In honor of our STEP UP THE SOAPBOX campaign to support our expansion, we’d like to tell you about some of our community members.
Katie Haegele sat down with recent intern S.E. (Shannon) Tyler.
What are you studying in school? Is it related to the work we do at The Soapbox?
I am an Illustration student at Moore College of Art. Since interning at The Soapbox I have made two art books for my senior thesis and have been thinking more closely about hand made and printed work in regards to my own practices for my future art books, graphic novels and children books.
Do you have any favorite memories from The Soapbox that you’d like to share?
Interning at the Soapbox taught me about paper making, letter press printing, and gave me a lot of insight to the wonderful book arts community that thrives in our city. I am so grateful to have gotten the chance to connect with a lot of awesome creative people through The Soapbox. One of my favorite memories was working all night printing chapbooks and enjoying a delicious dinner with Mary, Anna and Nicole.
What did you work on as an intern?
During my internship I worked with cataloging the zine library, I also helped print and assemble chapbooks created for the “To Write To Draw” poetry reading.
Do you have any favorite zines from The Soapbox’s library?
There are so many awesome zines in the library but if I had to mention a few I would pick Metalheads by Scott Wygmans and Pound the Pavement by Josh MacPhee.