Monday, September 22, 2008

The Invasion of the Space Cadets

Now that we are officially SOSP (Sort Of Sans President) I think the time is ripe for an alien invasion or something. Or perhaps the Space Cadets will come to take over! At least, that is what I thought when I received this package in my mail:
But then I realized it was my long-awaited Space Cadets e-zine from enormously talented tinyred (aka Thereza)! Yay!! I love her work - it appeals to my sense of humour, and it is witty & clever. The zine bug bit me a few months ago when I saw an exhibition of self-published small-format zines at the Bell-Roberts gallery. I think my new acquisition might be the start of a collection!


Below is my favourite page in the zine: Head's Just Gone Blanc Now. Love it!!

And now there is a space-cadetty voice in my head saying: ... ah ... paper ... aaaah ... project ... mmm ... make ... my ... own ... So dear people, my next project is to make my very own e-zine!! I already have a topic. Now I must just learn to draw. Oh, and I must finish all those other paper projects first. Oh, and the date for release of my third guerilla art work is nigh, so I must do that also.

9 comments:

aimee said...

this is EXACTLY how i felt when i got her far-out zine, too! her sense of humor is unbeatable, and her stories have galvanized my inner space cadets. a revolution is being organized upstairs at this very moment.

i had to ask her what 'chuffed' meant, though; it's not part of basic american vocabulary but what a fabulous word; i may well start using it!

great blog!

kendalee said...

Good project!!!! If previous project results are anything to go by, I can't wait to see it anairam... And what fun to do!

Love this space cadet zine too - very cute!

karina said...

It seems precious!
And good luck with all your projects!!!

Anonymous said...

uhmm I'm a bit dof on e-zines:
1. what's the e stand for?
2. Must they be published or just xeroxed? Bound or stapled?
3. why space cadets? what do they do? Can't I be a space sergeant or something?
Please help!

Anairam said...

aimee - Let the Revolution Commence! (I have been to visit your blog and if I may say so again - I am totally in love with your lettering/handwriting style...)
kendalee - The problem is that I have way too many little projects on hold! But the zine one has actually been in my mind since that exhibition, long before I started blogging!
karina - Thank you! Good luck is what I am going to need if I am to finish all that I've started! (Unfortunately I am a naturally lazy person.)
anonymous - Oh, dear, I can see that you are also a naturally lazy person! (Perhaps it runs in the family?)Google will provide the answer to many, many of life's questions, dear anonymous! Sometimes it also provides many, many answers to a question. That I normally solve by picking the one that suits me best. Or the one at the top of the list. I am too lazy to scroll down. But to be fair, I would describe tinyred's Space Cadets as a zine rather than an e-zine. As to your second question, the rule is of course that there are no rules. tinyred's zine is folded concertina-style, I plan to do a kind of hand-sewn binding thingie. And I will probably only do an edition of 5 at the very most, whereas she did 25. As to the last question, remember we are SOSP, so why don't you aim high and go for Spaced(-Out) President rather? I will vote for you!

Anonymous said...

dear anairam: I was told that you know the answers to all of life's mysteries such as: if e is for electronic then why is your ezine on paper. Hence the question. I think they should be called i-zines.

Stephanie said...

It looks beautiful ... I love the theme of space cadets.

Can't wait to hear about the projects ...

bronwyn said...

Divine....this is inspiring me to start journalling again.

♥ Tiny Red said...

whoa anairam! i've only just realized the argument going on here!

ok 'anonymous': i have 2 published E ZINES (i.e. on screen ones) and they can be viewed by anyone ,including you, if you click on link to my blog you'll find the link to them...

this particular one (the space cadets) was a PRINT zine of a 25 limited edition run and was fast and happily ' sold out' for the selected readers of my blog (as intended), it was on a first come, first served basis... and believe me, many others didn't manage to get their copy. i don't even have mine now...

one topic, one interest, one process, which i'm happy to share with my lovely blog visitors :)

hope this clarifies your 'issue'... about the concept...
BTW: i really don't know what 'dof' means...