We are very excited to announce the SF Zine Fest 2014 Special guests Ryan Sands, Tomas Moniz and Hellen Jo! They all have been a special part of the zine community and we can't wait for you to see them at the show!
2014 Special Guests
Ryan Sands is a zinemaker, editor, and translator who lives in San Francisco. Ryan runs the publishing company, Youth in Decline, which is based out of a small office / Risograph print shop in the Mission. Youth in Decline’s focus is on supporting diverse and unique stories from up and coming North American creators, introducing English-speaking audiences to our favorite international cartoonists and writers, and providing an outlet for artistic book objects from established creators we love.
In addition to an ongoing artist monograph series called Frontier and a science fiction chapbook called "Love Songs for Monster", Youth in Decline is releasing two longer comics this fall: RAV 1ST COLLECTION by Mickey Zacchilli, and Snackies by Nick Sumida.
Tomas Moniz is most known for being the creator, editor, and contributor to RAD DAD, a zine about radical parenting, and author of Bellies and Buffalos. Over the course of nine years, he was written personal pieces about fatherhood and all of its complexities. Tomas splits his time between parenting, teaching, writing, and organizing. He organizes readings and EBABZ, the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest, and has become an important figure in the Zine and Literary community. His work combines daily challenges with art and political reform. Tomas has been an exhibitor at the San Francisco Zine Fest for the past eight years. In that time, he has established himself as a prolific writer and a great colleague.
Hellen Jo is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Los Angeles. She currently works on the Cartoon Network program "Steven Universe" as a storyboard artist. In her free time, she enjoys stickers, horror movies, and hoarding. You can find her at helllllen.org.