SF Zine Fest talks with Anthea from Spoonfulzine

In three sentences, tell us what your work is about.

Spoonful is a short and inspiring little publication which, in light of our insanely busy lives and increasing 'oh no, I must find time to read x' can be finished by the end of a train ride. It's quick to consume, beautifully soft, & after reading will genuinely make you smile.

How did you first find out about zines? What inspired you to make your own zines?

I wanted to publish something short and was hatching the idea when I attended a zine fair back in Australia... I thought the zine would be the perfect flexible format to house my project of passion :)

What do you do when you’re not creating?

I am a graphic designer, teacher of design & full-time Mom to a little girl - the last being the REAL hard work, hehe.

What is an unexpected benefit that you've experienced from reading/ making zines?

Friends and generally awesome people! Spoonful has created a amazing space to meet and work with amazing new writers, artists and fellow creatives. I've made some really lovely and dear friends all over the world working on putting each issue together. I feel very lucky actually ;)

How would you advise first timers on making their first zines?

Just go for it. Make it filled with your passions & interests and like-minded folk will tune in.

What are you working on for this year’s SF Zine Fest?

The latest issue is all about sweetness... in a physical & metaphorical sense. This will be my first SF zine fest as I'm from Australia so I'm really looking forward to seeing the 'scene' here and hopefully meeting some friendly faces :)

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