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Tallahassee Zine Fest

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Paper Cuts is an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. Through a series of Podcasts and live events, Paper Cuts features writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions.

Zines are truly dynamic publications that have built and supported engaged communities around ideals, experiences, genres, music, politics, poetry…anything that can be printed, shared, and/or mailed. Listen to voices that would normally live in your hands and demand your eyeballs.
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Paper Cuts is an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. Through a series of Podcasts and live events, Paper Cuts features writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions.

Zines are truly dynamic publications that have built and supported engaged communities around ideals, experiences, genres, music, politics, poetry…anything that can be printed, shared, and/or mailed. Listen to voices that would normally live in your hands and demand your eyeballs.

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Tallahassee Zine Fest
Guest: Colleen Itani and Kelly Lorraine Hendrickson of TZF and Alexa Turnbull of Seether Bookstore Host:  Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on February 23rd, 2019 at The Bark. Tallahassee Zine Fest is an all inclusive festival allowing the Tallahassee community to showcase self published books and a variety of other types of printed matter. TZF is a platform for the DIY community and merges locals, academics, and anyone interested in printed media. People also travel into Tallahassee to sell work at a table, purchase zines, or just experience the festival. The atmosphere is casual which gives all attendees a chance to talk with each other face to face, about zines, zine related projects, and art work in general. TZF was started in 2018 and is set for its second year with over 40 participants, lots of volunteers, and a small board of directors. It is constantly adapting and growing to fit the needs of the Tallahassee and national zine community. Big things are happening. Colleen Itani is an interdisciplinary artist currently making work in Tallahassee, Florida. She has exhibited recently in Georgia, Florida, and New York. She teaches at Florida State University, Lafayette Arts Center, and Philly Art Center and she is the Director of Tally Zine Fest, which takes place annually. Itani is pursuing her MFA from Florida State University and received her BFA in Studio Art and BA International and Cultural Studies from University of Tampa.  Currently, she's fixated with the duplex housing structure and is making drawings exploring boundaries. Kelly Lorraine Hendrickson is a media fluid artist living and working in Tallahassee Florida. She has shown work up and down the east coast (+ that one time in Germany). She teaches printmaking at Florida State University, ceramics and drawing at Lafayette Arts Center and does workshops for The Center for Participant Education. She is Assistant Director of Tallahassee Zine Fest ( She received her BFA from George Mason University and is a MFA candidate at Florida State University. Seether Bookstore exists on the web and as pop-ups to sell used books, zines, artist books, and various other donated printed goods. Proceeds from all goods purchased from Seether Bookstore go to buying and sending books to incarcerated folks.  Seether is run by Alexa Turnbull.
September 13, 2019
Denise Bookwalter and SCAP
Guest: Denise Bookwalter Host:  Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on February 22nd, 2019 at the Facility for Arts Research at Florida State University.  Denise Bookwalter works in a range of print media including traditional and digital processes, artist’s books, installations and dimensional prints. Her artists’ books utilize old and new print technologies to create collaborative artists’ books. Her work has been exhibited and collected in a variety of venues across the country and abroad. She received her BA from Northwestern University and her MFA from Indiana University in Printmaking. Denise currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband and twin girls. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Florida State University where she teaches printmaking and is Area Head of the Printmaking Department. She is the director and founder of Florida State University’s artists’ book press, Small Craft Advisory Press. Founded in 2009, Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP) is an artists book press at Florida State University’s Facility for Arts Research (FAR) in Tallahassee, Florida. Our mission is to enable artists and scholars to create artists book editions that push the boundaries and traditions of the book arts.
July 16, 2019
Boekie Woekie and Jan Voss
Guest: Jan Voss Host:  Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on November 22nd, 2018 at Boekie Woekie in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Boekie Woekie, books by artists, began paying rent for a tiny space in downtown Amsterdam on January 1st, 1986. It was then seen by its 6 founders (artists from 3 countries living in Amsterdam) as a shop for their own publications. After the first 5 years and some reshuffling of the group and with 3 of the founders left, Boekie Woekie began its second phase in a quite much bigger shop space around the corner and with a renewed concept resulting from the gained experience: the new shop opened for publications by others. There are now about 7000 titles - almost exclusively self published or small press books. Those who run it – Henriëtte van Egten (Dutch), Rúna Thorkelsdóttir (Icelandic) and Jan Voss (German) have continued their personal artists’ careers and since years count the shop itself as a sculpture in progress they work on concertedly. A small gallery space has belonged to Boekie Woekie from the beginning. There never came a stop to very small scale publishing (3 or 4 titles a year) which has lead to the yearly participation in one or two book fairs (Frankfurt, London, New York). The entirely self financing enterprise is Europe’s, if not the world’s, venue for artists’ books the longest in existence which carries books regardless to their author's fame. Visit Boekie Woekie on the web.
