1. Where are you currently based?
In Portland, OR.
2. How would you describe what you do? If you're an artist/collective, where do you get your ideas? If you are a distro/publisher, how do you find your artists?
I make comics about depression, anxiety, being queer and also about good conversations I have with friends. In my nonfiction comics I draw myself as a mouse. I also do a lot of peanuts fanfic, where I push the gay innuendo a little bit more than Schulz did. Between bouts of crying and comics making, I also teach art to kids, lead sing-alongs, and help organize the Portland Zine Symposium.
3. What is the last comic or zine you read?
I’m currently reading comics for our friend anthology we’re putting together. I forced everyone to draw comics about animals we sent into space. I haven’t put all the submissions next to each other, but I love them all separately, and I’m excited to see how the anthology will take shape.
4. What do you like about zine/comics festivals?
I’m pretty bad at leaving my table and meeting people, (come up to my table and say hey!), but there are some people I only see at comics fests and I like knowing there are those other weirdos still making rad art out there.
5. What are you most excited about that you'll have at EUZINE Fest?
I just finished my first (400 page!) graphic novel, City Mouse. It’s a compilation of a year of diary comics, during a year where I had a really hard time, but also a lot of adventures. It’s very tender and raw and I’m excited for new people to read it.
6. Do you have any upcoming projects or other events you'll be partaking in?
So many things -- Short Run, Canzine, Siren Nation Festival, Comix thing, prolly more I’m forgetting. I’m really excited for the workshop I’m doing at Siren Nation Festival in Portland, we’re all going to hang out and make little resource zines of all the things we enjoy in fall and winter to help us enjoy the rainy season.
7. Please draw a personification of your Muse or Familiar.