Facade Zine

Hansel and Gretel Edit 2

As well as the Hallowzine, as a society we decided to make a zine with the brief ‘Façade’. At first I had no idea what image to create for the zine, then I thought of using the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel as inspiration, focusing on the idea of a tempting gingerbread house where danger lurks within, thus fitting in with the Façade brief. I started with two initial image ideas but wasn’t particularly happy with either and my final image became a sort of blend of the two. After finalising my image, I edited it a few times digitally, just so that it would be more suitable for screen printing later on.




This year we have set up a Zine Society as well as our Illustration Society, and our first zine was Halloween based and titled ‘Hallowzine’. For the image that I wanted to submit, I wished to explore witchcraft, particularly in the time period of the Salem Witch trials. I wanted to keep the mages quite simple yet effective but struggled with how dark I wanted them to be. I played around with the idea of having witches defying punishment and death during the typical way in which women were accused of witchcraft and them killed, dunking or hanging being the first ones I thought of.

Here is my final image which features only one witch, surrounded by a flock of ravens, escaping her death. Lastly, here is the screen print which was featured in the Hallowzine and I was very happy with the final result, particularly the white ink on top of the back paper, which made the image even more eerie.