As I fill up my sketchbooks, I usually draw comics from happenings in my life, animals, and scenes from my imagination. I have material for some new zines, so I am slowly figuring that out and where they fit in.
My art will be part of an upcoming exhibition called Uncommon Copies and is held at the Church of Templehead, a gallery and art space in Chicago. This event brings together all kinds of artists, zine makers, writers, and DIY enthusiasts together for a celebration for one of my favorite mediums, xerox.
To say that the last three or four weeks have been busy for us would be an understatement. We’ve been so busy that I neglected to post about Missy participating in the WOMEN & GIRLS IN GEORGIA CONFERENCE (WAGG) that took place at the UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA three weeks ago. Missy, along with our friend, Katy, headed up a seminar and zine-making demo at the conference. It was truly an honor to be asked to speak at WAGG. Before the conference, Missy and Katy worked to put together a Power Point-style presentation:
Missy, who always wishes she was still in school, was stoked to be back in a university setting:
Everyone in the class participated in making a zine – it was a group effort. We each wrote a page about our “early experiences with feminism” and we decorated our pages with drawings and/or magazine clippings. After we turned in our pages, Missy gathered them up and ran to a copy machine to make copies. While Missy was making copies, Katy ran a little Q & A session as the class perused a selection of zines that Katy and Missy brought to the seminar. When Missy got back, they stapled the pages together and every one got their very own copy of the zine!