Aaron Johnson's Zine Collection
The 29-year-old is an internationally traveled slam poet and fixture of the downtown Phoenix art scene -- and he's a longtime zine aficionado.
Johnson's definition of "zine" includes informational packets, monthly local publications, illustrative art along with more traditional chapbook-style offerings of poetry and creative writing.
Johnson's definition of "zine" includes informational packets, monthly local publications, illustrative art along with more traditional chapbook-style offerings of poetry and creative writing.And while Zines typically print in batches of 20 to 100 per edition, a few (like Johnson's own Rights for Lefty) have thousands of copies.
Some personal favorites from his collection:
"I'm very excited to be one of the first to publish in that genre," he says, laughing, wading in a pile of Xeroxes and Stardream paper. "That's sort of the beauty of zine publishing."
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