Tell us a little about yourself.
I’ve been making zines for, gosh, about six years now, and my first was a tiny collection of poetry, comics, short stories, music reviews – everything – that was sold in sets of five in Popsicle stick boxes. I’ve been a teacher for a few years, too, and now I work for the same school I was at as a content writing and consultant in publishing and online media, which is cool. And finally, my cat, Georgia, has taken to sleeping in the bar, behind the wine and the moonshine, and I’m worried she’s finding unsavory ways of dealing with her stress.
Who or what are your influences?
Biggest would probably be Kurt Vonnegut Jr., you know, that stuff that really means a lot to you in high school really sticks with you. His combination of funny, dark, and sad, mostly. I also find David Bazan’s music really inspiring.
What subjects do you touch upon in your work?
A lot of animals doing human things. And I’m getting into a lot of educational stuff. And vinyl records, and nature, and things that are really spooky and dark, and ghosts.
What is your most recent work?
I have two projects I’m excited for this zine fest: Tiny Robot, a HUGE series of short zines on Greek and Latin roots, and how they work, and sometimes, how they affect pop culture. And The Forest and Fauna, a bedtime story read on vinyl, that’s supposed to be real spooky!
What are you looking forward to most at the fest?
Talking to everyone! I met such cool characters at the last one. And some real kooks. Zine fests rule.