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Buzzer illustrator interview: Zach Bulick

Zach and his fantastic cover for the Buzzer newsletter!

Zach and his fantastic cover for the Buzzer newsletter!

The December issue of the Buzzer newsletter includes the month of January. So, I thought I’d post this interview now since some of you might not have picked up the latest issue. For more on what’s included in the issue you’ll want to read this post or download the issue. If you want to know more about the fantastic illustration and the man behind it, read on!

How would you describe yourself?
I’m a designer, illustrator, and lover of all things taco and terrarium. I’m currently living in Mount Pleasant – and when I’m not drawing, using power tools, or reading (usually in that order), I’m the Creative Director for Union Gospel Mission in the Downtown Eastside.

What’s your favourite thing to illustrate?
I really love hand drawn type – taking a phrase, name, or letters and bringing some character or personality to them is fun. I also enjoy drawing faces on objects that don’t typically have faces.

How did you come up with your illustration?
I initially sketched out a few directions and felt most resolved about the one I went with. I was imaging riding the bus in winter and hoping to create an image that might make someone smile as they sat down after coming aboard from a chilly sidewalk.

Do you take transit? If so, what do you like about it?
Yep, me and the #3 are buds. I really enjoy the connections that can happen on transit. Whether its someone you see at the same bus stop every day, or a random one off conversation you have with a fellow rider – it’s these little connections that build into the greater story of the community surrounding you.

What does the future hold for you?
Moving forward in a perpetual state of awe and wonder.

Thanks for the interview Zach! Wanna learn more about Zack? Check this out!


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