Back in the middle '90s I was working a boring job, where I developed photos all day long, and I would get so bored listening to the same Paul Simon tape over and over again that I'd draw my own strange versions of people's vacation pictures and baby photos. This evolved into a little pamphlet I meant to send to my longtime pen-pal TC, but before I put it in the mail, it occurred to me that I'd just made a zine (and photocopied it in secret on the work copier), so I sent it in to Factsheet 5.
That was the beginning. That zine was called Bottom Feeder
, evolved into something called Palimpsest
for one issue, and then I stopped. I didn't have a crummy job anymore, and I wasn't a bottom feeder anymore, so I didn't know what to write about.
The dormancy of many years passed in 2004 when I decided to make a new start and try making things again. I met a book-artist Japanophile and we took a sake-and-Kit Kat-fueled trip to Tokyo. When we returned, we cobbled our magpie travel journals into a zine.
These days, I make handmade books under the name superdilettante
, make weird boxes
, restore ancient papyrus, and repair circulating copies of Dianetics
at my day job in the library of a major research institution, and dabble around in philately and alternate reality with a bunch of weirdos.
You can find my recent zines, Your Guide to the Patron Saints of Regret
, The Indifference of Places
, and You Are Here
at places like Microcosm and Quimby's. I'm still trying to decide whether or not to bother with an Etsy store.
I'm so glad this site exists! Thanks, Krissy!
ETA: Gianni's info reminded me that I neglected to include my snail mail address! Shame!
PO Box 4 1 1 5 5 3
SF CA 94141
These days I'm swamped, and it may take a while for me to respond, but I *will* respond!