6 questions we always ask: Sarah Morean, artist & director Minneapolis Indie Xpo

Minneapolis Indie Xpo

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring cartoonists who will exhibit at the Minneapolis Indie Xpo, an independent comic book festival happening on November 5-6, 2011, at The Soap Factory. This event is free and open to the public on both days from 10am-5pm. MIX features web cartoonists, self-published cartoonists, boutique publishers, and large publishing houses. Learn more about MIX exhibitors and programs.

Sarah Morean, directs the Minneapolis Indie Xpo, an independent comic book festival that you would have a lot of fun attending. She also self-publishes zines like OMG, shoes! and OCD: An Activity Book for Grown-Ups that are lots of fun for men and women. She is an obsessive blogger and looks forward to NaBloPoMo (her answer to NaNoWriMo) this November where she’ll fill the digital pages of Blog Chicka Blog Blog with so much information it will make you wonder if she could possibly be so interesting in real life. Answer: a’doi.

What book(s) are you currently reading?
Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio by Danny Gregory.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Who?
Oh yes. Mr. Darcy. He’s still got it going on.

If your favorite author came to Minnesota, who would it be and what bar would you take him/her to?
A favorite author of mine was just in Minnesota! After his talk at MCAD last month, Craig Thompson and a group of us went to the Black Forest Inn and I got to geek out a little over how much his books have meant to me. I think that’s pretty good. He’s too hot to sit with alone at a bar, honestly. I’d have been all “HA HA HA lkajf;awirwpehafjnsdrrrrrr” and never gotten to say the important stuff.

What was your first favorite book?
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. I’ve often thought I would also get a potato tattoo on my ankle, like Calvin, if it came to that. But I have no tattoos or plans to get tattoos.

Let’s say Fahrenheit 451 comes to life, which book would you become in order to save it from annihilation?
Make Me a Woman by Vanessa Davis. We must protect autobiographical comics by funny women! With our lives!

What is one book you haven’t read but want to read before you die?
Acme Novelty Library #20 by Chris Ware. I am absolutely ashamed I have not read it yet. Evidently it’s a real winner.

Website: I WIll Dare

I was the kind of girl who kept an obsessive list of statistics about her Sweet Valley High collection and would take great pride in being able to recite plot synopses for each one from memory. Really. Sadly, nobody ever asked me to recite them.

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