Today’s zinester feature catches up with Leroy Brown, artist and writer of the existential, icebound comic ICECUBES.
Why do you create zines?
Well, I create comics and my book is self published. I’ve always loved comics and wanted to make them.
What is your favorite part of zine fest?
Zine Fest Houston is a great place to meet Houston artists and creatives. The great thing about Houston is that the creative community here is very open and accepting and has a very welcoming attitude.
What is something that you’re looking forward to about the 2013 Zine Fest Houston?
Meeting other artists and fans.
What made you decide to participate in the 2013 Zine Fest Houston?
I met Shane Boyle, the founder of Zine Fest and he invited me to participate. I’m very glad he did!
What new projects are you working on this year?
Well, I am a video editor by trade and I am working on a pilot for a late night music video TV show called Dizzy TV. Hopefully I can get a local channel to carry it!
I also did a gallery art show in New Orleans called LaPopSexTVArtShow (http://www.lapopsextvartshow.blogspot.com/)
What is something you think people should know about DIY in Houston?
Houston is a great place to be an artist. There’s a great attitude here, plenty of room and an audience willing to explore new stuff.
What will be on your table at this year’s Zine Fest?
My comic book ICECUBES and hopefully a small zine I am working on.
What other creative ventures do you have besides making zines?
I am an artist (see above) a musician and a TV video editor.
Why does self-publishing appeal to you?
I am an artist and it’s my job to put new things out there. People hesitate to support new ideas until they see it for themselves.
What is the concept behind your zine?
My comic ICECUBES is a ‘slice of life’ comic that deals with existential themes and identity questions in a humorous fashion. (at least I hope it’s humorous!)
How long have you been creating zines?
I’ve been drawing since I was 10. My latest comic ICECUBES was created in 2006.
What is/are your favorite place(s) in Houston?
The whole town is awesome! (but I really like Chinatown and Little India)