Z.Review: Under the Sea Wind
title: Under the Sea Wind
creator: Lisa Weddell
When I first discovered zines, I was eager to try my hand at making them; trading them; reading them! But—like all beginning zinesters—where and how to start? When it comes to trepidations, our best safety net is a companion friend. And so convince a friend to try with me I did. What I hadn’t anticipated was outside interest. Suddenly, our direct one-to-one zine trade turned into a 4-person swap, which is how I got this one. It was through our mutual friend that Lisa and I ended up swapping our very first zines with one another.
As far as I know, only a handful of copies exist—possibly only four. Every page is laboriously stitched down two edges—and each in different thread color might I add. All of the full-color illustrations are done with childlike appeal: simple and colorfully vibrant. Although outwardly whimsical and childlike, the message is a very adult one. It’s about longing for the simplicities of another world without worry, without schedule. And in it’s limited six pages, it’s short and pithy—it’s all the space she needs to explain where she escapes to in moments of stress.
sipping: cranberry peach