Zinefest 2016 Fills the Majestic Downtown with DIY Art

Zinefest 2016The 5th annual L.A. Zine Fest returned to its inaugural neighborhood – downtown L.A. – to celebrate self-publishing and DIY culture in the community. This year’s Fest featured over 200 zinesters, writers, illustrators, comix creators, photographers, and more, selling, trading and sharing their work, for one amazing day!

The event attracted close to 4000 fans of ‘zines, with people coming from all over the world to be a part of it. Colorful, artful people gathered together at the Majestic, crammed and slammed tight in the rather large building, sweating, reading hundreds of ‘zines, looking at drawings and talking about art. I have never see so many people reading in my life.

I had a few favorite zines, like “Why are You Dumping Me?” by Sandra Markarian from Boguspress. Her cartoons are crude but funny as they illustrate guys telling her why they dumped her. She said they all really happened — excuses like, “Don’t yell at me. My mother yells at me” and “Oh yeah,  I keep forgetting we had sex.”Princess Die was another fave. It features Prince Charles saying, “Your greatest achievement is to love me.” It came with a button that says, “Aint no Wifey !”

Photo gallery after the jump

Pictures by Tequila Mockingbird and Kristen Addix 

Tequila Mockingbird

About Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird has been a longtime fixture on the LA music scene. Her first band was "Trouble for Nora" with Mitch Mitchell of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." She sings with Jeff Goldblum and you can catch her show Saturday nights at Canter's. She is also a promoter, actress, writer and inventor. Her company, Do Monkey Productions, booked the historical punk rock TV show, "New Wave Theater." She has been published in Buzzbin Magazine and has a regular column in Rock City News. Recently she has created Tequila Tattoo Cream and opened The Punk Rock Museum to bring old friends together for art, music , and culture. It is located at KGB studios and curates special events all over Los Angeles in Pop up form. The museum has also contributed art to Pershing Square and Tequila hopes to curate more events for the city that she loves. www.lapunkmuseum.com
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