This is the first in a series of mini zines I’ve done titled Lonely Like Me. Mini zines or mini-magazines are non-commercial, handmade publications. I really like working in this format because it helps me create a series of drawings that often turn into paintings. You might recognize a lot of these characters from my coffee-stained watercolors.
To make my zines, I start with a 12×18 sheet of drawing paper. Then, by doing a series of folds and a single cut in the center of the paper it becomes an eight-page zine. If your interested in step-by-step instructions, you can find a ton of tutorials on YouTube. The finished size of my zine is 4.5×6″.
Lonely Like Me is a collection of outcasts, each one drawn to exaggerate a stereotype or feature that makes them undesirable. The text with each image is a common phrase that is usually meant to be supportive, but in this context it just comes off as an insult.