My name is Jon Garza and I am a Chicano artist and illustrator from Gilbert, Arizona. My zines are called: TACOS (1&2), RAP SPEAK, DAMN FINE, GET BIG. My zines have various themes but are filled with my own drawings, letterings, and comics. I like to draw things inspired by the Southwest, as well as themes relating to my Mexican American heritage. My TACOS zines are filled with illustrations and mini comics relating to Latino culture. My zine RAP SPEAK is filled with illustrative letterings and drawings of funny rap song lyrics. My DAMN FINE zine is a fan zine of drawings inspired by the TV Show Twin Peaks. My GET BIG zine has illustrations and mini comics themed on the weight lifting and body building culture.
I look forward to tabling at PHX zine fest 2018 because I had a really fun time last year meeting other artists who make zines, as well as meeting the community who support zine makers and independent artists as well. My zines are filled with my own drawings, illustrations, and comics and have a comedic take on the themes involved.
HUNYGRL is a collective putting the spotlight on femme and queer artists. Our first zine "Mirror" was released in May, and "Queer Playboy" is our next zine and currently in production.
We're excited to bring fresh content and a new audience to PHX Zine Fest this year. HUNYGRL's table will display zines created by the collective, as well as zines made by individual femme or queer artists in our community.
I'm Sheepishmike (aka Mike) and I am a psychedelic fantasy obsessed illustrator. I currently live with my dog Groucho in Chattanooga, Tennessee - the sweaty waistband of the bible belt - and make zines full of my illustrations. My current zines are Sluggestive Universe and Battle Rats. Sluggestive Universe is 30+ pages of scifi-magic slugs and the characters that use them to hop between dimensions. Battle Rats is a collection of illustrations of Sewer Knights - the righteous rat warriors destroying evil.
My zines are for those who like adventures into ambiguous worlds and I look forward to participating in PHX Zine Fest for the first time because I want to meet other creators and individuals interested in what creators have made in the past year. Making art is hard and I need more friends and Phoenix is a city I love traveling to and is home to a handful of amazing friends I don't get to see very often.