Ian Sundahl, Tim Goodyear, and Emily Nilsson are deeply committed to the preservation of physical media — film, video, comics, and underground newspapers.
Ian is a cartoonist, filmmaker, curator, and the co-publisher of the Vision Quest free comics newspaper. His long-running series Repressed Cinema screens once a month at Portland’s Hollywood Theatre. Tim is the other co-publisher of Vision Quest and the founder of the Teenage Dinosaur imprint, which printed the early works of Matt Furie, Dash Shaw, and Julia Gfrörer. And Emily is a writer, artist, and zinester whose work appears regularly in Vision Quest. She was a mainstay of Portland’s legendary publisher Sparkplug Comic Books.
All three sit down with S.W. Conser to discuss the preservation of creative communities in the face of monopoly media, pandemics, and digital hegemony.