What’s your name, where are you from and what’s the title of your zine/ distro?
Hej, my name is Johanna Maria and I am from Leipzig. My zine-project is called Riotmade with Love. I also write a personal zine called Momo. Besides I also do research on queer/feminist zines.
What is it about?
Riotmade with love is an open d.i.y. project. It’s queer/feminist, pro-kitten and full of love for the unexpected, dancing, travelling, collectivity, the hidden beauties of every-day, activism and sparkling freaks. Riotmade with love wants to share zines, thoughts, workshops and other little somethings with you. I table with my personal zine and also some other zines I am involved with / I like a lot. I hope that Riotmade with Love will develop to a small distro someday. My personal zine Momo is about travelling, friendship, love, queer/feminism and the little adventures in every day. Every issue covers different topics depending on what’s happening in my life.
What does your zine/ distro mean to you?
For me zines are a wonderful way to share things with other people and to get to know them. I learned that zines can create friendship and they are a good reason to travel as well! So this year I travelled to Vilnius for a queer zine fair and in december I will table at the second queer zinefest in London.
How long have you been making zines?
I started making zines more than three years ago. Besides my personal zine I also participated in different zine-projects like ‘Dressed like that’ and the ‘Krass’ magazine.
What other zine projects are you working on at the moment?
I work with Katrin from Heavy Mental Distro on a compilation zine about self-love and self-care.
Are there any projects/ ideas/ networking that you need help with, and would like people to contact you about it?
We are really happy for people to join our compilation zine on self-love and self-care. You can find the call for submissions at my blog. Besides I am really happy to give workshops on (queer/feminist) zines. So if you want me to do one don’t hesitate to contact me. I love to travel and meet other queer/feminists and zinesters.
Anything else you’d like to share with the fellow zinesters at ZFB:
I am really happy to participate in ZFB for the second time. Last year I went home with so many beautiful zines and lots of inspiration.