Creator Profile: Stacey Bru

Name: Stacey Bru

Type of Creator: Artist, Writer, & Zinester

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Tshirt frontList your work:

  • Anxiety Comics
  • DEATHBRIDGE: Tales of the Strange
  • Stacey Bru’s Zine Guide
  • Nice Veggies

Contact Information:

Etsy: staceybru.etsy.com
Tumblr: staceybrucomics.tumblr.com
Twitter: @staceybru

What was the first comic you read?

Newspaper comics. My favourite was Dilbert, even though I didn’t really understand it then.

What inspired you to make comics? A specific story? Writer? Artist?

I had a teacher in the sixth grade who introduced me to Spiderman. He also taught me how to draw buildings in perspective, which partially launched my interest in drawing.

As an artist, what medium do work in? Pencils? Ink? Digital?

I work in pencil first, then I ink traditionally. Sometimes I will clean up my work in Photoshop, or add my lettering digitally.

What’s the first thing you do when you sit down to work? Do you have a routine?

I usually start out by drawing my main characters. Starting with something I’m comfortable with helps combat the “What should I draw?” jitters.

Do you listen to music when you work? Other background noise?

Anything that doesn’t have lyrics. I get super distracted by talking or words. I used to draw while I watched TV, but my work vastly improved once I started listening to instrumental music. I still watch TV while I ink though.

Frustrations/challenges?

You should read Anxiety Comics. I’ve got loads.

If you had to pick one comic as a favourite, what would it be?

Lumberjanes

What is the:

Most romantic comic you’ve ever read?

Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh

Most exciting comic you’ve ever read?

Rat Queens

Most Inspirational?

Relish by Lucy Knisley

Funniest?

Brightside Doodles by Carmen Bright

Scariest?

The Cape by Joe Hill

Who is your favourite comic character?

Tank Girl

What three words would you use to describe your work?

Sad, Funny,

Future projects you are working on/would like to work on:

More collaborations.

Unlikely inspiration?

Vegetables!

 

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