Doinky Doodles

Doinky Doodles

Name: Weng Pixin
Location: Singapore
Website: www.doinkyupdates.blogspot.com

How about a brief introduction?
I am a toy-maker during the day and a comic doodler by night.

How did you get involved with zine making?
To get over a breakup.

Tell us what’s your goal when it comes to zine making?
To tell the truth.

Any favorite artists that inspired you to make your zine?
Current favorite: David Heatley.

What’s the one tip you’d like to share with people who are interested in making their own zines?
The great thing about zines is that no one rules over you except you. So use this fairly affordable medium to explore all areas that you’d been terrified to do so in others!

Beverly Ealdama

Beverly Ealdama

Name: Beverly Ealdama
Location: California USA
Website: “www.beverlyealdama.com“http://www.beverlyealdama.com

How about a brief introduction?
Hi, I’m Beverly and I’m from California (just east of Los Angeles). A year after I got a degree in chemistry I decided to change paths and pursue a career in the arts. I am currently studying illustration and design. I get a lot of my inspiration from music and people-watching. Some of the things I enjoy are reading, drinking coffee, and going to concerts.

How did you get involved with zine making?
A few months back I got into swapping artwork and postcards. I joined a zine swap just to try it out and I made an 8-page zine with random doodles and patterns I drew. I read “Whatcha Mean What’s A Zine” and “Sharpie Revolution” and my love for zines grew from there. I like how you can make a zine about anything and everything!

Tell us what’s your goal when it comes to zine making?
To learn about self-publishing, share my work with others, and experiment.

Any favorite artists that inspired you to make your zine?
Chris Piascik; his Typostruction zine was a huge inspiration for me. Also, Kate Bingaman Burt and her daily drawings.

What’s the one tip you’d like to share with people who are interested in making their own zines?
Make many copies and trade with others!

Beavory

beavory

Name: Keren Mack (Beavory)
Location: Israel
Website: www.beavory.com

How about a brief introduction?
My name is Mack, i am artist based in Israel and proud owner of a brand called “Beavory”. Beavory is a world of creatures drawn by hand with black pen and ink who are not the typical pretty ones – but carry themselves proudly and bravely.Their top mission in the world is to inspire creativity and humor in people’s life, and they also have special powers that will be revealed soon. I was recently featured in Curvy7 magazine as one of 100 most exciting female graphic/artists in around the world.

I am currently working on my own T-shirt line, short animation, and just started a weekly comic but I am always on the look out for new, interesting collaborations and group shows.

How did you get involved with zine making?
Mmm… well, This is my first zine(-:

I love hand-made production and after seeing this great Pikapackage project I realized it is right up my alley and found out about this wonderful world of zine creation. It’s easy to get hook on creating them and i am sure there will be more Beavory zines in the future.

Tell us what’s your goal when it comes to zine making?
FUN, FUN – have I used the word FUN already? I love playing around and love details. One of my motto is : There is more that meets the eye. I am always looking for that extra twist to make my work interesting on the second/third time you look at it.
I have decided to create a pocket-wallet-zine that you will be able to carry it anywhere you go for inspiration & a smile. It starts off as 5×7 cm mini art and once you start engaging yourself in the act of opening it, it reveals itself as a 25×63 cm size poster — double sided too!

Any favorite artists that inspired you to make your zine?
These are two that recently caught my eye: Julia Pott – this is my boyfriend zine and Thumb War by John Hersey.

What’s the one tip you’d like to share with people who are interested in making their own zines?
“Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere” (Anton Ego- Ratatouille ) I think this quote sums up the meaning of zine – anyone who has something to say or express can create one! its your moment to shine – go wild! (-: