Danielle Chenette is an illustrator who writes comic zines and is working towards creating stories through animation on her own terms. From Ghost Stories to Blockbuster, we cover all of the important subjects. Also, if you’re in Silverlake, do yourselves a favor a visit Baller Art Ware. Enjoy!
In this episode I talk with Haruka, who creates Riso printed zines under the name Stain Perfect. We talk about her journey from humanitarian work to zine making, the Japanese zine scene, and her current work which both explore and express who she is. Her Zines are introspective, meditative, and inviting. Enjoy!
In this episode I talk with Amy from the Zine Machine project, who uses an older candy vending machine to sell small zines while creating a fun, memorable experience. We discuss the machine itself, how hate zines have no place in zine culture, how awesome Chicago and the Chicago Zine Fest are, and how there are Bison only 45 minutes from her house.
Ladybeaver is an artist, musician and all around Los Angeles based creative powerhouse. We talk about the Kabalah, psychedelics, sharing without a filter, and terrible online dates. It’s another super fun rooftop episode!
In this episode I talk with Sylvana DeAngelo, an artist who runs a Zine press called Zine Club and is the Artistic Director for the Vancouver Art Book Fair. We discuss her creative work, what went into curating the Vancouver Art Book Fair Zine section, how the definition of zines change from generation to generation, and how zines create a platform for open communication. I also take a journey down memory lane, when santa would visit our school in a helicopter. It’s real and will be explained later. This episode is a Skype recording, so the quality isn’t as great as other episodes. We apologizes and thank you for tuning in as we continuously work through our tech issues. Enjoy!
Stacy Russo is a Librarian, Poet, Author, Professor, and Zinester from Santa Ana, CA. She believes in lifelong learning, peaceful living, the power of personal story, public education, and libraries as community places. We talk about the zine fest experience, how we work on making a positivity impact on people around us, and her recent book Love Activism. She’s an inspiring and loving woman who I can’t thank enough for being on the podcast. Oh, and Matt’s back!
In our first live episode, I talk with Bryan West, Sarah Gail Armstrong, Dave Van Patten, and Avy Jetter about how they use Zines to talk about Political and Social Issues. We discuss issues with race, LGBT rights and gun violence. It’s an open, honest, and fun conversation about very difficult topics. Thanks to the Long Beach Zine Fest for making this awesome event possible! Enjoy!!
Jonathan Valelly is the editor of Broken Pencil, a magazine based in Toronto featuring reviews of zines and small press books, comics, excerpts from underground presses, original fiction, and commentary on indie arts. We talk about their zine fest Can Zine, how we as journalists cover the zine community, how we can best respect people’s personal space within the diverse zine community, and how zines have impacted our lives. Enjoy!
This episode we talk with associate editor Janet Ramirez and photographer Jasmine Johnson of Reflekt, an LA based style anthropology zine that celebrates emerging cultural happenings through dress, style and image. From Art Book Fairs to London Wiccan bookstore decor, it’s another fun rooftop episode. Enjoy!