Zines are self published small works. I enjoy making them and collecting them. Zines have a long and geeky history and often feel very personal. I doubt anyone got rich by selling zines but that’s part of the appeal. I’ve bought zines from artists I admire when I couldn’t afford their other work, buying these is also a form of art collecting since you are getting short runs and experimental pieces.
We are ready to accept that life is weird
This one is a 44 page collection of drawings. I worked on these drawings for about two years, often in the mornings. I let my pen wander and some pieces reflect the hazy nature of this time. Some are tighter illustrations that I worked over several days reflecting on the weird and whimsical nature of life.
The covers are in color but the inside pages are in black and white, reproduced on a copy machine in true zine fashion . Check out my Etsy shop to buy this one.
I had been doing colored pencil illustrations for a while and I really enjoyed the look. Also, I wanted to explore some narrative with my drawings so this is an early experiment in starting a story and letting it flow and wander wherever it wanted. Perhaps that’s not the best way to construct a solid story but I liked the end result. Although this one is inspired by some colored pencil drawings I did it entirely digitally using the procreate app on an iPad. This process also made it somewhat easier to deal with reproduction. A total of 10 pages in full color (with a limited palette) and half letter size ( 4.25 by 5.5 inches). Also available on my Etsy shop.