Getting To Know Your Local Zinester: Alex Wrekk

Alex Wrekk
I create the zine Brainscan and wrote the book Stolen Sharpie Revolution. I also run a small distro of zines created by my friends and I will have copies of zines like Rum Lad, Morgenmuffel, the Portland Zine Symposium zine, Fueled by Popcorn and more. I will also have a bunch of 1″ buttons and magnets, and music by zine friends.

What was your first zine about and when was it made? 
My first zine was called “Fun In A Bucket” and I made it in 1995.

Describe your most recent zine. 
Brainscan #28 is a 24-hour zine that answers the questions “what do you do?” It is 1/6th legal with a bright color cover and a colorful timeline insert.

Name three of your influences and how they affected your work.
craft beer
Portland, Oregon
Put them all together and that pretty much sums it up.

What do you do when you’re not creating and how does it help or harm what you do artistically?
I like working in my garden, brewing beer, playing Dungeons and Dragons, doing home repair, traveling and I have recently started doing embroidery again. Not sure how it helps are hurts. I like to say I’m DIY by Default so I think it all blends together.

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Alex Wrekk Does Stuff And Things Blog
Alex Wrekk Does Stuff And Things Facebook
Portland Zine Symposium Organizer
Creator of July is International Zine Month
Volunteer at the Independent Publishing Resource Center