The Monthly Murmur: Fish Wives Tell All!

8.50"W x 11.00"H x 0.0"D

$300 (Shipping Included)

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Julia Zimmerman


Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: satire, myth, culture, pop, legend, fantasy, surreal, gossip, magazine, history, historical, fantasy, fishwives, funny

Media: paper, rustic, pen, thick

Size: 8.5"W x 11"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 2018

This is the cover of a gossip/ pop culture magazine like Cosmo or Us Weekly, except it's in a fantasy/ long-time-ago world! The main feature is the Fish Wives: Tell All. There are a lot of cheesy puns... such as the hook and the "We're hooked!" caption by the Tell All, and the references to roses re Ethelreda Malte (who was rumored to be an illegitimate daughter of Henry VIII). I've mixed in real facts along with the fiction, such as the quotes about Duncan II, husband of the other featured "Ethereal Ethelreda"... the quotes from John of Fordun and the Annals of Ulster are genuine very old quotes.

My drawings involve a lot of malabranche and women (particularly in intricate, impractical outfits), with a healthy dose of bird people, descendants of lizards, ravenous female airships, two-headed little girls, monsters, nuns, religious imagery, the Geometric City, the Geometric Palace, and machinery.

I like to use micron pen 005, metal nib fountain pen, murano glass fountain pen, ballpoint pen, sharpie, koh-i-noor woodless colored pencils, colored pencils, oil pastels, acrylic paint, pencil, and charcoal. I like to make both tiny, tiny drawings, and paint murals and decorations on walls.

Julia Zimmerman is a Boston-area artist who originally hails from Texas. She loves pens with small tips & fountain pens. Her website is juliazimmermanart.com.

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