Makeda Lewis is a 25-year-old artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Much of her work explores themes of self-love, body image, gender, and black womanhood. Lewis recently released her first published work, Avie’s Dreams: An Afro-Feminist Coloring Book. The project, which is both a self-love letter and an adult coloring book, features beautiful illustrations that mix nature and fantasy.
While verifying the cataloging for a few books being added to our holdings this afternoon, I came across a fascinating collection of Polish Fairy Tales written in Slovak by Želmíra Gašparíková. Hop, Čižmičky, sto milʹ! was printed by the Slovakian press Mladé Letá in 1962. I was enchanted and vaguely unsettled by
Ján Lebiš’s illustrations (I imagine the stories are equally troubling, but I can’t read them).
Above are a few of my favorites. I love the three headed dragon, the furious, beer drinking canine, and the cold, dead eyes of all the humans and mermaids depicted. The sun looks like something I would have drawn as a child, only obviously much more visually appealing.
That’s right! Once we get to 25k, all our backers will receive the complete first issue of Zana, the female-driven story of a fictional, future South Africa in which apartheid never ended.
Quick recap, here’s what we still need to unlock:
$25,000: Free PDF of Zana #1 for all backers!
$30,000: FINDING MOLLY: VOLUME 2!
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