THE EARLY BIRD PHX
The Early Bird PHX is a mobile beverage bar serving espresso-based coffees, cold brew, tea and lemonade. Our mission is to provide quality beverage options unlike those you'll find anywhere else. We use local Arizona ingredients wherever possible to reflect our commitment to the community.
The Closet Vegan is a food truck concept thought up by myself and my chef mother. After my father suffered a massive coronary and a subsequent diagnosis of inherited coronary artery disease, my mother began to prepare our meals with more thought the food we eat has on mine and my father’s overall health. Since my father diagnosis, my mother used her education and skills as a chef to create Plant-based cuisine that tasted and appeared much like the meat-based versions of her creations. Although we are not a health food truck, using plants, legumes and grains to make delicious and familiar dishes is better for everyone’s health.
The term “closet vegan” is defined in the urban dictionary as a person who has embraced the plant-based lifestyle, but has yet to admit it to family and friends based on being judged, so eats meat when offered. Although we are 100% vegan, we are not animal activists nor do we have a political agenda. We simply want to offer plant-based cuisine as just another food option. Our slogan remains, “You don’t have to be a vegan to eat plant-based cuisine.”
Waffle Crush serves Gourmet Belgium Liege Waffles in both Savory and Sweet varieties. You can enjoy a delicious Barnyard waffle sandwich with egg, cheese and choice of meat. For lunch it will be hard to choose from our Ham & Cheese, Turkey Pesto or Club waffle sandwiches. Is your sweet tooth calling: There are so many choices from our class "Berry" with Biscoff or Nutella, the "Nana" or just go for it and enjoy a "Brownie Explosion" or "Cookie Crush'r". Love ice cream? then enjoy a delicious "Get the Scoop" or "Turtle" waffles. No matter what you choose you cannot lose, they are all amazing and delicious. Enjoy!
Brothers Jayson and Jaymes Have been making pizzas in the valley for over five years. Their signature Persian sourdough crust is something you won’t want to miss. From their loaded baked potato pizza to their classic pepperoni and baked mushroom, you'll love everything they have to offer.
2018 Vendors: Breena Nuñez, PSYCHWRITER FICTIONAL CONSTRUCTS AND VARIED WHIMSICAL JAPERIES, Swamp Crotch, EPOCH
My name is Breena Nuñez and I was born and raised in the Bay Area of California. The zines that I create are an assortment of comics and per zines that speak about my experience with being a Central American person.
My zines and comics are an effort to create agency for folks who identify as Afrolatinx and Central American. We are living in a beautiful time where more creative people from the Central American isthmus taking ownership of our personal histories and publishing stories on our own terms.
PsychWriter Fictional Constructs and Varied Whimsical Japeries
I am Alex Pearl, and I am perpetually tired. I was found as a toddler wandering the lush forests of Phoenix, Arizona, when I was found by a kind elderly couple. I told the doctors the story of my exile from my homeland in the realm beyond the sky, where wine flows like honey and the women are respected for their contributions to science and politics. They called bullshit, threw me back into the forest, and now I'm here. I don't normally make zines, but I find that making them is pretty darn fun. I've gotten into flash fiction recently, and those have been just ideal for the zine scene. Normally, I write science fiction and horror, but comedy tends to creep into both. It is a side effect of my malnourished years living off forest vegetation and bear meat.
I haven't had too many opportunities to push the envelope from strict fiction into zinework (yet), but the stuff I've got - I would dare to say - is pretty unique! So, you know, give it a shot! It's good eatin'. I want to try tabling at PHX Zine Fest 2018 because, frankly, I don't know too many people in the Phoenix artistic community and I would love to know more. I want to get my writing out there, experience other peoples' art, and rock the block like doc ock, if you know what I mean. I do not know what I mean.
Me and my friend made Swamp Crotch because we're not cool enough to be in a band. We did this in Tucson, but Dayna's from Phoenix.
I like meeting other artists and I've confined my activity to Tucson so far!
My name is jaime valderrama and I'm an illustrator/screen printer born and raised in Los Angeles. My work is predominantly science fiction based with a touch of surrealism. Much of my inspiration is derived from vintage science fiction, life experiences and family. My books include geometric shapes, short illustrated sci-fi stories, holographic art and impossible objects.
