Surfing, Skateboarding, Music, Photography, Travel, Culture and general antics of the youth on the run.

We went to the Long Beach Zine Fest Books, Art, Collage’s and tons of inspiration

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The 2016 Long Beach Zine Fest went down Sunday afternoon under sunny skies and great live performances from Avi Buffalo, Bootleg Orchestra, The Potential Lunatics and our personal favorite the all girl surf punk band from San Pedro Bombon.

It was a packed house with lots of great work to check out shuffling down the isles while sipping cold Coronas. Definitely got some inspiration running and excited to dive into our next issue of What Youth full of fresh ideas. Check out some of our favorites below:

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Masters Of Ceremony by Jared Pittack, released by Allied Forces Press had a clear cover that stood out across all the tables. Full of fun drawings and quotes. Check out more of Jared’s illustratinos here.


Compound Butter created by cousins Jaya and Jessie Niceley is always a stand out. They’re on their 4th issue, each one has their own theme and this cover for “Rotten” absolutely nails it. Check out more of their mags here.


Sometimes it’s the clean, whimsical simple ones that catch our eye. This one did just that and for $3 how you could you pass it up? Created by Cynthia Cabrales you can check out more of her stuff here.

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ALFQ also by Allied Forces Press. These were awesome, big thick books, well put together and full of content. Their music section in each one call Earwax is worth checking out. Looks like they have a lot of the music on their site too, take a look at that here.

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Photographs by Spot A zine by Spot and Ed Templeton

Deadbeat Club is a compilation of artists and photographers that include Ed and Deana Templeton, Nolan Hall and Grant Hatfield. It’s an independent publishing group responsible for putting together small runs of zines. They also host release parties and photo exhibits and last October, they released some new zines in Long Beach, CA and we were there…

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Speak of the Devil A zine by Richard Perkins

We love looking at magazines, making them, smelling them, getting new issues in the mail, standing at the newsstand until our feet hurt and the coffee buzz has our hands shaking as we flip the pages. It’s part of who we are and how we grew up. It’s why we make What Youth. And it’s…

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Turtle Neck, True Blue and Snake A zine, music, book and night out by Julian Klincewicz

Julian Klincewicz continues to create. In all mediums. Music. Zine. Film. Collage. Poetry. And tonight he’s teamed up with Gym Standard in San Diego and organized a release party for his own zine, book, 7″ and short film: Turtle Neck, True Blue and Snake. You’ll remember Julian from his For the Love (Watch it below)…

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