Liz Mason has been self-publishing for seventeen years. Her work has been printed in such publications as The Chicago Tribune, Punk Planet, Venus, Lumpen and The Zine Yearbook. Recent published works include Caboose #9 Masons On Masons: How to Start a Secret Society and Britney Spears 101, which focuses on her experience undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer, as seen through the lens of consumerism, celebrity obsession and public scrutiny. She moderated a Chicago Zine Fest 2014 panel entitled “In it for the Long Haul: A Discussion on Longevity in Zines,” and in 2013 interlocuted a discussion with former DC comics publisher and movie producer Janette Kahn at the Chicago Humanities Festival. Also, she appeared on the reality show Starting Over to provide instruction on publishing zines, which NBC executives referred to as “pamphlets,” as if they were Marxist propaganda. She is currently the manager of Quimby’s Bookstore, home of wild and weird reading material in Chicago, where she has worked since 2001.


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