I try to create work that is beyond imagination. I have spent countless hours illustrating late into the night(drinking lots of coffee) and creating my visions. I hope I can share my work with others that share my passion at your awesome fest.
2018 Vendors: Lawrence Lindell, Tiny Joys/GRAPH(feeties)/Wordling/Plankton Press, Nobody’s Daughter Zine
I’m a cartoonist and art educator from California. I make comics and art for Black Women, Black People, People of Color, Queer Folks, Folks With Mental Health Issues and me.
Tiny Joys/GRAPH(feeties)/Wordling/Plankton Press
I'm a poet/cartoonist and make a mini zine Tiny Joys, a submission-based walking zine, GRAPH(feeties), and a one-off drawing-for-writers zine, Wordling. I grew up in California, but have been living in Arizona for over 25 years, teaching at ASU, writing, and drawing. I live with my family in Tempe. My book, By the Forces of Gravity, a cartoon/free verse memoir, came out this past June (launched at Wasted Ink Zine Distro!)
When I'm feeling low and overwhelmed, I make an issue of Tiny Joys, so I can (1) focus on things that bring me joy and (2) create a zine 100% designed to bring joy to all who read it. GRAPH(feeties) features hybrid art/writing and a love of walking. My book, By the Forces of Gravity, was created with love in mind. Set in 1970s Berkeley, it's a story of friendship, adventure and loss, done in cartoons and free verse poetry. I'll be bringing my 100-year-old Multigraph Press, so people can make their own postcards to send to people they love. It's a great machine and lots of fun to share.
Nobody’s Daughter Zine
Cut & paste junky. I’m Colette , born in Los Angeles , Raised one Mexico (Guanajuato) to be exact .. I’ve always loved zines but didn’t start making my own until the last couple of years! I’m also a musician , so I spend a lot of my time playing music too! I was in PHX/ Tempe on tour with my previous band earlier this year and absolutely loved it! Would love to return for this zine fest! Also I have a 9yr old daughter and I’m stoked to start a kids zine line in the near future !
My zines and perspectives don’t pretend to be anything but honest.. love to collaborate and trade zines ! Also pen pals welcome !
Orange Beanie Press
I am a skateboarder, artist, advocate and compassionate human, in no particular order. Almost resigned to calling the desert home after about a decade of habitation, I was raised across the country and around the world, making the hometown concept pretty foreign. I make two main titles, One Push and Over The Shoulder. One Push is a skate-centric cut-paste style zine with photos and other art inspired by my favorite thing. Over The Shoulder has no real guidelines, each has been themed differently and formatted freely. I will also be releasing my first book, Overheard At The Museum this year, a comedic look at the public looking at art.
I create some zines to chronicle specific times, trips, themes, or feelings. Some are strict and formal, some are aimed to be visual poetry. I am quite excited to have a table this year because I plan on releasing a book that I have been working on for more than a year. This is the perfect place to share with the community, since the community helped make it!
Brandon James E
My name is Brandon, I am a local artist and I am from Goodyear Arizona. I make the Sketchfolo Zine it shows off my favourite sketchbook drawings that people normally wouldn't see!
Phx Zine Fest is a great opportunity to show, sell and connect with the community. I had a wonderful experience last year and I am lookong forward to an even better one thid year!
My name is Tianne Pitz, writer and speaker of a wild bunch of thoughts from my daily life that began at a young age. Cali born, raised by way of the Bay, tried out country living in Pennsylvania and crashed landed in Arizona. I have penned 4 Zines thus far. The first is The Melancholy Musings of a Misfit Girl which has handwritten poems, prose and doodles. The second is Love Is A (sometimes)Distorted Journey with handwritten poems, prose and bursts of positive affirmations. My third is a short horror story simply titled Creature. And the fourth is a short love story titled Unforseen Love. All Zines are from my personal experiences in this crazy journey that we call life.
I write from the heart. My Zines were initially created for taking others into a deeper part of my heart that most of the time is shielded by a seashell. My short stories are meant to invoke thought and haunt you on some level. I would look forward to tabling at the PHX Zine Fest 2018 so that I may share my words on a personal level with others. I would love to present more exciting Zines and a few art pieces for fun and see how far this amazing journey can go!
