In this bonus episode, Matt and I interview attendees of the Los Angeles Zine Fest. We discuss what brought them to the fest, any specific zines they find interesting, and their impressions of the fest. Enjoy!
Jenny Jaffe – @jennyjaffe, @spoofthereitis
Mike Levine – @bizmichael, devastatorpress.com/team/contributor/?pdb=12
Joseph Honeycutt – @jcutta14
Alicia – MAP Fest, Citrus College, Aug. 17th, 9AM to 2PM
Steven (sweet deets on Zine Fest navigation)
Allison (from Boise)
Anna (Super cool East LA teacher) and Orlando (from Florida)
Ritt Pong – Shout outs to Kevin Novales (https://www.kevinnovales.com) and Juliette Toma (http://juliettetoma.com)
Beatrus (‘nough said)
Mitchi Rodriguez – Shout outs to FUPU (https://www.facebook.com/fupayus/) and Pablo Estrada (email@example.com)
Valerie Bower is a photographer who focuses on the daily life of underrepresented communities (POC, lowrider, etc). We discuss discovering community through photography and Valerie’s personal artistic journey. It’s great!
McHank’s an illustrator who’s zine, Perpetually Twelve, is a collection of awesome illustrators and interviews with killer bands (from Grandaddy to Fugazi). Enjoy this zany, inspirational talk!
^^ Had some player issues this week.. but this link will work!
Brad Haubrich’s Brickman Publications allows him to publish and collaborate with some awesome creatives. We discuss collage, the skate film Memory Screen, and the importance of persistence. Enjoy!
Allen Roman is a painter and autobiographical comic book author. We discuss the creative process, learning through doing, and top it off with a little anime. Hope y’all enjoy!
@magedark – Insta
Bee Britt’s distro and zine, Burn Black Distro, features zinesters who turn trauma and tragedies into triumphs. We also discuss Bee’s zine Sucker, love and loss, and the power of music. Enjoy!
@burnblackzine -> Insta, Twitter
Jeff Kubasak is an illustrator and zine author. We discuss his unique covers, issues with comedy zine perceptions, and how the skate scene influences his work. Once again, it’s great!
Cheyne Ellett is an illustrator and one hard working individual who’s Zines playfully explore life’s challenges while discovering his own personal strengths. It’s great!
Kristen and Frankie Garcia are the Kid and I, who explore current events, discuss day to day struggles and accomplishments, teamed with Vegan restaurant reviews.
Instagram : @thekidandizine