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The Art of Avy Jetter

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What was the inspiration for creating your first zine?

My coworker makes an online comic and encouraged me to make one as well but I have limited digital skills but I enjoy traditional art making so I jumped at the chance and made my first comic book. I underestimated the amount of work comic book making entails and made my first comic in less than 4 months. I tabled at SF Zinefest and had a blast.

How do zines help you reflect your cultural identity?

Cultural identity is brought to life by culture itself so music, dance, fashion,food and art. Zines are an extension of art culture. I not only make zines that include Black people but it’s the context of the art, the language and point of view that reflect my culture. The themes and social consciousness all come from an identity born in and from Black culture. Zines are a great vehicle for sharing critical and unique cultural content. Zines are a perfect for starting a dialogue and offering an opportunity to connect with folks that may not otherwise take a deeper look at anyone else’s culture.