Friday, 13 August 2010

Vicky - Cover Contain Compost

I'm doing a mini project for The Birmingham Zine Festival this September

It's called "Cover Contain Compost" and is a pack of three black and white, 7cm square, stapled books illustrating the different aspects of allotmenting.

here's a lil sneak peek:

To find more out about Vicky's work - head over to her own blog

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Louise's Project

Here are some sketchbook images from my project for the Zine Festival. :D It's going to be a small book about two little foxes!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Project update: Jane

Birmingham Zine Festival may seem a long way away, but in terms of our preparations it feels just around the corner! We Whirlygirls are hard at work trying to do interesting new things.

My own project, as some of you may know from my personal blog, is based on a folk ballad from the Orkney Isles, The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry. The story is one pinned to Northern legends of silkies (also known as selkies or selchies), a sea-dwelling people who are part-seal or become seals when in the water by wearing magical skins or garments. As ever with these stories, there are many variations.

My book will be printed in black and white, and although these charcoal drawings are development work, I rather like the effect so may continue in a charcoally manner. :)