Jeromy Velasco is a Los Angeles based illustrator, silkscreen printer, and GIF artist who's latest work reflects explorations of queer nightlife culture, mixed with strong influences from mythology & 90's cartoons & animes.
• Autothots Roll Out: A zine about reimagined Autobot & Decepticon characters, who also work as go-go dancers, and nightlife performers.
• Pig Pup Pose: The exploration of perpetuating stereotypes specifically of the gay community, from sexuality & vulgarity to camp & glamour; all of which is expressed by a cabaret of leather and latex.
• Pig Pump Pose: Directly inspired from #Heelconcept trend of 2015 (Propping up any kind of random object(s) onto an arched foot to create a dressed high heel simulation. I wanted to use the characters from Pig Pup Pose in different ways, incorporating playful ideas of sock/high heel/foot/trampling fetishes.
I had been doing plenty of silkscreen printing throughout as well as after college, so I had been just seeking new ways to condense multiple ideas I had into one vessel that was mass produced. Zines became the perfect way to experiment and express certain ideas outside of a sketchbook.
I was very much into the DIY aspect of zine making, which really stemmed from silkscreen printing and bookmaking, because there's so much satisfaction in being involved in the entire process from start to finish. I love that zine structures don't need to be linear, I feel like it relieves a lot of pressure for those who just want scatter there ideas into one little booklet.
These zines that I create are probably the most rawest extension of my art and my queer identity. They have really provided ways for me to really express & embrace my inner campy femme queen, in the same way drag queens/kings & performers use their personas as a vessel to express their inner fierceness.