My old buddy Christopher Kardambikis caught up with me at the LA Art Book Fair last month to do an interview for his NYC-based Clocktower radio show Paper Cuts, devoted to zinemakers and zine lovers. This freshly-edited episode features myself and Darin Klein & Friends. So nice to revisit the fair experience! You can hear me smiling through this whole interview, as I talk at length about Justseeds, about publications and their capacity to bring together publics, place and community, and a bunch of other things I think about a lot.
Christopher Kardambikis is a positive force! We met when we were both based in Pittsburgh, where he was one half of the amazing community artist book publishing venture Encyclopedia Destructica, where I was a “Flying Destructicate” artist-in-residence in 2010, and published the book Secret Pockets, which we used to carry at Justseeds. See more of their work HERE
Christopher was making a book a month for all of 2014 and 2015, and is continuing to support artist publishing with Paper Cuts and so many other projects. See more of Christopher’s work HERE Christopher was also the guest tumblr curator for Interference Archive’s current exhibition Our Comics, Our Selves last week! Check it out HERE
I love all the interconnection.
Paper Cuts is an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. Hosted by Christopher Kardambikis, each program will feature writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions. Zines are truly dynamic publications that have built and supported engaged communities around ideals, experiences, genres, music, politics, poetry…anything that can be printed, shared, and/or mailed. The series will act as a cross section of this varied landscape and rich history. Listen to voices that would normally live in your hands and demand your eyeballs.