Get to Know Your Zinester: Sonatina

What was your first zine about and when was it made?

My first zine (and comic) was a collaboration between myself and a good friend who I used to babysit. He, in 2007, was 11 and I was 21. The title of the comic was “Dunkin’ at Midnight” and it mostly focused on Lebron James’ transformation from a mid-dunk basketball superstar in the first panel to a headless, lost soul a million years later, at least that’s a rough summary of the first two pages.

Describe your most recent zine.

The Intern, published by Oily Comics, is my most recent zine. I think of it as a kind of love letter to a friend and the deepest corners of the suburbs.

Of all the things you’ve ever made, zine-related or otherwise, what’s your one favorite?

Sonatina 2

Name three of your influences and how they affected your work.

Jason Overby: unabashed comics autobiography that still works as a formal challenge.

Margaret Wise Brown: sweet, poetry rhymes. books as songs.

Charles Lamb: found a way to inverse and stylize nostalgia in a way that turns back to the world.

What do you do when you’re not creating and how does it help or harm what you do artistically?

I read books, and walk around, and live life. It all helps.

Find out more about Sonatina over here!

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