title: Lost & Found (Dubrovnik and Chicago issues)
creators: Laura Millward and Thomas Goodwin
dates: 05/2012, 10/2011
pages: 14-16 (of inside content)
A travel zine done in two parts. Part 1 is from Laura’s perspective through her journal notations, and Part 2 is through Tom’s sketchbook. I quite liked the format as it allows you to experience the same trip twice through different perspectives without feeling repetitive.
Laura usually focuses on certain key moments or details, like buildings and views, colors and sounds, that give you a sense of the scenery or atmosphere. Through her notations, you get a brief and selective glimpse of the particular trip.The trip then starts anew with Tom’s half in Part 2. Using comic panels as a continuous narrative, he retell events of the trip with a perspective and humor very different from Laura’s, usually emphasizing on the odd/funny bits of the trip.
In all, it’s a good mesh of two personalities in the collaborative narrative of a zine. I really like the details that stand out to Laura and Tom’s style of storytelling (as well as his style of drawing). Their personalities really show through in how they choose to depict and describe the trip, not so much in what they say, but in what they choose to present so that it feels like you get to enjoy two journeys from the same trip.
Oh! And they always end the issue with a very informative summary that lists their place of stay, their relevant activities and restaurants, and the prices they paid—all of which are appreciated by conscientious travelers like me, who like to compare prices and know what other people have enjoyed in preparation for a trip to the same place.
sipping: Twining’s Irish Breakfast
nibbling: lemon cake