Get to Know Your Zinester: MONEEKAH

Who: MONEEKAH

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
Playfully erotic & emotionally distressed.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
Use the sexuality to inform the mood state as a language of encouragement for vulnerability.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
“Exit Wounds” by Auberi Zwickel.

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Get to Know Your Zinester: Three Fifty Collective

Who: Three Fifty Collective

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
Three Fifty is a collective focused on promoting the mediums of artists’ books, zines, comics, and other self-published printed matter by providing a distribution platform for independent artists.

Our publications are diverse in both content and style, working with themes and subjects including personal narrative, abstraction, poetry, sociopolitical issues, technology, and queer identity.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
Rooted in the DIY spirit, Three Fifty aims to share artists’ work beyond the confines of the gallery, in order to improve equal and affordable access to the arts.

Get to Know Your Zinester: Not an Exit

Who: Not an Exit

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
We have a wide variety of zines including autobiographical poetry, bunnies, comics, and anarcho-communism.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
Fucc the cis-tem.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
Persist Neutrois by Osteo. We dug this out when we were dusting off the zine library and remembered how much we had enjoyed its message of pursing gender neutrality.

Get to Know Your Zinester: DUM DUM Zine

Who: DUM DUM Zine

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
DUM DUM Zine publishes art-lit zines and ephemera, celebrating experimental voices in writing.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
In addition to releasing a yearly print issue, we publish regular web features such as text message interviews, flash fiction, photo essays, and even serialized radio plays. DUM DUM accepts rolling submissions and publishes them on the web, and is printed according to theme, changing format with each issue.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
YEAH magazine!

Get to Know Your Zinester: zach!

Who: zach!

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
I like to play with the medium of delivery, and different authorial voices. If I’m writing a zine from the perspective of a little kid, I want every part of the zine to feel authentic. Ditto my stuff written from the perspective of a loner sexually attracted to Bigfoots, or a paranoid ultra-right wing organization that’s obsessed with cats, or my Choose Your Own Adventure styled memoir that’s about a planet of killer space ants and alcoholism. People have this idea that zines have to look or feel cheap, which I don’t agree with at all. If done well, the physical artifact of the zine can inform and elevate the material, which is something I attempt the best I can.

But also, like I said in the other answer, funny and sad and weird. That’s my goal with everything I do.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
Reverse Flaneur by M. Sabine Rear. A beautifully told and illustrated comic zine about traveling, fashion, and existing in public spaces while blind.

Get to Know Your Zinester: Heck Ketchup Co

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Who: Heck Ketchup Co

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
Anti-negative . Homegrown . Cage-free : Voted #1 Ketchup Company in the Global Art Scene

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
Our zines are like homegrown ketchup; Unique from batch-to-batch, made from organic ingredients, and read all over. We strive to be anti-negative, in all that we create; to assert the power of creativity and positivity over the hostilities of socioeconomic absurdity.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
Afternoon Time by Carly Lake and co. (CarlyLake.com) It is a compilation of beautiful art, nature-inspired, empowering poetry, & a positive spirit.

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Get to Know Your Zinester: Rinnyriot x Brownie Points

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Who: Rinnyriot x Brownie Points

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
Collections of curated personal experiences that reflect the personhood of a millennial black woman. In other words, I can’t make this shit up.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
Most importantly, they serve as a cathartic release by claiming my own space and utilizing my voice in response to contemporary social institutions that have typically ignored folks that look like me.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
Oh, The Men You’ll Unfortunately Date Before You Turn 30! by Emma Shepard

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Get to Know Your Zinester: PG-13

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Who: PG-13

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
My zines are a snapshot of the life of an awkward teenage girl.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
I use my zine as an outlet to express my anxiety and feelings and a tool to reach out and relate to others. I had people, young and old, that have read my zine tell me they have felt the same or they can relate. I try to take shitty life moments and turn them into something funny, ironic and poetic.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
the last zine I really enjoyed was “Combat Dust” that I traded @herenowla ‘s zine library. I really loved the artwork, color pallet, and the combination of cool slogans and artwork

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Get to Know Your Zinester: Sagradx

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Who: Sagradx

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
Queerness, spirituality, indigineity, gender nonconformity, the Sacred Femme, Latinx culture, surthrival, perzine magic, and fun!

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
We are two queer, gender nonconforming Latinx artists who grew up in Southern California. We have been supported so much by the zine communities and have felt inspired to produce our own zines focusing on the experiences of people like us and providing ways of re-thinking/re-experiencing our identities and lives. We make zines that touch upon spirituality, healing, ancient indigenous practices, queer strategies, and Latinx rasquachismos. In many ways, we are creating the types of zines we wish we would’ve had growing up!

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
Definition of Abundance: Principle 1 of The Revolution by artist Jennifer Moon. Such a divine blending of science, metaphysics, queer theories, and HOPE!!! Pure magic!

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