An alphabetical list of the Zinesters for LBZF19. Click a name to view their profile or visit the Zinesters page to explore by photo.
If I could give one piece of advice to zinesters just starting out, I'd say: don’t be afraid to be weird. It's easy to doubt your artistic vision or want to hide the things that make you unique. If there’s one thing that unifies the zine community, it’s that we’re all a bit odd. Zine fests are inclusive spaces that celebrate diversity of all kinds. If you put a real part of yourself into your zines, people will see and connect to that truth.
I started Zine-o-Matic in 2015 as an extension of the spirit that zines embody. There are tons of crazy talented artists out there who don't have the means to get their work seen. It takes a long career and a lot of connections to get your art published. Art is distributed in this crazy hierarchical way that has all sorts of financial and logistical barriers that block out really cool and talented people. All you need to make a zine is a couple bucks, some time, and a lot of creativity. That's how art should be. I hope that Zine-o-Matic can be part of that vision of a freer form of art.