Failure of the Free Press
I have a fanzine for the television show "Matlock" I will be debuting a collection of short fiction tentatively titled "Fat Dracula" I am also working on an art zine of crabs playing baseball. I have a long-running commission series where I will draw your favorite superhero breaking up with their significant other. I want to see all the zines people make and I can't wait!
My name is Rosemary. I'm an Arizona native. I have grown up here in the Sonoran Desert and grow to love its beauty more everyday. I studied formally at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism to then spend a few years following my heart working in Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona and Hawaii collecting memories. I originally created my Zine Beautiful Dreamer during my undergrad years as any sort of art comes out, I suppose, the need to create for creations sake. I see so much beauty in my friends and have loved incorporating their work with mine in the Beautiful Dreamer project featuring a range of writing, art, photographs, skateboarding and fashion to showcase the beautiful dreamer perspective.
The Beautiful Dreamer project is about empowerment and art. Everyone has something to bring to the table. I've always been a gatherer, seeing the gifts of others. Through the Beautiful Dreamer project I've been able to capture that in time and space, to truly show a collective art of the beautiful dreamers I've crossed paths with. Works of art, which otherwise in true dreamer fashion may have been written down and created, but not shared out. The project that gives the mic to the one who may have not thought to ask for it. The project that says we all have some magic within that needs to be shared in its real truth.
Cenorina L Ramirez
My name is Cenorina Ramirez. I'm a Mexican immigrant that has lived in Tucson most of her life and currently resides in Oakland,CA.I make zines inspired by POCs and #thestruggle!My zines use illustrations of foods with inspirationa l quotes, and my personal experiences of being DACAmented. My newest zines are title affirmations and desert plants! My work is all about decolonization and taking care of our minds through artsy ways (and zines) and embracing our selves and our roots.
As a desert child I am very excited to table at the PHX Zine Festival! I am looking forward to meet other desert dwellers passionate about making and sharing zines.
Hello! My name is Kevin Caballero. I am a 22 year old illustrator and designer currently living in Phoenix, AZ. Born and raised in Mesa, AZ for practically my entire life, my upbringing stems from my parents' viewpoint in life as low-income immigrants: Being true to your nature. This would further strengthen my core value in pushing my passion and dream into a reality as a creative thinker. The zine(s) I intend to make are illustration based (with some design elements) that are DIY respectively, but feels good when holding one physically. Generally speaking, I want my zine(s) to contribute to a person's smile, interest, or attachment into remembering that slight moment.
I would like people to know that the zines I create has something to offer for all those attending. Whether it's humorous or observational drawings, each zine curated shares a visual language in its own bubble of content; sharing ideas, process, etc. Overall, tabling at PHX ZINE Fest 2018 would be an incredible new experience to remember with wonderful creatives and enthusiasts!