Jackie Batey started creating these sketchbooks on her commute to work—about 5 hours per day by train (just 3 days a week at least!). She writes on her website: “I noticed that my drawings were generally a visual rant about what had happened that day or week. Over the course of a year I've built up many images; some typographic; others drawn in the form of fake advertisements or patronising advice. When looking at a batch of these sketchbooks together it seemed appropriate to try and re-present them as a serial zine.” In fact you can see that many pages of the zines are copies straight out of the sketchbooks.
She makes two issues of Future Fantasteek! per year - only 50 copies per issue, in February and July. This exhibit celebrates the 10th issue mark of this fanciful publication, and Duke is one stop on a tour that is traveling in the U.S. and U.K. during 2011.
Pictures of the Exhibit - Check out the Bingham Center's Flickr page for images of this exhibit and other programs
Bingham Center Mini-Zine - Download a printable PDF of our fun mini-zine to fold and learn how to make your own mini-zine!
Curated by Kelly Wooten with help from Tali Beesley, Meg Brown, and Simone Isham.
Lilly Library foyer
Duke University East Campus
June 20-October 7, 2011.
Looking for a previous version of this exhibit? Use the Internet Archive's stored version of the page.