Yumi Sakugawa- Milk and Moo and Intergalactic Pen Pal and Other Stories/ A Special Message Hand Delivered To You From The Universe
First off I would like to apologize to everyone’s zine from IE Zinefest that I haven’t gotten to, I got a lot busier than when I started this. But now that it’s been taken care of: Oh yay Yumi! I’ve admired her work since a friend showed it to me a few years ago, and was quite pleased to get to meet her, she’s very nice, and at least manages to outwardly not accuse you of being completely insane for not being able to choose a zine and then running back to your table for money in order to acquire more things, all while talking to yourself about it. What I love best about her work is how she manages to convey ideas of oneness and the universe with relatively small subjects, making all of existence something that gets watched over by two cats, or focusing on the needs of tiny bear souls. Better yet even in relatively short pieces she’s able to craft narrative that really evoke emotion and speak to the human condition in a whimsical but very sincere way. Both works are great for leaving lying around in your room and better the tail ends of bad days by picking up and flipping through.
Additionally, her new book I Think I am In Friend Love With You comes out tomorrow and there’ll be a nice little gathering a at Skylight Books in LA to celebrate, so plan accordingly.