KM writes: Kohen Meyers is a tattoo artist based in Durham, North Carolina working at Dogstar Tattoo Company. This is his first year at the Zine Machine Festival, he will have prints, original artwork, tattooed lighters, paños, patches, & pins avaible. Check out more work from Kohen on instagram!
EK writes: Eric Knisley will bring 24-hour comics (entirely created in one 24-hour run), wild collage work, surreal abstract paintings, photos and also a special item: 11-foot-long “exquisite corpse” collaborations which must be be seen to be believed. Hope to see you all there.
Adam Meuse will be bringing tee shirts and comics, including a new comic about how hard it is to make comics, specifically when your brain is trying to sabotage you.
Mark Z, aka ZMan, writes: “I think you have to distort reality in order to arrive at an honest or accurate interpretation of the world.”
ZMan studied animation, pairing and drawing at the Art Institute in Chicago (his hometown), has been in numerous group shows and several solo exhibitions in galleries in San Francisco and New York City, where he now lives. He teaches at Baruch College in New York. He has also worked as an illustrator/cartoonist, appearing in numerous publications; and he has worked as an animator, for TV commercials and other projects.
Greg Steele writes: Greg does a thing called harrington comics. It’s a small indie comics thing from Norfolk, VA.
Check out Greg’s stuff here: https://www.instagram.com/harringtoncomics/
Comix genius Mary Fleener is coming to the zine fest this year, bringing work which the LA Times describes as “uproariously bawdy tales of life on the fringes of Southern California society”!