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Went to the Thames Seagull Centre this weekend- i.e Greatest Place on Earth.

Going back to school has struck me with such a great sense of fear and also excitement that I just ate 2 lime-grapefruit ice blocks at 9 am in the morning.

Going back to school has struck me with such a great sense of fear and also excitement that I just ate 2 lime-grapefruit ice blocks at 9 am in the morning.

newzealandzinereview:

On the Exhale
by Lucy Meyle
lucymeyle.com

Discarded cigarette packets, a haze of apprehension, a hunched figure: the creature whose inner monologue reassures us in Lucy Meyle’s new zine On the Exhale. The sad sasquatch-like figure appeared in an earlier zine A Walk in the Park – half comic, half animation, the creature strolls through the pages of a minimalistic narrative zine. It isn’t clear if this is exactly the same figure, if it is though, it’s lost its confidence and vim it once had. In On the Exhale its posture and awkward form personify anxiety.

The first impression of On the Exhale is pure materiality. It is immediately evident that choice of paper stock is agonised over to the nth degree, to confer just the right weight in the reader’s hands. And it’s worth it; On the Exhale feels as much an art object as it is a zine.

Restlessness and anxiety are the key themes in On the Exhale. The narrative takes the hapless creature from a kind of listless nicotine fog to an anxious stroll through streets of unwelcoming storefronts. Meyle’s mastery of the unsure brush mark is what really makes this zine exquisite. Shaky black marks scrape into nothingness as the brush runs out of ink – each uncertain line feels like a hangover – and it’s all done with careful purpose.

On the Exhale exhibits Meyle’s signature abstract storytelling style. Entire double page spreads dedicated to collections of shapes and marks. A nearly empty page with a single mark gives us a peaceful moment of calm. No setting is provided for us, but these pages give us a tonal landscape to imagine the story in. Meandering lines travel around a page as they search for a cigarette accidentally discarded.

Could this be a personal anecdote? It’s hard to imagine someone who is collected enough to construct delicate zines such as All Message Play Back or On the Exhale harbouring the jittering anxiety expressed within – but it doesn’t matter – it’s a relatable narrative to anyone who’s been addicted to anything ever.

Lucy Meyle’s new zine is more than deserving of the Best of the Fest title it won at Auckland Zinefest, and a worthwhile purchase for zine collectors, comic aficionados and art fanciers.

Highly recommended.

-RR

Richard Richards is a high school visual arts teacher and designer for Potroast.

This review is also published in the New Zealand Zine Review Zine Annual Issue 1.

Super Nice review by Richard Richards from the New Zealand Zine Review. Thanks guysss 

Wellington Zinefest was mega fun! Wellington is so cool with lots of great people (also managed to have fried haloumi for like 8 out of 10 meals so I call that successful weekend).

Wellington Zinefest was mega fun! Wellington is so cool with lots of great people (also managed to have fried haloumi for like 8 out of 10 meals so I call that successful weekend).

Folding SL/IP, my new comic for Wellington Zinefest! ^-^

Folding SL/IP, my new comic for Wellington Zinefest! ^-^

Whhaaaattt
Its the Auckland Zinefest this weekend, and its gonna be ‘totes amaze’, or whatever. I’ve got a stall, so have loads of other cool people, you should probably come along. 
Friday 26th July: Opening party, featuring spoken word performances. 6pm at Audio Foundation.
Saturday 27th July: Zine Market 12-5pm at St. Kevin’s Arcade, K’Rd. Workshops and talks downstairs at Wine Cellar throughout the day.  
After Party from 8pm at Whammy and Wine Cellar (poster above, illustrated by yours truly).                     

Whhaaaattt

Its the Auckland Zinefest this weekend, and its gonna be ‘totes amaze’, or whatever. I’ve got a stall, so have loads of other cool people, you should probably come along. 

Friday 26th July: Opening party, featuring spoken word performances. 6pm at Audio Foundation.

Saturday 27th July: Zine Market 12-5pm at St. Kevin’s Arcade, K’Rd. Workshops and talks downstairs at Wine Cellar throughout the day.  

After Party from 8pm at Whammy and Wine Cellar (poster above, illustrated by yours truly).
                     

So recently I was at the Sydney Zine Fair at the MCA. I’ve included some bad phone pics, because I was FAR TOO EXCITED to use my real camera to snap anything. 

If I met you at the Zine Fair, drop me a friendly line or something- it was great to meet all of you!

Folding comics for the opening, come along and get a free one! 
Its Tuesday 23rd April 6-8pm at Artstation.

Folding comics for the opening, come along and get a free one! 

Its Tuesday 23rd April 6-8pm at Artstation.

This is happening! Come to the opening if you’re in Auckland!

GOOD GRIEF comic now comes in blue and black! It is real nice, you can buy one here

GOOD GRIEF comic now comes in blue and black! It is real nice, you can buy one here

new things

new things

Last weekend I had a stall/velveteen chair + ottoman at the Wellington Zinefest.  I was lucky enough to be situated next to the lovely Sarah McNeil, and also to be named a runner-up  for the Best of the Fest prize. Thanks Wellington!

This is a comic that appears in the Potroast zine’s Special Comics Issue, alongside other super comics people. 

This is a comic that appears in the Potroast zine’s Special Comics Issue, alongside other super comics people. 

In August I was at Auckland Zinefest with a bunch of great zine makers and comics artists! Was selling an older comic as well as two new publications Porn Flowers and A Walk In The Park.

In August I was at Auckland Zinefest with a bunch of great zine makers and comics artists! Was selling an older comic as well as two new publications Porn Flowers and A Walk In The Park.