Hokusai vs Muppets is a thing. (via Hokusai - Muppet Wiki)
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GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: Emily Alden Foster
What are your three favorite small-press/DIY publications?
I’m sure everyone said this, but it’s really hard to pick just three things. The “Hero Land” series by Esther Pearl Watson is one of my all-time favorites, because who doesn’t like ridiculously frugal superheroes? I also really love anything made by my dear friend and table-mate Jennie Yim, who makes great autobio comics. I’m really looking forward to the conclusion of her “An Illustrated History of Personal Failure” series. It’s just as good as the title makes it sound. Another recent favorite is “Dad Tweets” by Amy Burek. True to the title, it’s a mini-zine collection of her dad’s tweets. I have it sitting out on my bookshelf and whenever people look at it I have to convince them that the contents are real tweets from a real dad, because they don’t believe it’s possible for a dad to be so funny.
What advice would you give to a first-time zinester or to an aspiring zinemaker?
You can do it! There are so many things you could do it might seem overwhelming, so maybe just start with something simple. My first zine was literally one sheet of paper folded in half one time, with a story and a picture, and people loved it. Or, at least, no one lit it on fire in my presence, so I assume they loved it.
Read the rest over at the LA Zine Fest blog!
What a nice thing to read by a lady I like a lot
making some more of these tomorrow, one of my most favourite things to produce..