Zack Soto

Abbi Mueller

Zack Soto is a cartoonist and comic book editor living in Portland, Oregon. He likes toys, movies, houseplants and making things in his workshop—but he might like comics most of all. You can find him at


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Marvelous Land of Oz, which felt like a crazy explosion of weird ideas.

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Jack Kirby, Gary Panter, Christophe Blain

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I had all these stories clogging up my head, I figured I better get them out of there and on to the page!

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Pace yourself! Both physically (do stretches, take walks, etc) and emotionally (don’t compare yourself to others, don’t worry about being too old/young, etc).