Zine Review: This Has All Been Too Much For Me Today, I Think I’ll Go Back to Bed

This Has All Been Too Much For Me Today Zine

This Has All Been Too Much For Me Today, I Think I’ll Go Back to Bed
Philip Dearest
PhilipDearest.tumblr.com

I got this zine on Etsy a while back, but I can’t get back to the Etsy shop to provide the link. I have no idea what’s happening there, so I apologise to Philip Dearest.

This Has All Been Too Much is a mini-zine that links words and art to express thoughts from the anxious and/or depressed mind. The phrases easily struck home for me, and it was a sad reminder of the things so many people go through.

I’ll be the first to say that I can be a little dense when it comes to art, but seeing statements like, “I can’t stop thinking” fleshed out as a potted plant was a lot more interesting than what I imagine it sounds like. I like the combination of words and uncomplicated art to express mental health issues.

The printing of this zine is intriguing as it appears to be white printed on black instead of the other way around. I fully admit that I had my nose pretty close to this zine to get a better look.

My one hesitation with this zine is that, while it may provide a way for people to not feel so alone, the messages might further feed into a dark place. Sometimes it’s a thin line between the two things, and this zine is one of those times.

I found This Has All Been Too Much to be a somewhat bittersweet experience, but the fact it made me feel something is a goal accomplished.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Zine Review: This Has All Been Too Much For Me Today, I Think I’ll Go Back to Bed

  1. good lord love a duck! what is the dude supposed to write some foo foo dingaling message that keeps us all out of the dark? “oh gentle reader . . . thou who hast perused my wanderings . . . do not go gentle in to that dark night!” it was probably a triumph that the son of bitch was able to get out of bed to write the damned thing!

    Like

What's On Your Mind?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s