My names Dree, I’m a local zine maker. I love telling all kinds of story’s through zine making and use of color.
Through my Fruit Salad zines, I have been able to share snippets of my life and imagination through the use of illustration. Some of the content includes some light text, but I would rather communicate and express myself through drawing.
I'm a beginner zinemaker from Tucson, AZ. I've been drawing, writing, and independently publishing my own experimental comics with a focus on scifi aesthetics since August of 2021.
I am a film photographer based in Mesa, AZ. My work centers on capturing the ugliness and beauty in everyday life. While the locations of my photography range from areas such as San Francisco to Mexico City, the majority of my work is in the southwest region as that is where my home has been for most of my life. My work has extended to creating Desert Drip as it’s own entity/platform to release zines of my own work as well as zines containing the work of other artists as well as music releases.
I'm an absurdist cartoonist making wild comedies for the amusement and enrichment of the people of planet Earth. Be ready to see strange creatures and impossible situations in my cartoons.
Dyke Queen is a zine about art, style, and literature.
Our zines are a wide array of autobiographical, comics, anthologies, educational, food-related, mental health, and fanzines. We are kindly requesting a full table for space to feature all our zines for the Arizona zine scene.
I am a writer and therapist on the spectrum who writes horror and science fiction that is frequently ruined by my attempts at comedy.
Catboy Institute for the Arts
Hello! We are Pepper and Pumpkin, we are two artists based in Tucson, AZ. We both make a living from our online store and freelance work.
We enjoy exploring historical periods of time, nostalgia, cats and handsome anime men in our work. We are a bit of visual polar opposite but that's our intersections.
Staceart is a collection of zines, prints, and stickers I create and sell. My goal with my artwork is to provide joy and comfort. Most of my content centers on exploring my fantasy world by drawing mythical creatures - especially my plant sprites and mushroom fae! It's a great way for me to escape into my own head when I need to get away. I also write and draw my autobiography comic about my anxiety and depression called "Strange But Beautiful." It explores the stigma I struggle with by having mental illness and includes how I am seeking help by drawing my anxiety and depression as "monsters" I interact with. The comic originally started as a webcomic, which can be read on Tapas here.
F*%K IF I KNOW//BOOKS
F*%K IF I KNOW//BOOKS is a phoenix-based, phoenix-focused publishing project that creates collaboratively-designed, hand-made, limited-run books by undersung local authors/artists.
We are committed to exploring how creative approaches to bookmaking [both in print and digitally] can foster cultural cross-pollination, constructive disruption, and community [re]creation.
F*%K IF I KNOW//BOOKS is a home for text vessels: Think blood. Think boats. We want texts to flow, to float. To circulate.
Made by Marica
Marica Whittemore (she/her) is an artist and dog enthusiast living in Tucson, Arizona. An art educator and multimedia artist, she loves looking at the world with the creative eye (or two!). Her recent works depict snarky yet humorous observations about life, people, and the weird things going on in her brain. When she isn’t making art, you’ll find her biking along the Loop, baking, watching terrible reality TV shows, and woodworking.
Her recent work, “Personal Belongings” is a series of comic illustrations, textile pieces, and paintings that span 2020 to present. They explore the artist’s life experiences with mental illness, aging, and being alive. Inspired by a recent surgery where she received a bag to place her personal belongings, Marica explores the thoughts, traumas, and aspirations we often carry around with us everyday.
My zines are composed of poetry and prose found on my Substack, 🅦❂🅡🅚🅘🅝🅖 ∞ 🅣🅘🅣🅛🅔, and on my eternal sites. I keep a low profile, I find the support of a small following of involving folks more personally appealing. I distribute fairs and shows occasionally on my webstore.
Girls Rock! Phoenix
Girls Rock! Phoenix is a nonprofit organization that empowers girls and gender nonconforming kids through music education, creation, and performance. We are seeking volunteers to fill roles in many different capacities, regardless of music experience.
Little Patch of Hell
I'm a printmaker and bookmaker local to Mesa, AZ. I work in traditional mediums to art that examines and interrogates the idea of tradition from a queer, femme perspective.
I am a solo creator of a comic called The Focus. I am a native artist from the gila river reservation.
Wolfe Den Studio
Wolfe Den Studio was started last year in Bisbee AZ, and I'm currently growing. I am promoting my services of graphic design and illustration locally. At the same time, I'm joining any zine fests, comic cons, and galleries around Arizona to share my artwork.
Jami Sailor is a white, fat, queer, mentally and chronically ill queer shit starter. They were raised in Detroit, Michigan and now find themselves living in the desert. Jami is a library worker.
Jami started making zines in middle school after seeing the "Zine of the Month" feature in Sassy magazine. They primarily create perzines focusing on the concepts of home, family, belonging, grief, and history. They also write about queerness, gender, and illness. Their zines tend to be cut and paste, high contrast black and white, and text heavy. They love doing split zines where one side is made by another zinester and one side by them. Their current zine is Rush Job and is about working in a library during Covid and fractious political times.
My name is Paige (she/her) and I make politically charged zines. My love for zines came from the punk 7 inches I collected as a child. I started to collect zines from the riot grrrl movement and other punk zines I could get my hands on. This started my love for creating art that could be published without censorship. From there, my activism became the forefront of my artistic direction. My experiences with organizations such as Planned Parenthood AZ, #Fight4HER, and Drag Story Hour AZ are reflected in my work. I make collages from pictures I take at protests and collab with organizations to further support their efforts. I also have had the honor to interview artists for my zines such as Kirsten Patches, the lead singer of Naked Aggression!! My zines all focus to center marginalized voices and work to make change through artistic direct action.
My distro consists of politically charged zines. I make submission based zines that are a collection of artists work, usually with feminist themes. I also make zines in response to laws to spread useful information. Such as, how to get an abortion, or how to get birth control without a prescription etc.
SATURNHEX is an independent art studio (Victoria + Julian) focused on exploring illustration, storytelling, & design through silkscreen and risograph printing, merch making, & apparel.
Compound Butter is a biannual publication about food, art, and all the things in between. We feature work created by up and coming and creative folks from all over the world.
Headless Rodeo is more of a playground than an "imprint" or a "company." It is an identity to have all of the things I make under one big family tree, including stickers, zines, and other projects.
There’s not enough dragons in the world, and a lot of them look the same, so I asked artists to draw their interpretation of whatever kind of dragon they want!