Twin Cities Zinefest

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Since 2004, the Twin Cities Zinefest has welcomed creatives, rebels, musicians and frustrated intellectuals to connect, create and share ideas. As the area’s premiere self-publishing event, Zinefest often features an art show, live music, guest speakers and panel discussions. Zinefest plays host to some of the Midwest’s best self-made talent. A new Zinefest website is in progress, and our 10th anniversary is being planned! Check here for updates!

ARTIST PROFILE: DAMAGED MENTALITY ZINE

What inspired you to start making zines?
I had been a fan since the late 90’s. The loss of good friends and hope fueled the writing process, at first. After my brain injury I couldn’t read a novel anymore (I have memory loss). Zines were a way for me to keep in touch, in a heartfelt manner. 

What is your creative process like?
I write of subjects that baffle me. Things people do, things I do. “Stuff” I cannot reason with.

Which part of Twin Cities Zinefest are you most excited about?
"The surprise" of when I meet someone who writes a zine that I enjoy(ed) reading.

Who are some of your favorite fellow zine writers?
Claire & Meredith of When Language Runs Dry, Dave of Black Carrot, Chantel G. of Drive-In & Open Book, Aaron Poliwoda of Low Blow, Ashlee Swanson of Regeneration, Lamesha of Cocoa/Puss Zine.

Do you have any plans for your zine-related future? If so, what are they?
I’d like to exhibit at Expozine, Montreal’s annual small press, comic and zine fair.

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