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Fearsome Critters


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Erin Zingre

Photography of Zine: Louie Solomon



Shirley Richardson of Big Box Little Box

Digitally printed but finished with a gloss varnish of monster eyes on the cover, this illustrated primer of scary American creatures by Dallas-based Erin Zingré is adorably spooky. 




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2 weeks

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Gloss varnish





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I've always been interested in mythological creatures. In early 2013, I created my first zine entitled Beasts of Fancy, which features illustrations of various mythological creatures from Greek mythology, Celtic folklore, Islamic folklore, and Japanese mythology. Fearsome Critters is my second installment to Beasts of Fancy and features silly creatures strictly from American folklore.

Harkening to the belief that these creatures allegedly haunt the woods of America, the cover is a picture of a forest and includes a gloss varnish pattern of lurking monster eyes.

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Initially I wanted the eyes on the cover to be glow-in-the-dark. However, after silkscreening the glow-in-the-dark ink onto 100 digitally-printed covers, I checked on the covers the next morning, and the ink was chipping off the covers at the slightest touch. Lesson learned: silkscreening and digitally printed covers do not mix. In retrospect, though, I think it was a blessing in disguise; I love the way the gloss varnish eyes look even more than the glow-in-the-dark eyes!”

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Jessica Mullen

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May 19, 2015


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