1. Where are you currently based?
I'm currently an art student at the University of Oregon and I spend my summers here, so I guess i'm based in Eugene.
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 currently wearing a lot of hats. I think one of the more rewarding things that I do is organize communities within the University. I love working with people and collaborating on projects; I feel like that kind of energy really feeds my creativity.
For EUZINE, I guess I can say i'm an illustrator- and I draw inspiration from my everyday experiences and abstracting those moments. I use illustration as a means to keep myself constantly making things, and so the primary body of my work are drawings.
3. What is the last comic or zine you read?
I wish I had more time to read comics/zines! But the last one I read was called "Oneirism" by Katsuya Terada and Junggi Kim, both my favorite and most inspirational illustrators.
4. What do you like about zine/comics festivals?
I really like how accessible zines are. I love that anyone can go out and self-publish a zine and know there's a community waiting to welcome them. Zine festivals are important because they're reassuring. We have the benefit of online meeting spaces, but there's nothing quite like being physically surrounded by fellow makers and creatives.
5. What are you most excited about that you'll have at EUZINE Fest?
This'll be the first time i've tabled so i'm just happy for the opportunity! I'll have zines, prints, shirts, and other fun stuff in tow!
6. Do you have any upcoming projects or other events you'll be partaking in?
Despite never having tabled, I've actually organized and hosted a zine festival on the UO campus. UO zinefest will be returning in the Spring and we'll have more information on my table.