1. Where are you currently based?
I live and work in Seattle, specifically the Ballard neighborhood where my wife and I also co-operate a gallery and retail space for underground art. It’s called Push/Pull.
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 personally an illustrator who does a lot of pen and ink work with some watercolor. I really enjoy doing historical comics, the research and development is incredibly time consuming but I think it opens up a lot of new and interesting information for people who might not otherwise have the inclination to do academic research or read dry history books. and I’m also a tattoo artist learning the craft and trying to make a name for myself.
3. What is the last comic or zine you read?
I’ve been re-reading some of Los Bros. Hernandez Love and Rockets, and on a more indie level, I’ve recently enjoyed my comrade David Lasky’s Manifesto Items series. Kate Lacour of New Orleans, and Fred Noland from Oakland are several favorite currently active underground comic artists of mine.
4. What do you like about zine/comics festivals?
I like meeting new people and seeing what they are doing, building a network and getting inspired by their work. With our retail space I like that I’m able to offer the folks I meet a space where their work can possibly be seen by more people.
5. What are you most excited about that you'll have at EUZINE Fest?
I have a new book of illustrations I’ve been working on for the last 8 months, some of them have also been turned into multi-colored risograph art prints.
6. Do you have any upcoming projects or other events you'll be partaking in?
I’m planning to get back into a series that I started in 2016 and have been working on off and on over the past year. It’s called Strange Sound and is a serial strip that re-surfaces possibly forgotten episodes in the history of the Puget Sound area. It’s a mix of non-traditional (radical) politics and true crime, but all taken from factual history.