Monday, September 5, 2011

A couple more zine reviews.

Arts and Crafts Revolution #3
I thought this would just be a how to book of knitting or shellacking breakfast foods or what have you , but it's actually a smart look at illustration and the history of outsider art. The history part is my favourite (Who would have thought..!) with short descriptions of inspiring artists such as Henry Darger and Maude Lewis, folks that prove art is for everyone. Colour theory, Perspective, photography, and some cute additions like a pattern for a giraffe shaped scissor case and group drawing games. Recommended.

Bitch King

A collage laden zine with some prose and an article on Queer Suicide and systematic violence used for social control. word. "Violence is so weaved into the fabric of our lives so much that we rarely question the roots of political violence."

The Anarchist Queer Person of Color
No clue where you can get this, but it is circulating, i belie
ve from riverside california.
while the layout is sloppy to say best, i liked this zine - it includes profiles of queer anarchists of color, Lucy Parson, Luisa Capetillo, Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin, and Ricardo Flores Magon.

Town and Country

Kinoko & Cameron Hawkeye
Another smart comic and sketch collection from Kinoko, this time collaborating with the talented Cameron Hawkeye. Whimsy and existential pain meet a very hungry hand-bird that wants nachos. Full colour pullout but don't pull it out it will fuck up your comic book. It's nice to see them come together in this lush zine. "we relaxed today. It was not easy. There is heaviness weighing in on our fear. knowing despite all i do."

1 comment:

Angela Chaos said...

Thanks for reviewing my zine, Bitch King! Also, Anarchistic QOC is from Riverside/Inland Empire. :-)