Psycho Moto

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Psycho Moto Issue #18

Psycho Moto is a zine created by Ethan H. Minsker, and published by the Antagonist Art Movement in New York City.


Psycho Moto began as East Coast Exchange, a Washington D.C./New York City based zine created in 1989. Copies were produced illicitly by friends who worked in copy shops during Minsker’s college years in NYC and in Washington D.C. during Minsker’s summer breaks. The original focus was Washington D.C.’s and New York City's punk and hardcore music scenes. By 1994, ECE had transformed into Pyscho Moto from a realization that there are few opportunities for struggling artists and writers to showcase their work. This zine served as a platform for exposure, and by the year 2000, became the inspiration for the formation of the Antagonist Art Movement.

The latest manifestation of PMZ relaunched in mid-2012 after a several year hiatus, and can now be found in hard-copy form and online at The zine is put out every two months or so, and includes art, short fiction and non-fiction, and reviews (music, books, etc). A recurring theme in the zine's modern incarnation is "Death to Blogs," emphasizing the importance of independent print publications in the digital era.

In the late '90s, PMZ was featured in the Youth exhibit at New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City's SoHo district.

English is the majority language, but pieces have also been published in Spanish to incorporate the cross-culture connections of the Antagonist Movement. Future issues hope to include more languages and distribution in more countries. During the course of the almost 20 years of issues, PMZ has been sent to more than 100 countries, including Japan, France, Germany, Mexico, Ireland, Poland, Hong Kong, China, Austria, and the UK.

While most content comes from members and affiliates of the Antagonist Movement, outside submissions are welcomed and encouraged. The submissions email can be found on the Facebook page.


Ethan H. Minsker – publisher, editor-in-chief
Marissa Bea – editor/contributor
Kristin Brzoznowski – editor
Eric Wallin – designer/layout

Notable Contributors

Seth Abrams – writer
Janine Annett – writer
Raul Ayala – artist
Steve Bea – writer
Sedona Capellaro-Stauffer – writer
Jose Carmona – artist
Patrick Craig – writer
Timothy Danger – writer
Shannon Daugherty – artist
Kimberly de Los Angeles – writer
Alexis Duque – artist
Jose Egas – writer
Kirsten Flaherty – artist
Megan Hanford – writer
Kristy McCarthy – writer
Patricio Ponce – artist
Ulices Rosales Rodriguez – artist
James Rubio – artist
Dahlia Schweitzer – writer
Michael Stewart – artist
Keat Teoh – artist
Jordan Turner – writer/artist
Pancho Vinachi – artist
Michael Whalen – writer
Jerry White Jr. – writer

External Links

PMZ Issue #21
PMZ Issue #20
PMZ Issue #19
PMZ Issue #18
Psycho Moto Facebook