Need More Love, de Astromanta. 16 páginas, capa menta em cartolina, miolo em papel menta de 90gr. 11,5 x 21 cm. 1ª tiragem de 30 exemplares. Lançado a 12 de Março de 2014, na Feira Morta/Casa Bernardo. Continua a história do Lovebirds. Contracapa do Rudolfo.
Need More Love, by Astromanta. 16 pages, cover in mint cardboard, mint 90gr paper on the inside. 11,5 x 21cm. First printing of 30 copies. Launched on March 12, 2014, at Feira Morta/Casa Bernardo. Continues the Lovebirds story. Back cover by Rudolfo.
My new zine, right there. It continues last year’s zine, a pocket-sized joke named Lovebirds. That story followed a fat man fucking a cumdump and feeling let down by his apathy. The fat man then buys some wine, sleeps on the bus, and finally gets home. Before he opens the door, he cums on a plant. This story shows what happens when he gets home.
The earlier zine was on the wall of a sex shop for months, and the prints and zines are surprisingly sold out. I did a sequel without knowing any of this. This time I felt the need to experiment with style, tone, and format, so it ended up kind of raw, autobiographical in parts, and queer in a much more organic sense. Rather than play up the jokes, I did what came naturally to me, which also explains how this feeble incursion has nothing to do with artists I admire — I mostly had no point of reference here. I realize a fat man with a huge libido can be seen as a joke, but to me the joke is on the reverse.
Earlier on I planned this within a trio of stories, an anthology named “Kavalkade”. Now I have abandoned the idea and ended up using only the format and the graphic elements from a Ranma paperback on the cover. Not sure how these insular efforts are gonna play out, but I feel the need to do more and try what I haven’t tried yet.