Julia Whiteford

I've been making comics for years. I mostly dabble in short stories, comics about watching movies, and how art makes us feel as humans. I'm including a lot more queer feelings in this year's comics. It's exciting.

City:Portland
  • LGBTQ/Gender
  • Illustration
  • Comics

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What are your current zines about?

I'm trying to make my comics a lot gayer this year. I'm currently obsessed with movies, crime, goth fashion, and kids starting bands. Almost all of my characters have always been gay but I wasn't writing stories about their sexuality. Now that I'm out as trans, I'm much more comfortable just jumping in and writing those make-out scenes.

What methods do you use to make your zine?

  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Photocopying

What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?

  • Folded
  • Stapled

When did you start making zines ... and why?

I've been drawing comics as long as I can remember. My last year of high school, I started making zines of my own. They were tiny things, filled with one-page stories, one page poems and photos. I've been working towards longer and longer works ever since. My zine Cinemaplex is my first dedicated to a single subject and I'm currently writing a full blown miniseries, hopefully ready for the world in 2018.

What is your biggest challenge in making zines?

Finding quality printing and/or publishing companies is a hassle I still haven't fully figured out.

What else do you want people know about you or your zines?

I released my first full color zine last year and it's a great addition to my otherwise black-and-white table!