Comic Book (Untitled) is a folded black and white zine that shows off illustrator Stefanie Leinhos’ simple methods. Drawing from comic book imagery, she picks out formal aspects or forms and repeats them in her illustrations. In this work, Stefanie wanted “to play with the perspective of the beholder…by making a comic that is about reading a comic.” Here she uses the negative space around a comic book as a presence with hands that hold, crunch, and manipulate its form. The reverse shows a grid, adorned with a quote from Gertrude Stein, of white negative space pointing to and holding open a book. Text from here.
first edition, 2016 ○ paperback ○ 60cm x 42cm ○ black & white ○ offset printed