02: Myra Lara

With Seattle’s annual Short Run convention just around the corner — an underground comics and art festival — it seems fitting to chat with an illustrator who’ll be boothing at the event this year: Myra Lara. While she’s long been interested in comics, she’s especially focused her energy on it in recent years, getting published in various comics publications in the city (like Thick as Thieves) and an Ignatz-nominated anthology, La Raza Anthology: Unidos y Fuertes. In this episode, she discusses her entry into underground comics, bilingual art, and the fusion of illustration with activism.

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Sean Redmond
01: Gabrielle Bates

In the podcast's inaugural episode, our host Manola Secaira sits down with illustrator and poet Gabrielle Bates. Bates is known for her poetry comics, an emerging hybrid genre which applies the lyric sensibility of poetry to hand-drawn images. Here, Bates shares with us her ideas on illustration, the Seattle poetry scene, and independent publishing.

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Sean Redmond