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Alex's life revolves around making things; primarily zines, custom pinback buttons(badges), vegan food, travel plans, and space for a cat in her bed.
Alex Wrekk has lived in Portland, Oregon since 1999 and has been creating the zine Brainscan since 1997. Brainscan zine has grown and changed with Alex over the years with stories ranging from travel, reproductive health, love and loss, emotional abuse recovery, zine culture, and even fiction all wrapped up in text and photocopier art. She also wrote the book Stolen Sharpie Revolution: A DIY guide for zines and zine culture that is now entering its 5th edition.
When Alex isn't doing zine things she is doing other zine things like organizing the Portland Zine Symposium, establishing July as International Zine Month, commiserating with Zine Event Organizers around the world, updating the zine event listings on StolenSharpieRevolution.org, hosting the podcast Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast, fidgeting with her Risograph printer, reading from her zines out loud on zine tours or singing in a zine themed pop-punk band called The Copy Scams.
Alex has been making custom pinback buttons since 2000 under various business names. In 2012 Alex opened Portland Button Works and zine distro, an online and brick and mortar shop in Portland, Oregon selling zines and books and making custom buttons, bottle openers, and magnets in 4 different sizes. She also maintains an Etsy shop with the same name.
Alex desparately wishes someone would fix her horrendously outdated wikipedia page.
- They posted some new safer space policy today 4 hours ago
- If you feel no, that's fine. 4 hours ago
- I don't know.I thought he moved to Portland. 4 hours ago
- @wrdnrd I LOVE IT! I considered offering to do someone's layout as a kickstarter reward for SSR. Think anyone would take me up on it? 5 hours ago
- OK, 28 pages of Stolen Sharpie Revolution done for today! It's a good start! 6 hours ago
- Nobody Cares Abour Your Stupid Zine Podcast #7 Up For Trades
- Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast #6
- Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast #5
- Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast #4
- Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast #3
- Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast #2
- Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast #1