Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fingerbiter Zine

It's finished! The Fingerbiter zine is finally here.

I'll admit, I was worried this project wasn't going to work out. I tend to be kind of anxious when faced with my own inexperience in certain fields of work, but everything turned out better than I had hoped for. Far better. And I'm so, so glad that the zine is done and out of the way. 


I posted my Fingerbiter illustration back in August, and I wasn't too pleased with it at the time. There are still plenty of things that I'd love to change, but it looks better than I thought it would in printed form, so I'm satisfied with my first time results.


Part of my job in organizing the zine included illustrating the back and laying out the cover as a whole. Below is my contribution to the cover: I wanted to do an illustration that played upon the idea of 'finger food'. Literally.


I also had to design an illustrative number set for the credit page: I had a really fun time making them. I've never designed any type beyond a basic title, so it was interesting to experiment with numbers and create a standardized font. 


I'll be selling Fingerbiter at this year's Canzine, so if you're in the Toronto area stop by and pick up a copy from myself or one of the other illustrators included in the zine! I'll also be selling exclusive Fingerbiter stickers in various sizes and colors, so if zines aren't your thing, stickers are always a good way to go.


Before I end this post: I'd like to say a big thank you to Lorr Aragon for illustrating the front cover and to Marta Ryczko for doing an amazing job on the layout and typography. I'm so grateful for all the time and effort you guys sunk into the zine. See you both at Canzine!

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