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Radiant inks & emotional moments

26/08/2015

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So I’ve been madly colouring my 50 copies of ‘Clueless’ and then signing and numbering them (limited edition!) for this Saturday’s zine fest. I used my radiant inks, which was fun, because I usually use watercolour on my comics, and this covers the paper more quickly and intensely. It’s a slightly unforgiving medium – if you have too much ink on your brush you can’t push it around, like you can watercolour or oil. But since my style is messy, and I can go to photoshop for flat colours, I try not to worry too much about it. If you live in Auckland you can come and buy one of these (56 pages! $10!) at Zinefest, or else you can email me: sarahelizabethlaing@gmail.com to order your own copy. Alas non-zinefest price is $12 – I need to break even on the print costs (all labour, writing & handcolouring is free. Such is the life of an artist.)

Here is another little zine I’ve made for the day: Katherine Mansfield has an emo moment. I kept on messing it up, blobbing black ink in all the wrong places, and I had visions of doing a whole series of these but it’s Wednesday already and I haven’t started.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 26/08/2015 1:33 pm

    This made me laugh. I love Katherine Mansfield. Miss Brill was the first Mansfield story I read. I was 14 or 15 at the time. A short time later I wrote a story for the school newspaper that was heavily influenced by my reading Miss Brill. Though, it was a tad darker.

    I’m no where near Auckland, but I’d love to get a copy of Clueless. I’ll message you.

  2. Lucy permalink
    31/08/2015 8:22 pm

    This is a bit random, but if you ever thought of doing a large format print of something like KM’s emo moment, I’d buy it!

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      06/09/2015 11:37 am

      I can definitely do that if you like, Lucy! I am taking a bunch of stuff to a printer next week for an exhibition coming up.

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