Zach Mason (b. 1977)
Rockville, MD

improv / sketch

Zach Mason has studied improv and sketch under Annie Barry, JC Calcerano, Ali Farahnakian, Kevin Mullaney, Jonathan Murphy and many more. He was on the Washington Improv Theater (WIT) Harold team Diviglio. He is also a founding member of the indie troupes BOOKS, CoCo, and Helper Pony. He hosts an arts and animals discussion podcast called Like Yes.

comics / graphic design / illustration / interviews / layout

Zach Mason is a comics creator known for his self-published Emotional Distance series and work for Comics Workbook and Jeans. Zach was also the Designer and co-Editor―with Andrew White―of Comics Workbook Magazine and has appeared at shows such as Comic Arts Brooklyn (CAB), Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), and Small Press Expo (SPX).

noise music / performance art

Zach Mason created the Soft Pieces project to join organic, improvisational performance with the versatility of modern tools, pairing spectacle with subtlety to – hopefully – create a memorable experience for each audience member. Soft Pieces has shared bills with performers as diverse as Blevin Blectum, Caustic Castle, Tim Hecker, Jandek, Matmos, and Reuben Radding. Zach currently lives in Maryland. For more information, please see softpieces.com.