Sunday, February 28, 2010
Things slowed down just for a moment as I decided to take a break after the insanity of the zine fair book preparations, and now it's back to being a busy little bee.
Most of the articles have been completed for Still Warm, a zine that Hannah and I have started earlier this year... which means it's time for me to start getting the design and layouts churned out soon. There's still a couple more photoshoots we'd like to get done, and we're definitely going to approach Lauren again for all our photography because she was absolutely brilliant for the dodgeball shoot (and also a little special thanks here to Ned for letting us throw dodgeballs at her head). We've also received a couple of contributions in the form of a sweet little essay about first loves, and a bizarre comic strip about sex and ponies.
Then there's further development with the big branding project for Inversion Studios, a recording studio in Singapore. And I'm also getting back into the groove of things with David Carla and Fish School, two musical projects experimenting with vocal distortion and electronica through Ableton. With DC, it's more experimenting with industrial and shoegaze genres, and then Fish School sounds like... mm, just imagine that you accidentally fell into the ocean and all the fish are really friendly and shit, that's what we sound like.
And yes, that is a photo of me with very nice breasts.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
For those who didn't know, all the illustrations from "A boy meets a tall girl" were redrawn from illustrations in a sketchbook from 2006. I call them the 'hang over' illustrations because they were done during the painfully boring Monday morning lecture at uni, and Jean and I would be sitting next to each other exhausted and discovering random things in our pockets from the night before. So for those who did know and requested to see them, here are a couple that I managed to dig up.
Oh and if you didn't manage to attend last Saturday's zine fair, I still have a few copies of both "Where did my sock go?" and "A boy meets a tall girl" left over, so let me know if you'd like a copy.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
So the zine fair was a success, I managed to sell a lot more than I had expected which was really cool. Thanks to everyone who bought some of our books, you're all very cool, especially the awkward little elf who bought my sock book and then gave me her CD (your music is magical). And also special thanks to Ayano once again for inviting me to sell zines with her (her books are precious and you should order a copy through her if you didn't get one last Saturday) and also to Hannah, because she's very cool and constantly inspires me (that's her sitting next to me above).
Saturday, February 13, 2010
All packed and ready to go! Nervous as fuck (I'm not good with sitting around while people look at my stuffs), it's beer and left over lasagne for me this morning before I head down the Degraves Subway for some massively exciting zine action.
I'm also really excited to see the two little books that my talented little friend Ayano has made. She was the one who had invited me to sit and sell some books with her at the Sticky Zine Fair... I will give yous so many hugs later xx.
Monday, February 8, 2010
My living room has been transformed into a mini book factory as I slowly but steadily bind 30 "Where did my sock go?" books for Sticky's zine fair on February 13th, which is this coming Saturday. This painful process will be updated regularly here.
I will also be churning out 20 copies of a new book called "A boy meets a tall girl" for the fair. It's a little story about my friendship with one of my favoritest girls in the world, Jean.
Til then, my hands hurt and there's only two beers left in the fridge.