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Oct. 13, 2022

Fall Zine Panel

Saturday October 22, 2022

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for an exciting conversion about zine making, zine communities, and other forms of creative self-publishing. Hear from local creators Nicole Espinosa, Rick R.L., Tiffany Lin, Gina Parham, and Kris Torres as they explain why self-publication plays an important role in their practices. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion. The panel will be moderated by Emmanuel Muñoz, co-founder of the A4 Zine Club, UNLV’s premier student club for zines.

A zine exchange will be set up outside the event. Bring your zines.

This event will take place in the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art auditorium from 2 - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 2nd, 2022. Admission is free and open to all. Masks are recommended. UNLV campus parking is free on Saturdays. The auditorium is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use stairs. Please contact the museum to discuss your accessibility needs at barrick.museum@unlv.edu or 702-895-3381. 

Please note: the list of panelists was updated on October 18th to add Rick R.L. and Tiffany Lin. One of our original panelists, Anny Ayala Ortega, unfortunately had to withdraw.


Nicole Espinosa: Nicole Cristina Espinosa is a self-taught artist and a McNair scholar at UNLV. Their major is in Gender and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Asian and Asian-American Studies. They research media representation, fan-created content, and activist mobilization in queer fandom spaces. Espinosa is also a researcher on the upcoming Neon Pacific podcast and co-host on Bruha Baddies (“a Pinay podcast to magically disappoint your parents”). You can find their Quaranzine series on Instagram @colesmcgee.

Rick R.L.: Rick R. Ledesma (Rick R.L.) is a first-generation Mexican-American/Chicano photographer born in Oxnard, California. He picked up his first digital camera while he was living in Arizona and started documenting his travels and the lives of community members. Now a resident of Las Vegas, he has collaborated with various communities within Nevada, helping document current issues and supporting cultural awareness projects and community events. His latest zine project was a collaboration with Fifth Sun Project, highlighting local Indigenous/Native members in F*ck Columbus Vol. 1, released through AvantPop Books.

Tiffany Lin: Tiffany Lin is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her work parses through constructions of identity at odds with the natural world. She is fascinated by the interplay between human language, institutions, and existing flora and fauna, searching for new models of interdependence. Lin teaches in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Her practice ranges from drawing to installation with a long standing love of zines and their punk rock DIY sensibility.

Gina Parham: Gina Parham is one third of the Co-Zi zine collective and a comic artist and illustrator who lives in Las Vegas. She makes autobiographical comics, including comics about her job as a barista. Parham holds an Associate of Arts degree and sporadically posts comics, zines, and illustrations on her Instagram @artofgina.

Kris Torres: Kris Torres is a twenty-five-year-old photographer based in Las Vegas. He focuses on street photography documenting small communities and underrepresented people. Over the last five years Torres has self-published three books. You can see more of his work on Instagram @krstrrs.


About A4 Zine Club

The A4 Zine Club is UNLV’s premier zine club. The club hopes to educate folks about the world of zines, help create and publish zines, and be a supportive and inclusive community for zine lovers. The club hosts workshops and community events year round.


About the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art believes everyone deserves access to art that challenges our understanding of the present and inspires us to create a future that holds space for us all. Located on the campus of one of the most racially diverse university in the United States, we strive to create a nourishing environment for those who continue to be neglected by contemporary art museums, including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ groups. As the only art museum in the city of Las Vegas, we commit ourselves to leveling barriers that limit access to the arts, especially for first-time visitors. To facilitate access for low-income guests we provide free entry to all our exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and community activities. Our collection of artworks offers an opportunity for researchers and scholars to develop a more extensive knowledge of contemporary art in Southern Nevada. The Barrick Museum is part of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).


Image courtesy of A4 Zine Club