Wednesday, December 22, 2010

do it right :)

"For me, zines are about giving voice to people who may not have other mediums to express themselves, to see their voices (or others like theirs) in print. Zines are about individual stories, untold stories, and different points of view. I come from a zine culture where, and I know this opinion is not shared by all, someone’s first zine is as important as their hundred and first zine. The zine community that I want to be a part of has no experts. There are no special guests. In the community I want to be a part of, no one’s voice is more important than anyone else’s, regardless of how many zines they have put out, how well they draw, which distro they run, or whether or not they are a good writer."

- Source

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I drew this on the tram yesterday. yes yes :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

friggin mad ass artists around Part 2

Philipp Zurmoehle

More Great stuff on his flickr

FREE Greeting cards

I now make greeting cards!

blank ones (on the inside, meaning no message, you know?)

with quirky drawings on the cover

want one?

just ask :)

i can send one to you (or several)

or email me,

I'll post pictures of some when i'm home


Friday, December 17, 2010





How to be alone by Tanya Davis

If you are at first lonely, be patient.

If you’ve not been alone much, or if when you were, you weren’t okay with it, then just wait. You’ll find it’s fine to be alone once you’re embracing it.

We can start with the acceptable places, the bathroom, the coffee shop, the library, where you can stall and read the paper, where you can get your caffeine fix and sit and stay there. Where you can browse the stacks and smell the books; you’re not supposed to talk much anyway so it’s safe there.

There is also the gym, if you’re shy, you can hang out with yourself and mirrors, you can put headphones in.

Then there’s public transportation, because we all gotta go places.

And there’s prayer and mediation, no one will think less if your hanging with your breath seeking peace and salvation.

Start simple. Things you may have previously avoided based on your avoid being alone principles.

The lunch counter, where you will be surrounded by “chow downers”, employees who only have an hour and their spouses work across town, and they, like you, will be alone.

Resist the urge to hang out with your cell phone.

When you are comfortable with “eat lunch and run”, take yourself out for dinner; a restaurant with linen and Silverware. You’re no less an intriguing a person when you are eating solo desert and cleaning the whip cream from the dish with your finger. In fact, some people at full tables will wish they were where you were.

Go to the movies. Where it’s dark and soothing, alone in your seat amidst a fleeting community.

And then take yourself out dancing, to a club where no one knows you, stand on the outside of the floor until the lights convince you more and more and the music shows you. Dance like no one’s watching because they’re probably not. And if they are, assume it is with best human intentions. The way bodies move genuinely to beats, is after-all, gorgeous and affecting. Dance until you’re sweating. And beads of perspiration remind you of life’s best things. Down your back, like a book of blessings.

Go to the woods alone, and the trees and squirrels will watch for you. Go to an unfamiliar city, roam the streets, they are always statues to talk to, and benches made for sitting gives strangers a shared existence if only for a minute, and these moments can be so uplifting and the conversation you get in by sitting alone on benches, might of never happened had you not been there by yourself.
Society is afraid of alone though. Like lonely hearts are wasting away in basements. Like people must have problems if after awhile nobody is dating them.

But lonely is a freedom that breathes easy and weightless, and lonely is healing if you make it.

You can stand swathed by groups and mobs or hands with your partner, look both further and farther in the endless quest for company.

But no one is in your head. And by the time you translate your thoughts an essence of them maybe lost or perhaps it is just kept. Perhaps in the interest of loving oneself, perhaps all those “sappy slogans” from pre-school over to high school groaning, we’re tokens for holding the lonely at bay.

Cause if you’re happy in your head, then solitude is blessed, and alone is okay.

It’s okay if no one believes like you, all experiences unique, no one has the same synapses, can’t think like you, for this be relived, keeps things interesting, life’s magic things in reach, and it doesn’t mean you aren’t connected, and the community is not present, just take the perspective you get from being one person in one head and feel the effects of it.

Take silence and respect it.

If you have an art that needs a practice, stop neglecting it, if your family doesn’t get you or a religious sect is not meant for you, don’t obsess about it.

You could be in an instant surrounded if you need it.

If your heart is bleeding, make the best of it.

There is heat in freezing, be a testament.

Tanya has a gorgeous clip to this. must watch it here.

Tanya Davis also has a

She is a beautiful poet and musician so i would highly suggest you look her up :)
It's Amazing what You can Accomplish If you get Up early Enough.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

friggin' mad ass artists around Part 1.

Lennard Kok

check out his flickr here

Í'm in the mail department on the sticky site :P

I inspired Gisele's little sister, Angeline to make zines.
Angeline has just turned 10!
She made the cutest zine yesterday
it was a ryhme about the sky being high with brilliant cute illustrations.
she is a wonderful young girl and very adventurous and creative
glad to see her developing her love for art and crafty things!!


Good Day Sir

grr my scanner chopped of my tall guys body.
oh well
do you all like my short guy?
ha ha

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

you know the one i'm talking about?

Okay so i'm pretty sure i rotated this already but whatever.
This is my new free zine i was talking about that will be in Sticky fortnightly :)

Tsk tsk Teal Triggs

Some of you may know about the controversy behind Dr Tiggs' book 'Fanzines'

Here's the thread from Wemakeszines

and the comments about it on Zine World

AND, if you haven't heard of the site dedicated to boycotting this Thames & Hudson publication then here it is for you.

It's quite very silly so i was thinking of maybe putting together a collaboration zine on the whole thing. Anyone interested? pictures, comments, info, opinion etc etc. alllll welcome!

just comment if you are or email me at


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

an ice cream cone can equal tons of fun

So i came up with a pretty obvious idea that can solve the problem of not having an zines for people to look at until i have funds to photocopy.

I just opened Microsoft Publisher and i'm gonna make a mini zine!

It will be for free and in Sticky, bringing out a new issue every fortnight.

Think, Dilettantes and Manipulators.

It's pretty much like that except my own stories and my own thing, just simply the same sorta idea really.

So yeah, look out for it!

I'm not sure what i will be calling it yet but the title of this blog post is one idea ha ha.

you only get



Driving test on Friday

Third times a charm i suppose...

Keep the Sadness Out.

ha ha

"Some relationships are about legs, some are about pizza."
- Gisele

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tom Eccles

yep, his comics are raaaaaad.

His zine, '6 Things I Love About Video Games' takes me back to nostalgic video game times when i was younger. The physics defying double jumps and warp zones remind us all of the classic tricks and turns of our favourite games.
I enjoy his stuff so much.
You can purchase his zines from Sticky.
"I suppose that since most of our hurt happens in relationships, so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense to those looking in from the outside."

- The Shack by Paul Young

What is Important?

- People.
this is no game.

i'm in love with her.