June 26, 2019
Jo Frenken at Magical Riso
Guest: Jo Frenken Host:  Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on November 19th, 2018 at the Magical Riso conference held at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands. Jo Frenken is an artist, designer, and tutor connected to the Jan van Eyck Academie ever since he started as a participant in 1977.  He served numerous print-related roles as well as teaching at the Academy of Architecture for 20 years. In 2011 he became the head of Charles Nypels Lab and in 2014 initiated and organized the successful Magical Riso, a biennial Risograph conference at the Lab. THE THIRD IN OUR COVERAGE OF THE MAGICAL RISO CONFERENCE HELD AT THE JAN VAN EYCK ACADEMIE IN MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS.
April 23, 2019
Magical Riso Shorts
THE SECOND IN OUR COVERAGE OF THE MAGICAL RISO CONFERENCE HELD AT THE JAN VAN EYCK ACADEMIE IN MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS. Guests: Igor Arume, Stephanie Lane Gage, and Justin Bailey Host:  Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on November 18th, 2018 at the Magical Riso conference held at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands. RISOTRIP / Igor Arume With more than 4 years of experience, Risotrip are constantly perfecting their printing method to ensure more quality and efficiency. Risotrip believes that the work goes far beyond a print service for clients, their mission is to help people create and produce their ideas.  They believe in the power of learning and collaboration between people. They know that a large part of the public is not familiar with the specificities of Risograph. Therefore, promoting activities such as WORKSHOPS and PALESTRAS are fundamental to share theoretical and practical knowledge and enable those interested to obtain the best results in this type of printing. MARTIAN PRESS / Stephanie Lane Gage Martian Press is a one-human operation, run by Stephanie Lane Gage and currently located in Los Angeles, CA. It was founded in Milwaukee, WI in October of 2015. Martian Press is dedicated to creating and publishing original content as well as producing zines and prints created by emerging artists and writers. MP collects the outlandish, the otherworldly, the extraordinary and the ordinary and produces something meaningful from them. Much of what Martian Press publishes evokes themes of science fiction, the mystical, the paranormal. MP strives to publish predominantly queer, non-men, and/or POC artists and writers, as well as provide Risograph printing services. BRONZE AGE / Justin Bailey Bronze Age is a publishing endeavor run by Justin Bailey in London.
April 10, 2019
Guests: Jesjit Gil, Moritz Grünke, and Mari Campistron Host:  Christopher Kardambikis Recorded November 18th at Magical Riso held at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands. Jesjit Gil is the co-founder of Colour Code, established in 2012.  Colour Code is an independent print studio and publishing platform based in Toronto, Canada. They specialize in high quality, artist friendly printing for local, US and international customers.  Colour Code also publishes and distributes small-run artist books, comics, posters and other printed matter. Moritz Grünke is the co-founder of We make it, a Risograph printing and design studio, a library and exhibition space based in Berlin dedicated to artists, designers and people who love excellent and handcrafted printed matter.  We make it is a project by Franziska Brandt und Moritz Grünke who also founded Gloria Glitzer, a small press for artists books, in 2007. Since then they published lots of artzines, attends at many art(ists’) book fairs all over Europe and curated several exhibitions on self-publishing artists.  Moritz Grünke also collects artists’ publications and founded a blog dedicated to self-publishing artists in 2010. MARI CAMPISTRON is a Glasgow based illustrator who currently works as a print technician and studio manager at RISOTTO studio.  She is part of the collective Riso Sur Mer along with Élise Rigollet, Inès Gradot, Joséphine Ohl and Margaux Bigou.  Between Paris and Glasgow, they collaborate on various projects from zines to posters, calendars or books, all based around the Risograph print technique.  Find out more about Mari here.  
