1. Where are you currently based?
I’m a lifelong Oregonian currently based in Portland.
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 write and draw comics and illustrated zines rooted in my perspective as a cute blind lady engaging with public space and culture. My work addresses the intersections of disability and public culture. My comic Reverse Flaneur was nominated for a 2017 Ignatz award. I also spend a lot of time drawing professional wrestlers. After finishing the publishing certificate program at the IPRC I began working collaboratively with my graduating cohort as Soft Skills Comics Collective, some of whom will be in attendance at EUZINE!
3. What is the last comic or zine you read?
At Short Run I picked up "How 2B King," the new collaborative comic by Alexandria Vickery and Taylor Dow - it is incredibly beautiful and engaging!
4. What do you like about zine/comics festivals?
Zine fests are an opportunity for me to celebrate my hustle and the hustles of those around me and I am always overjoyed to have a reason to do so!
5. What are you most excited about that you'll have at EUZINE Fest?
I made my first risograph-printed project a few weeks ago and I am very excited to share it - it's a little two color zine about holiday snake wine!
6. Do you have any upcoming projects or other events you'll be partaking in?
Soft Skills comics collective will be hosting a Holiday Comics Spectacular at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, OR on Thursday December 14th! Comics from a wide variety of creators will be read and projected onto the movie theater screen!
7. Please draw a personification of your Muse or Familiar.
My muse is the exceedingly positive and kind Japanese pro wrestler Hitoshi Tanahashi. Feel the best!
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