ARTIST PROFILE: ANNA BONGIOVANNI
What inspired you to start making zines?
Well I’ve always been really into comics and it wasn’t until I went to MCAD that I fully discovered mini-comics and zines. It was pretty mind-blowing to discover that I could create this small object all on my own without anyones help and that people would actually read/want it.
What is your creative process like?
I try to work as often as I can but with I work so much so getting to my desk can be tough sometimes. I only work on comics and illustrations when I feel like it, I wont make good work if I try to force it out. I usually start with an idea and let it gestate for awhile before sketching anything out. It usually takes me awhile to finish anything.
Which part of Twin Cities Zinefest are you most excited about?
Meeting all the other zinesters and finding new people and project to collaborate on.
Who are some of your favorite fellow zine writers?
You can always count on Eric Schuster to have something interesting at his table. Also 2D Cloud has such a cool variety of comics, it’s always inspiring to see what they’re putting out. I’m also a fan of Girls Get Busy, Aimee Pijpers, Michael Perez, Monica Anderson, and so many indie cartoonists I can’t even list them.
Do you have any plans for your zine-related future? If so, what are they?
I really want the rest of this year to be about collaboration. I’d like to send in work to other zines and work with others to create our own.
Anything else we should know about you?
I want to be friends with everyone at Zinefest. Please come meet me. I want to hang out with you.
Here is Anna’s website, her blog, and her Twitter!