Get to Know Your Zinester: Kevin Uehlein

Describe your zine style. What can we expect to find at your table?
I write, draw, and self-publish comic books.  You can expect a variety of comics from myself, and fellow cartoonists, mostly graduates of the Center for Cartoon Studies (cartoonstudies.org)

Where do you work on your zines?
I work on my comics in a home studio or coffee shop (when I need a change of scenery).  I have drawn them in Portland, Oregon, White River Junction, Vermont, and La Crescenta, California.

What are your three favorite small-press/DIY publications?
Tough to narrow it down, but three favorites are Tom Neely (I Will Destroy You), Max Clotfelter (Snake Meat, Alligator Milk) and Tim Root (Crappy Comix).

What advice would you give to a first-time zinester or to an aspiring zinemaker?
Finding your own voice is the most important thing.  It’s easy (maybe necessary) to imitate the work you admire when you’re starting, but pay attention to what you find unique about your work and let it emerge over time.  And don’t think too much, just produce.

What’s the best thing that ever happened to you because of zines?
I’ve met a lot of my heroes in the field who have been nice to and supportive of young creators.

Check out more of Kevin’s work on his website!

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