Last weekend, the Majestic Downtown was packed to the gills for the annual L.A. Zine Fest, in a heartwarming outpour of support for the zine community. In a day and age where an online mass-market retailer controls a horrifyingly large share of the publishing industry, it’s amazing to see so many people active and involved in this kind of productive counter-culture movement. Read on for some of our favorites from the Fest.
Paleta: “In a phallic centric society, Paleta speaks to the intersectionalities of being a person of color and being gender fluid. It seeks to reject heteronormative ideals imposed by a society that is threatened by our existence because we are enigmatic….It is through Paleta that I demand visibility and consciousness. These are stories about our community written by us.”
Graminoid Distro: “Graminoid Distro is a one-lady operation run outta LA. Graminoid is: a distro that features a curated collection of zines, comics, buttons, and other goodies focused on DIY, feminist, LGBTQ and sex positive culture / another word for grass.”
Stumble on Tapes: “Stumble on Tapes is a single-take music video series created to shine some light on emerging bands out of Los Angeles. Each issue brings you a new location in LA with the intimacy and energy of a live performance from AMAZING up and coming musicians.”