Rio Safari

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Rio Safari is a zine editor and artist in Portland, OR.

Rio Safari began creating zines in the 2000s. He has done a variety of zines, including minicomics, travel zines and zines about sea creatures and 'Homobodies'.

His first zine, long out of print, was a novella called "Real Estate Isn't Cheap on a Rhubarb Dreamscape" and published in 2004.

In 2007 he released the first issue of Weird Sea Creatures of the Sea, devoted to Narwhals. The second issue followed in 2008, devoted to Belugas, then the third in 2010 about Botos (Amazonian River Dolphins).

In 2007 Rio Safari also published the first issue of Homobody, a series of drawings dealing with queer men who would rather stay at home and read than go out to clubs every night. So far, six issues have been released, the most recent in June 2010.

He has also released zines devoted to dinosaurs, including Dino Punx, Billy Wuzza Dinosaur and Jurassic-Era Reptiles on a Park: Dino Fuel. As well, he has issued a number of zines on other themes, including two issues of Odd Ends, a collection of sketchbook comics, and a collaboration with Cathy Camper entitled Al-Habaab (The Beloved Ones). All his zines are published by his own Move! Dance! Create! Publishing.

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