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FIX MY HEAD, issue SIX

annaxvo:

Featuring a bunch of awesome Q/WPOC illustrators and comic artists, and of course, as usual, interviews with fierce Punks of Colourrr!

UPCOMING!
September release!
THIS IS GONNA BE THE MOST PRETTIEST F**KING ISSUE!!!!!!!!

Featuring KARISSA SAKUMOTO, Cecilia Kavara Verran, NIA KING, SBSM, ROSI VO, SUZY X from SHADY HAWKINS, CRISTY C. ROAD, TEXTA QUEEN, MAIR SIERRA, CARLOS from SIN ORDEN, JONAS CANNON, JOYCE HATTON, ARI PEREZDIEZ, FERNA from EL DISPENSARIO, and others tbc :-)

Afropunk was pretty amazing. I was there to sell zines, but I didn’t sell much :[ But I brought #8 Trust the Knife and #11 My Anxiety is My Lover, so…. I get it. People were there to have fun, not get all melancholy.

I saw H09909 and they were pretty bad ass and dude jumped on the photographer.

I saw Creature from Rebelmatic a bunch of times and gave him my zines. He remembered me from Rockers BBQ Weekend. He was so nice! and chatty as hell :)

I won some underwear from Elixher magazine, so I wore them as shorts the next day. The two booth workers were SO delighted when they saw me “frolicking” in the undies.

I saw this person busting his ass hustling, working way harder than anyone else I’d seen. And I noticed he was handing out this flyer. So I apologized and asked if I could talk to him for a second, and asked why he was busting his ass so hard- in a more polite, diplomatic way.

He said he’d been in Ferguson, and seen what was happening, seen grandmas and kids get shot with rubber bullets, and told me a bunch of other stuff that you can read about if you find reputable news outlets with integrity, because as he pointed out the much of mass media is not telling the truth about what’s happening in Ferguson.

During Body Count, Ice T told us to “BE COURAGEOUS.”

When I was talking to flyer dude he expressed a tiny frustration, and said “Afropunk is like a fashion show, no shade” but that NYCers need to think about this stuff, and help so that they are prepared if it happens in NYC.

Afropunk was amazing becauseI felt FREE and welcome, but there is work to do so that others are free and welcome, to maintain and expand our civil rights. I felt free enough to wear underwear in public that said “QUEER” on my ample ass, and no one was anything but AWESOME to me. There is always work to be done,

I’ve been working on this zine for over a year! and it’s finally finished.  I couldn’t draw when I started working on it so I’m glad I was patient with it because it’s turned out the way I wanted it to.
This is the front and back cover.

I’ve been working on this zine for over a year! and it’s finally finished.  I couldn’t draw when I started working on it so I’m glad I was patient with it because it’s turned out the way I wanted it to.

This is the front and back cover.

Monday I’m going to set a schedule to write my new zine.  It’s going to be big and awesome.  I need to start it.  I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it, now I need to do it. 

I just remembered I have yogurt and I got really excited about it.  I get really distracted sometimes.

So, it’s good that I spent a lot of time thinking about this zine because, once I sit down it’s likely the blank page will be intimidating, I KNOW the topics I want to cover, and even if I get distracted by yogurt or cartoons or the sudden desire to clean my toilet, I know what the zine is about.

I’m really excited about the cover art and the art that will be in it.

jennyandthelibrarians:

tour spotlight on: chicago zine fest, pt. 2

a few photos from friday night’s reading at the hairpin arts center. the youth readers are always a highlight and inspiration.

Hey, it’s me! Not a youth reader, I read afterwards. It was awesome.

Got my zines ready for Chicago Zine Fest! All copies of Trust the Knife are FULL COLOR and ON SALE!!! Come get ‘em while they’re hot! Read some awesome reviews of Trust the Knife here, here, and here

This is up on the Quimby’s website now.  Nice review!

This is up on the Quimby’s website now. Nice review!

niaking:

This Friday, I received a zine care package from Joyce Hatton, including issues 8, 9, and 10 of Joyce’s zine Think About The Bubbles. While all three of the zines were powerfully written and beautifully illustrated, number 8 was the one I was most blown away by, so I’m going to focus this review on that issue.
Think About the Bubbles #8: Trust the Knife details Joyce’s life from August 2010, when Joyce first found a lump in her breast, to August 2011, when she completed her cancer treatment. It also chronicles her simultaneous struggles with addiction, homelessness, and depression/suicide. While it’s certainly not “light” reading, Joyce’s bald-faced emotional honesty and penchant for noticing and pointing out the absurd helps punctuate her tales of heartbreak with moments of levity. This zine will make you laugh out loud, and then wonder if you should have done that.
I really love Joyce’s style. The zine is entirely hand-written (photo-copied, but not typed on a computer), which gives her the freedom to use text as a form of illustration, changing font size and style at will without coming across as pretentious. Joyce also seamlessly incorporates drawings with text to show you exactly how she’s feeling. The zine definitely makes you feel like you are reading someone’s journal: fortunately, it’s a very creative and entertaining someone.
The zine goes back and forth between color and black-and-white, photos and illustrations, making you feel that in only 31 pages, Joyce has been able to capture the full range of human emotion.
Why I love this zine:
Joyce’s raw emotional honesty grips you on the first page and won’t let you go until the last. This zine is near impossible to put town.
The illustrations are fantastic.
Joyce really makes the most of the zine medium through her creative use of text.
This zine is currently available at Quimby’s.

