WHO: Sophia Zarders
FIND MORE AT: sophiazarders.tumblr.com
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT THE ZINES YOU CREATE AND/OR WHY YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO TABLING AT L.A. ZINE FEST 2016?: Hi kiddos! I’m Sophia and I write/illustrate comics, paint social activists, and often contemplate about fronting a punk band. I have a comic strip about my daily life called mikamoocomics, which usually revolves around bloody periods or anxiety or sometimes both. I’m also working on a graphic novel called Jesus Freak, which is a supernatural/coming of age story about a Mexican teenager who has to save her friends from an evil ghost. Besides comics, I enjoy painting portraits, especially women of color and nonbinary individuals who have made an impact in the world and fought against oppression. I hope to be even a fraction as influential as the activists artists I look up to. Now, I’m focusing on tabling at more fests/cons, growing an online audience for my comics, and working on forming a band.
Get to Know Your Zinester features collages of the 2016 Fest exhibitors.
Clockwise from left; the zinesters, their work, more work, and a source of inspiration!