ARTIST PROFILE: DIM MEDIA
What inspired you to start making zines?
Dim Media started developing zines as another medium to express and extend their creative endeavors. Traditionally oriented in the fine arts, Dim Media found zine production a healthy way to introduce a narrative to their otherwise visually dominant construct.
What is your creative process like?
Our creative process varies in many degrees depending on the project at hand. We’ve done everything from sitting together, drinking too much caffeine and coming up with manic ideas, to sitting around drinking too much whiskey and coming up with subjectively good ideas. As an artist collective of four members, usually someone comes up with an idea (good or bad) and we intuitively and methodically devise a battle plan to implement the idea.
Which part of Twin Cities Zinefest are you most excited about?
Meeting the other ziners.
Who are some of your favorite fellow zine writers?
I don’t know if she’s still writing zines, but we met her at 2011 zine fest and she’s an amazing artist: Erica Williams
Do you have any plans for your zine-related future? If so, what are they?
Not sure at the moment about Dim Media’s Zine future. We’ve had quite a bit on our plate lately between mural work and possibly putting out a podcast. We’re hoping to elevate our “Coffee Crumbs” zines into a short story publication. This will take some thought and planning and hopefully the ability for people to subscribe yearly memberships to.
Anything else we should know about you?
Earlier this year we had a successful Kickstarter project which brought forth our first short story publication “Blue Flame.” This will be our featured product at this year’s Zinefest.
More information here!