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.
A few weeks ago I worked with an amazing screenprinter and friend KB and the folks at Not an Alternative to make wayfinding signs Occupy Sandy out in Staten Island and the Rockaways. It was a great experience that showed me the possibilities for ways in which I could combine my passion for art and politics. The end result was about 200 hand printed signs, wristbands, and construction jackets.
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