Categories
Interviews

Distroboto Interview

How did the idea of using cigarette vending machines to distro art and literature come about in the first place? Coud you briefly walk us through the origins of Distroboto? There was a long history of various marginalized artists or writers using public vending machines to distribute work long before we decided to set up […]

Categories
Interviews

Interview with IZM Founder Alex Wrekk

In commemoration of International Zine Month 2015, we did a quick email interview with founder Alex Wrekk. Besides being the original force behind IZM, Alex is a well-known and well regarded zinester who publishes Stolen Sharpie Revolution: A DIY Zine Resource, and Brainscan Zine. Alex also organizes the Portland Zine Symposium, and runs Portland Button Works & Zine […]

Categories
Interviews Zine Fests

How to Start a Zine Fair: An Interview with Aggie Toppins

When and why did you get involved in zines and DIY culture? I began making zines in graduate school, but it was after I moved to Chattanooga to take up my post as a professor of graphic design that I began to make a lot of zines. When I was new in Chattanooga, I didn’t […]

Categories
Interviews

Great Worm Distro Interview

INTERVIEW: FRANDROID, OWNER of GREAT WORM DISTRO Do you remember the first zine you ever saw, or bought? My first zine was possibly Brad Yung’s Stay As You Are, bought at Zulu Records in Vancouver, in the spring of 1999.  It was a satirical comic strip that really embodied the 1990s’ spirit, it was really […]

Categories
Interviews

Jeff Miller Interview

In November 2013, Aaron Cometbus traveled to Canada to give his first ever readings. When I saw the announcement, I thought I was hallucinating… I attended the Hamilton reading at Hammer City Records; it was a special evening, but rather than attempt to document it with a review of a reading, we asked event organizer […]

Categories
Interviews

Ratalia Espigadora Interview

How long have you been making zines, and how did you start? In Santiago de Chile (2005), I made my first fanzine “Lazy”, that’s when I started writing fiction. It was a split with Jimena. Then in 2007, I did the comic “Niño Arsenio” with my sister Valentina and we published it with Editorial Animita […]