I’m coming to the end of posts based around August’s flurry of illustration bits and bobs. Above is a shot of a spread from a zine called Festival put together by Alan Wall in time for this years Electric Picnic. In the words of the man himself: “Our goal was to attempt to put our finger on the excitement and fun of festival-going, try to answer the question of why it’s so enjoyable and why we return year after year” .
I was lucky enough to be able contribute the illustrations for the “Festival Law of Averages” story seen above. I was really happy with how it came out. Reckon it might make a great screenprint… hmm…
It’s a excellent project with some witty personal writing, top notch design (in fact it looks so slick that when my copy came through the letterbox I assumed I had inadvertently subscribed to some new glossy music magazine) and an exclusive six page story from Irish comics maestro Philip Barrett. It’s limited to 50 copies of the physical object but you can read the full thing online here. Alan has a few copies left over if you wish to purchase it and hopefully he might curate a similar project in the near future.
Loads more pics of the zine from Alans flickr account can be seen here. And a larger details of the illustrations are beneath the cut.