My pickins from the festival this past weekend! #sfzf #pocartandwriting #jerkwater #stickers #trades
So I guess I’ll do a recap of how the festivities went down in Golden Gate Park. First off, I couldn’t fucking sleep the night before SF Zinefest, I was actually psyching myself out and being self-conscious about my artwork and wondering if it’ll actually be something folks would like, etc. (Yea, it’s pretty stupid!) But then I talked myself out from dwelling on negative thoughts and realized that my friends and I being active in something we feel very passionate about. And plus this whole thing’s also about having fun!!
During the morning on both days were kind of slow, but eh, I know I’d be sleeping-in on a holiday if I was an attendee too. :P But bigger crowds started flowing through our way and despite awkward sales-person moments, I got to have some dope conversations with people. And it warmed my heart to hear folks’ interpretation of my Somos El Futuro series because so many of their thoughts were on point! It was like they were reading my head too! And later on the homies from MEChA de San Pancho rolled through and showered me in free stickers and fliers, shit got crazy. For a couple of seconds I almost forgot how to do basic math when I was dealing with hella customers before they came by. @__@ Pero, seeing a lot of folks rolling through like that made me feel mad love and support.
Then I browsed around the scene and still had some awesome talks with artists I’ve followed and discovered that weekend. I was very much inspired by folks who’ve made both music and art as their careers/hobbies; it reassures me that it’s never too late to do certain activities that bring out the best in you. So overall, this was a great first time experience. And I’m already looking forward to tabling at Alternative Press Expo in SF this year!
VERY SPECIAL THANKS to Amy Corsun for helping me when I was short on change or feeling overloaded with shit! You’re a fantastic friend and table buddy :D
And check out the following folks I had the pleasure of meeting up with!