Multimatter Show at Giant Robot this Saturday - come stop by and pick up some prints!
First two pages of my new comic, Electric Candyland.
Very excited to be making comics again! Will be updating this weekly, will see where this goes!
GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: Jesse Tise
What advice would you give to a first-time zinester or to an aspiring zinemaker?
Don’t worry about trying to reproduce your work in full color. Photocopy B&W can look really cool too. Go to Kelly Paper and get a bunch of different colored and textured paper stocks. Play around with the photocopier’s scanner and bypass tray and see how much you can mess around with your originals. Try out different binding methods for your book too.
What’s the best thing that ever happened to you because of zines?
Getting illustration jobs from art directors who received zines I sent them. Sending physical promos is still the best way for freelancers to promote their work in my opinion.
For more words of wisdom, check out the rest of the interview at LA Zine Fest.com!
Can’t wait for LA Zine Fest 2014! WOOT! WOOT!
I put my shop online again. Buy some zines here: http://ofgodsandmonsters.tictail.com
I illustrated the holiday gift guide for The Portland Mercury this week - big thanks to AD Justin Morrison for this one. He also used my Space Is The Place image + type for the cover!
I’m in this great book put together by G: magazine, along with a bunch of other really talented illustrators. Thanks again to AD Sunjoo Park for including me!
Q&A with Zine Market tabler Jess Tise
From Pasadena an illustrator whose work is filled with space themes and monsters, you can find his work online at http://ofgodsandmonsters.net
How did you first get in to making zines?
I really got into book/zine-making while in art school. My teachers there brought in lots of zines made by past students, and that really inspired me to start making my own art books and mini-comics.
What are some of your current or all time favorite zines?
Patrick Kyle’s Distance Mover comic, Ryan Cecil Smith’s S.F. comic, Anything by Michael DeForge or Simon Hanselmann, The Frontier #1 book of Uno Moralez’s work is pretty great too.
What kind of zines will people find at your table?
I have a couple of zines that are collections of recent personal and illustration commissions. I’ll have a few mini-comic type booklets also, and I’ll have quite a few silkscreen prints on hand also.
Why do you choose to make zines compared to blogs or traditional publishing?
I do upload my stuff onto my tumblr, but zine making lends itself well to reproducing series of illustrations, and gives the work new meaning in the context of a book. Thats harder to achieve on a blog, where everything is all lumped together. Zines are also the ideal model for making illustration promos that can be made quickly and cheaply and sent out to art directors and potential clients every month. Plus zines are just plain fun to make!
Did a little Q&A for the fine organizers of the Eastside Zine Market, going down in Hazard Park Armory on Dec 8th. Should be good fun!