Interviews with Great Folks #22: Davida of Xerography Debt
June 18, 2013 § Leave a comment
When did you start writing zines?
I started publishing in 1995. I started reading zines in 1994 and eventually took the plunge.
Why did you start writing zines?
I had just finished school (art degree) and was underemployed. I wanted a creative outlet. I had also recently moved (again). Most of my existing social life revolved around the mail, so zines fit into that.
Do you have any influences?
What do you write about?
I started out writing a per-zine, but once it got too personal/intense decided to focus on other projects. There is such a thing as too much catharsis. I started a zine review zine in 1999, which has published consistently since then. We just published issue #33. I have also published 4 issues of a pop culture/horror/zombie zine with a couple collaborators. Occasionally I contribute to other zines, but the article content is all over the place. I also write about publishing matters for my day job.
Why are zines important to you?
They remain a relevant source of independent thought and unheard voices. They are tangible.
Recommend a zine(s)
Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore!
Solemn Feats of the Atomic Tourist