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Get to know your vendor: David McHank "Perpetually Twelve"

When did you make your first zine or art piece and what was it about?

My first zine was with my best friend in high school, Eric Powers, and it was called Punt! 

He’s gone on to be a successful graphic designer and well respected drummer. I’m just like, this guy.

What kind of zines/art do you make now?

I make Perpetually Twelve zine. It’s mostly art and music. When I started it it was supposed to be art, music, humor and immaturity. I make the rules so there really aren’t any rules, except I discourage type, but even then, it’s not a RULE.

     Outside of the zine, I also have been doing art for bands since 1991, posters, shirts, album covers, and since 2008, I’ve also been making music videos. Additionally, this year I’ve done artwork and design for two book covers.

Name three things that have influenced or inspired you in your work and how you’ve applied that into your zines/art.

I think if you see my artwork it’s immediately evident that Maurice Sendak and Richard Scarry are two of my biggest influences. The other big influence on me, personally, and my zine, is Ian MacKaye of Fugazi/ Dischord Records. His attitudes about doing things your own way and still making them happen and making quality products have seeped into every pore of my creative output.

Does your life outside of zine/art making affect what you do artistically, if so, how and why?

If my wife didn’t support me, I don’t know how I could continue doing what I love. Additionally being involved so intimately with so many bands for so long has granted me an unusual immediacy as far as getting candid interviews. I’m very thankful for all of that.

Website Links:

www.mchank.com

https://www.facebook.com/perpetuallytwelve

http://vimeo.com/user361075/videos


Today, I learned about Zines. I mean, I already knew about them but I didn’t KNOW about them. I had a closer glimpse today of what just some of the possibilities are out there  for putting this little piece of you in a self published collected format. I was told by Jeff, the cool dude who is the reason there is a Zine Library is around, he put 50 of his own Zines he already had to start the Library. It was such original work that it was all beautiful. The Zines are amazing. We had an awesome chat about it all and there is going to be more Zine expierences in my future. 

We are excited for our drop- zone workshop tomorrow with the Orange County Museum of Art (@ocmusuemofart). We will be hosting print artist Rob Brown with assistance from OC Zine Fest (@oczinefest) & Southern California Zine collective Applesauce Industries (@applesauceind). There will be Risograph printing on site and attendees will learn about printing, folding, collaging and binding techniques in zine construction. FREE with access to the museum.

FANATIC ZINE NIGHT
Zine Workshop & Panel Discussion
Friday, April 17th
6pm to 9pm

Location
Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

#ocma #oczinefest #applesauceind #zine #zineworkshop #asissued #orangecountymuseumofart #alienshe #zinster
(at OCMA / Orange County Museum of Art)

Get to know your vendor: Michael Tesauro

When did you make your first zine or art piece and what was it about?

One of the first pieces I put together was a hand written 8x11 chapbook of poetry, prose, primitive sketches and bullshit ramblings about life in the inland empire.


What kind of zines/art do you make now?

First and foremost, I like to consider myself a working writer so my means of creative output vary. I have had work published online, in print, etc; and the zine is a newer avenue of communication I am exploring.


Name three things that have influenced or inspired you in your work and how you’ve applied that into your zines/art.

Three things? That’s leaves me with hard choices so here they are: first, communication and community have always been a big push in my work. I like to share my work and thoughts with people in hopes they share back. Second, expression. Simply enough, I am a fan of constant output whether it be drawing, writing, zine making, etc. Lastly, the Inland Empire is my home, albeit a bizarre and often ridiculous place, but it provides me with constant inspiration.


Does your life outside of zine/art making affect what you do artistically, if so, how and why?

Outside of my work, I am getting an MFA in creative writing. So yes, both pursuits are often cyclical, often combative of my time. Ultimately though, they both force me to produce.


Website Links:

My work be found:
1. Currently at: http://www.whlreview.com/
2. Later this month in: The Sand Canyon Literary Review
3. This coming winter at: http://www.carnivalitmag.com/

Micheal will be sharing a table with his friend Matt.

Matt’s work:
1. http://milkandcookieszine.blogspot.com