Get to Know Your Zinester: Kevin Uehlein Comics

Who: Kevin Uehlein Comics

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
Comics and illustration zines with funny writing, cartoony and psychedelic imagery.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
I draw comics about a variety of subjects, usually funny.

I also experiment with non-narrative art collections, here’s a review of a recent one that sums it up better than I can: “Compulse 9 is an astoundingly beautiful collection of his color drawings, balancing that funny animal style with frequently apocalyptic, psychedelic imagery. It’s sort of Joe Coleman meets Warner Bros. cartoons, as the images are funny, strange and yield more and more details upon close and long inspection. There’s also the feel of a religious element as well, merging nature, death and life with ritual activities, as well as images that seem to bring to mind Hindu drawings. There are also anthropomorphic versions of Japanese samurai drawings from prints that are incredibly intricately drawn, as vivid as a Frank Frazetta drawing. Still, when I look at his drawings of cats in strange and psychedelic settings, I think of underground artists like Crumb or a more recent and perhaps sympathetic artist in Steve Lafler. It looks like he colored this using magic marker, and there’s a rich, vivid quality to each page that makes this incredibly beautiful to study and appreciate.” -Rob Clough, High/Low blog

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
STEWBREW #5 by Kelly Froh and Max Clotfelter. A collaborative zine by cartoonist couple Kelly & Max, documenting a long road trip. They’re both really funny and choose interesting little moments to depict, very enjoyable.

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