ZineTent presents: ART SIMPSON II by DR.ME
The latest publication in a series of Simpsons fanzines curated by ZineTent.
At ZineTent we are fanatical about art-zines and independent publishing. We showcase our personal collection of zines via @zinetent on Instagram.
We are especially obsessed with Simpsons fanzines and have amassed a collection of over 100 self-published titles on the subject. We have even been interviewed by Vice magazine on the global phenomenon of The Simpsons and the culture of bootleg publishing that exists around them.
This will be our 7th Simpsons zine having previously published our own work alongside work by illustrator Ryan Humphrey, animator Lee Hardcastle and 6-year old artist Matilda Bell!
About The Artists:
Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards who work together under the name of DR.ME (@drme_studio) co-create surreal collages and mixed-media pieces with a unique balance of humour and artistry. DR.ME juggle self-initiated art projects like this, alongside their more commercial design work for an impressive list of clients including: Tate Modern, Levis, Sony Records, Ninja Tunes, Brew Dog, Cloudwater, Tri Angle Records, Young Turks, Dutch Uncles, Manchester international Festival and many more.
Back in 2010 DR.ME published ART SIMPSON - They asked a number of artists to do one thing: draw Bart Simpson from memory, with varying degrees of success. Almost a decade later we're back with the long awaited sequel ART SIMPSON II.
About The Zine:
For the ART SIMPSON II zine DR.ME have created a series of mixed-media collages featuring everyone's favourite yellow family... The Simpsons! Armed with a huge stack of Bongo Comics and a whole host of other bizarre found imagery, DR.ME have created a variety of visually striking works with an undercurrent of Simpsons humour.
The ART SIMPSON II zine will feature approximately 30 new artworks created by DR.ME specifically for this project.
The zine will likely be A5 in size, approximately 36 pages (including cover), saddle stitched, full-colour digitally printed, on 150 gsm silk-paper stock.
Each copy of ART SIMPSON II will also include x2 stickers specially created to accompany the zine.
Stretch Goal 1 UNLOCKED - Each copy of ART SIMPSON II will also include an A4 Fold-Out Poster.
Stretch Goal 2 UNLOCKED - Each copy of ART SIMPSON II will also include x2 Postcards.
Stretch Goal 3 UNLOCKED - Each copy of ART SIMPSON II will also include an A5 Die-Cut Sticker Sheet made by ScanStick.
Check out the extended reward packages below, including zine pack combos featuring previous publications by both DR.ME and ZineTent. If you missed out on a copy of SCENIC SIMPSONS HENTAI from out previous Kickstarter, this might be your last opportunity to get a copy. This is also a rare opportunity to pick up an original artwork by DR.ME!
There are also wholesale options for retailers. PLEASE NOTE: We have now closed the wholesale reward tiers to prioritise copies to individual backers. If you are a retailer and interested in acquiring some copies, please don't hesitate to contact us: email@example.com we may have some stock remaining once all Kickstarter rewards have been fulfilled.
About Rare Mags:
Rare Mags (Stockport, UK) are an independent retailer specialising in magazines, zines and books. They will be hosting a launch night for the zine and an exhibition of the original artworks after the Kickstarter ends. The launch night is scheduled for Thursday 5th of September, with the exhibition running for a month. Every backer will receive an invitation to the exhibition launch.
UNLOCKED at £750 - Each copy of the zine will also include a A4 fold-out poster.
UNLOCKED at £1000 - Each copy of the zine will also include x2 A6 postcards.
UNLOCKED at £1600 - Each copy of the zine will also include a die-cut sheet of stickers for you to customise the zine or even make your own collages. Made by SCAN-STICK.
In addition to this backers of the Original Artwork rewards will also receive an A6 drawing and thank you message from DR.ME
Thank you for taking the time to read this far. Hopefully you like what you see and will consider pledging towards this project.
ZineTent & DR.ME
Risks and challenges
We have published many of our own zines and collaborated with a guest artists before. This is also our second Kickstarter publishing a zine. We have strived to eliminate all potential risks.
We have previous experience of publishing zines to a budget and already have production lined up with a quality printer. All the artwork is completed and the layout of the zine has been finalised.
We just need your pledge to take us toward that final step of actually going to print.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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