB

WHO:  Amy Burek / Awkward Ladies Club
FIND MORE AT: http://awkwardladiesclub.com

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?: I make zines about science, health and the internet, as well as the occasional perzine. Stop by if you want to talk about plant genetics, tell me about your cat or trade zines!

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!

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GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: DONNA LETTERESE, DRAW D.V.L. PRODUCTIONS

WHO:  Donna Letterese, Draw D.V.L. Productions
FIND MORE AT: www.drawdvl.com

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?: I am looking forward to tabling at the L.A. Zine Fest 2016 to showcase some great zines my students are making my own recurring and new zines, and my zine coloring book! Specially for those familiar with NYC and LA, where I split my time between.

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!

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GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: SUICIDIAL GOLDFISH

WHO:  Suicidal Goldfish
FIND MORE AT: https://www.facebook.com/suicidalgoldfish/

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?: I can’t wait to see all of your lovely faces at L.A. Zine Fest and having a fun time celebrating zines!

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!

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GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: ¿SERIO? ZINE

WHO:  Luz Magdaleno (¿SERIO? ZINE)
FIND MORE AT: https://www.facebook.com/Serio-1503642046591976/timeline/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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?: I create zines out of love for untold stories and underground publications. It is so vital to shine a light on the experience of poc folks! As a chicana mujerista I am tired, and angry, that white men still dominate the media, I am here to reclaim that! Estoy tan excited to be back in Califas for L.A. Zine fest! I have been planting seeds in Chicago but my roots are forever in Califaztlan. I look foward to meeting other poc zinesters! La lucha sige!

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!

SERIO