1. Where are you currently based?
I live and work in Northeast 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'm an artist interested in how humans relate to each other and their environment. I've found comics to be apt for expressing how I feel about the world around me.
3. What is the last comic or zine you read?
I'm currently working my way through the oeuvre of Suehiro Maruo. Most recently, I finished a collection of his comics, Rose Colored Monster.
4. What do you like about zine/comics festivals?
I like how when I go to zine/comics festivals people are kind to me. I also love seeing other people's work and having my mind blown by something super cute or totally out there.
5. What are you most excited about that you'll have at EUZINE Fest?
I'm finishing up a 12-page mini for EUZINE called Mer-Play. It's partially inspired by the weeks of wildfire smoke covering Portland over the summer and is a brief meditation on the changes to come in the climate and in ourselves.
6. Do you have any upcoming projects or other events you'll be partaking in?
I'm not sure how under wraps I'm supposed to keep it for now, but my colleagues Sabine Rear and Carissa Jean Mares are organizing a comics reading in December at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland to raise money for the Independent Publishing Resource Center and KBOO, Portland's community radio. I'll be getting really dressed up and performing Mer-Play in the company of my peers and for the benefit of my beloved local institutions--just thinking about it makes me feel so whole.