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Hello From The PaperBase Intern Bekky Shin!!

Hey everyone! My name is Bekky Shin and I'm the new PaperBase intern for spring of 2016. I'm really looking forward to working and learning from Sarah, Emily and Elizabeth this year. 

Some things about me: I'm currently a junior illustration major at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) focused primarily on comics, animation, and independent publishing. I'd like to explore other mediums and areas of art this year, especially printmaking, which is one of the reasons why I'm excited for this opportunity to learn how to use the Chandler & Price letterpress that we have here in the studio. 

I'm also really passionate about risograph printing, last summer I had the chance to work with the wonderful Ryan Sands at Youth In Decline and print a zine on his risograph machine. I had a lot of fun playing around with different ways to layer values and colors, and figuring out how these would translate into the finished prints. My first project at PaperBase is printing a zine on the risograph called MICA Voices, which features a collaged assortment of MICA students' experiences, opinions, and doodles. My friends Cynthia and Robert, who work at the student activities office, are putting this together and despite some setbacks (shakes my fist at snowstorm Jonas) we're excited and hoping to finish it by next week!

I'll also be more active online, writing future blog posts and running the PaperBase Instagram, so expect to hear more from me soon~ ✧。・:*・゚

-Bekky :)