Today’s interview features a Jurassic-sized helping of deets about Dalton Stark, illustrator and full-time dinosaur lover! Raarr
ZFH: Why do you create zines?
DS: My making of zines comes from my will to simply create cool stuff. Zines are just such a fun format to express my own silly muses in.
ZFH: Why do you like zines?
DS: I have always adored DIY style projects, and zines are a medium in which artists are really given that ideal playground to showcase ideas. Pens, printer paper, and a copy machine. Folded and stapled into sweet chocolatey goodness. Doesn’t get much better then that. I think.
ZFH: How did you become interested in zines?
DS: I made my first zine during my freshman year of college to really just amuse myself. When I showed it to my English professor, he made me informed of the entire community surrounding it, and so i decided I needed to make more and get into zine fest!
ZFH: What is your favorite part of zine fest?
DS: My favorite part of zine fest has to be being surrounded by so many brilliant creatives. Their energy is all so wonderful and being in their presence is so thrilling. I just love the people.
ZFH: What is something that you’re looking forward to about the 2014 Zine Fest Houston?
DS: Im definitely looking forward to seeing all the other zinesters and their creations, and hoping mine are received genuinely as well!
ZFH: What made you decide to participate in the 2014 Zine Fest Houston?
DS: After participating in 2013, I found this was an event I had to make another appearance too!
ZFH: What will be on your table at this year’s Zine Fest?
DS: If everything goes well enough that I manage to complete these in time, I’ll hopefully have The Book of Dinosaur, which is essentially an illustrated dinosaur encyclopedia zine, and some sort of Pokemon zine
ZFH: What is the concept behind your zine/zines?
ZFH: What is/are your favorite place(s) in Houston?
DS: The Houston Museum of Natural Science Paleontology Hall. Oof.
ZFH: You’ve been developing a lot of new designs lately. What are your influences overall and what direction are you trying to take your work in these days?
DS: Im highly influenced by both old and new cartoons, and in saying that, Im currently just developing my portfolio so I can perhaps show it to Cartoon Network or something super sweet like that.
Sweet! Thanks Dalton!