Walk me through the process of physically making these zines. How do you choose your materials, like paper and binding?
They were just kind of made with whatever was available. I now, for the first time in my life, own a long-arm stapler. I only bought it this year. I always had sewing machines, so that was a really easy way to do it. The whole point of zines is that anyone can make them.
How much planning goes into the narrative of each zine before you start drawing?
I write as I’m putting the imagery together. Sometimes I get ahead of the drawings and I’ll start writing out a whole story, but I don’t have stories planned out too precisely. Having this game of going back and forth between what’s informing what is important, I think. For one zine, I just started drawing and following a character. I had an idea of what I wanted the last page to be, so it was just about seeing how I could get there in different ways.