Jim Kettner's contribution to As You Were: Living Situations provides readers with a glimpse of life at the infamous Philly punk house Book House. But these days, Kettnerd calls Portland his home. Read more to find out about his recent nuptials and forthcoming book, tips for giving your punk house a good name, and what exactly a "cool bag" is.
Carolina Porras' contribution to As You Were: Living Situations is more than just a comic; it's a goodbye of sorts. After three years in San Francisco, she recently relocated to Gainesville, Florida (where the high today is 80 degrees). Keep reading to find out how Florida's nature, architecture, and obsession with tourism inspire her.
Andy Warner is not only a long-time contributor to As You Were (he’s four for four right now), but he’s also sort of like the human version of Wikipedia; a quick glimpse at his work reveals a wide range of interests, in things both commonplace and obscure. He’s also a really busy person, but luckily we caught up with him after an impressive year to talk a bit about his art, his teaching, and his forthcoming book.
It was around this time last year that we talked with Steve Larder, one of the As You Were regulars, so we figured it was about time we found out what he’s been up to since. Hint: it involves making art, playing music, and traveling. Keep reading for the specifics.
Of all the contributions to As You Were: Living Situations, Emily Timm’s stands out as one of the quirkiest, most straight-up fun ones; if you haven’t yet read it, let’s just say it involves a punk house on the moon and leave it at that. We spoke with Timm, who is busy juggling playing in bands, making art, working part time, volunteering, and so much more to find out how she stays motivated, why she’s interested in Florida, and what we can expect from her in 2016. Keep reading to find out.
Alex Barrett has been into comics — both reading them and drawing his own — since around age four, so it’s no surprise that he’s well versed in them, getting inspiration from a slew artists whose work spans the past century. But even though he’s got a lot of comic heroes and influencers, his style is unique and bold. See for yourself in this interview where he talks about comic books and video games, punk music, and beer and pinball.
Andra Passen is super rad, and it’s not just because her comic takes its name from a Lawrence Arms song. In addition to drawing, she’s all about making themed dresses, watching Netflix, and other nerdy things. But don’t take our word for it; read on to find out more.
Ben Snakepit has been making daily diary comics for fifteen years, inventing the genre as a punk-comix pioneer without learning how to actually draw. Read on to learn more about the artist behind the madness.