A new culture magazine from Hawaii forging connections between Hawaii and other tropics! Tropic Zine is an annual print publication, a digital platform, and an organizing collective. Our editorial content includes essays, prose, art, interviews, photography; we are a collation of new creative material that follows no singular narrative. Tropic Zine is published by Tropic Editions, a new nonprofit publishing imprint.
Their second issue seeks to decolonize, deconstruct, and reimagine the Filipinx diaspora by posing a series of questions about what it means to identify as, and to be, a contemporary citizen in an age of movement and dispersion. Rather than speaking to national identity, the editorials present complex, entangled, multi-generational stories of place. More than half of our contributors are from Hawaiʻi, but they are located all over the world.
Contributors include: Catalina Africa Espinosa, Calla Camero, Azuré Keahi, Leah Danze, gentofish, Jasmine Grace Wenzel, Taissa Fromme, Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt, Jourdan Simmonds, Myka Arnado, Kristoffer Ardeña, Chris Fussner, Vincent Bercasio, Reise Kochi, Risa Hoshino, Lise-Michelle, Nakeʻu Awai, Jarrod Caranto, Sonny Ganaden, Philip Rasca, Michael Valiquette, Yiyi Mendoza
Editor and Creative Direction by Marika Emi. Art Direction by Drew K. Broderick. Editor-at-Large: Aaron Wong. Design by Marika Emi, Kristian Henson, & Myka Arnado. Logo Design by Cristin Lim.
Softcover, perfect-bound, 134 pages, 7 inches x 9 inches, English, Tropic Editions, 2019.
Edition of 500.