Get to Know Your Zinester: Gulahlah Comics

Describe your zine style. What can we expect to find at your table?

I write/draw comics about real life situations, some funny, some sad, all real. I’m a photographer as well so you can expect to see a couple of photo zines of mine. Coffee and Portraits, an on-going black and white photo series of people in coffee shops and diners, is what I take most pride in. And in my more recent days – living in New York City after lots of change in my life, a small poetry book filled with words and thoughts.

And since Gulahlah is a publication of mine, I publish other friends comics/illustrations/poetry. You can also expect to see some work by Citlalli Anderson, Rachel Curry and Kyle Talon Ballard. Which include: character animation work, hand-made books, “how to” zines on baking and pastries and some of the most creative poetry that I know.

You can check out most of the work that will be on Gulahlah’s table right here:

The poetry is only available on paper.

What are your three favorite small-press/DIY publications?

My biggest influences are Liz Prince, Jeffrey Brown and Top Shelf Productions.

Where do you work on your zines?

I work on my zines at home, sometimes at a coffee shop or diner when I’m brainstorming whether it be alone or with a friend. But I usually feel most comfortable at home with my table, paper, pens and internet.

What advice would you give to a first-time zinester or to an aspiring zinemaker?

If you have a cool idea that involves pretty much almost anything imaginable, draw it/write it/print it/staple it/give it to someone = success.

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