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.

 

Get to Know Your Zinester: Sean Andress

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Who: Sean Andress

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
The zines that I self-publish feature strange ink drawings, abstract analog collages and equally abstract writing created by yours truly.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
My zines reproduce whatever I’m currently obsessed with. This usually includes absurd ink drawings, complex analog collages, photography and or odd atmospheric bits of writing.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
That last zine that really impressed me was: FPI 00-001 Interpretations of Abstractual Impressions. It collected several full-color paintings on wood from comic artist Ted McKeever.

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Get to Know Your Zinester: Slingshot & Long Haul Info Shop

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Who: Slingshot & Long Haul Info Shop

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
We make a free newspaper four times a year and a yearly organizer, both from an anarchist & activist perspective.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
We are dedicated to creating positive social change and invite others to do so as well by contributing content to our project.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
Abolish Restaurants

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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.

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!