Grim 10 – Dark Art Zine July 2018
Another 20 pages of dark art and text; of found bits-and-pieces and some dark humour to boot. When I started this I wanted emulate, to a degree, the indie bands of the 1970’s and 80’s. And like those photocopied flyers and promotional material I wanted to restrict myself to the use of low-tech methods. I do have had the luxury of computers, though, to facilitate the reproduction of my own artwork but apart from that I’ve used my hands, some scissors, glue, scalpel, tape and a photocopier, oh and needle and thread. Working with bits of paper and found materials has in many ways been a liberation; allowing mistakes, imperfections and printing errors to make their mark on the final copy. It is these ‘happy accidents’ which, in my world, are most exciting and energising; without which it would all be a bit, ‘flat’ and lifeless.
Excerpt from page 12 of this edition by Declan Bannon:
‘A once empty canvas hangs splattered, blood red stains of different hues bleed through the stretched out skin. The ageing figure stares from a black abyss.
Contributors in this edition
silk, hedy, seren, becky, amber, laurel, edie, carys
Once again, without Grims’ kind contributors, this would never have reached as many folks as it has. Thank you so much 🙂