The Drawn Me Like One of Your French Girls Only Don’t Draw Me Draw Something Else Please Zine
Anna and Ray
The Drawn Me Like One of Your French Girls Only Don’t Draw Me Draw Something Else Please Zine is a black and white US-sized half-fold zine collab between Anna and Ray in which Ray suggests a theme and Anna draws it out.
The Draw Me zine opens with Anna and Ray each taking a page to introduce themselves and the zine. This had me smiling from the get go because you can easily pick up some of the friendship dynamic between them.
After that, we get into the prompts and drawings. However, it’s more than a simple back and forth – it’s an often-funny conversation between two friends that happens to involve drawings.
As Ray mentions in the beginning, Anna doesn’t always do things in the way Ray would envision them. Anna’s imagination is wild and funny, which is well reflected in her art. The drawings more often than not go in directions I never would have imagined (enjoyably so).
As I mentioned, this zine is more a conversation that involves art. A Couple of times the page order within a spread confused me briefly (right to left instead of left to right) but it didn’t make me pause for long. Bolded versus not bolded writing lets you know who is ‘talking’ save for one page where I think Anna is actually talking with her drawing rather than Ray.
The conversation takes a bit of a turn at the end, but Anna brings it back to a very nice place and ends the zine on a sweet note.
I enjoyed every element of this zine: friend collab, prompts, wild art… It’s a lot of fun to check out.