WHOA! In Sacramento. In a guest bedroom! chillin’ with my NEW ZINE “Down The Line.”
Sample cover two in pencil… Told you it would be worse.
Needs more of that “ocean” feel.
Is it possible that The 40 Year Old Virgin is really just anti-bicycle propaganda. Looks like it to me.
Just whipped up a a quick sample for the cover of my next zine, Down The Line.
What do you think?
Of course it will be hand drawn and an extremely crude version of these scaly circles.
I wanted a wave design to fill the back and the cover as whole working to catch the eye. i didn’t want the wave design to be literal images of waves. I also didn’t want it to be like one of those wave doodles I remember my classmates making in the lines of their notebook pages. I like abstract. I could’ve gone with any number of portrait drawings, items that are significant for the character or dramatic landscapes, but I decided to go with something watery and not necessarily crucial to the story. Plus, I have a strong relation to boat steering wheels because of my hometown. That’s right. Gloucester is the definitive image of a steering wheel on Wikipedia.
I think it’s neat that a cover can catch the eye aesthetically and from a design aspect, but not necessarily reveal what the content of the book are going to be.
Here’s a good podcast that I like to listen to when doing anything with headphones, a driving wheel and a pencil.
If you haven’t noticed, the band Weedeater were so inspired by my first Zine that they decided to write a song about it! And to my surprise their new track is pretty tight considering that they’re sponsored by a weird0 spaceship car company (wtf).
You can listen tot he track here: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/04/weedeater_made.html
And while you check out the tune, message me to say hi on tumblr, follow me, ask for a free copy of Mental Suplex: Hot Donuts Now, or become my friend and ask me to collaborate, submit to your anthology, etc. etc.
You get the point. I want your attention…
met a guy on craigslist who was making a zine. He suggested I do something on Los Angeles Dating. I only know the stereotype of that subject and that’s what I did.