Artist Katie So On Coffee, Tattooing And The Pleasure Of Being Spooked – Scout Magazine
From fine dining rooms and comic books to the more permanent art of the flesh, Katie So is busily making a lasting impression on our city. Not only is she the deft hand and haunted soul behind several autobiographical comics (seen recently at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, aka VanCAF), but she’s also “ghostmeadow”, one of the group of talented tattoo artists working out of the Chinatown shop, Black Medicine. If tattoos and comics aren’t your thing, you still may have seen her work on the walls of Gastown’s Pidgin restaurant, and may even have tasted her culinary collaboration with Chef Wesley Young. Triple threat aside, she’s also unapologetically honest with a sharp-as-hell wit.
Read her interview at: scoutmagazine.ca
Katie So is an illustrator and cartoonist from Vancouver, BC. After graduating from the IDEA School of Design at Capilano University in 2012, Katie found her place in small press comics, through which she has had the opportunity to exhibit her work around the world. From there, she honed her illustration style to the recognizable brush and ink work she is known for. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, booooooom.com, Room Magazine, Absolute Magazine, Applied Arts Magazine, and numerous blogs around the world.
VanCAF is The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, a two-day celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, including an exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of creators from around the world. The 2018 edition of the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival will take place Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at the Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews in Vancouver, BC.
Black Medicine Tattoo brings custom illustrative blackwork tattoos into a welcoming and professional environment.
Scout Magazine – launched in late 2008 by local writers/photographers Andrew Morrison and Michelle Sproule – is Vancouver’s leading food and culture website.