You can listen to the whole interview here, but below is a few chosen topics seen in the zine.
I did use a computer to write the stuff in, I used a glitchy version of Corel Painter that I still have after all my computer updates.
For that [TBaB], I just use ink and watercolor. Ink for the lining and watercolor to darken and shade it. If I just used ink to darken and shade it, I can’t go back in if I messed up or if it’s too heavy in one area and redistribute the pigment.
What are some of your influences for this?
It’s heavily inspired by anime and manga. It’s also a bit different too, it’s not as pristine… It’s kinda like the vintage 70’s Shoujo, it’s not all done with computer, it’s very hand-done and darker.
The whole wanting to do anime and manga and be an artist, has always been a struggle because in school they tell you don’t do that, that’s not real art, you can’t get anywhere in the art world with it. I’ve actually been getting different comments about that lately, after I started doing what I wanted.
It’s most authentic then, because it’s all of your power and spirit is behind it, versus something you’re trying to make for someone else to like.
The next one’s theme is going to be on anger and learning how to be angry in a healthy way. It’s learning to accept and love parts of yourself that you’ve either been told are terrible and should be kept away or that you yourself have decided are terrible. Then using them as your strength and as your horns. Being a beast doesn’t mean you're always going to be a beast, it’s a phase in between self-hatred and being a strong person, where you’re always on guard and trying to love yourself. It’s a theme that I think everyone of us struggles with.
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