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  • Photo by Liv Jonse

Is It Over Yet?

Is It Over Yet? has been a longtime linchpin of Central Florida's zine community. The collective, submissions-based zine emphasizes how the whole is greater than the sum of its individual parts ("curators" Daniel Harris, Cody Ziegler and Alex Thomas even answered these questions as one).

Who is behind Is It Over Yet?

Is It Over Yet? has always been a submission-based zine, so the "main" contributors are those who have consistently sent work over the years, which include Brandon Geurts, Emmanuel Malchiodi, Tyler and Jesse Cooley, Cassidy Jones, Adam Wade Lavigne ... we could go on and on, but the thing is that even those who've only submitted once are still a vital part of the zine, so it's difficult to consider some contributors "main" and others not. But, if you're asking who curates, produces and distributes it, that would be Daniel Harris, Cody Zeigler and as of late, Alex Thomas.

click to enlarge PHOTO BY LIV JONSE
  • Photo by Liv Jonse

What sort of titles have you released thus far?

Is It Over Yet? has primarily released zines over the course of its time. We also have ventured into putting out physical media releases, the first being the Neat Freak/Forms split, the second being the CHEW (Chicago) self-titled cassette, and the third was Vivian K.'s Vivisections EP. The first year of IIOY has been bound into multiple compendiums by Cody and Daniel, but we're not too sure of their existence at this point. The first year of issues will be available online, once we move them over onto the new website, but for the most part it's been zines.

How long have you been doing this?

The first Is It Over Yet? was assembled and printed by Cody and Daniel on the 15th of March 2013 for an Ides of March art show. They printed one every month for a year, then cut back to one every couple of months until Daniel moved to Chicago. Alex started working with us once Daniel left, and we've put out a few zines sporadically. Alex has been helping whip things together for about a year now. Currently, we are sort of in a lull, planning on some new stuff this year.

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