What draws you to print culture?
I came up in the DIY punk and hardcore scene in Phoenix and zines were everything to me. That’s where I found out all about new bands and records, read stories from other people like me in other cities, or even found out more about what was going on in my own town. I wandered away from all that when I moved to Los Angeles to pursue other interests, but I rediscovered my love for zines and for writing here in California. The community here in L.A., Riverside, Claremont, etc., has been so supportive, and everybody’s art and words and ideas are what keep drawing me in.
Who or what are some motivations for your art?
I have lots of friends who are writers and artists. They are a constant source of inspiration.
How do you work?
I steal time wherever and whenever I can. At home, at work, on the train… I write in drafts saved in my email, on scrap pieces of paper, but mostly in a notebook that I often tear the pages out of. I don’t necessarily throw away the pages, I just shuffle things around until I’m sure of what I like and don’t like, and something from all of that ends up in the final version.
What do you most enjoy doing?
I wish I could say writing, but honestly, it’s a painful process. I like sharing my work more than making it, but most of all, it’s experiencing the work of all the artists and writers I love that I enjoy the most.