Thursday, October 25, 2012

With Intention: a zine about a person with narcolepsy

With Intention: a zine about a person with narcolepsy is the new zine made by my boyfriend Ming Lai and edited by me.  It's about Ming living his life with narcolepsy.  He includes background about his life, sort of a life story with narcolepsy as the focus.  He includes tips on how to live a fuller life.  He includes a ton of resources.

But its greatest strength is the personal quality, the personality that shines through, the generous warmth that Ming has, the compassionate intelligence of the writing.  So it's a treat for anyone to read, but it's especially good for people who have health challenges or have family with health challenges.  Please take a look at Ming's etsy and buy a copy for you or for a friend.

Ci Vediamo

Hazel Newlevant's comic Ci Vediamo is appealing and serious.  It's wordless, except for the dedication.  It's about loss and longing.  Two characters miss one another and think of one another.  They romantically pine.

The drawing is beautiful, and the ideas are strong.  The pace is generous.  There's a gorgeous simplicity at play.

It's simple, but the feelings are deep.  Obviously it's hard to talk about--maybe the wordlessness has to do with that.  But see it for yourself.