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.
Alex Krokus, like many of our As You Were contributors, is a man of many talents. In addition to drawing comics, he’s played in a band, he made art of people from The Office, his art was featured in a craft beer magazine, and so much more. Read on to discover the other kinds of art he likes to make and find out why he uses animals in his comics.
When we first interviewed Rick V at the beginning of this year, he was in the middle of season four of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In the 10 months since, he’s made it to season five, recorded some music, released a zine, beat a lot of video games, and contributed to As You Were: Living Situations. For the specifics of what’s kept him busy in 2015, keep on reading.
Aimée Pijpers’ comics are like a well-curated mixtape, the kind that the maker stays up all night recording, rewinding, and re-recording, in order to make sure the song selection, the message, and the flow are just right—which is one of the reasons we adore her art.
In case you missed the big announcement earlier this week, As You Were, Volume Four is now available for pre-order. The theme this time around is Living Situations, and we’re stoked to feature cover art by Chicago-based Kriss Stress, whose stuff we dig because of its intricate ink work and stark use of black and white.