The Labor Camp

I compose and create various types of zines. Most have an underlying theme of self loathing and "gallows humor". Short stories, poetry, a music and culture fanzine, and other forms of assisted deprogramming

City:San Pedro
  • Poetry/Literary
  • Music/Art
  • Fanzines

Logo/Graphic

What are your current zines about?

From FMC Vol. 1 - "Thank you for inspecting the banner installment of Feeding My Cancer. This issue is titled 'Hate The Living; Love The Dead.' It was conceptualized behind a general contempt of the human condition and those who perpetuate its existence. Our publication aims to propel our peers and personal interests into the public eye while simultaneously stamping out the activities and actions we have deemed undesirable and intolerable. We hope you can find it in your heart to hate us."

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)?

  • Stapled
  • Saddlestitched

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

I began the zine process after being taught by the late Tim Butcher (Blackdog Zine) who was taught by the late Sammy "Winston" (Spiderghost Press Gang). Those two individuals are solely responsible for my induction to the art of zine-ing.

How do you create your zine content?

Since my zines range in content from musical and culinary reviews and interviews with friends to short stores and coloring books, I'm not entirely sure I have a proper response to that. I suppose if an idea pops into my head that feels like it's worth creating I attempt to bring it to life in the most accurate representation possible.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

Censorship and individual experience - bar none. Creating and producing something independently ensures that you maintain complete control over the message you intend to expel and allows you to be heard in your %100 truest form (which is an across the board basic human right).

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

"Tedious and brief."

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

Feeding My Cancer - Vol. 1. I got the name from a lyric in a DOWN song. It had a couple of interviews with personalities I was interested in, a poem, some photos, and a record review written by my younger brother.

What is your favorite part of making zines?

Mellowharshing.

What else do you want people know about you or your zines?

"We march with runes of death."