Friday, April 17, 2015 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm


Short for magazine or fanzine, “zines” are self-publications, motivated by a desire for self-expression. OCMA’s Fanatic celebrates the history and modern iteration of the “zine,” with legendary zine artists and scholars in conversation, drop-in workshops, and free access to the exhibitions.

6 - 7pm | The Evolution of Zines, a conversation between  Jen Smith (co-founder of the original Riot Grrrl Zine, now runs Full Moon Pickle) and Onya Hogan Finlay, founder of the BOOKMOBILE Project, moderated by  Mukta Mohan of KXLU Los Angeles 88.9 FM.

7 - 9pm | Zine workshops  led by  print and sound artist Rob Brown and As Issued Art + Design Bookstore .

Fanatic will also host the BOOKMOBILE Project—a renowned traveling showcase of independently produced books and zines from across the U.S. and Canada—and their newly released publication. 

FREE Admission (donations welcome)

Food & Drink: Cash bar: Barley Forge Beer (while supplies last), Soho Taco food truck on-site.

The BOOKMOBILE Project's newest publication The Bookmobile Book  will be available for sale ($25 plus tax.) | Writing by Jon Davies, Andy Cornell, Lauren Jade Martin, Isabelle St. Amand & John Hartmann; Featured artwork by Ginger Brooks Takahashi; Featured tour stories, photos, and comics by Anna Leventhal, Bita Mary Eslami, Rebecca Watt, Hannah Jickling, Peter Burr, Andy Cornell, Jesse Purcell, Sarah Evans, Mary Tremonte, Catherine St-Amand, Lisbeth Pelsue, Mariev Robitaille, Melissa Cresswell & Sonja Ahlers; Book design by Cecilia Berkovic; Edited by Leila Pourtavaf, Courtney Dailey & Onya Hogan-Finlay.

About the moderator:

Mukta Mohan

Mukta Mohan is a co-founder of the feminist music and arts collective Honey Power, a presenter and a DJ. She is a radio host on KXLU Los Angeles 88.9fm and has a weekly program that focuses on local independent music. Mohan regularly organizes events, makes zines and leads discussions in the Los Angeles area. She has a BA in Communication Studies from Loyola Marymount University. 

About the panelists:

Onya Hogan-Finlay

Onya Hogan-Finlay's practice focuses on installation, drawing, and public interventions. She is a co-founder of the D.I.Y., bilingual, bi-national, traveling zine library on wheels,  MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project, and co-editor of The Bookmobile Book (2014). Onya was born in Canada and is based in Los Angeles where she is a teaching artist and Schools Program Manager at Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.  

Jen Smith

Jen Smith is an artist, musician and chef. One of the first participants and credited with coining the term “Riot Grrrl” in the early 1990’s, she has long standing commitments to feminism, community participation and fun. With her post punk band the Quails, she has played music halls, street protests and squats, made posters, zines and anti-war ephemera, and recorded three albums. Currently, she has a catering business in East Los Angeles. She received her BA in American Studies from University of Maryland, College Park, and her MFA from University of California, Irvine.

Special thanks to Loyola Marymount University , The BOOKMOBILE Project Barley Forge Brewing Coand As Issued Art + Design Bookstore