Get to Know Your Zinester: Jillian Sandell

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Who: Jillian Sandell

Describe what your zines are about in two sentences or fewer.
My zines are a mix of personal and political. They combine comic-style drawing with text to reflect on the politics of everyday life, including cancer treatment, food justice, the environment, and dogs.

What would you like people to know about the zines you create?
I first started drawing and making zines in 2016 at the age of 51, and attended my first zine fest last year! Two years ago, in the midst of a health crisis, I found that drawing about my experiences helped me process them, and these early rough drawings evolved into making zines and other art.

What’s the last zine you read that you really enjoyed?
“An Excerpt of Fears” by Tony Hoang and Alicia Dornadic, which comes from a 30-project in which they drew and wrote about a different fear each day. It’s so beautiful and moving.

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