ARTIST PROFILE: EMILY & MAX FROM GAUCHO
What inspired you to start making zines?
Our interest with mini-comics began in college. We thought that doing a mini-comic would be a good way to jumpstart our Gaucho web-comic project. We also want to connect with other comic artists and readers.
What is your creative process like?
“Gauchito #1” is a simple story, it is a small part of the web-comic project we are working on together. Max is researching and writing the story while Emily is creating artwork. It was Emily’s idea to do a mini-comic, to get to know the main character, Lobo, better. We worked on the thumbnails together, and Emily completed the artwork.
Which part of Twin Cities Zinefest are you most excited about?
We are super-excited to meet other artists and bookmakers and see the awesome/crazy/kooky stuff there!
Who are some of your favorite fellow zine writers?
King-mini is one of my biggest inspirations in mini-comics. We also love to see our classmates from MCAD who are busy doing all sorts of projects.
Do you have any plans for your zine-related future? If so, what are they?
We are going to make more Gaucho mini-comics as we continue the production of our web-comic.
Anything else we should know about you?
We both live and work in the Minneapolis uptown area. Both of us attended college at MCAD, which is where we met. A couple years ago we began working on “Gaucho”, and since then we continue to motivate one-another.
Look at the Gaucho process blog here!