This article was written by Blue Delliquanti, a member of the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC).
Arriving as unbelievably early as I do each Thursday afternoon, I have lots of time before each WACTAC meeting. I spend this time going all over the museum, eyeing interesting pieces and learning about the artists behind them. I found one of my favorite new artists in an unexpected place — on the last page of every Walker calendar. Sara Varon‘s whimsical illustrations help advertise our family programs, and at the Shop you can read her comic book, The Present, about an adorable snowman exploring the galleries.
Her comics (featuring a cast of turtles, rabbits, and snowmen) are lighthearted tales of friendship and fun, and I enjoy them immensely. So I set up an interview with her, and since we are both comic artists we chose a unique format for our conversation. My drawings (the boxes on the left) contain my questions to Sara, and the ones on the right were left blank for her to fill in with her answers. I mailed the half complete pages to her, and she finished them. I think the drawings look incredible, if I do say so myself.
So here it is: the complete illustrated interview between me and renowned artist Sara Varon. Enjoy!
About me (Blue Delliquanti): I’ve been a member of the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) for one year. I just graduated from Wayzata High School, and will be attending Franklin College Switzerland in August. I’m aspiring to be a writer, animator, comic artist (check out a drawing I did for the Kara Walker postcard project by click here), or hopefully a combination of the three. If you’re interested in contacting me, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!