We really enjoyed this TUMBLR from France with fun tips and tricks in the graffiti game. The people behind the comic drawings now wants this printed as a fanzine which is an great idea! And because we want to have a copy of this in our hands here is some ILG support to the crowdfunding campaign. The fanzine includes 9 pages of unpublished material, risograph printed with a screenprinted cover. The first edition will be limited to 100 copies:
“While it won’t reveal anything that you can’t figure out by yourself with a simple internet connexion, it can take years of experience to figure out how to hack common objects in order to craft writing tools, how to hack the city itself in order to access any place, visible or invisible, or even just to realise the endless possibilities of this game where there are as many sets of rules as there are players. This is only a short introduction.”
“It is meant for anyone who wants to understand graffiti better, or just laugh about it, no matter if you’re a king, a toy or if you don’t even know the meaning of these two words. This project is not about telling anyone the right way of doing anything, as I don’t believe there’s such a thing in graffiti, and actually trying to follow the advice in it might break a few laws depending on where you live. Which is a bad thing. Don’t do that.
If you have followed the blog before, you may have noticed that everything has been deleted and is currently being reposted, with many subtle changes: throughout the last months, I’ve been updating colour, text, fixing mistakes and redrawing the ugliest panels. This way, what you see on the blog actually reflects what will be printed. So I’m sorry for the spam, no hard feelings if you unfollow.”
In fact they plan to run the fanzine with this format:
– 32 pages long, with 28 pages of actual comics, 9 of which have never been published on the blog. These cover topics such as rooftops, trains, “permanent” tags, ground tags, etc.
– A5 format. (This is roughly 15 x 20cm, or about 5,9 x 7,9 inches if you live in Liberia, Myanmar or the USA.)
– Risograph printed in two colours. Risograph is a japanese printing technology from the eighties, and I think it looks absolutely gorgeous. You should expect to have a small gap between the colour layers, kind of like on newspapers or old american comics.
– The paper will be Munken print cream 115g/m2. easy for the eyes, because you need these to move in the dark. It is not the greyish paper you can see on the picture above, these are just early prototypes.
– The cover will be screenprinted in two colours. There’s gonna be two different versions of it: a blue one (240g/m2) and one in freight train tarp. (That’s the lovely texture you can see in the background!)
– Simply stapled because the book is not huge and I want to keep the prices low.
If you like the idea go and support the crowdfunding here!