Macarons Are Not Macaroons
Melissa's RSI Zine
Various / Melissa Reidy
As part of our Festival Of The Photocopier 2012, lovely local artist Melissa Reidy was planning on launching her new zine 'Into The City I Go'. Unfortunately, a few weeks before the event, she was diagnosed with Repetitive Strain Injury, a common zinemaking affliction. Instead of cancelling the event, Melissa asked anyone who turned up to the launch to draw a picture of her RSI-riddled hand, with a view to turning the results into a zine. Here it is.
Includes illustrations by Melissa, Alex Clark, Amy Twel Vohtwo, Jo Waite, Luke You, Samuel 'Honest' Condon, Thomas Blatchford, and a colour centrefold by Daria 'Photocopier Woman' Honey.
21cm x 15cm, 24 pages
Mr Ray's Grave Thoughts
Spend some time in the sad, strange world of Mr Ray. Why does he shout 'squib' at a passing jogger? What will his dad want him to do after he's died? And will he actually get round to doing it? Some, none or all of this will be answered within.
Praise & Criticism for Mr Ray's Grave Thoughts includes:
"Pretty good" - Sam Wallman
"I inhaled this comic and it made me proud to call him a colleague and friend" - Katie Parrish
"Slow sex with a very cheap therapist" - Hamish
"To think that a healthy young boy could write so poignantly about death...it's a Mister Ray to me!" - Elliot Lamb
"It made me realise that not only does God exist, but MAN! He really hates Marc" - Justin Schachter
29cm x 19cm, 44 pages
My dream house
...Christmas Room. There are pretty pink flowers on the wall. There is a cat standing next to Rudolf's big red nose and the Reindeer sleigh in his parade. My couch is coming out of the wall. There is a mirror, so that I can look at myself. The hoofs leap out of the wall...
Some mice are OK! Like when Cinderella needed them to take her to the ball. so that she can meet her Prince Charming...
21 x 15 cm, 12 pages. Every zine lovingly hand coloured.