How excited am I?

niaking:

This Friday, I received a zine care package from Joyce Hatton, including issues 8, 9, and 10 of Joyce’s zine Think About The Bubbles. While all three of the zines were powerfully written and beautifully illustrated, number 8 was the one I was most blown away by, so I’m going to focus this review on that issue.

Think About the Bubbles #8: Trust the Knife details Joyce’s life from August 2010, when Joyce first found a lump in her breast, to August 2011, when she completed her cancer treatment. It also chronicles her simultaneous struggles with addiction, homelessness, and depression/suicide. While it’s certainly not “light” reading, Joyce’s bald-faced emotional honesty and penchant for noticing and pointing out the absurd helps punctuate her tales of heartbreak with moments of levity. This zine will make you laugh out loud, and then wonder if you should have done that.

I really love Joyce’s style. The zine is entirely hand-written (photo-copied, but not typed on a computer), which gives her the freedom to use text as a form of illustration, changing font size and style at will without coming across as pretentious. Joyce also seamlessly incorporates drawings with text to show you exactly how she’s feeling. The zine definitely makes you feel like you are reading someone’s journal: fortunately, it’s a very creative and entertaining someone.

The zine goes back and forth between color and black-and-white, photos and illustrations, making you feel that in only 31 pages, Joyce has been able to capture the full range of human emotion.

Why I love this zine:

  • Joyce’s raw emotional honesty grips you on the first page and won’t let you go until the last. This zine is near impossible to put town.
  • The illustrations are fantastic.
  • Joyce really makes the most of the zine medium through her creative use of text.

This zine is currently available at Quimby’s.

How excited am I?

From “My Anxiety is My Lover.” 

This is referring to high school, but I realized that this stuff applies to everything in my life, and seems to me to be a big part of antiblackness.  As long as I shut the fuck up and deny that there’s a problem and accept white supremacy, everything’s cool, and I’m treated as almost fully human.

(The pen is at the bottom of the page to cover the caption that, out of context, doesn’t really have anything to do with the rest of the page.)

EDIT- I didn’t think it needed to be said, but someone liked this- who’s last post was some racist crap about “they need to just shut up and stop talking about race” so I’LL GO AHEAD AND SAY IT FOR THE DING DONGS… everything is not cool, and I’m not content to be treated as almost fully human.

From “My Anxiety is My Lover.”

This is referring to high school, but I realized that this stuff applies to everything in my life, and seems to me to be a big part of antiblackness. As long as I shut the fuck up and deny that there’s a problem and accept white supremacy, everything’s cool, and I’m treated as almost fully human.

(The pen is at the bottom of the page to cover the caption that, out of context, doesn’t really have anything to do with the rest of the page.)

EDIT- I didn’t think it needed to be said, but someone liked this- who’s last post was some racist crap about “they need to just shut up and stop talking about race” so I’LL GO AHEAD AND SAY IT FOR THE DING DONGS… everything is not cool, and I’m not content to be treated as almost fully human.

Think About the Bubbles #9 “Two Zines” and #10 “Grief.”
I’m really pleased with both of them, although I hated “Two Zines” at first.  #9 is about anger, silencing tactics, racism, the Race Riot tour, saying “NO” ‘angry black women’ and trauma.
#10 is about my journey through grief.

Think About the Bubbles #9 “Two Zines” and #10 “Grief.”

I’m really pleased with both of them, although I hated “Two Zines” at first.  #9 is about anger, silencing tactics, racism, the Race Riot tour, saying “NO” ‘angry black women’ and trauma.

#10 is about my journey through grief.

FINALLY

I’m finally working on “My Anxiety is My Lover.” It was supposed to be #3 or 4 and my friend John was going to illustrate it. He even did a few pages and then pffffft.

But it’s happening now and I’m doing my own damn illustrations because I can do more than stick figures now.

#10 “Grief” is basically done.  I’m really happy with it.  There are a couple of really beautiful drawings in it.

#9 “Two Zines” is coming along a lot slower because I’m talking about shit that makes me uncomfortable in it.

I was watching a “Louie” rerun tonight and I started bawling.  Back then I was so alienated because all this stuff was happening to me and I saw how messy and complex and BIG life was, but everyone else was still back where I had been…. so I would watch Louie, and I felt like that show was just for me.  No one else understood, but Louie did!

So I was watching the show tonight, and I started bawling, because that is… pathetic.

I’m glad “Grief” is almost done because I just want to share it- put it out there and see what happens.

#10 “Grief” is basically done. I’m really happy with it. There are a couple of really beautiful drawings in it.

#9 “Two Zines” is coming along a lot slower because I’m talking about shit that makes me uncomfortable in it.

I was watching a “Louie” rerun tonight and I started bawling. Back then I was so alienated because all this stuff was happening to me and I saw how messy and complex and BIG life was, but everyone else was still back where I had been…. so I would watch Louie, and I felt like that show was just for me. No one else understood, but Louie did!

So I was watching the show tonight, and I started bawling, because that is… pathetic.

I’m glad “Grief” is almost done because I just want to share it- put it out there and see what happens.