We thought you should meet our latest intern, Alice Marieke Camm aka ‘Alicekazam’, because we think she’s pretty rad. We asked her some questions, these are her answers:
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in the suburbs around Hobart, Tasmania. My last apartment was on the top of a massive hill, with amazing views of Kunanyi (Mt. Wellington) and the Tasman Bridge. I went to Art School on the Wharf, and used to work at Salamanca Market. Basically I’m as Hobartian as you can get.
Where are you going?
Who knows! I’ve only just moved to Melbourne, so I’m still setting myself up here. So far it’s great and I’ve met heaps of wonderful people, so I don’t see myself leaving any time soon. Although, I really want to check out the Risograph, print and zine scenes in Japan, Europe and Canada.
What do you do when you’re not at The Hungry Workshop?
I run my own Riso press, called Alicekazam, out of my living room. It’s still just in the works – at the moment I’m working with the basics, a GR1750 and only a couple of colours, but I love it. I also spend 2 half-days a week volunteering at Sticky Institute, a zine shop in the Degraves subway. Other than that, I spend my time drawing, writing comics, practicing my hand lettering, going to zine launches and gallery openings, and meeting up with fellow Risograph lovers.
What are you Hungry for?
I’m obsessed with print. I follow hundreds of print studios on Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram, and I’m constantly scrolling through it to post on my inspiration blog. Risograph is my one true love, and I’ve dedicated the last 3 years to mastering it. Binding books, writing comics, designing stationery, painting, drawing… all sorts! I’m constantly learning and teaching myself new skills – once I’ve mastered one thing, I’m off to the next!
Check out her website, chock full of her illustrations, zines and design work.