Leftover Press is from AZ, born and raised. Grew up in small towns, played in punk bands making zines and art stuffs. Zines made are Faces, Clouds and Trees & You and Me, The bums will always lose and will have a few more zines focused on writing/stories and b/w art.
PHX Zine fest has been great at introducing me to other fuck ups and their work (meant in the most flattering way possible!). Most zinesters I've met have grown up outcasts/outcasted, and these are perfect for showing each other there are others like us out there, even in our own small towns and cities. Small press/DIY or die!
Zoe "Zuzu Cartoons" N. Sugg hails from the deserts of Arizona and has been making comics for most of her life. She's the creator/editor-in-chief for the comic anthologies They Have Issues (featuring 18 female/non-binary creators working in comic book shops) and Screwing with You (a choose-your-own-adventure, erotic-horror anthology), both of which have a volume 2 in the works. In addition to these projects she runs the webcomic Re:Bomb! and puts out several other smaller projects on the side.
Many of the projects under the Zuzu Cartoons banner are collaborative, so finding fellow talented creators at events like the Phoenix Zine Fest can be extremely exciting! Connecting with people and potentially finding new people to work with is the best!
I'm Tori Holder. I'm from Los Angeles and make comix zines of various titles.
I love tabling at PHXZF! It is a great place to share zines with others. My zines are comix zines that focus on day to day experiences and the brilliant mundanities of life.