March 17, 2019
/Edition: Vide Press and Raw Meat Collective
Guest:  Quentin Mitchell and Kyle Quinn  Host:  Christopher Kardambikis Recorded October 27th and 28th, 2018 @ /edition Art Book Fair, Toronto, Canada Quentin runs Vide Press, a small Risograph printing and design studio located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that works with independent artists and publishers, non-profit organizations, and other Riso enthusiasts. Kyle Quinn born in Okinawa, Japan, currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA from the Art Institute of Colorado in Graphic Design & Fine Art and later was a participant of the Ace Air Residency, the Ace Hotel’s Artist-In-Residency program in New York. Kyle is the founder and curator of the publishing group, Raw Meat Collective. His personal practice shifts mediums between collage, photography and painting. He has self-published artist books, art publications and zines for over a decade, along with exhibiting annually both nationally and internationally. Raw Meat Collective is a solo and collaborative Queer artist platform for current contemporary artists with the emphasis on the body and object, primarily in print. His writings, photographs and edition objects were presented by AA Bronson for Frieze (London) in 2016. He has been published in ArtForum, BUTT Magazine, NYSAI Literacy Press, Hyperallergic, Posture Magazine, i-D for Vice, Fader, Tank Magazine and more. He has also been archived at The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Thomas J Watson Library at The Met and The Yale Private Library for his artist books, published projects and photographs, along with published titles through Raw Meat Collective. ///// /edition Art Book Fair is produced annually in tandem with Art Toronto (Canada’s International Art Fair), and is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing in all forms and artworks created in editions.
February 27, 2019
Corkey Sinks of Walls Divide Press
Guest: Corkey Sinks Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded August 5th, 2018 @ Crosstown Arts // Memphis, TN Corkey Sinks (b. Dallas, TX) is an artist and designer based in Memphis, TN.  Sinks received a BA in Media Studies from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands, CA in 2005 and an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. She views her work as a form of secular meditation. Embracing the human tendency to divine meaningful patterns within the noise of collective information, Sinks straddles research-based and intuitive modes of production. Her work generally explores themes of paranoia, obsession, and healing, often referencing utopian philosophies, textile traditions, folklore, political and new religious movements, and the supernatural. Sinks has exhibited work throughout the United States, Mexico, and Austria. In 2015, her book, Demon Baby Project: Events, Coincidences, and Repercussions was published by No Coast.  Corkey Sinks and Jesse Butcher are co-founders and curators of Walls Divide Press, a small press producing zines, artists' books, and multiples. In addition to publishing zines, Walls Divide Press also organizes events, performances, and mini zine fairs out of their Memphis home and studio. Walls Divide Press welcomed it's first Artist-in-Residence in the spring of 2017 with plans to continue the program. Sinks is curating an exhibition titled Extension: Artists' Books, Prints, and Zines that will open at Dixon Gallery and Gardens in the fall of 2018.
January 29, 2019
Anna Sellheim
Guest: Anna Sellheim Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded September 15th, 2018 Anna Sellheim is a cartoonist practicing out of the DC/Baltimore area. Her work tends to focus on mental health and progressive politics. She received her MFA in cartooning from the Center For Cartoon Studies in 2016. She has been in multiple anthologies including Sweaty Palms, Dirty Diamonds Vol 6, and Comics for Choice. Her second volume of her mental health series "Everything's Fine" has been nominated for a Broken Pencil Zine Award, received an honorable mention for a DINKy award in the best zine category, and won a MICE mini grant. You can find Anna online at and @annasellheim on Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter.
December 17, 2018
Kendra and Kat
Guests: Kendra and Kat Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded July 10th, 2018 Kendra & Kat have been making comics together for 8 years, and plotting over cupcakes far longer. With comics and zines that run the gamut from queer space pirate shenanigans to illustrated cookbooks inspired by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, they are driven by sparkles and fun. Their work has been featured in anthologies such as Coven and Purity, and they've been a staple in the DC-area comic scene since tabling at DC Zinefest back in 2012 You can find their work at (NSFW) or!
December 3, 2018
Adam Griffiths
Guest: Adam Griffiths Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded June 29th, 2018 Adam Griffiths is a cartoonist, illustrator and arts organizer. He got his BFA in Video Art at Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore in 2004. In Washington, D.C., Griffiths served as an arts administrator for organizations such as Provisions Learning Project, Dupont Underground, Washington Project for the Arts, and galleries such as Civilian Art Projects. He has exhibited his work in WPA’s Options, with Hillyer Art Space, School 33 in Baltimore, and the International Curatorial and Studio Practice (ISCP) program in Brooklyn NY, and Sala 1 in Rome, Italy. He presented his first solo show at Arlington Art Center. Griffiths' studio practice is cartooning, comics, and illustration-focused with a politicized, DIY image production ethos that he calls ZAGO.
