Zoe Chevat is a CalArts grad, a fellow Bennington alum, and most importantly, an excellent artist, writer, animator, and hell of a good friend. Currently rocking a West Coast address, suffering for her dandy style in a nasty climate for it, my conversations with Z have been some of my favorites over the past few years, and not just because her current address makes her the optimal up-all-night conversation companion [I'm sure she'd be able to hang even if we were in the same time zone]. Check her out with her copy of "Calamity Cash" after the jump.
Zoe's also one of the hardest working people I know on the internet, and there are a ton of places to catch up with her. She's contributed to numerous animation and pop culture websites [see her work at The AWN, or "Animation World Network"], most notably as of late the Geek Girl Culture site "The Mary Sue" - which is actually a favorite of mine, and I recommend it whether you just want a healthy dose of what's going on in geekdom, or to read Zoe's posts specifically. Zoe also has her own tumblr, http://animateher.tumblr.com/ where she talks about her passions, and some of her trials and tribulations during her work too. You can also follow her @zchevat on Twitter.
And as always, you can check out her animation and illustration work at www.zoechevat.com.
Order your copy of "Calamity Cash & the Town with No Name" via the button on the sidebar, or here:
"Calamity Cash & The Town with No Name" (25 pages, $3.50, plus shipping): The mother/daughter vigilante team of Tana and Cal Cash are on the run from an Afro-rocking, Kung-Fu assassin, and have been forced to make their last stand in a nameless desert town hiding an unbelievable secret - every last citizen is in the Witness Protection program! Out of gas, low on ammo, and with their backs against the wall, Calamity and Mama Cash become the town's unlikely protectors, but with friends so quickly becoming enemies, and old enemies becoming friends, is the whole place doomed to burn? And will our heroines be the ones to light the first match? A modern-day action/adventure western with words by Randall Nichols, and art by Justin Cornell.