Booklyn Calling…Is Sofia there?
March 10, 2023
Sofia Szamosi joins Marshall to talk about how creating zines can be a gateway to making painted books and graphic novels, and how the process is different for them all. They also do a retrospective on Szamosi’s work around social media, looking into the subjects of body image and ‘girlhood’ and discuss her desire to make personal books.
Sofia Szamosi is an artist who makes graphic novels, artists’ books, and zines. Her debut graphic novel, UNRETOUCHABLE (Lerner / Graphic Universe, September 2022), tackles social media and image manipulation. She is currently working on her second graphic novel, a memoir about her adolescence in the troubled teen industry. Sofia received her BA from NYU’s Gallatin School for Individualized Study in 2017 and is obsessed with analog photobooths. Originally from New York City, she now lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two-year-old daughter, and their three-toothed Pomeranian named Breakfast (who also happens to be a meme).
Booklyn Calling is made possible in part by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the NY City Council.