Erin Janicki


In Defence of De-Persons by Johanna Hedva

I created this zine based on research into DIY spaces and their connection with the aesthetics of zines. Pulling inspiration from zines as a method to disseminate theory, I used the essay In Defence of De-Persons by Johanna Hedva (located online here). I inserted hand-drawn illustrations and other graphics to pay homage to zines while exploring non-normative typesetting.

This book documented a conversation I had over the phone with my mom. I used expressive hand-drawn lines to show the progression of my feelings throughout the conversation, and used text placement and emphasis to follow along with the rhythm and cadences of each speaker.

A collaborative illustration fanzine by Deirra Clyburn, Dasha Loidap, and me.

I created the page layout and cover, along with drawing two illustrations. We all took equal roles in initiating and coming up with the beginning concept and topics we wanted to illustrate. I also handled scheduling and timelines.