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A largely autobiographical fanzine by Bryce Galloway of Wellington, New Zealand. First published in February 2002. Back issues available for NZ$2.50 ea. from PO Box 27527, Wellington, New Zealand (stinkispinkis@yahoo.com)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

:Diary Comics (2006-2015)

My second book is compiled from selected diary comics 2006 - 2015, including zine material and previously unpublished comic panels. Intro essay by Tessa Laird: The cat has herpes, the kids have worms, the chicken has mites, and Bryce has an assortment of ailments beyond his digestive tract, including a spasming eye, aching knees, haemorrhoids, stiff neck, tinnitus, and even fleas! Additionally, 'the wife' accuses Bryce of having dementia. This is one of many criticisms she levels at him, which fits the artist-as-martyr model like a glove. Yet what emerges is not a portrait of a henpecked husband so much as a radically egalitarian domestic partnetship in which the wife, in all her fiery glory, speaks her mind, keeps Bryce on his toes and, when necessary, bursts his art-martyr bubble. Pikitia Press 2017. RRP $20

Friday, July 14, 2017

Issue 63

"The hippie inside me always expects our paired days to run impossible synchronicities, like we're subconsciously communicating through the cosmic telephony of ley lines. We avoid Facebook chat during these diary stints, like that would be cheating."
The 7th diary comic with Daniel Powell. July 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Issue 62

Episode 5 of the dreaded teen diary: "What were you thinking!?" - Kim Hill. Not articulate enough to dig deeper, teenage me was satisfied to list every every cigarette smoked, every bedroom guitar practice, every work shift... bouts of extreme drunkenness and relationship angst are portioned out just as ploddingly as anything else. Uncensored. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Issue 61

While digging up the original artwork for my upcoming book of diary comics I found some first attempt strips from 2006. 
The content is ruled by new levels of sleep deprivation that arrived with child number two. I'm tempted to call the drawings scrappy, but really, I've tried to finesse my drawing style as little as possible over the years, decades even!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Issue 60

A texty one detailing (and I mean detailing) my recent journey to vasectomy. Front and back cover drawings and a centre fold doodle. They tell me this one's visceral. I believe them. The first issue not to receive free distribution in Cuba Street, Wellington, i.e. the first to be kept out of the easy reach of minors. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Issue 59

Like an exhibition of floating phrases and simple cartoons - somewhat flavoured by my time in middle management. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Issue 58

The (count 'em) sixth time (!!!) my buddy Daniel Powell and I have played our cross-hemisphere game of keeping daily comics diaries to then agree on common days to be presented to you dear reader. I scrawl them in Wellington, New Zealand while Daniel scribbles them in Verl, Germany. Facing pages reflect the same dates.

"Within these pages, both Daniel and I detail our everyday thoughts and actions with candour, making no pitch for a grander narrative. Death, art and politics play to the necessary rhythms of parenting, shopping and housework."

Friday, May 22, 2015

Issue 57

Issue 57 revisits parenting as the kids hit tweenhood and the hormonal challenges that brings. The wife and I battle the kids, the school, the neighbors, and even some militant feminists. It's a minefield of cultural expectations! Text and drawings. 20 pages 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Issue 56

An extensive historical essay on the new millennium NZ zine scene. Surveys NZ zine platforms from Moira Clunie's Moon Rocket zine distro started in 2000 through to the inaugural Hamilton Zinefest 2014. A personal perspective via my own involvement. Also includes commentary on the scenes Riot Grrrl legacy, and on current tensions between the scenes increasing accessibility and the decorative apoliticality of some current output. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Issue 54

The 4th installment of the dreaded teen diary that prompted one Metro Magazine journalist to title his zine feature 'AWKWARD'.  Really nothing so salacious, some people just need to get out more.
"The year is 1984, the place is Hamilton. It’s wide-eyed, it’s banal, it’s sexually frustrated, and it seems to be in search of the greatest suburban party of all time."

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Issue 53

Please activate the love within. An interactive zine that when embraced with scissors and glue is transformed into a pack of 'Luv Cards (For Uptight Professionals And Other Animals)'. These cards were used to activate the loved-up comic-diary that was issues 51 and 52. May 2014.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Issue 52

More from the loved-up comics dairy plundered for issue 51. All the missed-buses, broken sleeps and burnt dinners have been overlooked in favour of animal husbandry, black sand beaches and way too much affection for discounted squashed bananas! Feel the love (handles). March 2014.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Issue 51

The return of the twin comics-diaries, although this time Daniel Powell's contributions are better described as drawings or cartoons. It's also a twin titled affair; Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People meeting the resurrection of Powell's art school dalliance The Utopian Visionary Society. So, fittingly, we have loved-up these diaries to find the sweeter moments of the day; a daring gesture for one known to bring the blackly comedic to y'all. January 2014.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Issue 50

David Geary sent me his Nick Cave anecdote just a little too late for 2009's Meeting Famousness issue (#34). And so the call went out for more Meeting Famousness stories. These are collected for the big deal Issue 50, which also contains drawings of fan objects and the "tribute" CD My Life with The Eagles. August 2013.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Issue 49

Returns to the theme of parenthood after a hiatus of five years. "Parenthood is no longer an exotic landscape. What the hell can I tell you? "Er... it's same same but different?" That just won't do..." April 2013.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Issue 48


"Somebody had said, “Wait until you see the storerooms, they’re like a prison; miles of cages housing tribal objects.” And so, upon meeting the Oceanic collections’ curator (Dr. Eva Raabe), I parrot, “Show me the prisons.” Thusly offended, Frau Raabe conversely describes a monastery..."
The third of three zines created as artist-in-resdence at the Welkulturen Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Profiles the head curators from the Museum's four continents. November 2012.