I sit down with animation artist Zarah Nguyen shortly after the main-exhibition event of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF).
Born in Vietnam, currently in the final year of animation at Sheridan Collage and bound for Los Angeles to intern with animation studio Six Points Harness, we discuss Zarah's impressions of Toronto, the themes of her work, and her thoughts on year's main TCAF event.
For those who might not be familiar, can you please tell me a bit about TCAF
Not Safe for Work, in other words....
Did you see anything that stood out to you in particular this year?
[Canopy, Karine Bernadou]
And of course, the official TCAF winning poster design from this year, by Eleanor Davis.
In your work so far, and in previous mentions, the theme of gender fluidity comes up more than once. Surely that must be relevant to a society which seems to increasingly acknowledge by name various gender-related identities.
But your work seeks to address something more profound than that?
Who is your work relevant to, or who do you hope to reach?
Doubts with regards to what?
Tell me about Darling Martyr.