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Janet and Friends is organized by Janet Solval and began as a way to organize participation of independent, self-publishing artists at book fairs. The idea behind the table is to bring friends with similar backgrounds together to share a table, making it more affordable and practical for each participant as well as resulting in a mixture of works that differs from conventional publisher or collective-themed tables. 

Our publications include posters, zines, prints, postcards, pins, buttons, and much more. The work ranges from photography, illustration, mixed media, poetry, image-text to comedy, tabletop role playing games, and ephemera. Janet and Friends was based in Los Angeles previously and has been included in LA Pages, Los Angeles Zine And Art Book Bazaar, FAR Bazaar at Cerritos College, San Fernando Valley Art Book Fairs, and the Jersey Art Book Fair. 

Participants past and present: Adrian Kay Wong, Amy Zapata, Anthony Rios, Ariel Mazariegos, Brandon Lopez, Christian Arias, Emily Blythe Jones, Janet Solval, Jason Lipeles, Katherine Raos, Kent Rhodebeck, Kevin Novales, Kirslyn Schell-Smith, Kristopher Raos, Marcella Green, m iamartino, Martha Ormiston, Marzieh Karimi, Nichole Gawalis, Nicolina Schonfarber, Pablo Estrada, Philip Kosčák, Rain M., Ritt Pong, Theresa Knopf, Tito Henriquez, Victor Castañeda.

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