Episode 8: Zines for life

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With the recent Zinefest in Milwaukee, WI and Print and Resist Zinefest in Madison, WI, it only made sense to talk about zines this month! Shauna and Steev talk about the definition and history of zines and zine culture. They allude to the Zine Librarian’s Code of Ethics.

Voices in this episode include zinesters: John Porcellino (King-Cat Comics), Chris Wilde (Co-founder of QZAP), and Kristopher Pollard (Kpolly). Librarians include: Kristina Gomez (Milwaukee Public Library) and Katherine Charek Briggs (Assistant Director, LGBT Campus Center, UW-Madison).

Steev attempted to interview John not once but TWICE! But Print and Resist was super busy for King-Cat and John’s distro Spit and a Half. That was awesome for John. The show opens with a question posed and somewhat answered. Steev had many more questions.

Songs used in the episode:
Rafiq Bhatia “Breaking English
Mama’s Broke “The Vein Braider