My name is Vanessa and I most identify with being a writer and artist living in the bay area. I make two zines: Asswipe, a bay area punk zine and Vacation, my personal travel zine that revolves around sketches and journal entries from my trips outside of the bay area.
What would you like people to know about the zines you create and/or why you are looking forward to tabling at Phx Zine Fest 2016?
Creating and self-publishing zines has been a great way to document and record my surroundings as they happen instead of waiting around for someone else to do it for me. Asswipe is a time capsule for all of the things going on in Oakland and SF that can't be found online. It's fun to look back and see all the punk houses, bands, and zines that aren't around anymore and think, "well, at least I was able to experience this and document it for other people to look back on". Vacation is my serious zine and began with me wanting to record a trip to L.A. but not having a digital camera on hand, so I just drew and wrote what was going on. It's pretty fun to make because it gives me an excuse to be active while I'm traveling and is sort of my companion when I'm all alone and feeling shitty on the road. I'm looking forward to seeing my friends and getting inspiration from other people and their zines at Phoenix Zine Fest.