With all of this digital stuff, sometimes it feels good to go back to the analog world. I find making a real, honest-to-paper-pulp zine every once in a while keeps things in perspective. As many of you know, I spent the summer of 2008 in my old haunts in southeast Alabama. Well, I made a zine to commemorate the last few months of skateboarding, correspondence, and heat.
“Labcabinalabama” is the name I’ve given my parents’ house in Chancellor, Alabama, and subsequently this zine. Jessy (on the cover above), my sister Cindy, and I spent the summer making notebooks, screen printing, drawing, corresponding with friends in other parts of the country, etc. In addition, I did a lot of skateboarding and they took a lot of pictures. “Labcabinalabama” documents the latter.
Here’s a taste:
Introductory spread with a bail photo by Eric Black.
The Club Old Man miniramp spread.
One of the Five Pictures from the Archives of Rodger Bridges.
So, that’s a quick look at “labcabinalabama,” soon to be arriving in the mailboxes of the fortunate.
If you want one, hit me up, and I’ll get one out as soon as I can (I’m in the middle of moving again).