Ghostwaves is a collaborative venture between southern california artists/printmakers/educators, Harry Diaz and Rob Brown. It provides a space to collect the print and publication work that both artists engage in, individually and collaboratively. The two met while attending grad school at Cal State Long Beach and continued to cross paths through a variety of shared interests. After years of tossing around ideas for collaboration they decided to create ghostwaves as a venture to further explore and push the possibilities of their mutual interest in printmaking, pattern based drawing and self publishing.
Our first collaborative zine started in 2016. Self publishing zines encouraged us to collaborate and think outside the scope of what we are used to. We see the books that we make as a collection or body of work that works cohesively with one another. Some times our goal is to travel seamlessly from one artist to another.
We are both working professionals and maintain busy schedules. Getting together to work on something can be a struggle some times. Thankfully we have similar interests and don't mind flexing our schedules to accommodate GW related projects. efforts into our schedules. Aside from that we really like what we do and really don't run into any snags.
Conceptualizing a zine is a really great exercise we enjoy, before even touching pencil to paper. The conversations leading up to a publication usually fuel so much more than just a zine. It some times leads to other projects. Another great think that comes out of making the zine is sharing them at Zine Fests.