ZFH 2015 Interview #7: Inés Estrada

9 Oct

Inés Estrada Image 3We are THRILLED to have comic artist and illustrator Inés Estrada joining us for Zine Fest Houston 2015!!! Originally from Mexico City, Inés Estrada now resides in Texas. She will be a featured panelist on a panel about event organizing. This panel will also include Zine Fest Houston founder, Shane Patrick Boyle, Kiernan Dunn of New Orleans Community Print Shop, and Chris “Uncle Staple” Nicholas of Staple! Independent Media Expo. Read on for more about Inés Estrada, her comics and illustrations!

ZFH: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you’ll be showing at ZFH 2015!

Inés Estrada: I’m Inés Estrada, a cartoonist and illustrator from Mexico City that just recently moved to San Antonio, Texas. I self-publish my own comics and also distribute other hard to find titles by my friends from Mexico and other parts of the world. I also make fun stuff like stickers and t-shirts!

ZFH: What is the future of zines in this new and rapidly digitizing world?

IE: Possibilities are endless in the digital world as much as in the real world. I don’t think the two mediums are opposed, on the contrary, I think they support each other in that the Internet can help you find out about printed zines that you wouldn’t have known about otherwise! Likewise, people can distribute zines digitally if they don’t have the budget to print them. They’re both mediums for distribution and interconnection.

Inés Estrada Image 2ZFH: Were you an analog to digital transition or were you a BB born in the tech age? How does technology and recent technological developments affect your zine-making practice?

IE: I was born in 1990, so I’m one of those nerds that feel nostalgia for primitive 3D graphics and programs like Kid Pix. Technology certainly makes creating printed matter easier, I would be dead from frustration without Photoshop.

ZFH: What in your opinion is the best invention of the last 30 years?

IE: The Internet.

ZFH: What in your opinion is the worst invention of the last 30 years?

IE: Military drones.

ZFH: How will you best honor our cyber overlords?

IE: I will scourge old websites in search for weird .gifs for sacrifice.

Eeeeee, thank you Inés!  Be sure to follow our event page on Facebook to get updates on programming times.  The event organizing panel is not to be missed!

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