Alex Wrekk has been creating the zine Brainscan since 1997 with stories ranging from travel, reproductive health, love, emotional abuse recovery, zine culture, and even fiction all wrapped up in text and photocopier art. She also wrote the book Stolen Sharpie Revolution: A DIY guide for zines and zine culture that is now entering its 5th printing.
When Alex isn't doing zine things she is doing other zine things like organizing the Portland Zine Symposium, establishing July as International Zine Month, commiserating with Zine Event Organizers around the world, updating the zine event listings on the StolenSharpieRevolution.org website, hosting the podcast Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast, fidgeting with her Risograph printer, reading from her zines out loud on zine tours or singing in a zine themed back called The Copy Scams.
In 2012 Alex opened Portland Button Works and zine distro, an online and brick and mortar shop in Portland, Oregon. Alex maintains the website and put stuff in envelopes for the collective and occassionally falls in love with zines by people that are no her friends already.
Giz is the editor of the zine Cheaptoys, a travel/punk/perzine originally based in the french riviera, but being published from various places since then. From 2010 to 2013 he has been researching Zine Trade as part of an Anthropology Master, getting him to hang out with lots of zine writers around the world. He also plays in bands such as Xtramedium, Vélociraptor & the all-star zinester band Copy Scams.
label/distro : http://busstoppress.weebly.