Juli Jump Rope & Grid Zine Fest

I'm applying to represent myself, and the zine fest that I help organize-- Grid Zine Fest (SLC, UT). My personal zines are silly-- I write a fanzine about a rundown water park called Raging Waters, and I write diary comics about train trips I have taken. I also make murder mystery comics! Grid Zine Fest's material is promotional in nature, but still fun and DIY.

City:Salt Lake City
  • Perzine
  • Comics
  • Fanzines

Logo/Graphic

What are your current zines about?

A run-down water park and train trips!

What methods do you use to make your zine?

  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Cut-and-paste
  • Photocopying
  • Screenprinting

What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?

  • Folded
  • Stapled

How do you create your zine content?

I love making my zines by hand, and getting covered in glue sticks and little scraps of paper. Its nice to disconnect from a computer screen-- to doodle, and to be silly. I also really love the magical transformation that occurs when you photocopy a cut n' paste zine; the rough edges are softened, and it becomes a cohesive item.

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

My first zine was called "Summer Summer" and it was a zine about summer (of course). That has been a very consistent love in my life-- enjoying the freedom and excitement that summer brings, even as an adult with responsibilities, summer is still a very magical time of year.