Encuentro # 2 is ready (and already made it’s debut at the NYC Feminist Zine Fest back in march)! Yes, this post is way overdue 🙂
It was one of the most challenging printing experiences I’ve had to date. However, I learned so much about the printing process, my limits, and strengths. Most importantly I found how to make time to create, and finally printed at home for the first time. Needless to say, I’m proud of this issue.
I was a lot more successful at merging the image and text than I was with Encuentro #1, but it’s an ongoing challenge. Due to the size and format of Encuentro # 2 I didn’t get as in depth as I would have liked. Some things to consider on the next issue would be: 1-changing the format to one that’s more suitable to a large amount of text or 2-finding ways to communicate using less text.
I recently printed shirts and made a merchbox for Tom Blacklung. T-shirt designed by Arrien Zinghini.
I finally finished my first zine a couple of weeks ago. I’m working on getting it up online. Physical copies are also on sale for $4-there’s a handprinted linocut in each one! Email me =)
The zine is called Encuentro, and focuses on my experience with race and gender.
This first one is about feeling like I have to fulfill certain stereotypes because I’m a woman of color.
A cover I recently finished for Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks
This is part of the work I did for my Senior Thesis. These are woodcuts with acetone transfers. I did the typography by hand, scanned it into the computer, printed it out and transferred it onto the woodcuts with acetone.
I’ll be uploading the rest soon. There is one more woodcut, an animation and some portraits.
I decided to make an etching with the mimes I made for my concepts class. Here is what I have so far. This is after about 3 minutes in the acid. Some of the shading has only been etched for one minute. I still have to add the third mime. And I’m thinking about making some kind of gradient in the background using aquatint. This was printed on newsprint using Bone Black ink.