Sunday, October 30, 2011

Maximum Rock and Roll Review

From the November 2011 issue:

DREAMS OF DONUTS #12 / $1 US $2 International ppd / trades accepted
 5.5 x 8.5 - copied - 24 pgs
Very earnest, handwritten and illustrated zine detailing a slice of life from the author about living in Oakland, going to see local bands she likes, rescuing a dog, and being in a relationship.  This issue focuses largely on her relationship and its expiration, then her means of coping with it.  Most interestingly, she discusses examples of prejudice examples of prejudice against parents within her community and her own reticence and nervousness about dating a parent as well.  Her illustration is endearing and memorable and the handwriting shifts styles according to the section in a way that subconsciously reinvigorates the reader's interest with each new topic discussed.  Apparently, the next issue will be written during and inspired by the author's travels and it should be interested to see how she transcribes life on the road into another delightful zine. (SL)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Occupy Oakland!

So I haven't updated in forever, part of it is cuz I don't have a digital camera, some is cuz I haven't really finished much art lately.  I've been back in Oakland for good (at least for now), and lately have spent most of my time at the Oakland Occupation in Oscar Grant Plaza.  I was hard at work doing various things within our camp, as well as painting loads of banners.  However, the cops came a couple days ago, totally stomped us, and took or destroyed all of our stuff, so here is the only banner I have to show.  On the bright side, we tore down the fences they put up around Oscar Grant Plaza and are back in!