GET TO KNOW YOUR VENDOR: Tori Holder
Please, tell us a little bit about your zine.
My zines are basically a slightly more narrative version of my sketchbooks, I just draw comics about pretty much everything I think needs to be said..well said with little pictures. I’m also always trying to experiment with the physicality of the medium: what can I add by printing it out as opposed to posting online? how does the page layout pace the story? Is it possible to go past a linear narrative?
Have you considered incorporating photos in to your zines, or do you choose to keep these two art forms separate?
I included some photos in pieces like AWAY and Little Things, and I’m definitely not opposed to seeing more of my photos in my zines. During the time I was making those pieces, the photographic process was very heavily entwining in that part of my life, and at the present they’re not interacting as much. I’d really like to do some more work with photography fused with zines/ comics in the future though.
Besides being an awesome zinester and photographer, are there any other hobbies or skills you acquire that others don’t really know about? Tap dancing, sword fighting etc?
Nah, I’m a two-trick pony.
What are the best and worst parts about being a zinester?
Best: getting to share your work with others and being exposed to brilliant works that you might otherwise never see. Worst: needing to pee at a zinefest but not wanting to ditch your table. The struggle is real.
Are there other zinesters who influence your work or whom you find particularly inspiring?
So many! Obviously, as I’m serving as a stand-in rep for Fair Dig Press, their zinesters (current and upcoming) are influential, and as anyone who knows Brodie would attest he is basically a tourguide into zineworld. Of course, being someone working in comics-zines, other cartoonist-zinesters are really influential, and I’m constantly trying to tap into the wellspring of brilliant artistic output, positivity, and cute dresses that I classify as “my inner Yumi Sakagawa”. Honestly I could list people for days, but I won’t.