According to Wikipedia, a zine is defined as follows,
“A zine (/ˈziːn/ ZEEN; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier.”
Why a Zine?
I wanted to create a product that people could grab at a low cost, but included lots of images in one place. There is something about a zine that says, “I want to share this with you, so I made these myself. . . by hand.” It is personal. This set of work was created with a specific aesthetic and style in mind. The following description is printed on the inside cover and informs the viewer where my inspiration was drawn from.
IMAGINING FORMS: A FROLICSOME IMAGINATION STUDY
Visual Development for A Frolicsome Imagination
Inspired by the great mid-century color stylists of the Walt Disney Company such as Mary Blair, Eyvind Earle, and Walt Peregoy … to background painters for Hanna-Barbera such as Art Lozzi and Fernando Montealegre … to contemporary visual development artists such as Lorelay Bové and the painting techniques of Scott Wills. My aim with this work is to imagine the type of forms that would inhabit the world of my characters. Through experimentation and play, these forms were developed to evoke a child-like wonder and whimsical feel.
The works included in this zine can be seen here.
Here are some links to the artists listed above. Please take a look!
Here is a fantastic article from Cartoon Brew on Walt Peregoy.
“Walt Peregoy, ’101 Dalmatians’ Color Stylist, RIP,” by, AMID AMIDI
John Kricfalusi has been blogging for nearly a decade and has shared a wealth of information, for which I am truly thankful. Here are some links form John K.
See also http://johnkcurriculum.blogspot.com/
Imagining Forms zine design is a firm “nod” to Aaron Draplin and Jim Coudal for their “Field Notes” memo book. Check them out.
The awesome tape on the spine is from, MT.