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How to Start a Zine Fest: An Interview with Jess Meoni

How did you first get involved with zines and diy culture? Do you remember some of the first zines you ever read? I first got involved in zine culture in high school. I was really interested in punk music, studying and reading publications like Bomp!, Sniffin’ Glue, and Maximum Rock n’ Roll. I was fascinated […]

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Mixed Messages Zine Interview

My first exposure to collage art was seeing the covers for The Beatles albums, Revolver, and Sgt Peppers, in my mom’s record collection. What was your introduction to collage art? Before the term, ‘collage art’ was even a thought in my mind, when I was 4 or 5 I was cutting and taping pictures onto […]

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Kurt Cobain Was Lactose Intolerant Conspiracy Zine Interview

This May will mark the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Kurt Cobain Was Lactose Intolerant Conspiracy Zine. The zine is a perennial favourite that is still widely read and cited all these years later. Given the often impermanence of the zine format, are you surprised that the zine has engaged a new generation of […]

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My First Zine 3

Aggie Toppins Name of First Zine: All We Need is a Template Year of Publication: 2011 What/Who inspired you to make your first fanzine? What was the zine about?   I made the zine in graduate school and received support to print the edition with an offset printer. I used the opportunity to think about how templates affect our […]

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Sea Green Zines Interview

How did you get involved with zines and small press culture in the first place? What zines or zinesters served as inspiration? This is one of those things that makes me a little sad because I can’t for the life of me remember how or exactly when I first came across zines. What I do […]

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780 Distro Interview

How did you first get involved in zines and diy culture? I got involved in the Edmonton punk scene when I was young and zines and DIY kind of just went with the punk scene. I ordered a lot of zines online as I think there were only one or two distros in the city […]

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Interview with Long Beach Zine Librarian Ziba Zehdar

When did you start reading and making zines? What other zines or art forms served as influence or inspiration? I started reading zines in high school (the mid-to late nineties) but I didn’t start making zines until 2012 for the 1st Los Angeles Zine Fest! Luna in Tuna zine by my high school friend Reena […]