August 22, 2018
3-Pack Jack
Re-presenting an episode from our 1st season! Guests: Ian MacKinnon, Steven Reigns, and Darin Klein Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on February 15th, 2016 @ Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA Originally presented by Clocktower Radio on September 6th, 2016 3-PACK JACK is a titillating three-book set anthologizing a recent queer performance series curated and hosted by Steven Reigns. Delight in performance photos by Matt Baume alongside the monologues, scripts, and transcriptions from each event. Buy the set here:
August 9, 2018
Jacob Shapiro at Fantom Comics
Guest: Jacob Shapiro Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on June 21st, 2018 @ Fantom Comics, Washington, D.C. Jacob Shapiro is the manager and co-owner of Fantom Comics in Washingon, D.C. He has a Shel Silverstein tattoo on his right arm because he’s ten years old. Fantom Comics is a progressive comic shop in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It aims to be an open, welcoming space to all people and support the local community.
July 31, 2018
Guests: Suzanne Gold of Hair Club, Alanna Reeves of Hue, and Alex Vice Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on May 25th, 2018 @ The Washington Project for the Arts Suzanne Gold, of the collaborative project HAIR CLUB, Alanna Reeves, founder of HUE, and DC-based zinester Alex Vice talk about their publishing practice with host Christopher Kardambikis. The third recording at the Washington Project for the Arts as part of Paper Cuts / Live.
July 19, 2018
Live at Current Books in Richmond
Guests: Athena Naylor, Alison Baitz, Lucy Kirkman Allen, and Orvokki Crosby Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on March 31st, 2018 @ Current Books at Studio Two Three in Richmond, VA Paper Cuts recorded live at Current Books Art Book Fair in Richmond, VA. We sat down with 4 participants of the book fair: 1) Athena Naylor, an autobiographical cartoonist and illustrator currently based in D.C.; 2) Alison Baitz, who publishes the zine "On Flora" and co-founded both the DC Art Book Fair and the Free Feminist Library; 3) Lucy Kirkman Allen, a painter and curator living in Bavon, VA who is the co-founder of Airprint Press; 4) Orvokki Crosby, who founded The Concern Newsstand in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, North Carolina.
July 4, 2018
PRESS PRESS and DIRT @ the Washington Project for the Arts
Guests: Kimi Hanauer, Valerie Wiseman, Georgie Payne, and Ikram Lakhdhar Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on March 16, 2018 @ The Washington Project for the Arts Press Press' publishing practice is organized around two key goals; 1, to deepen the understanding of voices, identities, and narratives that have been suppressed or misrepresented by the mainstream, so far focusing on immigration and race in the United States; and 2, to build networks of relationships through publishing practices centered on self-representation and gathering. Press Press operates out of a storefront in Baltimore. Founded by a collective of writers, art historians, artists, and curators, DIRT hopes to be an answer to the problematic lack of coverage, visibility, criticality, and authenticity within our immediate art community. With a focus on the DMV’s art, culture and history, DIRT uses their platform to advocate for the network of artists, exhibitions, and events.
June 20, 2018
Homie House Press
Guest: Adriana Monsalve Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on March 14, 2018 @ The National Portrait Gallery Homie House Press is a skeleton bones crew of femmes creating + publishing in the foto book medium. We are book makers + educators holding space for and with QTPOC artists + other marginalized groups. We are a playground where fotos become books, a safe space for secret stories and an open house for honest content. Find us migrating through the in between, the world wide web, and al otro lado del charco.  Adriana Monsalve: "I’m a storyteller and visual communicator that produces in-depth stories on identity through the nuances in between. As a daughter of immigrants from the Caribbean Republic of Colombia, I have struggled with the concept of 'home.' As immigrants, we are everywhere and we have to belong somewhere so we’ve made habitats for ourselves in pocket towns of people like us.  I’m documenting to show you something I’ve found and ultimately, something I am."
June 4, 2018
GenderFail @ the Washington Project for the Arts
Guest: Brett Suemnicht of GenderFail Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on February 16, 2018 @ The Washington Project for the Arts GenderFail is a publishing and programming initiative featuring the perspectives of queer and trans people and people of color. GenderFail looks to build up, reinforce, and open opportunities for creative projects that focus on printed matter. GenderFail invites artists, writers and activists to create publications, prints, and programming to present through the platform. Since its inception in 2015, GenderFail has released content by Liz Barr, Jesse Harrod, Maria Tínaut, Anthony Iacono, Paige Hanserd, Ethan Kastner with upcoming works by Pallavi Sen, Roxana Azar, and Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik. GenderFail has presented work at MoMA PS1 (NYC), Ulises Books (Philadelphia), After School Special (Milwaukee), and SEDIMENT (Richmond). More information can be found at their website
May 23, 2018
Finding a Line
FINDING A LINE Guests: Bruce Adams, Ben Ashworth, Sam Boo, Jamie Early, Amanda McDonald, Louis M Schmidt, Anne Smith Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on April 14th, 2017 @ the Skate Bowl behind Union Market // Washington, DC. The art community will tell you Ben Ashworth is an accomplished visual artist, educator, designer, builder and skateboarder. His friends will tell you he’s a lunatic who skates too fast and works too hard. Either way, his work exists at the collision of art, skateboarding, community and play, and speaks largely for itself. His public projects blur the lines of activism and art, and tend to draw the surrounding communities in to participate. Ben Ashworth, Louis M Schmidt, Anne Smith and friends talk about the history of skate zines in Washington DC.
