Get to Know Your Zinester: Fiona Avocado

Here is an interview with me on the LA Zine Fest blog.

L.A. Zine Fest

What was your first zine about and when was it made?

The first zine I made was called I’d Rather Be Here. I made it in 2010 in college when I took a comics course at Michigan State University. It’s four autobiographical (or semi-autobiographical) comics that are all horrifically corny, embarrassing, and naïve. I’ll probably never re-print it.

Describe your most recent zine.

My most recent zine is called The Fika Diaries. It’s a montage of travel journal  and memoir comics about my time in Sweden. I lived in Gävle, Sweden as an exchange student in 2005-2006 for a year, and returned for a visit last spring for the first time in seven years. The title stems from the Swedish word fika, which means a coffee break where you will eat sandwiches or baked goods or some kind of snack. It’s kind of the Swedish equivalent of English…

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