Ryan Mastromarco

As bicycle mechanic/ artist, ive also commuted by Bicycle for 12 years. I'm the bicycle shops i've worked at I hear about the bicycle crashes with motorists. I've found a way around all of the common bicycle wreck traps set into traffic patters. MY zine works focus on keeping bicycle commuters alive. I break down traffic patterns for the reader and fucking dazzle them with my cute illustration

City:WHITTIER
  • Political/Social
  • Illustration
  • Comics

Logo/Graphic
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What are your current zines about?

, Avoiding common pitfalls in traffic

What methods do you use to make your zine?

  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Photocopying

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

  • Folded

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

2017 I started making zines to get some sort of art career going, put my community collage fine arts learning to good use.

How do you create your zine content?

I've written down every lesson learned cycling in the gutter, and put them into cute little books

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

I like that a one man show means total control over the content

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

Smartphones

What is your favorite part of making zines?

Cutting and folding

Logo/Graphic
  • Please upload up 2-5 additional images.
  • Please upload up 2-5 additional images.

What are your current zines about?

They focus on Bicycle safety for commuters, tips on reading traffic patters. Cute character designs and gore. They show one how to enjoy bikes in this car culture.

What methods do you use to make your zine?

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

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

  • Folded
  • Stapled

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

2017, the love of art, I need a job in art and I'm a damn bicycle mechanic who studied fine art and spends my free time drawing.

How do you create your zine content?

I look at all the shit I deal with daily on the roadways during my thirty four mile commute through six cities. After avoiding a wreck I look at the steps I took to avoid it. Then create my content with that as a basis.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

A one man show can draw and create freely.

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

Smartphones. Or maybe JW approach door to door maybe

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

My first zine didn't have a title and I forgot to include my name anywhere on the book. It was a collection of tattoo ideas drawn on life drawings I'd done. I wanted a tattoo apprenticeship so I whipped that up and gave it out at the la zine fest

What is your favorite part of making zines?

Cutting and folding at the end.