Latino Comics Expo

One is a Latino arts and culture zine, the other ones on comic books/creators (i.e. Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man & Dr. Strange)

City:Whittier
  • Cultural
  • Comics

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What are your current zines about?

Latino Culture (literature, music, comics, art, travel) and one on cartoonist Steve Ditko (Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Mr. A, the Creeper).

What methods do you use to make your zine?

  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Digital

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

  • Folded
  • Stapled

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

It allows a platform for any and all voices that wish to be heard. There should be virtually no topic that isn't available to read about in print.

What does the future of zines and independent publishing look like to you?

Some years ago, there might have been some nervousness about rapid spread of the internet. But really print is as present and vibrant as ever. While many mainstream periodicals have suffered (LIFE magazine, to mention just one) due to competition from online digital viewing, the ascent of POD and desktop publishing has ensured a constant supply of zines, comix and many other publications. This doesn't seem to be waning anytime soon, from my point of view.

What is your favorite part of making zines?

The complete freedom to do whatever I want, however I want. A zine is a personal reflection of the creator, so whatever one chooses to do is what get's seen by the readers. Pure artistic expression.