5/26/2019: Catch 2cents Zine @ LA Zine Fest
The 8th annual L.A. Zine Fest will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 6 pm. in the Helms Bakery parking garage (8711 Washington Blvd, Culver City, 90232)
2cents zines address social issues and in general urge people to find positivity in themselves and to hopefully inspire others to put positivity out into the world. My first zine offers random acts of kindness that you can do to help make a stranger smile. Another mini zine gives you a chance to find a hero.
“Open to find a hero” is a mini zine with collage work and tied imagery of superheros, a robot, performing artists and you.
“Untermenschlich” was made at a zine workshop with the prompt being “multilingual”. I chose a 1984 Olympics memory book, which took place in my hometown of Los Angeles, to make the collage and artwork for my zine. In the book, it details Bruce Jenner and Jesse Owens. I found it fascinating that at the 1936 Olympics Jesse Owens showed all the Nazis that he was not sub-human, which is what Nazis called blacks, but in fact one of the best humans in the world- proven by his gold medals. Sub-human translates in German to untermenschlich.
I am a graduate student studying library and information sciences at San Jose State University. My focus of study on information communities has most recently been on the zine community. I have a blog where you can read some of my research findings of this unique community by clicking here: zines as they form information communities