Lucky '13: Sara Century from Night Nurses, Baby Hair, and Ladybug Fest
You also released how many comics this year?
Three. And it sucks because they're all stapled-together comics. I never had done a full comic by myself before this last year. I had just done pieces and zines and stuff like that, so actually being able to complete an entire comic book and to triple that, to do it three times in a year that was obviously full of other chaotic things was really intense. I don't know, just everything about it. Zines, what else did I fucking do? Can you think of anything else that I've done this year? I booked a bunch of touring bands.
Yeah, I feel like you've been very instrumental in making sure that touring bands have shows, which is really valuable.
There's been so many venues shifting and changing, and there's traditional routes to follow like Unit E or Mouth House or Rhinoceropolis or Seventh Circle, but all of those places are really busy and they don't always have room for you, so I feel like my job is important because it means that whenever other venues in town that are DIY venues aren't responding to somebody, usually I'm the one who can direct them to somebody or hook them up with a random, one-off house show or something along those lines.
How do you do it all?
By being single. I think if I was dating somebody there's, like, no way I could do this. All of my crazy sexual energy just goes into arts right now, so it's kind of better. I honestly have been feeling really weird any time I'm supposed to go on a date or something because I feel like I'm kind of cheating on art in a weird way. I'll be like, oh, this is really nice to spend time with this person, but I could, like, go check my email and get back to somebody and that'd be really awesome. It's just really strange, because there's clearly no way that I would be able to sustain this amount of output.
I smoke a lot of weed, too, and that helps me never ever stress. So that's been really instrumental is never actually getting upset or angry or tense no matter how chaotic a situation gets because I'm probably smoking weed. Weed and not having sex are the only ways to get through.
What are you looking forward to in 2013?
Everything. Fucking everything. Every bit of 2013 I wanna be awake for and catch. I wanna be there. I'm looking forward to midnight on January 1, taking my very first breath, and I'm looking forward to the last breath of the year. I'm looking forward to every moment of 2013 because it's another year and it's more life and that's really awesome.