Zine Librarian Alumni

Zine Librarian - Melissa BlackMelissa Black

Zines: Seagulls: is a reflection of being a kid at the beach. Parents would always compare their squawks to human laughs. This is speculation on what the seagulls were laughing at. Magical Old People: giving life and stories to old photographs found randomly covering the block as well as antique shops in New Orleans, LA and Golden, CO.

Connection to the DZL: I think it’s really important for people to have access to self-made publications and art. It is super rewarding seeing people’s excitement over picking up a zine for the first time or seeing those who are avid zine readers see what an impressive collection we have. No one seems to leave disappointed, and I’ve been glad to be a part of that shared experience for so long. Also, I helped bring back the Denver Zine fest after a 5 year hiatus, what could be more exciting than that?!

Bio: I’m an avid creator and will dabble with any art form I can get my hands on. My most recent endeavors include pottery, figure drawing, scratch cooking, and playing music with my friends. You’ll find me reading cookbooks cover to cover with my head in the clouds thinking what can I do next?