April 24, 2018
Much Wuv
Guest: Ed Luce Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on February 24th, 2017 @ at The Los Angeles Art Book Fair // Los Angeles, CA Ed Luce is the San Francisco-based creator of Wuvable Oaf, a two-time Ignatz nominated series of comics and winner of the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBTQ Graphic Novel. The first seven years of Oaf comics have been collected into two volumes by Fantagraphics Books. Ed has also created covers, comics and illustrations for VICE, Slate, Image Comics, Heavy Metal Magazine, Oni Press, IDW, Dark Horse, Decibel Magazine, Maximum RocknRoll, Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever series and the Eisner-nominated No Straight Lines Anthology.
April 24, 2018
Guests: Nerissa Cooney, Lauren Downing, Gee Wesley, and Ricky Yanas Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on January 16th, 2017 @ Ulises bookstore // Philadelphia, PA Ulises is a bookshop and curatorial platform dedicated to artists’ books and independent art publications. Performing the model of a quarterly periodical, each curatorial season invites contributors to present publications, workshops, lectures, artworks, and collaborations in response to a given theme.
April 24, 2018
Where The Fuck is My Bag of Hair?
Guests: Suzanne Gold and Kelly Lloyd of Hair Club Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on November 20th, 2016 // Baltimore, MD HAIR CLUB is an interdisciplinary, research-based art collective whose work is centered around the multi-valent topic of HAIR in our wider culture. Co-founded by Suzanne Gold, Kelly Lloyd, and Michal Lynn Shumate, HAIR CLUB is a platform for discussion, dialogue, research, exhibition, and production that has received recognition from the Shapiro Center for Collaborative Research and from the Propeller Fund, a joint endeavor of Three Walls and Gallery 400 in Chicago, IL.
April 24, 2018
Pellinore Press
Guests: Ursula West Minervini and Jonathon Poliszuk Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on November 20th, 2016 @ Pellinore Press // Baltimore, MD Pellinore Press (est. 2004) produces books and prints by Ursula West Minervini and Jonathon Poliszuk. We work primarily with woodcuts and letterpress and are available for custom projects.
April 24, 2018
DC Art Book Fair
Guests: Malaka Gharib and Alison Baitz Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on November 12th, 2016 @ The DC Art Book Fair // Washington DC Alison Baitz is a freelance writer and artist living in Maryland. After many years of wanting to start a zine but being too chicken, she got involved with that of her BFF Malaka Gharib, The Runcible Spoon. Then she made her own, On Flora, and is super glad she did. Malaka Gharib is a cartoonist, a collector of tiny objects, a fan of 90s music, and a journalist at NPR. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, the illustrator behind The Little Filipino Food Coloring Book and Food Fantasies And How To Execute Them and the creator of Bubble Pop! A Kpop Fanzine. The DC Art Book Fair was a first-of-its-kind event in the nation's capital. A one-day event designed to spotlight local (and whoever else wanted to apply) makers of paper goods, from artistic photo prints to high-end artist publications and everything in between.
April 24, 2018
Detroit Book City
Guest: Maia Asshaq Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on Sunday, October 9th, 2016 @ Salt and Cedar Printshop // Detroit, MI DittoDitto is a small bookshop and publishing house in Detroit, MI that focuses on literary and visual arts. In addition to our publications, we regularly host book + art related events in the Detroit area, including the Detroit Art Book Fair.
April 24, 2018
Bloody Mary's and Zines
Guests: Paige Hanserd and Justine Kelley Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 @ The Fishtown Tavern // Philadelphia, PA Paige Hanserd is from atlanta but resides in philly. she works as a graphic designer at the philadelphia museum of art and makes zines, pins, and other things in her free time. she is really into haribo, miller lite, and elaine benes. Justine Kelley is a Philadelphia-based designer/printmaker/illustrator. She is inspired by plants, textures, animals, spirits, technology, and the tropical arts. Her work can be found at
April 24, 2018
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