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Xerography Debt is a review zine for zine readers by zine writers (and readers). It is a hybrid of review zine and personal zine (the ancestor to many blogs). The paper version has been around since 1999. This blog thing is are attempt to bridge the gap between Web 2.0 and Paper 1.0. Print is not dead, but it is becoming more pixelated.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Escapist Artist Zine

review from Anne: a whole heap of Escapist Artist Zines

The Escapist Artist Zine Presents: "Color a Comic Coloring Book" (Sept 2015)
$2 US, $3 Can/Mex, $4 World, trades OK, 14 pages
Digest size (8.5 x 5.5)

The Escapist Artist Zine Presents: "Comedians Coloring & Activity Book" (Sept 2015)
$2 US, $3 Can/Mex, $4 World, trades OK, 20 pages
Digest size (8.5 x 5.5)

The Escapist Artist #23 (Nov 2014)
$2 US, $3 Can/Mex, $4 World, trades OK, 16 pages
Digest size (8.5 x 5.5)

The Escapist Artist #32 (Sept 2015)
$2 US, $3 Can/Mex, $4 World, trades OK, 20 pages
Digest size (8.5 x 5.5)

all available from
Jolie Ruin
625 West Division St
Union City, IN 473990
MrsNoggle@yahoo.com
TheEscapistArtist.Etsy.com

So, obviously, you can see the thread that runs through these: Jolie digs comedians. The "Color A Comic" coloring book has 6 different comedians repeated twice (including Amy Schumer and Margaret Cho) that were drawn by her husband Jamie and compiled into a book. Similarly, the "Comedians Coloring & Activity Book" has drawings to color in, mazes, dot-to-dot, and other things. Obviously, these are not for kids and aren't kid safe (think boobs and middle fingers and the like), so, you know, heads up. If you like comedy, these are totally for you.

The Escapist Artist is Jolie's personal zine, in which she writes about "racism, comedy shows I've gone to, details on the comedy zine I'm starting and the centerfold is coloring pages of Amy Schumer and Margaret Cho from the comedian coloring book collaboration with my husband Jamie!" #23 is an interview issues where Jolie interviews Sophie McMahan of "You Were Swell" and comedian Dave Attell. (The copy I got for review was missing pages 3-4 and 17-18, so there might be more to mention that my copy didn't have!)

All of her work is on Etsy along with other art, stickers, and lots of pins. Jolie's work is old school cut & paste, so TEA has a classic "zine feel" to it. If you're into that, you'll dig The Escapist Artist.

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