There are a few things you might not know about NYLON December/January cover star Alia Shawkat. Oh, sure, you probably know all about her hilarious turns in beloved TV shows like Arrested Development, Portlandia, and Broad City, in which she played Ilana Glazer’s sexual doppelgänger. But did you know that she has a background in fine arts? And is, therefore, a particularly apt choice to star in a video in which she illustrates the ABCs? Well, now you know.
But seeing is believing, so check out the video above and find out what Shawkat thinks the perfect illustration for the letter “Z” is. It’s a good one—particulary for all you ’90s nostalgists out there. And don’t forget to read the cover story here.