Juliana Salcedo

Juliana Salcedo

Name: Juliana Salcedo
Location: Madrid, Spain
Website: www.jusabar.net

How about a brief introduction?
I am a Colombian illustrator living in Spain. I studied architecture, but realized that my favourite thing in the world was to draw little characters. I have been doing it all my life and finally, I have decided to make a living of it. Currently I am studying printmaking, while I promote myself. I like to travel, to go to the cinema and to walk.

How did you get involved with zine making?
Actually, this is my first zine. I did it for a Christmas sale in December that I was involved in. It has been a great experience and I think this will be the first of many zines.

Tell us what’s your goal when it comes to zine making?
I like to tell stories. I used to do comics when I was a kid, and making a zine allows you to do either a single story, or unrelated images. I am now looking for other stories to tell as well as for curious subjects that have been in my mind for a while.

Any favorite artists that inspired you to make your zine?
I love the work from Gemma Correll. I haven’t read a zine from her, but I can imagine the humour they must have.

What’s the one tip you’d like to share with people who are interested in making their own zines?
Think of a simple way to bind it!

Josephine and Katherine Ryder

Apple cart zine

Name: Josephine and Katherine Ryder
Location: Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia
Website: applecartzine.blogspot.com

*How about a brief introduction? *
Apple Cart is a little zine about art and hobbies, and the work of friends and creatives from all over. It was made by two sisters and a friend who like working with print and paper.

How did you get involved with zine making?
It was a spur of the moment type thing, a “hey, we love zines and being creative, wouldn’t it be fun…” As a result we were pretty disorganised and slow about the whole process, but still managed to have plenty of fun!

Tell us what’s your goal when it comes to zine making?
Our number one goal was to have the opportunity to do something creative and have a fun project to work on together. The other part of it was that by compiling a collection of work from a bunch of our creative friends, we gave them an opportunity to showcase their work a bit.

Any favorite artists that inspired you to make your zine?
We were quite inspired by a zine by Anney B. It’s called Cornycopia, and it’s printed on a risograph. It pretty much was the inspiration behind us buying a risograph printer ourselves. Anney has a blog: http://anneyb.blogspot.com/

What’s the one tip you’d like to share with people who are interested in making their own zines?
Umm, don’t get into it when you are poor and have too many wild enthusiastic ideas that you can’t back up with cash! The whole thing took us 6 months just to save up for printing and paper and all of that. Then again, don’t let anything stop you, because it’s totally fun and not having enough money forces you to be resourceful. We loved working around all the financial problems, it gave the whole process an extra DIY feel.

Jeanne Van Etten

Jeanne Van Etten

Name: Jeanne van Etten
Location: 30 miles out to sea on the Island of Nantucket
Website: www.nantucketmermaid.blogspot.com

How about a brief introduction?
I have been illustrating and painting all of my life. I’ve made my living selling decorative gifts and hand painted furniture to shops all over the United States as well as having my own shops from time to time. I now have a wee shop here on Nantucket Island where I showcase all that I do.

How did you get involved with zine making?
I got involved with zine making when my two sons were in high school and brought some home that their friends had made. I have always loved the small little books that some of my favorite illustrators did, (Edward Gorey, Joan Walsh Anglund, Beatrix Potter), and the zines reminded me of that.

Tell us what’s your goal when it comes to zine making?
My goal in zine making is to reach an audience of children of all ages to be creative, use their imaginations,and just have FUN!

Any favorite artists that inspired you to make your zine?
My favorite artist is Edward Gorey. I also love his nonsense.

What’s the one tip you’d like to share with people who are interested in making their own zines?
My tip for sharing is keep looking at other zines! That is what inspires me. I look at Nieves Books, doodlers anonymous , and of course, PIKALAND to name a few,for inspirational artists.