Who: Eunsoo Jeong of Koreangry
What would you like people to know about your zines?
Koreangry zines share my own experience and struggle of living as a Korean-American immigrant woman in Los Angeles. This zine series started after the 2016 election to cope with anxiety and depression.
Using handmade puppet of bold, ruthless, raw, “angry” alter-ego character, I am able to express myself more freely in my zine. I experiment with comics, writing, poems, and photos of the character in made-up scenes to create sarcastic and twisted humor of my daily life. The new issue #6 will feature my overwhelming experience of visiting my home country in 15 years.
Tell us about a zine maker or zine that has had an impact on you.
Carolina Hicks (SBTL CLNG)! I first met her in person and her work a couple of years back in a local small print event. Her work touched my core for the rawness of the work. Her drawings are fun yet sincerely honest, her writings and used images are thought-provoking, and each zine explored for different things, and it made me feel inspired to experiment and push boundaries. To this day, I often read her zines over and over!
What are you looking forward to at L.A. Zine Fest 2019?
Engaging with other zine-makers and connecting with crowds! Since I live in LA, I’m happy to present my work and be part of the city that hosts this incredibly well-organized event. The organizers did a great job including many diversity and inclusion for the event, and I am happy to be participating in it.
Make sure to check out Koreangry’s table at L.A. Zine Fest 2019 on Sunday, May 26th at Helms Bakery in Culver City!