My tiny zines (2 ½ x 2 ½ inches) offer little windows into magical realist realms and tell non-linear stories that are influenced by illustrated children’s literature. The zines feature original pen-and-ink (often with watercolor) drawings depicting self-contained interior landscapes. Linked together in the zine format, the sequences of images form narratives suggestive of adventurers encountering a new world that seems upside-down and pursuing that which is hidden, enigmatic and just out of reach.
Some new zines in progress:
In the realm of magical thought :: vol. two
In the realm of magical thought :: vol. one
Little Worlds Gazetteer :: Weather Report
In 2015, my challenge was to create a zine every month.
Here are the last three of the year!
Here’s a flip-through of September’s:
August’s, an excerpt and in production:
Here’s a flip-through of July’s, a matchbox concertina:
Here’s a sample from June’s:
May’s (Little Worlds Gazetteer Volume 3):
I’m pretty excited about April’s, which is titled Performance Anxiety:
March’s (Spiral Galaxies):
February’s (little worlds gazetteer volume two):
January’s (little worlds gazetteer volume one):
Absolutely amazing, Melanie! I LOVE your videos, too =)
Thanks, Rachel! I’m enjoying all your art therapy and hiking posts! The Russian Nesting Dolls are fantastic.