Sylvana DeAngelo : Z019

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!



Vancouver Art Book Fair SUPERSODE : Z018


In this episode, Matt and I interview various exhibitors at the Vancouver Art Book Fair. We talk to:

Deniz Beşer (Heyt Be Fanzine) – @deniz.beser

15:27 – Christine and Erik Schneider Gutierrez (Really Easy Press) –

50:02 – Amy Burek (Awkward Ladies Club) – @awkwardladies

1:12:56 – Tajliya Jamal and Randi Hamel (Three Beans Comics Collective) – @tajliyaj, @artbunns

1:33:09 – Aidan Johnson, Hana Amani and Dariush Alexandra (Press Mattr) – @pressmattr


Stacy Russo : Z017


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!, @puckrockwoman

Zines and Politics (Live at the Long Beach Zine Fest) : Bonus Episode 4!


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!!, @lbzinefest, @bryanwestart

@sarahgail, Facebook: sarahgailarmstrong, @davevanpatten, @nuthingood4

Broken Pencil (Jonathan Valelly) : Z016


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!


Reflekt (Janet Ramirez and Jasmyne Johnson) : Z015


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!


Razorcake (feat. Todd Taylor and Ever, aka Girl About Town) : Z014


And we’re back with Todd Taylor and Ever from Razorcake, a Punk fanzine that has been published since 2001! We discuss the importance of being inclusive, Kathleen Hannah, Jamie Hernandez, and amazing tamales. It’s freakin’ enjoyable, so enjoy!!

Also, make sure to check out their podcast here:


Zine Reviews! : Z013


Friends!! So, this episode came out a little late, and we ran into a few technical difficulties with this week’s interview.. But here at ZCENE we decided to take lemons and make Zine Reviews!! During International Zine Month, I came across A LOT of amazing zine and beautiful people.  So, here’s just a small selection of Zines I came across.  Hope you enjoy!

  1. Minor Volumes, 01 by M. Palmer Cervantes ->, @avocadoimprint
  2. Reverse Tweet Translator ->, @shortrunseattle
  3. Lies Die Kind by Lilli Loge ->, @lilliloge
  4. Unspeakable by Elk Paauw ->, @elkpapa
  5. Choco Zine ->, @chocozinegrams
  6. Quitter #8 by Trace Ramsey ->, @quitter
  7. Civetta by Hannah Shulman ->, @heartcity (twitter)
  8. A Kind of Man by Francisco Rosas ->, @byfranciscorosas
  9. Don’t Look Away by Seth Goodkind ->,
  10. Stay Outta LA Fake Bitches by Emily Hillburg ->, @boytearsllc
  11. Blue Dream by Chynna Krystle Jenkins ->, @madeinchynna420
  12. Rap Lyrics in Calligraphy Vol. 1 by Mel-1 ->, @atribecalledmel
  13. Bitch Better Have My Money Collective, check out @bbhmmcollective

And, where did I find these examples of fine zine work??

  1. Fantagraphics Bookstore, Seattle, WA ->, @fantagraphicsbookstore
  2. Left Bank Books, Seattle, WA ->, @leftbankbooksseattle
  3. Pomona Zine & Art Fest, Pomona, CA ->, @pomonazinefest
  4. Tijuana Zine Fest, Tijuana, MX ->, @tijuanazinefest

Support these beautiful people!!

Dum Dum Zine (Taleen Kali and Julia Gibson) : Z012

On this episode, I talk with Taleen Kali and Julia Gibson of Dum Dum Zine is a collective that publishes experimental art-lit zines, and features interviews, flash fiction, photo essays, and serialized radio plays on their website.  From summer goths to Hasselblads to how bizarre Facebook marketing is, we cover all the important topics.  It’s great!!