Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Please Be Brave Zine

I finished my zine. It's B&W, xeroxed, 20 60lb pages, 6.5"x8.5" with a 80 lb card stock cover. The drawings were done between Wednesday the 10th of June, through Friday the 26th of June in Oakland, and were xeroxed Friday the 26th of June in San Francisco.

They're $8. You can get them on my webstore or through etsy.

Please Be Brave Cover 1 Front
BTW, I started drawing from the cover on. So when I was making my zine the first two pages I finished were page 1 and page 20, and so the last drawing I made is the center spread. It kind of pulls the zine together cause I used two pens, and at first I was just using a thicker pen (pilot v5). Near the end I ran out of stuff to draw, so I just drew stuff as I went, and I started using thinner pen (hi-tec c 0.4). Uh, I know, I know, no one cares.
Please Be Brave Page 1
Please Be Brave Pages 2 & 3
Please Be Brave Pages 4 & 5
There probably isn't a page where there isn't either a knife, a stone, a skull, or a cat is on.
Please Be Brave Pages 6 & 7
Please Be Brave Pages 8 & 9
The wreath idea comes from a Moomin drawing.
Please Be Brave Pages 10 & 11
Please Be Brave Pages 12 & 13
Please Be Brave Pages 13 DetailThe alphabet is the last thing I drew. I didn't really mean to draw out the whole alphabet, I just drew two letters, but I ran out of stuff to draw so I just kept on drawing letters up the page. I kind of like how they're out of order.
Please Be Brave Pages 14 & 15
Please Be Brave Pages 16 & 17
I'm really into Triumphant Arches.
Please Be Brave Pages 18 & 19
Please Be Brave Pages 20
Originally I was going to have a few poems in the zine, but I couldn't find enough that I liked that were short enough to fit. I have this one and another that's put into a small drawing.
Please Be Brave R Back Cover

Yes, yes. I feel like I've written about this zine a lot, but I've been thinking and working on this for so long that there's so much to say about it. It is kind of weird going through drawings of your thoughts for a whole month, even though I didn't really do much in June.


Camilla said...

Looks awesome, i'm going to buy a copy of yours and one of Marci's too- just need to check on the status of the old paypal account.

Also that Moomin inspired drawing rules- there's an illustration in one of the Moomin books that i've been wanting to get as a tattoo for years- it's got a hatifattner, a heart, Moominmama's handbag, some wheat, an anchor...I love it! Also also i'm off to Finland in a month- i'll make sure to send you a postcard.

Junkyard Sam said...

I finally ordered this, yay! I'm going to keep it at my desk at work. The game art I do is so ungodly tedious and technical -- I hit your site a lot as a sort of mental break, since your work is sort of the opposite of what I'm encumbered with for 10 brutal hours a day.

László Huszár said...

I found tis zine in the parcellpress site, after i had gone here.
Its a good format for that kind of drawing, whose reminded me the illustrated dictionarys. We have som when i was a child, and realy loved it. Uh, I know, I know, no one cares : )

Deth said...

hey guys! thanks so much for the nice words.

László Huszár - parcell press is an awesome place to get new zines. i like that they agreed to carry my zine so more people can find my work. i like drawing this way, and it's probably cause when i was little i drew from illustrated word books.

Kimberly said...

I am curious if this comic only required 1 hi-tec c or multiple? I own a pen shop, so I get very curious about these things! :)

Deth said...

It took 1 hi-tec c pen. The center with the giant black cat was inked in with a pilot v7.

Kimberly said...

Thanks for your response! I thought that big bold black cat wasn't hi-tec c. ;)