ZFH 2015 Interview #18: Chris Sweet

16 Oct

Chris Sweet ImageHere’s an interview with comic artist Chris Sweet! He is the creator of Effing Decaf, a comic about a frumpy bunny and his adventures skulking around a land of butts-nutts and dingle-whatevers. Read on to find out more about him and his work!

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

Chris Sweet: Like many suburban white boys who grew up in the late 80s and early 90s, a lot of my stuff is inspired by video games. But I’m trying to break my habit!

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

CS: I think mini-comics will have a place in this world as long as paper exists, but I can’t speak to other zine forms.

ZFH: 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?

CS: The former. I have to admit, having access to a scanner and a sketchy copy of Photoshop 7 are as valuable to me as my guillotine cutter and long-reach stapler. I feel like having a blend of digital and analog options opens up more avenues for creative expression. Also, let’s not forget that paper and pens and bookmaking are also a form of technology!

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

CS: Genetic sequencers.

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

CS: The Shake-Weight.

ZFH: How will you best honor our cyber overlords?

CS: By dying like a good and proper meatsack.

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Chris!

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