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.
Being a part of zine culture and having the control to self publish allows queer people to form our own narratives and to continue to challenge society to allow space for more ways of existing in this world. Being queer informs our daily existence and situates us in an ongoing dialogue against societal expectation. We participate in a quiet resistance that empowers us to reach further and to challenge the notion that our bodies and beings are worth less than others. In this panel, we will discuss how we navigate the world as queer creative individuals to continue to instill hope in our community.
This is a themed panel discussion between artists from marginalized backgrounds, within the zine community, moderated by Eunique Yazzie. We will discuss how exclusion occurs when people are systematically prevented from taking part in society. We will question the meaning of democracy and redefine it as the opportunity to exercise choice. We will focus on how this panel has learned to own that responsibility of being co-authors and co-creators in the unconventional democratic system we live in. We will talk about how racism, sexism, disenfranchisement, homophobia and colorism can affect that expression.
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.
Additional Zine Things
Room A: Zine Lab The Zine Lab will be set up with three mini zine workshops perfect for younger zinesters looking to make their very first! We love teaching young folk about self-publishing and this is the perfect place to start!
Room B: Cut Paste Phx - https://www.instagram.com/cut.paste.phx/ Cut + Paste is a collage group founded in Phoenix in 2015. Originally conceived as a platform for friends to create art in a social setting, the group quickly garnered interest from the local arts scene. C+P now offers monthly public events at local businesses, festivals, museums, libraries, and multi-use/community spaces within Phoenix’s historic arts districts and downtown core as well as surrounding cities such as Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and Gilbert. The C+P team consists of artists, arts advocates, and creatives with diverse experience working locally and nationally. C+P aims to promote community through creative, tactile experiences for people of all ages and skill levels.
Room C: Limited Engagement Podcast - http://ltdengagementpod.com/index.php Limited Engagement is a weekly arts and culture conversation podcast hosted by writer, editor, amateur guitarist and renowned grump Jared Duran. PHOENIX Magazine named the show "Best Podcast" in their 2017 Best of the Valley issue; and in their 2017 Best of Phoenix issue, Phoenix New Times named Limited Engagement "Best Cultural Podcast"--which is cool because we run the show under the pretense that no one is listening.
And finally, from our DJ!
Hi, I'm Dan Smith. Co-creator of the now defunct 90's Indie Rock Zine "The Hit Charade". I am now an avid vinyl collector that has been spinning gigs in Long Beach, San Diego, and Santa Cruz for over a decade. After taking a few years off to raise my kids, I am looking forward to providing a soulful, funky, eclectic backbeat to PHX Zinefest 2017