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.
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.
Here are the vendors currently scheduled for PHX Zine Fest 2018. For the first year, we had more applicants than table space, so there is a bit of a wait list. But we have already made adjustments and greenlit some vendors from that list, so this lineup is subject to change. We will be posting profiles on each vendor in the coming weeks!
Orange Beanie Press
Who are you? Where do you come from? What zine do you make?
I am Ethan Roads, artist and skateboarder. I am from all over, but have been in Arizona long enough to almost call it home. I make One Push for my skate images and random tidbits of knowledge I can't keep to myself, and Over The Shoulder, which is a photographic zine that sometimes has a theme and sometimes is just for self-expression.
What would you like people to know about the zines you create and/or why you would look forward to tabling at Phx Zine Fest 2017?
I look forward to the Zine Fest because of how great last years was, the people that come by to celebrate the culture, and the opportunities for growth it provides.
What are you? Where do you come from? What zines do you carry?
Wasted Ink Zine Distro is a zine store, library and event space in Phoenix Arizona. We work with hundreds of zine creators from all over the world!
Why do you look forward to tabling at Phx Zine Fest 2017?
We look forward to the Phx Zine Fest because it's an extension of our passion to give Phoenix the zine fest it deserves. We love seeing all our zine friends and we look forward to making new friends at this year's fest!
What are you? Where do you come from?
We're an independent chain of pop culture stores in Phoenix, Tucson, and Las Vegas. We sell music, movies, games, books, and more. Established 1980!
Why do you look forward to tabling at Phx Zine Fest 2017?
We are excited to share in the independent spirit of PHX Zine Fest and are proud to support creators and zine-makers in AZ.
Join us in the panel room of the Phx Zine Fest at 12:00 - 12:45 for The Zine Table: Illustrated Memoir, with moderator Julie Fiveash, and panelists Tori Holder and Brad Dwyer.
Enjoy comics like Maus, Persepolis, or March? Come to this panel discussion on telling your life’s stories through comics and illustration. What is it about comics that help you talk about your experiences? What makes the graphic memoir such a popular medium right now? Panel moderator Julie Fiveash (cartoonist, illustrator) will talk to Tori Holder (cartoonist, writer, illustrator) and Brad Dwyer (cartoonist, creator of “Epic Tales from the Mundane) about their own work in memoir.
"THE ZINE TABLE" is an ongoing series of panels and discussions put together by Brodie Foster Hubbard in conjunction with other zine creators and fest organizers. The first installment was an L.A. DIY history panel at The Pop-Hop as part of L.A. Zine Fest in partnership with Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc., the second was a Long Beach DIY history panel at Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) as part of the first Long Beach Zine Fest, and the third was a discussion on queer and trans identity in writing and publishing at The Ice House as part of the first PHX Zine Fest.
Join us in the panel room of the Phx Zine Fest at 3:00 - 3:45 for Get Paid: How to Distro Your Work with Charissa Lucille of Wasted Ink Zine Distro.
You’ve done the hard part of creating a unique and wonderful zine. Charissa aims to answer the “NOW WHAT?” question. After opening and running a distro for almost three years, she has some tips and tricks on how to send your work to different distros and libraries across the United States. She’ll provide a list of different zine distros and what to expect while selling your work. She will answer questions about how to price items, how often to check in with a distro, and how to best set yourself up for success.
CHARISSA LUCILLE (MODERATOR)
After graduating with a journalism degree from The Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University, Charissa found her voice in the expansive world of self-publishing. She jumped head-first into the zine scene and publishes work in numerous outlets in addition to publishing three zine titles and running Arizona's zine distro called Wasted Ink Zine Distro. Charissa has sold her zines at fests such as the LA Zine Fest, SF Zine Fest, LB Zine Fest and many more. You can find her zines in libraries and stores including the San Diego Public Library, In Other Words Bookstore in Portland, and The Pop-Hop Bookstore in Los Angeles. Charissa is a lead organizer for the Phx Zine Fest. She enjoys tacos, her two dogs, and zines about plants and community. Find her online at www.wizd-az.com and on Instagram at @wastedinkzinedistro.