I’m a massive fan of zines (I mainly read feminist ones) and really love their DIY style and personality. I even had a zine stall at my book launch (kindly run by Marching Stars distro).
I finally managed to make my own, which is reproduced from drawings, doodles, cartoons and sketches I made whilst on Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk across England in 2010.
Both Andrew and I took diaries on the trip. I decided to draw and doodle when I could. Almost every evening after we’d eaten, we’d sit and each be scribbling away furiously. It was so much fun.
I pretty much drew them straight down in the moleskine journal without any editing or pre-sketching. The only thing I did to clean the images up when preparing the images for printing in the zine was to try to clean up some of the water marks that had unfortunately smudged some of the drawings (as for how the water got there in the first place, you’ll have to read the zine!).
Every time I look at the zine it brings back so many happy memories.
It was such a brilliant holiday…