Featured Zinester: Party Witch Press

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Bethy Squires, Colin Jenkins are Party Witch Press, a zine press from Indiana with zines about “witchcraft, ancient history, art, horror, and inane things celebrities say.” They have a zine called “Negative Yelp Reviews of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World”, a zine called “The Poetry of Kanye West”, and an zine-version of an audio-book. Now, that’s a party.

What was your first zine called? What was it about?

My [Squires’] first zine was called Final Girl (we still carry it, btw). It’s a feminist horror anthology zine. I made it with my friend Sarah. We each contributed horror fiction and criticism through a feminist lens.

How do you create your zine content?

Bethy: My zines are made collage-style, xeroxing and gluing and cutting and gluing and xeroxing. I also have an audibook-zine, made by talking into a ZOOM and then editing it together in Audacity.

Colin: My Canidae, is a collection of line art made in MS Paint.

In addition to zines, what are you passionate about?

Comedy, television, theatre, social justice, good satire, noodle dishes from around the world.

What is your favorite part of making zines?

I [Squires] love cutting out little pieces of text and gluing them in roughly parallel to each other. To paraphrase Margaret Kilgallen, the line will never be perfect, and that’s where the art lies.

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