Saturday, 15 September 2012

It's a Disgrace, Joe

Fuchsia MacAree is a mad talented Irish illustrator who currently lives in London. She is sickeningly talented, in fact, and she has stuff to sell on her website, which you should definitely visit now instead of reading the rest of this post.

We recently purchased a copy of her new zine 'It's a Disgrace, Joe', a 16 page zine full of dead good illustrations. The Joe in question, apparently, is the host of an Irish radio phone-in show called 'Liveline' and the zine is full of the kind of mad things that people say when they're given the opportunity to talk on the radio. Although I hope they're at least slightly exaggerated. My favourites are 'They've employed horses in the hospitals, Joe' and the gritty 'They're selling vodka in the nurseries, Joe' which features children drinking from bottles of Smirnoff.

I spent much of my teen years listening to talk radio programs, all of which seemed to attract largely right wing/paranoid/mentally unstable callers, especially the ones that were on after midnight. I'm not really sure why I did this instead of doing normal teenage boy things, but it seemed like a good use of my time. Anyway, that's not really important, what's important is that 'It's a Disgrace Joe' is great, and well worth €5 of your money.

You can look at more of Fuchsia's stuff on her website, including some amazing prints that you can buy and some more example spreads from the zine. You should also follow her on Twitter, if you're into that kind of thing.



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