K.E.B. Gomez

I write a zine called Do Something that does interviews and stories with maps about moving in cities, usually having to do with bike delivery and chicanismo. I'll also have copies of another zine called If You Give a Punk a Coffee.

City:Oakland
  • Photography
  • Cultural

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What are your current zines about?

Do Something! and Ping! are my zines about experiencing and moving through cities. They feature short stories from bike delivery, maps, and interviews. Occasionally my writing touches on chicanismo/pochismo. Other works include If You Give a Punk a Coffee/Si Le Das a un Punk Cafecito and photo minizines.

What methods do you use to make your zine?

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

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

  • Folded
  • Stapled

When did you start making zines ... and why?

Zines were a line from outside of conservative Southern California, and because I could hold it in my hand that connection to radical expression and activism felt more real. Zines inspired me as a teenager to make art and share it and try new ways to make a difference.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

When people create content and ways to share it everybody it touches is empowered to have a voice with an impact. In comparison, many of the ways we communicate online can be drowned out or lost or worse, uninspired.