30 posts tagged zine
"The Poké Life", 1996 ⊟
Is there anything more handheld gaming than sitting in the back of a car, playing Pokémon during a road trip, leaving a backpack open by your feet and filled with distractions for the long drive, and bringing a pillow to nap on once you’ve exhausted your entertainment options?
These nostalgic illustrations come from Matt Rockefeller’s upcoming Pokémon zine, which will be featured at Light Grey Art Lab’s STACKS show in Minneapolis (opening August 1st). He will post full versions of the pieces shown here on his Tumblr next month.
AREM - rad Metroid-inspired comic ⊟
"WHAT IF Samus from Metroid wasn’t so much a SPACE WARRIOR— but just a girl that really liked her INSTAGRAM and went around taking pictures of space creatures and foliage and gorgeous vistas?"
That’s the premise of AREM, the new 32-page Metroid tribute comic from Corey Lewis (Sharknife). Going off the 8-page preview he posted on his Tumblr, this looks REALLY good. You can grab a digital copy of the full comic from Gumroad for just $2!
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ゥ$’M, Missingno., and …… ⊟
These tributes to buggy (as opposed to Bug-type) Pokemon are from Glitch PokéZine, which still needs your donations before it can go to print and jump onto BigCartel’s with a reduced price.
The three pieces above come from Natali Martinez, Jimmy Giegerich, and Jake Lawrence. Glitch PokéZine will feature 68 pieces from 68 artists, including other Tiny friends like Ashley Davis and Daniel Bressette.
One of my all-time favorite internet people Maré Odomo put out a follow-up to his Internet Comics mini-book. He pitches the 12-page release as “kind of mean and sad comics about being burnt out” — maybe some insight on his months-long (I think it was months long? It felt like months) Twitter disappearance? Regardless, Maré is the best. I want to own everything Maré.
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Dream Zine up for sale ⊟
In case you were anywhere else on Earth during TCAF, you can now get the adorable Kirby’s Dream Zine, curated by Ashley Davis, from Fangamer. It’s 88 pages of cute, drawn by a bunch of Kirb-lovin’ artists.
How good is this thing? Well, there’s a pretty cool Dream Zine Tumblr – all the art here didn’t make it into the book. So I’m guessing the book is pretty dang spectacular.
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I love this! It’s a cute fold-out booklet/poster featuring covers for Famicom Disk System games illustrated by Stephen Maurice Graham. The zine is part of Stephen’s Forgotten Worlds series, in which he explores “the lost video games of generations past and the innovative hardware that has influenced the current generation of systems today.”
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Bad news: that huge page count raises the costs on printing. Curators Jordan Rosenberg and Iasmin Omar Ata are hoping to keep the price under $20 per issue, so they’re seeking donations. If you pledge $3 or more, you’ll receive receive a free Japanese Pokemon card from 1996-2001.
Flushed: a zine about toilet gaming ⊟
It’s an unavoidable truth of the handheld gaming hobby: someone is playing DS/3DS/Vita/etc. on the toilet. I don’t want to hear about real people doing it, but I will happily read articles in a zine that I can pretend are 100% fictional accounts of hypothetical toilet gaming.
And that’s Flushed: an e-zine edited by Lana Polansky, Samantha Allen and Elizabeth Simins (who created the cover above) “exploring the beautiful intersection of videogames and toilets.”
You can get the zine at Gumroad for whatever price you’re willing to pay, and then read it anywhere. Even THERE, I guess. I guess.
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New Animal Crossing: New Leaf art anthology ⊟
These two pieces (by e1n and rockets?) come from Artisan Ordinance, a 38-page anthology collecting Animal Crossing artwork from more than a dozen artists. It’s a pretty expensive book, priced at $20, but the art I’ve seen for it so far looks great.
If you have a zine or anything else you think we’d be interested in, don’t forget to let us know!
PokeStory zine needs contributors, your attention ⊟
Here’s a pretty cool project promising “stories of exploration and discoveries in the Pokemon World.” The zine focuses on original/non-canon trainers, which put me off at first, but I’m told that this approach gives creators free reign to “interpret the characters as passages in their own experiences in the games.” It already has a long list of contributors, but organizers will accept applications from artists and writers until the end of the month.
PokeStory will release as a free PDF. There’s also a Pokemon X/Y giveaway going on at the project’s Tumblr if you want to score a free copy — I stole and butchered this GIF from the contest post.
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Ashley Davis curating Kirby’s Dream Zine
The artist responsible for Earth’s cutest drawings is putting together a zine about Dream Land’s cutest pink sphere. Ashley Davis is accepting submissions for Kirby’s Dream Zine until August 31.
You can draw or write about any of your favorite Kirby characters, moments and memories! If it’s Kirby related, it fits. Yes, you can even do something about Escargoon. In fact, I encourage it.
Find full guidelines and submission instructions at Ashley’s site. I’ll just be here thinking. I always, always want to contribute to projects like these, but I never do because everyone involved is an amazing artist or writer and I’m just some guy. Like, what am I going to do.
Scroll #10 is out, and the covers are gorge
If you backed the Kickstarter for this zine issue, you probably already knew this was out, and got the special edition/fishing cover. The rest of you plebes can now buy Scroll #10 online as a PDF ($5) or print magazine ($14) with the standard bug net cover — both of the wistful designs are from Jacob Smiley.
As mentioned previously, this 60-page issue primarily examines charming cult game series Boku no Natsuyasumi/My Summer Vacation, and includes a rare profile/interview with the franchise’s creator Kaz Ayabe. It also looks at Ayabe’s newest game, upcoming eShop title Attack of the Friday Monsters, along with other topics.