GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINSTER: Emily Parrish
What was your first zine about and when was it made?
Last year I teamed up with Kane Lynch to create Lake Cat, a zine which tells the 100% factual and true story of our search for a legendary vicious cat creature which lives in the Oakland hills.
Describe your most recent zine.
Most recently I have been working on Sunrise, a book which illustrates the oldest easter celebration in the country. It deals with ritual, music and community.
Of all the things you’ve ever made, zine-related or otherwise, what’s your one favorite?
In addition to drawing and printmaking I work with textiles, primarily weaving. In the last few years I’ve been aiming to bring my fiber work and printed work together, resulting in a series of pieces, some more aesthetically pleasing than others, which I’m most excited about. My current fave is a woven wall hanging incorporating printed strips.
Read the rest at the LA Zine Fest blog!
if any of you are gonna be at LAZF, my ultra-talented friend Emily will be there! go say hey!
I’m hoping to have printed copies of this at MOCCA, ABPCC, and TCAF this spring, and SPX in the fall! More info to come.
holding back tears in public
There are things we cannot see that watch us. It’s the stories we rarely tell that shape us.
Then It Was Dark is a collection of personal paranormal experiences, true ghost stories, friend-of-a-friend tales and brushes with the unknown.
Have you ever experienced something unnatural, inexplicable, or just strange? Ever seen a ghost? Ever watch a dozen blue-eyed snakes leap out of a campfire and slither away into the woods? Ever talk to a serial killer? We want your stories.
Personal experiences are best, but friend-of-a-friend stories or historical nonfiction are also good. The stories don’t have to be purely scary, they can be funny, or sad, or just strange. As long as they fit the theme of first-hand encounters with the paranormal or the unknown.
Accepted stories will be paid $35 a page, (more if the project reaches its stretch goals) plus contributor’s copies. We’re looking for stories that are ten pages or less right now.
If you are a writer looking for an artist, or an artist looking for a writer, we may be able to match you up.
If you are a creator with a story of your own and the chops to draw it, excellent!
If you are interested, send your pitches here. Please do not start work until your pitch is accepted (unless you just want to draw the story for yourself anyway.)
The deadline for pitches is March 15th, 2014. You can submit as many as you want, but try to narrow it down to two or three at the most.
Good luck out there.