Get to Know Your Zinester: Kane Comics!

Describe your zine style. What can we expect to find at your table?
I do a series of autobiogaphical mini-comics called BABY KANE– stories about when I was a kid that are not quite kid friendly. I also just finished a 150 page graphic novel called The Relics which I will have at my table, the story of three regular people attempting to construct an inter-dimensional portal to avoid dealing with their personal problems.

Where do you work on your zines?
I live in a converted warehouse in Oakland (a former Levi’s jeans factory), so I have lots of art space at home. Though a lot of the time, I end up getting more done on my lunch break at work!

What are your three favorite small-press / DIY publications?
Not a definitive list, but off the top of my head—
Laterborn by Jason Martin
Trackrabbit by Geoff Vasile
Passage by Tessa Brunton

And I can’t not mention Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce and Beth Dean comics!

What advice would you give to a first-time zinester or to an aspiring zinemaker?
Don’t ever get complacent. That means don’t stop creating, even when you’re down, but also don’t stop critiquing your work and pushing yourself to get better.

What’s the best thing that ever happened to you because of zines?
Creating and sharing zines and books and comics is how I’ve met all of my favorite people! I can’t imagine life without it!

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