GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: JEROMY x SARAHE x NIKKO

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.

Who: Jeromy x Sarahe x Nikko

Find more info at: http://jeromyvelasco.com/ & http://nikkothelion.com/ & http://www.saraheroman.com/

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

As native Angelenos of color, we just want our work to reflect our unique individual experiences growing up within the back drop that is LA. Some ideas and themes we explore include, Queer nightlife, Anthropomorphic Noir, & Latinx excellence

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

Being able to meet & reconnect with visitors and fellow exhibitors. Last year, we had met so many wonderful souls within this community, many of which had led to collaborations, new opportunities, and lasting friendships.

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?

Tiny Splendor, NeverPress, Unity Press

 

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GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: THE OXNARD PLAIN 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.

Who: The Oxnard Plain Press

Find more info at: www.oxnardplain.com

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

I want people to know that the zines that we make are democratic. They are not meant to be collectors items, they are ephemera much like the digital media we consume on a daily basis. Because of this none of our zines are “limited editions” if a certain title is sold out and somebody wants one send me an email and I’ll make it for you. I am a one person operation but I can and have produced a lot of work. We are based out of Oxnard, CA a sleepy beach city rooted in Punk and DIY culture so we try and be punk at least in spirit.

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

Well no matter how connected we think we feel on social media those relationships don’t mean much unless they are eventually rooted in something tangible. It’s an amazing experience being able to meet the people I interact with online and for them to be able to hold my work in their hands. Also having people find your work for the first time and forming a real connection with it is worth so much. It makes all the awkward smiles and nods to people passing up your table worth it haha.

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?

Hamburger Eyes of course! Ray has been so prolific in putting out work. I really admire his ability to bring all of these amazing photographers together. Also Lele Saveri from 8 Ball Zines, 8 Ball Zine Fair was actually the first zine fair we ever did Lele was so nice we traded zines at the end of the fair. We make it a point to participate in 8 Ball every year now. I love everything he has done to create and nurture the zine community. Finally my friends over at Applesauce Industries they make incredible zines, pins, stickers and shirts, seriously stop reading this and go buy some of there stuff online.

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: LE TEA LEAF & THIRD WOMAN 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.

Who: Le Tea Leaf and Third Woman Press

Find more info at: www.letealeaf.com www.thirdwomanpress.com

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

A lot of my zines focus towards mythological exploration and Asian American experiences. In the same vein, Third Woman Press, who is sharing my table with me, provides a forum for the written and visual expressions of women of color, and will be sharing works from such creatives.

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

LAZF is among my favorites in terms of zine events and community gathering; in terms of the creation of zines, there is so much quality of content and an amazing range of diverse topics with a healthy and engaging audience willing to dialogue about it all. I’ve had some of the best and most precious conversations with zinesters and attendees at this event.

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?

Ellen Bae, Tony Hoang, Elise Bernal

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: THIS GOTH BITCH & 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.

Who: This Goth Bitch & friends

Find more info at: Thisgothbitch.tumblr.com

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

U don’t have to be a goth bitch to enjoy this goth bitch. Although if u are one, come say hey, and let’s put on some black lipstick together.

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

It’s always such a big fun fest and full of so many artists and art lovers that I know!

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?

V Vale, John Marr , Esther Pearl Watson

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: LISA PIZZA

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

Who: LISA PIZZA

Find more info at: http://lisavasquez.tumblr.com/

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

My zines are inspired by Rock N’ Roll, playing bass, everyday life, art, comics, boys, and more…

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

This will be my first time tabling at LA Zine Fest and I am super excited to sit next to my best friend and amongst others who share the same passion, and to meet the many people who appreciate art and zines.

 

 

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: LUCRETIA RHYS SAMUEL

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: Lucretia Rhys Samuel

Find more info at: lucretiarhyssamuel.bigcartel.com

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

My zines have helped me process a lot of things in my life. They started as little DIY cut-n-paste stay-all-night-at-FedEx experiments and have morphed over the years into more focused, themed works (even though I still spend a lot of time at FedEx). I’ve used them to tell my story the best way I know how, communicate to people, and even subconsciously communicate with myself. Life can be a big fast jumbled mess sometimes and my zines help me slow it all down and make the good parts last.

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

I’ve never tabled outside of San Francisco before, and I’m finally feeling confident sharing my work and realizing that it’s such a positive experience. I grew up in California and have lived in the city for years now but sometimes I still feel really tiny and wide-eyed…I think being in a different place and different atmosphere around so many talented people will be really rewarding.

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?

Cinthya Hernandez, Adam Gnade, Olivia Noelle (Gloomy Press)

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: MEETING NEW PEOPLE ISN’T THE EASIEST THING

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

Who: Meeting New People Isn’t the Easiest Thing

Find more info at: meetingnewpeoplezine.tumblr.com

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

Janna: I think an interesting aspect of our collaboration is that we had never met prior to publishing our first zine, which led to our title, “Meeting New People Isn’t the Easiest Thing”. We live in separate cities and our zines come together as photo conversations.

Laidric: I agree with Janna, that was our hook, people really were interested in our whole backstory. Then the fact that our sensibilities make our photo conversation seamless, with each issue a story in its itself.

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

Janna: Laidric and I have shown our zine throughout Texas, but this will be our first time out of state. I’m looking forward to connecting with a new community of zine makers and artists on the West Coast.

Laidric: I’m excited to meet new zine makers and artists. My only regret is that I won’t get a chance to see everyone’s work given the size of this fest!

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?

Janna: I recently found out about Ano Ba, which is a new zine focusing on the Pilipinx diaspora. We’ve also gotten to know the cool folks working with Deep Red Press, which is a small press in Dallas that publishes photography zines. There’s a nice feature with Laidric’s recent work on their website. There’s a countless number of other zines that I’m interested in, but what is most inspiring to me is the general community of zine makers coming together to host events in their cities.

Laidric: Lisa Mèndez of UnoFoto Art (also tabling at LAZF), she’s the person who inspired me to take the leap into making my own zines, and I haven’t stopped! My partner Janna, with her artistic range and creativity. When I tell people that MNPITET is a two person creation, I say Janna’s the artist and I’m a dude with a camera. I’m going to also echo Janna on Deep Red Press, they are doing great things for Texas based artists.

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: SLINGSHOT COLLECTIVE

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.

Who: Slingshot Collective

Find more info at: http://slingshot.tao.ca/

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

We are a collective that makes a free newspaper since 1988. Its printed roughly 4 times a year. We also make the Slingshot Organizer which funds our paper & our office @ Long Haul Info Shop in Berkeley. We do 90% of the layout by hand & our collective’s character slightly morphs each time we come together. WE ARE OPEN TO YOUR PARTICIPATION.

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

A funky diverse crowd. Might even run into some old friends. Also hoping to get some good zines to sell at Long Haul. Like the opportunity to reach more people with our work.

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?

This question got tied up in committee….ah collective process

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: KOI

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: Koi

Find more info at: @tearjournal

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

I create art/personal type zines, im not a really cool collective making thought provoking work, though i make them to share with those a part of me i’ve yet found

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

it’s my first zine fest!!!! I made my first zine back in 2015, with a vision that was only some what clear, i’m glad that I get to share a room with so many creative and amazing people and really look forward to being a part of it.

Who are three zinesters whose work inspires you?

I don’t know very many zinesters personally however, I first started reading zines in 2015 many of the zines i enjoyed were radical anarchist literature. I also remember being in phoenix when the wasted zine distro and hush baby collective was just evolving so i’m excited to see them at the fest and new folks for sure!