Lisa’s zines largely focus on playful girls in cute fashion and lingerie; as well as intricate illustrations and journaling on various meals she enjoys. Often these themes cross over with detailed linework over soft color palettes. The zines Maggie creates exhibit delicate nature scenes, reaching out into the stretches of space. Many times her pieces and zines feature figures that are minuscule compared to the geometric, watercolor environments around them. Alycea's work contains short narratives containing animals as metaphors for the human condition, often represented in bright colors and graphic illustrations. Lina's work reflects the melancholy of human existence and the casual acceptance of the circumstances life puts us in as well as our reactions to them. Her cartoony characters and colorful compositions often contrast with some of her heavier themes; but sometimes the illustrations are just about dudes hanging out.
We sometimes get stuck with overthinking concepts and the work comes out stiff. You can often see that reflected in the work. We have learned it's better to go with the flow and to allow ourselves to enjoy what we're making! Also the printing process can sometimes be a pain.
Our favorite part is when we get to see the final products all laid out on the table for everyone to see. We enjoy the process of folding, cutting and stapling our zines. We also love sneaking in little drawings to add a personal touch to some of our works.
Have fun and make what you like! It's so easy to get caught up in thinking that your zines need to be made a certain way. There will always be an audience for your voice and the best way to express that is by letting loose and letting the creativity flow.