Long ago, people sat around in their caves and listened to radio theater on their satellite feeds. Stories crept into their consciousness, and life was forever different. Now, this life altering event is available to you. Hop aboard, Pook.
Hundreds of artists, writers, and self-publishers converge on Portland State University every August for the annual Zine Symposium. Organizers Claudia McBarron and Patrick Devine offer a rundown of this year's events, joined by local cartoonist Erika Moen.
This program deals with themes of life, death, and survival: Zombie movies as a symptom of too much death-production; killing and dying in the modern military; surviving without shelter on the streets of Portland; the risks of death and rape crossing the border; and the hope that the fight for national health care might be part of a more life-oriented social order.