The plan was to allow myself a good, healthy fortnight to process ALL THE FEELINGS before I blogged about Queer Zine Fest London’s hugely successful inaugural bash. But now that the aforementioned measure of time has passed, I find I’m still deep in the throes of emotional recalibration, and I’m not sure I’m able/inclined to articulate how very much the event meant to me just yet. Expect a belated blog post re this at some point in the new year.
I managed to put together two zines in time for QZFL. The first, WASTED, is a fanzine for the vanished London haunts of my queer youth, featuring illustrations by Michelle Mendonça. The cover photo features M and me in drunken slumber on the night bus. It’s one of my favourite photos of us, and was taken during the very early, inebriated days of our courtship. Here’s the blurb:
The second, Why Can’t You Draw Something Nice? is a queer art zine by Michelle Mendonça. She’s tech challenged, so I handled the grunt work (margin twiddling, layout fiddling, pagination wizardry) and whipped up an intro. M is mega talented, and I think her work will take off in a mighty big way come 2013. WCYDSN? is also £1. Send yr details to email@example.com for the goodies.