AS: Can you tell us about how you came to live in New York?
ML: I came to New York to study fine arts at Pratt Institute. That was in 2005. I originally wanted to pursue painting, but I became obsessed with printmaking and the idea of publishing––making multiples and stuff. I have always been obsessed with zines, so that’s really where my interest in publishing came from.
AS: And now you do everything.
ML: Making zines forces one to be the editor, the printmaker, the artist, the intern, the whipping boy––everything. Knowing how to work every part of a magazine is what makes independent publishing so special. Working on your own publication forces you to learn everything and it’s also the best because you have the most control.
—At Home with Maggie Lee, Opening Ceremony