Future Fantasteek! #13 Wanna Buy A Feejee Mermaid?

Future Fantasteek! #13 Wanna Buy A Feejee Mermaid?
Jac Batey

Publishing Info:
Softback Zine printed in colour on cream and white papers.
A5 size with 20 printed pages, saddle-stitched.
Pink card cover with ‘googly-eyes’.
Brighton, July 2012, edition size of 40.
Guest Artists: Margaret Huber / Gregory Levitt

Visual diary zine, images taken from daily doodles and sketchbook thoughts. A mixture of drawings, photos and collages. A satirical look at Britishness and life in the 'totally normal island'.
"Lucky No.13 - How Super! So, the olympics are ready to GO GO GO, and the Euro is ready to DIVE DIVE DIVE. Care homes are 'failing the vunerable' and the Welfare State is causing trouble AGAIN. Same 'ol, same 'ol" (from author's website)
Future Fantasteek! (ISSN 2399-3022) brings together a trichotomy of investigation; art-zines and independent publishing; artist as social commentator and drawing as a means of immediate visual communication. The series explores obdurate boundaries between journalism and authorial illustration using satire to reflect notions of ‘Britishness’. The series can be read as a sequence, from just prior to the ‘credit crunch’ through to the ‘age of austerity’. The series is independently published as a limited edition art-zine, with two issues per year.