An alphabetical list of the Zinesters for LBZF19. Click a name to view their profile or visit the Zinesters page to explore by photo.

Tacos de Luna

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What was the inspiration for creating your first zine?

Preservation. I wanted to preserve the musical heritage that is slowly disappearing: boleros and hispanic romantic music from the 40's and 50's. I also wanted to share with everybody the beautiful romantic poetry from the lyrics of hispanic authors that were part of the golden age of romantic trios. From there, I wanted to share my artwork (Loteria zine, Trashland Zine) and the way I locate myself in this huge city of Los Angeles (Murals of Guadalupe). Ever since I've been in this path of self-discovery and a attempt to connect with others through my work.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start making zines?

Pick your biggest passion as your first Zine subject, no matter how unimportant or small it may seem. It will be the quickest way to sincerity and to present an honest work that will connect with others. Once you are there, ideas will start to flow naturally. Remember that what may seem like ineptitude, could be your best ally, since not knowing how to do something sometimes leads to unusual and original ways of presenting your work and your ideas. So don't be afraid to be imperfect, embrace it and run with it.