Marica Whittemore (she/her) is an artist and dog enthusiast living in Tucson, Arizona. An art educator and multimedia artist, she loves looking at the world with the creative eye (or two!). Her recent works depict snarky yet humorous observations about life, people, and the weird things going on in her brain. When she isn’t making art, you’ll find her biking along the Loop, baking, watching terrible reality TV shows, and woodworking.
Her recent work, “Personal Belongings” is a series of comic illustrations, textile pieces, and paintings that span 2020 to present. They explore the artist’s life experiences with mental illness, aging, and being alive. Inspired by a recent surgery where she received a bag to place her personal belongings, Marica explores the thoughts, traumas, and aspirations we often carry around with us everyday.
I’m new to zine making but have been creating comics for years now. My zines feature my experiences with mental illness, getting older, and all the odd things my brain comes up with. Plus, lots of dogs.
My art features vaguely human figures experiencing everyday things and I have found a lot of fun in having all different types of people relate to it. I’ll have zines, prints, banners, stickers, and other stuff to bring to the zine fest.
Fine Made by Marica here: