My name is Christopher Trian and I am a Tempe transplant originally from El Paso, TX. I have been heavily involved with the DIY scene since 2004. I started Desert Drip in 2014 with the intention of not only being able to expose my film photography but the art of others. I have released 7 zines of varying mediums. Interviews with Chris (interviews with musicians from El Paso, TX with portraits by Jazz Torrez), Silence and Memory (personal film photography), Lenguaje Humano (illustrations by Las Cruses artist Mike Carrasco and El Paso artist Skip White), Fruit Salad (illustrations by Jazz Torrez), Sense of Place (film photography between myself and Ben Balusek), Numb (illustrations by Julio Pizana), and an upcoming zine of my personal street photography called Time Phase. In addition, I have put out records and tapes for bands such as Miijas and Medvedi.
My main emphasis on my personal art is highlighting my film photography but my main objective with Desert Drip is to cultivate a strong DIY presence filled with art and culture wherever I go similarly to what I achieved while in El Paso, TX. I put out zines by people who felt they never had a chance, nor the support, nor the vision. By curating, editing, and executing the process of making the zine I would then book a show so that the artist could be properly featured and given the opportunity to showcase their material along with their newly printed zine. I am looking forward to PHX Zine Fest so that I can not only introduce myself to the zine scene in Phoenix but to be a part of something bigger than myself that will not only help the artists that are creating but more so exposing the people that have never experienced the power of zines.
Jeff Washenberger Art
Jeff Washenberger, was born and raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota has been drawing since he could hold a pencil. For the last 12 years he has lived in Denver CO, where he works and volunteers at the Public Library, and the Denver Zine Library. Self-taught artist, he has always tried to use his art to make the world a little better and more magical. Most of the zines he makes are collections of auto bio comics about life in the city or what it means to be human, and drawing collections of plants, animals, and anything else that might be hiding in his imagination.
I still feel like I am new to the art community where I live and have started tabling at different events around Denver, but would love to try and reach a bigger audience. I have heard wonderful things about Phoenix, and would love to connect with the people there. I try to make zines and art that are wholesome, cute, and relatable, ultimately with the goal of making people smile.
Orbital / Primeval
I'm an illustrator that's been living around downtown Phoenix for the past six years. Before that, I grew up near Lake Erie in Ohio. I've published such zines as Lightning Dog, Seaglassing, Europan, Geysers, and many more.
My work is often fantasy or science fiction themed, and I use it to explore deeper topics metaphorically using made-up creatures in bizarre settings and situations. Last year was so much fun, I can't wait for this year!
My name is Kaitlyn Stancy. I am a multimedia artist originally from the Chicagoland area. I just moved to Goodyear in 2017. I love working with a wide variety of different mediums and techniques including printmaking, photography, collage, painting, and design. I have a self-published documentary photography book called Kingsbury Ordnance Plant. I recently started making photo zines and art books.
I tend to lean towards themes of bizarre realities, declassified government projects, and theories of existence, but I also create abstract works and documentary photography. I'm super excited to get involved in the zine world and see what everyone else is up to. Still new to the Phoenix area, I look forward to meeting a bunch of interesting creatives.